Vancouver Animal Rights Campaigns (VARK)

Activists Uniting For The Benefit of Animals

No One is Free While Others Are Oppressed

No One is Free While Others Are Oppressed.


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Dead End Ahead

Dead End Ahead.

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1,000 (Dead) Reasons Why You Should Not Bet on or Watch Today’s Belmont Stakes

Unbelievable, how do they get away with this?

Horseracing Wrongs

The Triple Crown is a ruse – this is horseracing:

Racehorses Killed on American Tracks in 2014

3-year-old Aunt Meanie, January 1, Fair Grounds 9
5-year-old Uncle Smokey, January 2, Aqueduct 7
3-year-old Shand, January 2, Santa Anita 8
4-year-old Honor Thy Wife, January 3, Turf 6 (euthanized January 6)
4-year-old Sassy Cherokee, January 4, Charles Town 1
3-year-old Classic Ford, January 4, Fair Grounds 10
2-year-old Side Street, January 4, Gulfstream 3
8-year-old Caixa Eletronica, January 4, Belmont, training
3-year-old Six Drivers, January 4, Belmont, training
3-year-old Doughtie Cash, January 4, Delta 2
2-year-old Chicks Luv Roses, January 4, Sunland 2
2-year-old Blonde for Ever, January 6, Parx 3
4-year-old Clodhopper, January 6, Turf 3
4-year-old Good Mother Fran, January 6, Gulfstream, training
4-year-old Big Pancho’s Star, January 7, Turf, training
6-year-old Practice Squad, January 8, Delta 2
3-year-old Stout Heart, January 8, Delta 4
9-year-old Favorite Meeting, January…

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Please Help All Outdoor Animals Stay Warm, minus 20 weather!

Hi there, I just contacted CBC about mentioning to the public that outdoor animals need help staying warm as temperatures are dropping to minus 20 tonight and tomorrow throughout the okanagan. I also posted adds on kijiji and craigs list as reminders.

If anybody out there cares to please feel free to share this link or use the info in it to get people thinking of creative ideas to keep animals warm, by posting more adds or contacting Cbc or other news outlets.

Thanks for your help and bless you to the core of your soul.

A hot water bottle, wrapped in a towel, some straw, some shelter, a synthetic blanket food and water can go a long ways. The feral cats wont make it through this weather without some added warmth, they get frostbite on their paws, noses and ears, just like us. I’ve seen horses shivering in cold and so much more that we never get to see.

Art, by Ariel Rose




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Happy Canada Day! Help CATCA with International Cyber Campaign by sharing Message

Dear all,

To all the Canadians: HAPPY CANADA DAY!

We have this urgent International Cyber Campaign that need to spread as
widely as possible. Only 6 more days to go…

This campaign is targetted to all the CITES member countries authorities
that will meet in Geneve in 6 days time.

Please add your email and share it as much as you can!

Thank you very much on ahead!

Ericka Ceballos
CATCA Environmental and Wildlife Society
(Campaigns Against the Cruelty to Animals)
Animal Conservation and Welfare Foundation

URGENT!/URGENTE!/ Passez à l’action!

Watch this powerful video! IT and then go to: to add your email and voice to this
important campaign. Share widely.

Ve este poderoso video y anda al enlace de arriba para unir tu email y
voz a esta campana tan importante. Comparte ampliamente!

Un clip et un artiste à voir et encourager. S’il vous plaît regarder et
partager largement. Allez au lien ci-dessus pour joindre votre voix à
cette importante campagne.

CATCA EWS & ACWF are partners of this International Campaign.
CATCA EWS & ACWF son socios de esta Campania Internacional.


Ericka Ceballos
CATCA Environmental and Wildlife Society
Animal Conservation and Welfare Foundation

Ericka Ceballos, CATCA

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Breaking News! California Auctioneer Charged For Sending Horses to Slaughter

Breaking News! California Auctioneer charged for sending horse to slaughter. Madera, CA- Auctioneer Billy Ray Brown Jr., was arrested and charged in a case involving professional rodeo horses and beloved pets and auction records traced to a slaughterhouse in Canada.
The 1998 CA ‘Prohibition on Slaughter of Horses and Sale of Horsemeat for Human Consumption’ prohibits any person from possessing, transferring, receiving or holding any horse, pony, burro or mule with intent to kill it or have it killed, where the person knows or should know that any part of the animal will be used for human consumption, and provides that a violation constitutes a felony offense, but the sale of horses through auction in CA is laundered and horses are shipped first across state borders where no protective laws exist.

It’s no secret that countless horses from every breed and discipline sadly disappear across state lines after being sold for their meat at auction, despite the 1998 CA law. CA horses have proven to be no safer that horses in other states. Due to the absence of federal protection, over 100,000 American horses are shipped across federal borders to slaughter plants in Mexico and Canada each year. What most people don’t realize is that 92% of the horses sent to slaughter are sound, young and healthy. These are among America’s finest and brightest horses; champion show horses, Thoroughbred racehorses, summer camp ponies and even wild horses taken from their native lands.

