With compassion This heart warming video about a goat sanctuary demonstrates animal sentience and capacity for emotion. As a commodity This CBC story shows how the same animal is viewed as just a product, whose only value is economic. Humans can choose not to treat animals as commodities by moving to a plant-based diet.
By Debra Probert, VHS Executive Director I love holidays like Thanksgiving and Christmas, because they give me a chance to serve vegetarian/vegan dishes to my meat-eating friends and family. These holidays shouldn’t leave anyone feeling deprived – rather, they should give our omnivorous friends food for thought (quite literally!) about how easy it is to skip the dead turkey for something more tasty, healthy