“Experiencing” animal suffering through virtual reality

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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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Bearing Witness: A powerful experience with Toronto Pig Save

I spent the summer in Toronto visiting my family, especially my elderly parents.  I was reluctant to leave Vancouver for several reasons, one of them being that I would miss our Friday Chicken Slaughterhouse Vigils at Hallmark Poultry Processing at Commercial and Hastings.  Fortunately we have such an awesome team of regulars who kept the


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Walk for Farm Animals: Marge the pig

Since Liberation BC’s 7th annual Walk for Farm Animals to benefit Farm Sanctuary is coming up on October 5th, it’s time to get to know just a few of the some of the approximately 900 animals who live at Farm Sanctuary’s three shelters.  Are you ready for the Walk?  It’s time to register and start fundraising! This is part of


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Are cockfighting roosters doomed?

When it comes to coming up with myths about animals to justify their mistreatment, we humans have an endless supply.  Certainly you’ve heard at least a few of these: Turkeys are so stupid that they will look up at rain until they drown (oh, really?) Sheep are just brainless followers (nope) Pigeons are dirty and


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Celebrate Mother’s Day…with tons of cute animal pictures!

Check out our collection of cute Cow Ribbon e-cards to send to the mothers in your life! And a very, very happy Mother’s Day to all moms, whether they be… (It’s a cuteness blitz and I can’t stop!) (As with pigeons, both parents take care of their babies, so this might actually be the father.)


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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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Worldwide Vegan Bake Sale Results!

On April 27th, Liberation BC participated in the Worldwide Vegan Bake Sale for the fourth year in a row.  This year our chosen beneficiary was  Hearts on Noses Pig Sanctuary in Mission, BC.  The bake sale itself was held outside 3G Vegetarian Restaurant. Thanks to the work of volunteers and many talented bakers, a total of $830.75 was


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Eat cupcakes, save piggies!

On Saturday, April 27th, we will be holding a bake sale as part of the Worldwide Vegan Bake Sale.  From 3 to 5 PM, we’ll be outside 3G Vegetarian Restaurant (located at 3424 Cambie Street) with a whole bunch of delicious goodies. This is the third year that we’ve participated in the Worldwide Vegan Bake


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Sexual Politics of Meat, pt. 1

In 1990, Carol J. Adams published her groundbreaking book, The Sexual Politics of Meat. Twenty-two years later there are still plenty of things, like this t-shirt, to discuss. Adams analyzes the t-shirt, which was created by a fraternity at Amherst College, with her usual intelligence and perspicacity; I urge you to read her post. That


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A Thanksgiving Roadtrip to Hearts on Noses

What do you get when you combine a spectacular fall day, 44 of the cutest pigs you’ll ever see, and a dedicated animal rights worker?  You get Liberation BC’s Thanksgiving visit to Hearts on Noses Pig Sanctuary! Liberation BC’s five board members made the drive out to Hearts on Noses in Mission, B.C. on Saturday,


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