Lots of fun at Vancouver Veg Fest

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Lots of fun at Vancouver Veg Fest

We had such a great time participating in this year’s Vancouver Veg Fest! According to Willow, “We handed out a tonne of leaflets and had many interesting discussions with people. The volunteers were absolutely FANTASTIC!” A big thank you to our volunteers as well as Saving Animals Canada for organizing this wonderful event. We can’t wait until next


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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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Coming soon: The Ghosts in Our Machine

Are animals property, to be owned and used, or are they sentient beings, deserving of rights? This is the question we are asked to think about in Liz Marshall’s latest documentary, The Ghosts in Our Machine. For those of us who attended this year’s Animal Advocacy Camp, we were lucky enough to hear Liz talk


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Peaceable Kingdom: The Journey Home film screening

  Open your eyes. Trust your heart. Take the journey. This is the invitation proffered by the makers of the documentary film Peaceable Kingdom: the Journey Home. It tells the stories of several people from traditional farming backgrounds who face a powerful struggle of conscience as they come to question the basic assumptions about their


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Free film screening: Peaceable Kingdom

We are proud to present Peaceable Kingdom: The Journey Home on Wednesday, March 13th, at the historic Rio Theatre (1660 East Broadway, Vancouver).  Doors open at 6, film starts at 6:30.  As with all of the films in our Eyes Wide Open series, admission is free! About the film: A riveting story of transformation and


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Liberation BC benefit at 3G Vegetarian Restaurant

One of our favourite restaurants in Vancouver is 3G Vegetarian, so you can imagine our delight when they suggested a benefit to help fund our advocacy work.  How exciting! Please join us at 3G for dinner this Friday, January 25th, between 4:30 and 9:00 pm. 3G will be donating 30% of all dinner proceeds (over


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Meat consumption and global pandemics

Guest post by Dr. Martin Godwyn, originally published in The Flying Shingle, May 28, 2012: If you were asked what is the greatest single threat to human life today, what would you say? Certainly, climate change would be a strong contender for that title…turning to a vegetarian or vegan diet is, for most of us, the simplest


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Take 5 minutes, save 5 animals

  The Humane League has discovered yet another way to engage in onlineadvocacy.  The process is simple: You go to Take5Save5.com, which chooses a random Craigslist page for you, and post an ad stating that you have a free vegetarian starter kit to send it out to anybody who responds with their mailing address.  Any addresses


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Eating Vegan at UBC, part 2: Sushi

So, this is a little embarrassing. Long, long ago, I started a series of posts on vegan food at UBC, but I never got past the first post. (I guess it was a series of post.) Well, it’s a new year, and time to get that series going again. This time, there will be more


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More animal-friendly fighters

This is just a quick note on some animal-friendliness at Saturday night’s UFC event. First, Matt Wiman, who lost a close & controversial decision to Dennis Siver, had the Meet Your Meat and Food Inc websites on his shorts. Second, I learned from the broadcast that middleweight Aaron Simpson has now gone vegan. (He went


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