Vancouver Animal Rights Campaigns (VARK)

Activists Uniting For The Benefit of Animals

Woman Who Crushes Kittens ID’d and on the Run in China


Dear Rosa
I was told that the girl was in Sichuan Province and her QQ ID number was given, then she issue a statement to apologise for her behaviour. But later on people said her apology was not genuine because the crush film was still circulating. Today a message was sent out by PETA. It has provided a reward of RMB10,000 to anyone who can provide any evidence to identify the girls in the film for the prosecution.
There are more than 30 Chinese groups have signed this statement to date, and the number of groups is still increasing. It is excellent that they are all acting together to work on this issue.
Next step, we will ask Chinese groups to mobilise their members to contact these Chinese web sites, which are still hosting this crush film to remove the film eg. and I will send you the compiled list for the contact details of administrators of these sites, so you can send the details to your yahoo groups.
Best regards
Pei F. Su
ACTAsia For Animals



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World Fur Free Friday 3 Vancouver Events

Remember that this Friday is the World Fur Free Friday! There will be 3 demos:

1) We will gather at 11:30 AM behind the Art Gallery for a downtown march. This event will last about two hours. This demo-march is organized by CATCA and it will be a respectful demo (e.g. no swearing or yelling at people passing by wearing fur- I know that is a difficult thing to ask!-. If there is any verbal confrontation with someone, just send them to me).

Later on, there will be two more demos organized by our colleagues of the VADL:

2) 2pm-3pm Max Mara demo 2756 at Granville St

3) 6pm Meeting at Commercial and 1st Ave for a home demo.

For more info about these last two demos, please. contact the VADL at:


Hope to see you there!

Ericka CATCA

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Stop UBC Meeting Sat Nov 20


DATE: Saturday, November 20

TIME: 3:00-4:30 PM

LOCATION: Society for Promoting Environmental Conservation
2150 Maple Street
(Corner of 6th & Maple. Two blocks west of Burrard St.)

See Google maps:

If you get lost you may call Brian’s cell at: 604-618-1030

WHAT TO BRING: Feel free to bring some vegan food and drink to share. Also, bring your own cup so we don’t waste paper and plastic cups. Remember, we are renting the SPEC building so please donate a few dollars to help pay for the room. Thanks!

Our November meeting will be an exciting and important one. We’ll report on a flurry of campaign activities and new findings about UBC’s research on animals. In addition, we’ll brainstorm about what actions we’ll be taking in the coming weeks and months to alert the public about UBC’s experiments on animals.

Please RSVP so we know how much food and beverages to bring. Thanks!

IMPORTANT NOTE: If anyone has a powerpoint projector we can borrow for the meeting please let Brian know.

BACKGROUND: In February, a group of committed animal rights advocates gathered in Vancouver to launch a new and important effort to expose the University of British Columbia’s experiments on animals. Our campaign, “Stop UBC Animal Research,” will play a critical role in educating the public about what really happens behind the imposing walls of UBC’s research laboratories and facilities.

Most students and area residents are unaware that UBC is one of the largest bio-medical campuses in the country. The university annually distributes some 100,000 animals, both large and small, to dozens of UBC affiliated-research projects. UBC researchers in Vancouver and in other related facilities around Canada have been routinely experimenting on animals, including pigs, rats, rabbits, mice, cats, and non-human primates.

Thousands of animals endure a grim existence at UBC. You can help them by joining our campaign to stop experimentation on animals at the university. Please attend our upcomingmeeting.

Stop UBC Animal Research is a community grassroots campaign that employs peaceful, legal, and compassionate approaches to educate the public about the grim realities of research on animals at the University of British Columbia and to ultimately bring about an end to research on animals at UBC. Please visit our website at:

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Animal Voices Interviews Organizer of A Night For The Oceans

Our featured interview this week is with Antoine Lum, the organizer of this year’s “A Night for the Oceans” and Captain Paul Watson’s nephew, who has been an active volunteer and crew member with Sea Shepherd since 1999. He has been involved in many efforts in the last 10 years representing Sea Shepherd during campaigns in Galapagos Islands, Panama, Mexico, Costa Rica, Canada, Fiji, Australia, Hawaii, and is looking to crew in the upcoming 2010 Antarctica Campaign.

See more here


A Night For The Oceans

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A Night For The Oceans Vancouver

The Sea Shepherd Conservation Society (SSCS) is seeking your support to attend the event “A Night for the Oceans” being held November 20th, 2010 at the Century House here in Vancouver British Columbia, Canada. A Night for the Oceans is a global initiative to raise awareness and funds to support Sea Shepherd Conservation Society in their next anti-whaling campaign in the Antarctic waters. The event will bring together passionate supporters, their friends and family and any one interested in learning more about the organization. The event’s venue will be the ‘Century House’, originally a bank built in 1911 that has been converted into a Latin-themed restaurant/lounge. This venue features barrel vaulted ceilings, original Victorian chandeliers, the old vault and marble staircase. There will be a table set up and run by SSCS staff to provide more information about the cause as well as to sell merchandise. The old vault will be set up as a silent auction where guests can bid on items donated from generous sponsors.There will be complimentary vegetarian appetizers served, and guests will enjoy a free Patron or Stella Artois from the bar. Everyone will receive a gift bag from LUSH that will be included with admission. The event will bring the opportunity to share a drink or two, socialize, and bring awareness on the current issues affecting our Oceans, specifically the illegal whaling taking place in the southern oceans. Not only do these efforts support our love for the Oceans but they also provide opportunities for philanthropic growth, as all the proceeds of our event will go to SSCS to help fund their next campaign. More about the society and the organizer: Paul Watson is the founder of Sea Shepherd Conversation Society and has become well known on the environmental front for his continued efforts in protecting the oceans. Recently there has been a large increase in supporters thanks to the television show “Whale Wars” on Animal Planet that follows the captain and crew in their anti-whaling campaigns. The next campaign will be featured in season 4 of the successful TV series. The organizer of this year’s “A Night for the Oceans” Antoine Lum is Paul Watson’s nephew and has been an active volunteer and crewmember with SSCS since 1999. He has been involved in many efforts in the last 10 years representing SSCS during campaigns in Galapagos Islands, Panama, Mexico, Costa Rica, Canada, Fiji, Australia, Hawaii, and is looking to crew in the upcoming 2010 Antarctica Campaign. We are counting on your support and will be happy to answer any questions you may have. Thank you in advance for your willingness to support the efforts of Sea Shepherd Conservation Society and make a difference for our oceans. Sincerely, Antoine Lum & Jessa Eng Special Event Managers Sea Shepherd Conservation Society – CanadaDEFEND – CONSERVE – PROTECT



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Fur Free Friday in Vancouver

Here is the event schedule for FUR FREE FRIDAY in Vancouver on November 26th!!! 11:30am to 1:00pm Meet at the Vancouver Art Gallery (Robson side) where we will be marching to several businesses in the area who sell fur (TBA) We will be spending approx. 15-30 minutes at each location. 2:00pm to 3:30pm at Max Mara, 2756 Granville St. There is a global campaign against Max Mara and we want to strengthen their efforts by putting on the pressure in Vancouver! 6:00pm we are meeting at Commercial and 1st Ave where we will be walking to the home of one of Vancouver’s most NOTORIOUS fur store owners for a home picket. We have leaflets and signs for those who don’t, email us for more information. We hope to see you at one or all of the events!!




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