Are cockfighting roosters doomed?

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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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Walk for Farm Animals: 23 Baby Turkeys

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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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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Sexual Politics of Meat, pt. 2

This is part 2 of my Sexual Politics of Meat series, inspired by the work of Carol J. Adams and others. Previously I covered pigs, and now it’s time for chickens and turkeys.  As usual, click through for the source. Pictures after the jump. (Warning: Some are pretty gross.)


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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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Thanksgiving Turkey Leafleting

Every year, we give out our turkey leaflets during the week leading up to Thankgiving.  They really started to take off when we added a bunch of yummy vegan recipes to them!   A heartfelt thanks goes out to volunteers Alissa, Merideth, Marv and Risha for helping us spread the word about the truth behind turkey production, as


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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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Walk for Farm Animals: Delta and the turkeys

As we approach our 6th annual Walk for Farm Animals to benefit Farm Sanctuary on September 29th,we’re posting a series of stories about a few of the approximately 900 animals who live at their three shelters.  Have you registered for the walk yet?  Get more info here! This is part of a series of farm animal stories on our blog. In February of 2004, Delta


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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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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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