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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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You are not alone if you oppose rodeo cruelty

Photo: Jo-Anne McArthur, We Animals .   VHS is well known for its campaigns against rodeo cruelty and many compassionate Canadians have supported our efforts.  But most animal welfare organizations here in Canada and around the world also oppose rodeo. Here in British Columbia, the BC SPCA has taken a strong stand against cruel rodeo events.  Most recently, in week fifteen of its Million

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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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Giles means everything to PTSD sufferer

“She couldn’t bear the thought of Giles being seriously injured.” Giles is a sweet four-year-old boy whose guardian Shelley took him in after he was born in a barn and faced a lifetime of fighting for everyday existence. He’s been a constant companion and an important part of Shelley’s life ever since. Giles’ incredibly affectionate and loving nature is important for more reasons than

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Why does CBC Sports broadcast animal cruelty at the Calgary Stampede?

  Tell CBC to stop broadcasting violence toward animals. Sign our petition! CBC Sports has confirmed to VHS that it will once again broadcast the Calgary Stampede’s rodeo and chuckwagon races in July.  Despite severe budget cuts to its sports coverage, the CBC apparently is keeping its rodeo coverage intact. VHS has explained to CBC Sports executives that rodeo is considered inhumane by virtually

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Animal rights news from VHS!

Sign up for our new E-Newsletter VHS has launched a new E-Newsletter to keep supporters up-to-date on our campaigns against animal cruelty.  To receive the newsletter, which will be issued three times a year, sign up here.  You can view our first edition as a web page. Don’t miss out on news about the issues we’re working on, including: farm animal welfare, rodeo cruelty, Meatless

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Nice Shoes: a pioneer in cruelty-free, compassionate shopping

.   Nice Shoes, Vancouver’s only vegan shoe store, was opened in 2011 by animal advocates Glenn Gaetz and Joanne Chang. The store carries 100% vegan shoes as well as purses, bags, belts, wallets and other cruelty-free products. VHS supports the growth of cruelty-free businesses and we were interested to find out more about how Nice Shoes is faring in Vancouver’s competitive retail market.

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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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