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. Don’t miss out on news about the issues we’re working on, including: farm animal welfare, rodeo cruelty, Meatless Monday, animals in captivity and other animal rights topics.
. 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.
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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