Happy Compassionate Vegan Thanksgiving!

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Happy Compassionate Vegan Thanksgiving!

Thanksgiving is about being thankful and celebrating peace and non-violence. Vegans recognize the obvious, cruel contradiction that is eating a tortured animal in a celebratory feast. Thanksgiving is one of the most heartbreaking holidays if you are aware of the cognitive dissonance of the majority of society. “Turkey Day” as it is often called, is


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Liberation BC Film Series: SPECIESISM The Movie

About one hundred people joined Liberation BC on April 29th at the Vancouver Public Library to see SPECIESISM The Movie, a surprisingly funny and entertaining film for such a difficult subject. The film takes us on an exploration of the huge factory farms that span the American countryside, far from the sight and thoughts of the


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Remember mother cows this Mother’s Day with the Cow Ribbon Campaign!

  Mother’s Day is just around the corner! We launched the Cow Ribbon campaign in 2010 to recognize the suffering of dairy cows. Dairy cows must endure a constant cycle of pregnancy and birth in order to maintain uninterrupted milk production. Unfortunately, dairy cows usually only get to be mothers for a matter of hours


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“Experiencing” animal suffering through virtual reality

Though it is obvious that virtual reality could never truly recreate the experiences of an animal subjected to such cruelty as exists on farms today, a study at Stanford University has perhaps come a little closer than before. According an article in Scientific American, researchers carried out an experiment meant to give students an impression


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Bizarre form of torture for dairy cows

On the heels of our Cow Ribbon campaign, comes this bizarre video from a company called AnimartInc. It features their device, the UdderSinge.  It’s pretty much what it sounds like, believe it or not: Udder Singe uses a low temperature flame to remove hair from the udder and belly to aid in reducing mastitis incidences and


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Help fund the pro-veg transit ad campaign!

We have some very exciting news!  In one week, Liberation BC will be partnering with Mercy For Animals Canada to mount an ad campaign on the Vancouver Skytrain which promotes vegetarianism and veganism! The “Why love one but eat the other?” ad series took Toronto by storm in 2011. Millions of people saw these ads firsthand in


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International Respect for Chickens Day: A rooster crows for the first time

Today is the 8th annual International Respect for Chickens Day as declared by United Poultry Concerns back in 2005.  In honour of this special holiday, I  decided to write about a chicken I’ve known personally. In 2007, a little chick was rescued from the alley behind a slaughterhouse by local activists Tanya and Jason Halvorson.


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Are factory farms “the new sweatshops?”

Well, not exactly, since that kind of implies that  “old” sweatshops no longer exist.  (Wouldn’t that be nice?)  That said, the point of this very informative article is no less valid. A Human Rights Watch report from 2005 on the state of the meat industry in the US documented that slaughterhouse workers lose limbs, suffer from massive


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Give turkeys something to be thankful for this Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving is just a couple of days away, which makes this a good time to talk about turkeys. The first time I met a turkey in real life was when I was in high school, many years ago, and volunteering at some harvest festival as a lead up to Thanksgiving.  We were picking pumpkins and


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Visiting Farm Sanctuary’s New York shelter

Liberation BC is gearing up for our 6th annual Walk for Farm Animals to benefit Farm Sanctuary in just two weeks!  Are you ready? I have visited Farm Sanctuary’s New York shelter in Watkins Glen four times over the past ten years, and each time the experience has reconnected me with my purpose in working


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