Vancouver Animal Rights Campaigns (VARK)

Activists Uniting For The Benefit of Animals

Join Stop UBC Animal Research for a discussion on vivisection

Please join Stop UBC Animal Research and VADL for an open discussion on the UBC
vivisection campaign and how to effectively move forward. We will be discussing
campaign goals, strategies and tactics. Bring your ideas and compassion for the animals
in laboratories – yours is their only voice!

Oakridge Public Library at 41st and Cambie – meeting space at rear….
6:45pm on Thursday, January 23rd

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Tonight, discussion on Tar Sands: Tsleil Waututh Community Centre September 11 at 7:00 p.m.

From the thousands of you who’ve taken action online, to the crowds that withstood the bitter cold at last fall’s Defend our Coast rally, to the rejection of the Enbridge Northern Gateway project by Premier Clark herself, the message is loud and clear. British Columbians have said ‘No’ to pipelines and tankers.

Unfortunately, we all know it is not enough just to say ‘No.’ We also have to find alternatives to tar sands we can say ‘Yes’ to.

That is why I am excited to invite you to ForestEthics Advocacy’s and the Tsleil Waututh Nation Sacred Trust Initiative’s Town Hall meeting to discuss our future: the end of our dependence on tar sands and the creation of local jobs we can all be proud of.

Join us Wednesday, September 11th at 7pm at the Tsleil Waututh Community Centre (3010 Sleil Waututh Rd. North Vancouver.) Act now to RSVP and reserve your spot in this important conversation.

Working with the Tsleil Waututh Nation Sacred Trust Initiative to stop the Kinder Morgan pipeline has been an inspiring experience for me. Not only are they committed to defending the land and water around Burrard Inlet — of which they have been the stewards for countless generations — but they have also taken bold steps towards making a safer and healthier economy a reality.

When you compare the environmental protection efforts of the Tsleil Waututh Nation to the record of our own Canadian government, it’s startling just how wrong of a path the Harper government is on.
Instead of investing in a healthy future of alternative energy, our government continues to subsidize the tar sands — one of the most dangerous industries in the world. This cheerleading for short-sited pipeline projects must stop. And we must demand alternatives.

Clearly Canada can and must do better. But that kind of change will only happen if we insist on it. That’s why your voice is so important. Speak up. Join us.

I hope to see you there,
Ben West
Tar Sands Campaign Director, ForestEthics Advocacy
@BenWest

Ready to talk about our future? So are we.

Join us for a Town Hall meeting and together we’ll find our future beyond tar sands.

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Radical Animals and Ravaged Environments: A New Understanding For a Common Struggle

Radical Animals and Ravaged Environments: A New Understanding For a Common Struggle

Thursday, September 12th, 7pm
The Yet-to-be-named Former Rhizome Café, 317 East Broadway

Hosted by The Black Paw Print Collective and Rising Tide – Vancouver, Coast Salish Territories.

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Join us for a community discussion about bridging together environmental struggles and animal liberation.

With presentations by
Aylon Cohen, Black Paw Print Collective
Comrade Black, Profane Existence and former SHAC Canada
Fletch, Rising Tide-Vancouver
Suzy Q, Black Paw Print Collective

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The Black Paw Print Collective is an anarch@-feminist collective devoted to total animal, environmental, and human liberation through direct action and education.

Rising Tide: Vancouver Coast Salish Territories is a grassroots environmental justice group committed to fighting the root causes of climate change and the interconnected destruction of land, water, and air.
http://risingtide604.ca/

RSVP on facebook: https://www.facebook.com/events/530672250338887/

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UBC Animal Research friends and supporters !!

Subject: Please join us for two important events!

Hi to all Stop UBC Animal Research friends and supporters! You are invited to a vital planning meeting this coming Monday, September 9th at 7pm, at 1428 West 7th Avenue in Vancouver
(near Granville Street). Newcomers are welcome to join in and share their ideas, questions and expertise….

We will be hearing more about the upcoming visit by Dr. Ray Greek, President of
Americans for Medical Advancement, in an event sponsored by Stop UBC Animal Research.
9/27th at VPL will be an unprecedented opportunity for many to hear a leading scientist speak out
against animal research – a presentation not to be missed!

We have much planning to do for 9/27th. We will also be planning upcoming advertising and outreach
opportunities and looking for exciting new ways to keep the campaign active and a powerful voice for
the animals in laboratories at UBC and at other Canadian institutions.

Please RSVP if you can join us at Monday’s meeting!

