Vancouver Animal Rights Campaigns (VARK)

Activists Uniting For The Benefit of Animals

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.

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A Night For The Oceans


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Stop UBC at Vancouver Art Gallery

Stop UBC Animal Research’s Nearly Naked, Peta Supported Event on October 24th outside the Vancouver Art Gallery

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gathered media from all of Vancouver to cover the theatrical themed demo, bringing attention to the 100 000 animals used in animal research yearly at UBC. (approximately 2 minutes) (approximately 4 minutes)

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Listen Today to Stop UBC Animal Research on CBC’s “On The Coast”

Stop UBC Animal Research will be on CBC’s “On the Coast” radio today. “On the Coast” starts at 3PM. I believe we are on at 4:40. You can listen at 690 AM or go the following to listen live online:

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Gene Baur On Animal Voices Radio Friday Sept, 24

Hello listeners!

Remember to tune into today’s Animal Voices radio show from noon to 1pm PST on 102.7fm CFRO or online at

In today’s show, we’ll speak about some of the exciting events coming up this weekend to benefit Farm Sanctuary, including the Vancouver Walk for Farm Animals and the Gimme Shelter event, featuring keynote speaker Gene Baur, co-founder of Farm Sanctuary. Plus, a chance to win a copy of Gene Baur’s book “Farm Sanctuary: Changing Hearts and Minds About Animals and Food“! (hint: all you have to do is enter your name under the “Discussion” tab on our Facebook page for a chance to win!) The deadline for this contest draw is next Friday at 9am and the winner will be chosen on next Friday’s show. It’s a fantastic book and a must-read for all!

Travel Tips & Recommendations for Compassionate Eating: Los Angeles
Alison will share some of her recommendations on places to eat in Los Angeles, California, based on her recent trip there. Los Angeles is one of her favourite places to find cruelty-free vegan food, featuring 20 vegan restaurants and over 30 vegetarian restaurants! There always seems to be new places popping up as well to get some good vegan grub, and Alison shares some new finds as well as standard favourites, including Real Food Daily in Santa Monica and West Hollywood, The Veggie Grill in El Segundo and West Hollywood, Madeleine Bistro in Tarzana, Shojin in downtown L.A., and the Newsroom in West Hollywood.

Gene Baur, Farm Sanctuary
Our feature interview is with Gene Baur, animal activist, best-selling author, and president and co-founder of Farm Sanctuary, which was the very first farmed animal rescue organization, founded in 1986, and has 2 shelters, in New York and California. In his work for the animals, Gene has conducted hundreds of visits to farms, stockyards, and slaughterhouses to document conditions, and his pictures and videotape, exposing factory farming cruelty, have been aired nationally and internationally, educating millions. His efforts have been covered by leading news organizations, including the New York Times, The Larry King Show, the Los Angeles Times, Chicago Tribune, Wall Street Journal, Washington Post, ABC, NBC, CBS, and CNN television networks. His book, entitled Farm Sanctuary: Changing Hearts and Minds about Animals and Food, was published in 2008 and has become a national best seller.

Mr. Baur will be making a speaking appearance this Sunday here in Vancouver as part of the Gimme Shelter fundraising event. This precedes the Walk for Farm Animals, a nation-wide fundraiser for Farm Sanctuary, which happens here in Vancouver this Saturday!

Remember, you can also always listen to podcasts of our shows afterwards both on our Facebook page and on our website

Thanks for listening,

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Listen to CKNW Interview with Stop UBC Animal Research

CKNW interview with Stop UBC Animal Research’s Be sure to listen to UBC’s response as well.

CKNW is Vancouver’s most listened to talk radio.  The word is spreading thanks to all of you!     Since we went public in mid-August we’ve:

None of this could have been possible without your help and energy. Thank you for making this all happen.

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 Radio Show Fri Aug 20

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In this episode, Alison will give a review of the Wallflower restaurant.

We will be interviewing local activist Rita Mashinsky from the Stop UBC Animal Research campaign. This campaign started a few months ago in response to UBC’s secretive research on 100,000 animals per year. UBC maintains over thirty animal care facilities across its campus and throughout the rest of Vancouver.

Our Feature interview is with JB Mulcahy, Director of Operations at the Chimp Sanctuary Northwest (CSNW). J.B. Mulcahy began working with chimpanzees in 1998. Prior to CSNW, he worked for the Fauna Foundation, the first sanctuary to rescue chimpanzees used in HIV research. CSNW is home to Burrito, Foxie, Jamie, Jody, Missy, and Negra, also known as the Cle Elum Seven. They came from Buckshire Corporation, a company that rented out chimps for bio-medical research. The Cle Elum Seven were used for Hepatitis vaccine studies and for breeding. Go to the CSNW blog to learn about the chimps and watch videos of their journey and adventures

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