Happy Compassionate Vegan Thanksgiving!

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Happy Compassionate Vegan Thanksgiving!

Thanksgiving is about being thankful and celebrating peace and non-violence. Vegans recognize the obvious, cruel contradiction that is eating a tortured animal in a celebratory feast. Thanksgiving is one of the most heartbreaking holidays if you are aware of the cognitive dissonance of the majority of society. “Turkey Day” as it is often called, is

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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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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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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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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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Way to go, Wipeout!

Okay, so last night I was feeling particularly weighed down by responsibility and I ended up watching Wipeout.  If you don’t know what it is… Wipeout is an American game show series in which contestants compete in what is billed as the “world’s largest obstacle course”. Thanks, Wikipedia!  Anyway, Wipeout is always an entertaining waste

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Some light reading…

I’ve decided I’m going to jump in on the tradition of doing a weekly “roundup” of interesting links. I’ll try to do mine on Friday evening (sorry, this time it’s Saturday), to give everyone a bunch of reading material for the weekend. If you’d like it on a different day, let me know. Vancouver Courier:

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Faulty Arguments Against Veganism, pt. 6

Argument: “All this Veganism stuff can only be adhered to by very wealthy people in a society that is very advanced.” Response: Fortunately, this is nowhere near true.  Unless you are buying a lot of pre-processed fake meats and cheeses–which are pricey, but shouldn’t be a large part of a healthy diet anyway–veganism is actually