604-551-3324 or stopubcanimalresearch@gmail.com

Who Knew?!
10,000 Canadians are killed EVERY YEAR by ANIMAL-TESTED drugs!
This is the 4th leading cause of death!
http://www.ourcivilisation.com/medicine/usamed/deaths.htm JAMA 1997 vol.277, pp.301-6
WHAT’S WRONG WITH THESE ANIMAL TESTS? DO THEY REALLY PROTECT THE PUBLIC? OR DO THEY PROTECT CORPORATIONS?
WATCH THE VIDEO
featuring Dr. John J. Pippin, MD “MAXIMUM TOLERATED DOSE”
6 pm – 7:30 pm
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Dr. C. Ray Greek, MD, author of
SACRED COWS and GOLDEN GEESE The Human Cost of Experiments on Animals
Appearing in person to answer questions and elaborate on “TRUISMS – That Aren’t True”….
8 pm
Sept. 27, 2013
Vancouver Main Public Library 350 West Georgia St. Peter Kaye Room

From Stop UBC Animal Research Website:

In February, 2010, Stop UBC Animal Research formed out of concern for animals at the university. Our months-long investigation of UBC revealed disturbing details. For instance, one UBC researcher has experimented on cats for 30 years. In 2008 he received a five-year, federally funded grant for continued animal research. In his papers, the researcher described how he had cut open the backs of cats to expose their vertebrae, inserted titanium screws into the cats’ spinal columns to inhibit movement, and built restraint chambers around the cats’ exposed vertebrae to give researchers access to the cats’ spinal columns and to fix the animals in a sitting position for recording sessions.

We also discovered UBC researchers have conducted studies in which they:

Administered electroconvulsive shock to monkeys to induce seizures
Poured a saline solution into newborn piglets’ lungs to induce respiratory failure
Captured wild songbirds, withdrew their blood, then decapitated some of the birds
Exposed mice to cigarette smoke for up to six months in emphysema research
Blinded monkeys in vision studies

http://stopubcanimalresearch.org/gallery

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Join Anthony Marr and Vancouver Animal Defense League in asking for ban of shark fins in Burnaby

The Vancouver Animal Defense League is joining the fight to save our finned friends! We want to see shark fins banned not only in Vancouver, but we are pushing for a simultaneous ban in Burnaby, Richmond AND Vancouver.
We want the sale, possession and trade of shark fins to be banned outright in all three cities.
On June 25th we will be appearing before the city council of Burnaby to speak for our finned friends. Vancouver activist Anthony Marr will be speaking and he has only 10 minutes to convince the city why this ban should be put into place. The meeting room fits 90 people and we want to make sure there is standing room only.
We will be arriving at city hall an hour before the meeting starts to rally for the sharks. Bring your signs and banners!
This demo is one of the most important we will see all year, bring your friends and family!
Watch for the Richmond rally coming soon!

Email vancouveranimaldefenseleague@live.ca for more information.

 

Date: Monday June, 25th, 2012

Time: 6:00 – 8:00 p.m.

Location: Burnaby City Hall, 4949 Canada Way, Burnaby, BC V5G 1M2

Contact: vancouveranimaldefenseleague@live.ca for more information

Join Facebook Event Here: http://www.facebook.com/events/221921114594766/222964631157081

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Like a Facebook Page to help block Sunday Hunting in Nova Scotia

MISSION:    TO BLOCK THE PROPOSED AMENDMENT TO BILL-87 THE WILDLIFE ACT FROM PASSING WHICH WOULD ALLOW SUNDAY HUNTING.

 

Please help Nova Scotian Citizens who are trying to stop their government from allowing hunting on Sunday’s.  (Go to their Facebook Site Here. )   They know that with the current lack of awareness of animal consciousness and the general lack of understanding and compassion for animals in Canada that they can not stop hunting.  However these Canadian Citizens are desperately seeking to keep the one day of peace they currently enjoy.

  • One day of peace and refuge and quiet.
  • One day where they do not have to bear witness to the cruelty of hunting, to hear the horrible gun shots and to know that animals are being killed and suffering.
  • One day on Sunday where they can take their dog for a walk and not worry about them being in the cross fire of guns and the cruelty of hunting activities.

 

This is their write up posted on their Facebook Site: “Say No To Sunday Hunting in Nova Scotia”

 

 

NS Liberal Natural Resources Critic ANDREW YOUNGER has purposed to allow SUNDAY HUNTING in Nova Scotia. By liking this page, you agree that the decision is WRONG and Nova Scotians should NOT be allowed to hunt on Sundays. Such hunting would limit outdoor enthusiast’s ability to safely take part in recreational activities everyday of the week. Say NO to Sunday hunting and share this site with your friends.

 

Also posted on their site:

 

THERE ARE 2 WAYS TO SUPPORT AGAINST SUNDAY HUNTING IN NOVA SCOTIA.

