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Have your say in Vancouver’s Climate Emergency Action Plan

The City of Vancouver is currently seeking public feedback through an online survey that will help inform the 5-year Climate Emergency Action Plan that will go to Council in November 2020. The deadline for submissions is May 24, 2020. This is a crucial opportunity to encourage the City of Vancouver to prioritize food system change and a transition toward climate-friendly, humane and healthy plant-based diets

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Don’t forget the animal moms this Mother’s Day

Farmed animals form strong maternal bonds This Sunday is Mother’s Day, which not only honours mothers but also celebrates motherhood and maternal bonds. Although the celebration has typically been focused on human motherhood it’s worth remembering that maternal bonds are not exclusive to humankind. Most animals, including the farmed animals we raise for meat, milk, eggs and leather, have maternal behaviours. But, sadly, for

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Earth Day: Go plant-based for the planet

Today marks the 48th annual Earth Day celebration and around the world events and efforts will be taking place to draw attention to the need for stronger environmental protections. As the global community reflects today on the increasingly sensitive state of the planet and what role we as individuals can play in tackling what can sometimes feel like an overwhelming issue, it’s important to

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Still no charges in dairy cruelty case

It has now been one year since the BC SPCA recommended criminal animal cruelty charges against eight employees at Chilliwack Cattle Sales, Canada’s largest dairy producer, and many months since provincial animal cruelty charges were recommended against the company itself. Yet, Crown prosecutors have still yet to come to a decision about laying charges.   For its part, the BC SPCA responded quickly, conducting

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Bearing witness to factory farm cruelty

This month, Mother Jones Magazine ran a harrowing account of animal cruelty on an American pig farm. The article, an excerpt from a new book on factory farming by journalist Ted Genoways, focuses on an undercover investigation by People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA), which exposed farm workers meting out savage beatings to helpless pigs. The story and an accompanying PETA video

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