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Happy Herd: connecting with animals

Stephen Wiltshire and Diane Marsh are living proof that connecting with farmed animals can profoundly influence someone’s life. They didn’t set out to become vegan and they certainly didn’t set out to start a farm sanctuary, but life—and the animals—had other plans.   With an idyllic rural property and a few animals already running around, it didn’t take long before they started rescuing animals

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Calgary Stampede under fire for purchasing favourable “journalism”

Canadaland reports that in 2011, the Calgary Stampede commissioned a piece to run in prestigious magazine Canadian Geographic. Journalist Curtis Gillespie thoroughly investigated, and ultimately wrote a piece entitled “Rodeo under scrutiny: The debate over animal care at the Calgary Stampede.”   Among other things, the balanced piece explained that horses were bred specifically to buck; horses who didn’t buck wildly enough were slaughtered.

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Still no charges in dairy cruelty case

It has now been one year since the BC SPCA recommended criminal animal cruelty charges against eight employees at Chilliwack Cattle Sales, Canada’s largest dairy producer, and many months since provincial animal cruelty charges were recommended against the company itself. Yet, Crown prosecutors have still yet to come to a decision about laying charges.   For its part, the BC SPCA responded quickly, conducting

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The five best places to get vegan ice cream in Vancouver

Warm weather is here, and with it an excuse to indulge in a scoop or three of ice cream. Although supermarket freezers are exploding with delicious vegan ice cream choices (Luna & Larry’s salted caramel & chocolate is a personal favourite), sometimes we all want to let someone else do the scooping while we enjoy a new flavour with friends. Fortunately, there’s no shortage

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Almost 12 Million Canadians Now Vegetarian Or Trying To Eat Less Meat!

  Action update: Check out our new Go Veg campaign   A new poll commissioned by the Vancouver Humane Society shows that 33 percent of Canadians, or almost 12 million, are either already vegetarian or are eating less meat. That figure includes eight percent who identify as vegetarian or mostly vegetarian, as well as 25 percent who state that they are trying to eat

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Trinity Western University joins Meatless Monday movement

This April, Langley’s Trinity Western University became the second school in Western Canada to join the globally popular Meatless Monday movement. Trinity Western follows Langara College in encouraging students to start the week right by choosing veg meals each Monday. VHS worked with Trinity Western students and food services personnel to implement Meatless Monday as an easy, positive way for students to make a

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