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Vancouver Food Policy Council Endorses Meatless Monday

  Meatless Monday in Vancouver just got an important boost! The influential Vancouver Food Policy Council (VFPC) has unanimously passed a motion that “endorses the concept of Meatless Mondays and encourages Vancouver citizens to choose plant-based meals on Mondays.” The council is an important and respected voice in food policy in the city and the motion is a major step in advancing the Meatless

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Help the world go veg with our amazing bumper stickers!

We’ve got two great bumper stickers you can use to support our efforts to promote a plant-based diet. The stickers, which can be ordered on our merchandise page, promote our Meatless Monday and Go Veg campaigns. They cost $1.50 each, or $2.00 each with a magnet. Here’s what they look like up close: .       .     You can also order

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Why is the UBC alumni association promoting the Calgary Stampede’s cruel rodeo events?

      It’s surprising and disappointing to learn that the University of British Columbia’s alumni association, Alumni UBC, is offering a trip to the Calgary Stampede rodeo to its members. It’s disappointing for obvious reasons – animals shouldn’t suffer for the sake of entertainment – but surprising because universities and their wider communities are often the agents of progressive social change. A number

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Erin Ireland’s plant-based journey

Erin Ireland is a food journalist, blogger, entrepeneur and animal-lover who has been on a personal journey to discover and understand the principles and practices involved in ethical eating. In a recent blog post (reprinted below with her kind permission) she describes her transition to a plant-based diet.     It’s Sunday morning and I’m sitting here on the couch in pyjamas drinking an

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SeaWorld’s historic decision is lost on Vancouver Aquarium

Last week, SeaWorld announced that, effective immediately, it is ending its orca breeding program and will be phasing out its theatrical shows involving orcas. While this is certainly welcome news for the future generations of these whales who would have been born into a life of captivity, sadly, it amounts to little for the existing generation in SeaWorld parks, who will remain captive “for

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Here’s the scoop on Vancouver’s Nice Vice Creamery

Nice Vice is Vancouver’s first ever 0% dairy, plant-based micro creamery, which opened in Yaletown in February. VHS talked recently to owner-operator Chris White about starting up a plant-based business. Here’s our Q&A with him: . 1. What inspired you to open Nice Vice? I opened up Nice Vice Creamery after visiting many of the fantastic artisanal ice cream and gelato establishments around the

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Lola & Susie receive help through VHS’s McVitie Fund

There are few options available for good pet owners who fall on hard times. Sometimes all it takes is an unexpected circumstance, like an injury at work or being laid off, which can make covering an equally unexpected vet bill for your pet overwhelming. That’s where the Vancouver Humane Society’s McVitie Fund comes in. It’s our goal to help animals and people in need

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Working together for animals

VHS would like to thank all the organizations listed below who signed on to the group letter that we sent to A&W asking them to go cage-free. Not only did A&W listen, but they plan to be cage-free within two years, ahead of most other companies. Nicely done, everyone!   Animal Justice Canada “Commercial animal agriculture is essentially an unregulated industry. The absence of

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A&W promises to go cage-free

    A&W has announced that it will serve only cage- and antibiotic-free eggs within two years. The announcement follows a campaign by VHS and other Canadian animal protection groups, which urged the fast-food chain to join the many other food companies that have gone cage-free. A VHS online petition had gained more than 6700 signatures asking A&W to stop using eggs from caged hens. VHS

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Animal groups ask A&W to go cage-free

.   Please sign our petition .   VHS and five other animal welfare organizations have signed a joint letter urging A&W Restaurants to stop using eggs from caged hens. The letter follows news that Tim Hortons and Burger King have committed to going 100 per cent cage-free.  In recent months, a number of major food companies have also announced they will transition to

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