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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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Langara College Becomes First Campus in Western Canada to Join Global Meatless Monday Initiative

Next Monday, March 30th, Langara College will become the first campus in Western Canada to adopt the popular Meatless Monday initiative, joining hundreds of schools worldwide including McGill, Dalhousie, and Queen’s, along with Columbia, Johns Hopkins, and U.C. Berkeley. The initiative was introduced by Langara’s food services provider, Chartwells—which is owned by Compass Group, one of the largest food services providers in the world—in

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The times they are a changin’

Back in 2008, VHS had an opinion piece published in the Globe & Mail, calling for a reduction in meat consumption for animal welfare, environmental and health reasons. At the time, we weren’t hopeful that governments, mainstream media or other power brokers were likely to take the issue seriously, despite the overwhelming evidence of the problems caused by meat production and consumption. But last

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LUXTON RODEO CANCELLED!

Luxton Rodeo calls it quits after campaign by VHS and VCARE The Luxton Rodeo in Langford, B.C. has been cancelled, following a three-year campaign by the Vancouver Humane Society (VHS) and Victoria Citizens Against Rodeo Events (VCARE). The campaign,which gained support from local people in Langford and from animal lovers across the country, had called for an end to cruel rodeo events.  Powerful newspaper

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From margins to mainstream: meat-free eating is on the rise

According to a recent Globe & Mail article, vegan cuisine has moved into the mainstream.  Certainly, no one can fail to notice the emergence of vegan and vegetarian restaurants (along with more meat-free options in conventional restaurants) and the availability of meat and dairy substitutes in supermarkets.  While the overwhelming majority of people are still carnivores, adopting a plant-based diet is no longer on

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Why no action on dairy farm cruelty?

  It has been almost seven months since the BC SPCA recommended charges against eight employees of a Chilliwack dairy farm, who allegedly whipped, punched and kicked cows at the farm.  Yet Crown Counsel has yet to announce whether the charges will be approved. Video of the alleged beatings was released by the animal advocacy group Mercy for Animals, following work by an undercover

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Thank you for helping animals like Mickey!

  Mickey is on the mend thanks to VHS donors! VHS supporters may recall the story of Mickey, who suffered a broken leg and needed expensive surgery.  We’re thrilled to report that VHS supporters stepped up to the plate to ensure Mickey got the help she needed. She’s had successful surgery and is recovering well. Thank you to everyone who contributed to the effort

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Don’t forget sick and injured animals this Christmas

Our new bus shelter ad in Vancouver is a timely reminder that sick and injured animals need your help. VHS is running the ad until January 5 to seek support for our McVitie Fund for emergency veterinary care.  With your help hundreds of animals will get desperately needed treatment and more will be spayed or neutered.         Watch for our ad around

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Appalling cruelty in animal transport

VHS demands action from government     Undercover footage taken by Mercy for Animals/Canada revealed that Canadian Food Inspection Agency inspectors failed to stop blatant abuse of pigs being transported to slaughter in Red Deer, Alberta. VHS is calling for enforcement of existing laws and updated legislation to protect these vulnerable animals (see our letter below). Please contact Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food, the

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