Cow Ribbon Campaign: Jasper and Poncho’s Story

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Cow Ribbon Campaign: Jasper and Poncho’s Story

As we approach Mother’s Day (it’s on May 12th!), it’s time to spread the word about compassion for all mothers with our Cow Ribbon Campaign.  This is part one in a series of stories about mother cows and their babies. Have you gotten your cow ribbon yet? But first, why wear a cow ribbon?  What do dairy cows have to


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Making Easter fun for vegan kids

…and vegan grown-ups, too! If you celebrate Easter, it’s very possible that you grew up with the tradition of dyeing Easter eggs.  But now that you know that eggs (whether organic/free-range or conventional) are the product of tremendous cruelty, it’s a little trickier to indulge in that particular tradition. It’s strange to think that a


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Holiday vegan food drive!

Our friends at Nice Shoes are organizing a vegan food drive for our local food bank!   You can drop off your non-perishable vegan food at their store, located at 3568 Fraser Avenue, all through December.  Their hours are 11 AM to 6 PM on weekdays and 12 to 5 PM on Sunday. Unsure of


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Santa Claus Parade Leafleting

Thanks to all the Liberation BC Christmas elves who came out to the Santa Claus Parade to speak out for turkeys!  Sophie and I, along with volunteers Richa, Marv, Joanne, Sandra, and one super tall gentleman whose name we managed to miss (please let us know if it was you!) spent two hours spreading Christmas


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Remembering the hidden victims of war

On Remembrance Day, we honour the brave women and men who have served our country, many of them willingly giving up their lives to do so. What some people don’t know is that human beings aren’t the only animals on the front lines.   Dogs, pigeons, dolphins, canaries, pigs, horses, camels, elephants, mules, and many,


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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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International Respect for Chickens Day 2012

In 2005, United Poultry Concerns declared May 4th International Respect for Chickens Day. It makes sense to have a special day to recognize chickens, who are the most abused animals on the planet.  Those raised for meat are slaughtered at 45 days of age, if, indeed, they manage to survive the considerable toll that the industry


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Say ‘no’ to animal donation programs

(This blog post was originally published in December of 2010.) Buying charitable gifts for people is a great way to celebrate the true spirit of the holidays, but not all charitable gifts are equal. Over the last few years, we’ve been hearing a lot about animal donation programs such as those offered by Oxfam in


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Compassion and Joy for the Holidays

The holidays are a wonderful time to spread the message of compassion, along with holiday cheer to our family, friends, and work colleagues.  From potluck dishes to “Secret Santa” gifts, we can demonstrate that vegan choices are more delicious, more festive and more fun! Your holiday shopping is a great time to support your local


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Save a life this Thanksgiving

Even though we live in Canada, many of us celebrate US Thanksgiving. Please take a minute to read this excellent article about just who you might be eating on Thursday. When most people hear the word turkey, they think of a roast on the table at Thanksgiving—the piece of flesh whose entire purpose is to satisfy our


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