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The Fork Off: Animals, Art, & Advocacy show was a success! Thanks to all who contributed, supported, and attended!

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Don’t miss this new Show – Fork Off: Animals, Art, and Advocacy

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FORK OFF: Animals, Art, & Advocacy

Waterfront Gallery 610 Oyster Bay Drive Ladysmith BC
Opening Event: Saturday June 22, 1-4 pm
Featuring a talk by Sheila Norgate Saturday June 29 2pm
Exhibit runs daily 11-4pm until Sunday June 30.

People are moving toward a plant-based diet for many reasons including personal health and environmental disquiet. But for a group of visual artists featured in an upcoming exhibit at Ladysmith’s Waterfront Gallery, a large part of their decision to not eat animals rests with the animals themselves.

Fork off: Animals, Art, & Advocacy showcases the work of nine accomplished and award-winning artists, all of whom place themselves firmly on the vegan/vegetarian continuum. Dianna Bonder, Heather Cameron, Tammy Hudgeon, Caroline James, Judy Mountjoy, Leslie Norgate, Sheila Norgate, Zena Rogak and Mia Tremblay may be diverse in their choice of mediums but they are united in their concern for the plight of animals. Each has created new artwork specifically for this exciting and ground-breaking exhibition.

The show, proudly presented by Gabriola-based Vegeteers and generously supported by donors, will feature a talk by artist/performer Sheila Norgate recounting her own meandering path towards a plant-based life (2:00 pm Saturday, June 29).

Delicious plant-based snacks will be provided by Ladysmith’s fantastic new restaurant, Plantitude, for the opening reception (June 22) and for Sheila’s talk (June 29).

Please join us for this stimulating, challenging, and heartfelt exhibition.

For more info, please call Sheila Norgate @250.247.7308 or email snorgate@shaw.ca.


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International Cube Day: November 5, 2017

Around the world, activists are gathering today to bring the reality of what animals face every day to the public. This effective public outreach campaign has already reached thousands across the globe.

Learn more about the movement and International Cube Day here: Anonymous for the Voiceless

Join the local Cube of Truth today in downtown Nanaimo. Find out more information on the AV Nanaimo Facebook Group or visit the public Event Page for meeting details.

 


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This Month in Veganism – September 2017

A collection of media stories and blog articles related to veganism, animals and activism. Please note, we are not responsible for the content or ads you see on other websites.

Philip Lymbery, chief executive of Compassion in World Farming (CIWF) and the author of Farmageddon and more recently Deadzone, said: “Every day there is a new confirmation of how destructive, inefficient, wasteful, cruel and unhealthy the industrial agriculture machine is. We need a total rethink of our food and farming systems before it’s too late.”

Why factory farming is not just cruel – but also a threat to all life on the planet The Guardian

Overfishing is rapidly devastating marine ecosystems. Experts predict that, if current trends continue, by 2048 there will be a global collapse of all stocks currently fished. Sea lice and other infections from farmed salmon have an impact on numbers and global warming is changing habitat; for example, aquatic temperatures in the Strait of Georgia and Fraser River are one and a half degrees warmer than 50 years ago.

Something fishy by Vesanto Melina, Common Ground

Because it is in bed with sexism and racism, it’s time we break up with the meat industry

Veganism Is Both Personal And Political Manitoba University Paper

Vegans should be encouraged: their choice is high in moral as well as digestive fibre. Their detractors should stop crying over spelt milk.

The Guardian view on veganism: high in moral fibre The Guardian

We caught up with naturalist and best-selling author, Sy Montgomery, to find out what most humans don’t understand about animal intelligence.

What Most Humans Don’t Know About Animal Intelligence: An Interview With Sy Montgomery Care 2 Network

Eating Animals, a new documentary narrated and produced by Academy Award winner Natalie Portman, made its world premiere this weekend at the Telluride Film Festival.

The film, based on a book of the same name by Jonathan Safran Foer, aims to educate viewers about the horrors of animal agriculture by going undercover at factory farms and slaughterhouses and exposing the truth. In 2009 Natalie Portman reported ditching meat, dairy, and eggs after reading Foer’s book. Her film received a standing ovation.

Natalie Portman’s New Documentary About Farmed Animals Gets Standing Ovation Mercy for Animals

Plant-based diets, often cited as a craze driven by millennials, are gaining increasing popularity. According to research by HealthFocus, 60% of consumers are reducing their meat intake – and a massive 17% of 15-70 year olds now follow a ‘predominantly’ plant-based diet. What’s more, 55% of people who start eating a more plant-based diet say they plan to stick with it permanently. What was once called a ‘food fad’ looks like it’s here to stay.

Plant-Based Diets: A Game-Changer For Our Food System, Our People And Our Planet The Huffington Post UK

Thousands have taken to the streets of Tel Aviv in what has been described as the ‘biggest march ever’ for animal rights.

PICTURES: 20,000 Vegan Activists March For Animal Rights In Tel Aviv Plant Based News

“Sadly, though it would be nice if the pro-grazers were right, they aren’t,” says lead author Tara Garnett of the University of Oxford’s Food Climate Research Network. “The truth is, we cannot eat as much meat as we like and save the planet.”

Grass-fed beef is bad for the planet and causes climate change New Scientist

The suffering inherent in mass meat production can’t be justified. And as the artificial meat industry grows, the last argument for farming animals has now collapsed

Goodbye – and good riddance – to livestock farming The Guardian

Today, more and more people are eating animal products such as meat & dairy. Our new report, ‘Appetite for Destruction’, highlights the impact that animal feed production is having on species, habitats and our health.

Vast animal-feed crops to satisfy our meat needs are destroying planet WWF Report & The Guardian

Why do we think that killing animals per se is not morally wrong? Why do we think that death is not a harm for non-human animals?

A ‘humanely’ killed animal is still killed – and that’s wrong