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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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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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