International Day of Respect for Chickens 2011

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International Day of Respect for Chickens 2011

Some chicken-related news in honour of International Day of Respect for Chickens 2011.  (You can read about the history of this holiday, which was started by United Poultry Concerns, in last year’s blog post.) The University of Bristol’s Animal Welfare and Behaviour research group performed a study in which chicks were exposed to “a puff


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Holiday Leafleting – Recap

I’m slooowly getting back to work after the holidays, and this is something I meant to post about sooner. (Resolution: procrastinate less. I’ll get on that soon, I swear.) We had a great December, handing out about 2000 of our turkey leaflets altogether. We handed out 1000 at the Santa Claus Parade downtown on December


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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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Say ‘no’ to animal donation programs

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 Heifer International.  Last year, we published a blog post about


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Surviving the Holidays

The holiday season is here. As the only vegan in my family (or extended family) I know I am not alone when I talk about the feeling of impending doom that creeps in this time of year at the thought of another family gathering around the dinner table. Ok, perhaps I am exaggerating a little—perhaps


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Leafleting at Diwali Downtown

Last week was Diwali, the Indian festival of lights. There were several events around Vancouver, culminating in a big celebration at the Roundhouse Centre in Yaletown on Sunday. This sounded like a good opportunity for some outreach to the people of the South Asian community, many of whom already have a great respect for cows. So


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Thanksgiving turkey leafleting dates announced

Here are the dates for our annual turkey leafleting. We will be handing out copies of our “Talking Turkey” leaflet to commuters during rush hour on these dates: Sep 27 – 4:30-5:30pm – Burrard station Sep 28 – 4:30-5:30pm – Cambie & Broadway Sep 29 – 4:30-5:30pm – Granville & Broadway Sep 30 – 4:30-5:30pm


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International Respect for Chickens Day

Today is International Respect for Chickens Day, an event “to celebrate chickens throughout the world and protest the bleakness of their lives in farming operations.” Begun in 2005 by United Poultry Concerns, International Respect for Chickens Day is quickly becoming an annual tradition for animal rights activists.  Chickens are by far the most abused animals


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The mothers of the dairy industry

Dairy cows give birth every year to a calf – their baby who is then taken from them. Most of the female calves are raised to enter the cycle of birth and milking. The rest, which includes all of the male calves, are sold for slaughter. Some of them don’t even make it that far


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