Rescue horses can be protected through strict adoption contracts and placement through sanctuary, Individual horse owners and others can also implement protective measures to assure their horses’ safety and welfare.
Safety provisions can be written into any contract. Check out reputable rescues like Wild for Life Foundation ‘s Lifetime Equine Refuge for examples of safety provisions you can use to keep horses from being sold, given away or auctioned for any purpose.

Learn more at
Watch Saving America’s Horses trailer:
Like and share our page and posts to help raise awareness for the horses!
Read the article about this arrest:


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Protest at Aquarium June 10 at 5 p.m.

Upcoming protest at the aquarium: June 10 at 5pm , check out their facebook link for more info:

It is timed to coincide with the aquarium’s grand opening reception for donors, politicians and board members.
FB event page is here:

Join us on Tuesday, June 10th from 5-7 pm as we return to the aquarium for a demonstration that coincides with their invite-only Grand Opening Celebration. In attendance will be local politicians, local media personalities and influencers, and aquarium board members, donors & key supporters.

This is our chance to reach all of these people with our message of compassion, caring and freedom for all cetaceans!

YOUR CHALLENGE: To help us build upon the incredible success of Empty The Tanks, we’re asking each of you to bring ONE friend with you who wasn’t at Empty The Tanks. Let’s keep the momentum going!!!

(Note that the aquarium is not publicly advertising their event).

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To push Kijiji to finally do the right thing, ban sales and promote adoptions, I took inspiration from the Facebook group. I contacted RBC Royal Bank and asked them to stop advertising on Kijiji’s pet section. It worked! This week, RBC’s VP of Marketing contacted me to say they are removing their ads from all pages that advertise pets for sale on Kijiji Canada. Thank you RBC!
We haven’t won yet, but we’re sure the campaign is working.
There are many companies that have ads on Kijiji and I’m guessing some of them wouldn’t want to be associated with Kijiji if they knew it was providing a platform for puppy mills and unethical breeders to make a profit off the suffering of animals and the ignorance of consumers.
Will you take 3 minutes to join me in asking Kijiji’s advertisers to drop their ads and stop supporting Kijiji until pet sales are banned?

1) Choose a company that you see advertising on Kijiji. Here are some companies I’ve seen advertising on Kijiji Canada’s pets section in the past week and their Twitter handles:
National Bank: @nationalbank
TD Bank: @TD_Canada
American Express: @AmexCanada
Tangerine (formely ING DIRECT): @TangerineBank
Dell: @DellCares
Zulily: @zulily

2) Tweet to the company using their Twitter handle and add one these messages below or write your own.
You advertise on Kijiji where customers are cheated by puppy mills? Do like @WestJet & @RBC & drop your ads?
Is your brand at risk for advertising on a site that allows puppy mills to profit? Info:
@RBC & @WestJet did the right thing and pulled their ads from @Kijiji’s pet sales site. Will you? Info:

3) If a company responds to you and says they’ll drop their ads send me an email at and I’ll post your news as an update on the petition page.
It’s been a long campaign. Thank you for staying with me. We’ve made progress and I know we can win this for the animals.
Barbara Lapointe

PS. If you don’t use Twitter, consider posting on the Facebook page one of the companies you’ve seen advertising on Kijiji. You can use information from my petition page

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Violent Crimes Occur Through Craigs List adds; be cautious when giving away pets

Dear Sir, (or Madam)

I’m very sorry to hear that the truth about animal abuse occurring via Craig’s List happens to offend you. Should you have any caring for animals, you would want the truth to be exposed, perhaps you are also one of the violators.

One in 25 people are born as psychopaths, they do not carry the gene that allows them to feel any empathy for any other individual. They have no feelings.

When you place your pet or animal in the vulnerable position of being given to somebody on Craig’s list, chances are 1/ 25 that they will be capable of doing some horrendous things to your pet.

Please consider this before you so easily throw them away.
Instead, use the services around Vancouver that have some knowledge of how to ask the right questions to get the most caring, conscientious and resourceful people in our communities.

Please read the story below about a puppy given to somebody on Craig’s list who was euthanized due to medieval torture. Fortunately the man was caught and sentenced to 55 years in jail.

If you flag this, perhaps you should ask yourself if you have the capacity to feel love and empathy and caring for the vulnerable? perhaps you are one of the 1 in 25…

Thank you,


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Vancouvers Captive Whale Debate is Heating Up, please add your vote

NEWS 1130 : Vancouver’s captive whale debate heating up

Park Board says more information needed before any decision

Click on this link, scroll down and to the left you will find a poll we
are currently loosing SO PLESE VOTE NO NOW!


Should the Vancouver Aquarium continue to keep belugas and dolphins in

Thank you!

No Whales In Captivity
Box 461 – 1755 Robson Street
Vancouver, BC V6G 3B7 CANADA
Tel 604-736-9514
Twitter: @nwicbc


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