An interview with the first speaker that had me standing on my feet at the Animal Rights Conference. Mary Kate Fain from Liberation Philadelphia talks about the power of confrontation for social movements, her vegan journey and her life-changing experience as an animal researcher. Mary Kate Fain is a grassroots organizer and co-founder of Liberation Philadelphia, which focuses on direct action tactics to bring the issue of animal rights to the forefront. She is also a board member of Species Revolution, co-founder of Candlewaster Web Collective, and operates a micro-sanctuary. Check out the trailer for the Invisible Vegan coming soon: King Zoom the Vegan Kid tells us about the Amazon campaign!
Liberation BC and Animal Voices are excited to welcome Earthling Ed to Vancouver! After his appearance at Vegtoria in Victoria, thanks to Vancouver Island Vegan Association – VIVA, he’s coming to the mainland to see us! This event is a special one. Two fold. First, we will be screening Ed’s 2017 film “Land of Hope & Glory“, followed by a talk and Q&A with him. And secondly, we are inviting you all to bring non-vegan friends! We hope to have a good mix of vegans and non-vegans to create a dynamic, and probably lively, discussion! We acknowledge that getting folks to come out to an event like this that aren’t vegan might be easier said than done, so we will be rolling out some incentives for both groups! Stay tuned! “The Land of Hope and Glory” is an engrossing 48 minute documentary film that explores the truth behind animal farming in the UK, featuring the most up-to-date investigations as well as never before seen undercover footage, with a total of approximately 100 UK facilities featured throughout the film. Canadian farming practises are largely the same, and what is seen in this film has also been documented by many undercover investigations in Canada. […]
New Vegan Deborah Holland on How Life Has Changed Since Going Vegan 63 year old singer-songwriter, teacher and writer, Deborah Holland never thought she would adopt a vegan lifestyle. In fact, she used to make fun of vegans. When I met Deborah, I found her to be an open minded, logical, and a compassionate critical thinker, so I spoke to her about veganism when she would inquire about what I was up to in life. Most of my weekends involve animal advocacy outreach or attending public events such as film screenings and talks by guest speakers from the animal rights movement, so I always had unique stories to tell that I was excited about. Last Christmas, I was planning to stay in Vancouver rather than spend Christmas on the island with family who would not be having a vegan dinner. I guess you could say I take the Liberation Pledge with them. Deborah, being Jewish, does not celebrate Christmas and didn’t have any plans, so I invited her to a vegan Christmas brunch at one of my favourite local restaurants, Sun Bo Kong. A bunch of us vegans were getting together to enjoy delicious “veganized” dishes of all the classic Chinese […]
An Activist Profile of 16 year old Zoe Rosenberg, plus an interview with Communications Director Peter Fricker about the Vancouver Humane Society's campaign to end cruel rodeo events at the Chilliwack Fair this summer.
Ingrid Newkirk, president and founder of PETA joins us to discuss her world tour and her only Canadian stop. Eva Hamer, open rescue activist investigator, and organizer with Direct Action Everywhere uses music therapy to heal the animal rights community.
History was made this week in California as 1000 activists from all corners of the world attended the Animal Liberation Conference including Gillian Walters and Alison Cole. Vegan Freegans Amanda Barker and John Sakars spread their Vegan message on a hitchhiking journey across Canada and the United States.
May is International Respect for Chickens Month! A feature interview with Karen Davis on the Ethics of Keeping Backyard Hens for Eggs, plus animal advocate Heather Bolint shares her story of rescuing Eddie the rooster on the Appalachian trail.