July’s volunteer night

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July’s volunteer night

For July’s volunteer night, eight of us met up in downtown Vancouver to do some summer outreach in the sunshine.  Armed with our Eating the Planet and Dairy: What you need to know leaflets, our volunteers spread out and began to work their magic. We started the evening with 1000 leaflets… …and ended with exactly

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Leafleting on Meatless Monday

The Vancouver City Council declared June 10th, 2013 “Meatless Monday” as part of their Greenest City Initiative, giving us a great opportunity to do some outreach. Many people still aren’t aware that animal agriculture is one leading causes of climate change.  While the best way to help the environment–and the animals!–is to go vegan, even

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Happy Meatless Monday!

The Vancouver City Council has declared today “Meatless Monday” as part of their Greenest City initiative! Here are a few facts: There’s no way around it–animal products are terrible for our planet.  Here are a few snippets from our info page: Producing one calorie of animal protein requires 8 to 10 times as much fossil fuel

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Meatless Monday is coming to Vancouver!

Exciting news: thanks to the work of Eleanor Boyle, Trish Kelly, and others, the Vancouver City Council has chosen June 10, 2013 as “Meatless Monday”, and we’re going to be out leafleting to the public.  We’d love to have you join us!  Learn more here. Why Meatless Monday?   Because the city of Vancouver is

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Birds in the Pacific Northwest eat the most plastic…so what can we do?

A study published this summer found that seabirds studied off the coast of British Columbia and Washington have “among the highest” consumption of plastic in the world.  Researchers examined 67 Northern Fulmars who washed up dead on the shores of Vancouver Island and Long Beach, Washington.  Fulmars are a particularly apt subject for this type of

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The population explosion

As you probably know, the human population reached 7 billion last week.  Do you remember when it hit 6 billion?  You just might–it was only 12 years ago, in 1999.   But for thousands of years, our population was apparently pretty stable. In 1800, there were 1 billion of us.  That’s when we managed to

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Vote With Your Dollars

You don’t have to be out on a street corner holding protest signs to help the animals. Don’t underestimate the power that your purchases have on the welfare of animals. Each dollar that you spend is a vote telling suppliers what you want. Sometimes we are so inundated with commercials telling us what products to buy

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Boycott palm oil for the love of orangutans

Palm oil is a saturated vegetable fat found in many processed foods and household products. As vegans, we scrutinize labels to isolate animal ingredients but we give palm oil a pass – because it’s vegan. Or is it? The palm industry has taken over Borneo and Sumatra, clearing rainforests and important habitat for orangutans. Each

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Go vegan in 2011!

Have you come up with a New Year’s resolution yet?   Maybe it’s time to make a change that will improve not only your life, but the lives of many, many others–and the environment, too! Think of it this way: Raising animals for food generates more greenhouse gases than all the cars and trucks in the

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New research page on fish

We’ve just published a new page on our website entirely about the suffering of fish and other animals we consider “seafood”. Exactly how many wild caught fish do we consume (either directly, or as fishmeal) every year? …using the reported tonnage of caught species, and dividing by the average weight of each species, author Alison