 

 

(1) IS IS TO ATTEND THE PROPOSED MEETING IN THE PROVINCE. CALL AND PUT YOUR NAME DOWN FOR THE LAW AMENDMENTS AGAINST SUNDAY HUNTING- BILL 87 WILDLIFE ACT. HERE IS THE PHONE NUMBER- 424-8941..PLEASE CALL ASAP IT TAKE LESS THAN 30 SECONDS OF YOUR TIME. THIS IS FOR CITIZENS THAT WILL VOICE AGAINST THE HUNTING ON SUNDAYS .

 

(2) LIKING THIS PAGE SHOWS THE SUPPORT THAT YOU ARE AGAINST THIS BILL FROM PASSING. WE ARE NOT ASKING YOU TO ATTEND THE MEETING. THAT IS YOUR CHOICE. PLEASE KEEP SHARING THIS IS URGENT AND THE MEETING COULD BE CALLED ANYDAY NOW. THANK YOU FOR YOUR SUPPORT.

 

Link to Nova Scotia Government Page:  http://www.gov.ns.ca/

 

 

 

Here is the Proposed amendment according to the Legislative Report:  http://www.coxandpalmerlaw.com/en/home/publications/NS_Legislative_Report_Nov_10.aspx

Bill No. 87 – Wildlife Act (amended) – Andrew Younger (Lib)
This Bill amends the Wildlife Act and provides that where a Saturday and the following Monday are prescribed as part of the open season for hunting big game, the Sunday between is deemed to be part of the open season. It also allows the holder of a big game hunting license to hunt on a Sunday during the open season and to transport or possess a firearm or bow in a wildlife habitat on a Sunday during the open season.
Status: Passed first reading and is awaiting debate in principle by the House. 

 

 

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Important Stop UBC Animal Research Meeting January 12, 2012

Stop UBC Animal Research meeting and vegan potluck
 

DATE:  Thursday, January 12

TIME:  7:00-9:00PM

WHERE:
Entre Nous Femmes Housing Society
1656 Adanac Street
Vancouver
The meeting place is a large, light grey apartment complex located half a block west of Commercial Drive on the south side of the street. On the centre front of the complex there is large signage that says “Alma Blackwell – Entre Nous Femmes.” This name is half-hidden by a red maple tree. Look to the base of this tree and that’s where the entrance to the meeting room is, at ground level. (Don’t go up the ramp or the stairs. The door you are looking for is between the ramp and the stairs, sidewalk level.)

 

For More Info Please Go to The Stop UBC Animal Research Blog Website here:  http://stopubcanimalresearch.org/

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UVic Rabbit Request for Texas Meeting

If you are in the area of Whitehouse, Texas, or know anyone who is, please come out to the meeting tonight to oppose the animal ordinance on tonight’s agenda!

Meeting starts at 6pm at 311 East Main St., in Whitehouse, Texas

You can speak at the meeting, here’s how:
local citizens: there is a section in the agenda, right at the beginning, called “Citizen Participation”. Just after the minutes of the meeting are approved, you can stand up and speak for 3 minutes.
non-citizens: there is a section in the agenda, just after Citizen Participation, where you can speak for 3 minutes, it’s called “Non-Citizen’s Participation”. For this you must sign up 10 minutes before the meeting is called to order. (ie try to arrive early to sign up)

Item 9B on the agenda is Ordinance 11-0211-01 Animal Control
Encourage the council to vote against it.

Two quick points:
If animal rescue groups can’t operate in the city, animal control costs will rise exponentially as homeless animals will be abandoned to the street.
Animal rescue groups also contribute to lowering the cost of city animal control by spaying and neutering homeless animals and keeping them off the streets.

If you can’t be at the meeting, please phone, fax, or email:

phone 903-839-4914, fax 903-839-4915
emails:
dhogden@whitehousetx.org
mjeter@whitehousetx.org
ppowell@whitehousetx.org
thill@whitehousetx.org
cparker@whitehousetx.org
plicht@whitehousetx.org

Wild Rose Rescue Ranch can be reached at lenhamw@aol.com

Thank you, the Rabbits and friends

For More Info Please Check Out The Action For UVIC Rabbits Facebook Group

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Stop UBC Animal Research Meeting, Sat Jan 8, 2011

DATE: Saturday, January 8, 2011

TIME: 3:00-4:30 PM

LOCATION: Society for Promoting Environmental Conservation, 2150 Maple Street, Vancouver

(Corner of 6th & Maple. Two blocks west of Burrard St.)

See Google maps: http://maps.google.com/maps?hl=en&tab=wl

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 January meeting is a very important one. We’ll report on a flurry of campaign activities and new findings about UBC’s research on animals.Plus, 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. We plan to kick off some exciting campaign activities in the new year.

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

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 upcoming meeting.

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: http://stopubcanimalresearch.org/

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Stop UBC Meeting Sat Nov 20

STOP UBC ANIMAL RESEARCH MEETING, SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 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.)
Vancouver

See Google maps: http://maps.google.com/maps?hl=en&tab=wl

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:http://stopubcanimalresearch.org/

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