In Honour of Chickens

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In Honour of Chickens

Of the billions of land animals killed for food each year, most of them are chickens.   Saturday May 4th was the International Day of Respect for Chickens and, as a lead up to this day, Liberation BC held morning vigils all week outside the chicken slaughterhouse, Hallmark Poultry Processing, at Commercial and Hastings. For


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Love, nudity and the Olympics

Today is Valentines Day – a perfect day to spread the message of love and compassion to the Olympics fans and media. Special thanks go out to our friends Genny and Michelle for organizing this great event! This is by far the funnest and most positive demo we’ve had so far during the Olympics.  Activists


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Olympic lesson: not all protests are the same

The Olympics is a great time to get exposure for issues happening in Canada in the international media.  The city is overflowing with media and people. Yesterday just happened to be the 21st annual National Anti Fur Day.  Protests were held all across Canada against the fur industry.  We were handing out leaflets and raising


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Let Live 2009 recap

Joanne and I went down to Portland this past weekend for the Let Live Animal Rights Conference. If you missed it, here’s a bit of a recap of the weekend. I couldn’t go to all the sessions, unfortunately, but the ones I went to were definitely educational. The only problem is that now I’m constantly


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Our Boycott Procter & Gamble event

We held an event today in honour of International Boycott Procter & Gamble Day. In case you don’t know, Procter & Gamble is a giant company that conducts huge amounts of testing on animals. Much of this testing is on cosmetics, soaps, cleaners, toothpaste, etc. Almost nothing that P&G makes can be considered a necessity.


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Valentine’s Day foie gras protest at Cru

Almost a year ago, the owner of Cru, Mark Taylor, had sent me an email saying that foie gras was permanently off their menu. However, they have continued to serve foie gras occasionally and decided to put it on their special Valentine’s Day menu. This is yet another example of the lack of integrity shown


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Naked protesters say “Have a heart, don’t buy fur!”

As part of National Anti-Fur Day, we staged a protest downtown at the Bay here in Vancouver. There are protests happening in 17 22 cities across Canada (most on the 14th – the actual anti-fur day). 6 nude activists wearing big paper hearts were the centerpiece of the protest, with other activists holding signs or


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