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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The population explosion

As you probably know, the human population reached 7 billion last week.  Do you remember when it hit 6 billion?  You just might–it was only 12 years ago, in 1999.   But for thousands of years, our population was apparently pretty stable. In 1800, there were 1 billion of us.  That’s when we managed to

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Respect for animals

I’ve been wondering a lot lately about people who say that they love animals and respect them, but then eat them. How does this work? Are they just using these words to mean something other than what I think they mean? Love would seem to indicate that they care at least as much for the