Vancouver Animal Rights Campaigns (VARK)

Activists Uniting For The Benefit of Animals

CATCA Distributes brochures on Whales in Captivity at Landmark Cinemas

Dear all, As part of the WAD Activities, Campaigns Against the Cruelty to Animals (CATCA) will be distributing educative brochures about whales in Captivity on Wednesday 23th at Landmark Cinemas (New Westminster Sky Train Station) during the New West Doc Fest presentation of Blackfish.

There will be very great documentaries for three nights only, that you do not want to miss! Bring your family and friends.

I hope to see you there!

Ericka Ceballos
WAD Canadian Ambassadress

**Check the list of documentaries!**

New West Doc Fest (October 23, 24,25)

Wednesday Oct 23
7:00 Feature Film: The Legend of Sarila
9:00 Feature Film: Blackfish

Thursday Oct 24
7:00 Feature Film: GMO OMG
9:00 Feature Film: Twenty Feet from Stardom

Friday Oct 25
7:30 Feature Film: Bidder 70
9:00 Free AFTER PARTY at the Spud Shack Fry Co.
New Westminster SkyTrain Station

https://www.facebook.com/events/170626413125912/

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Filed under: Alerts, Education/Leafletting, Help Needed, ,

New CATCA-ACWF Auction page!

To all my FB friends and colleagues: Here is our new CATCA-ACWF Auction page!: http://www.catcahelpanimals.org/100.html! Each month the items won will be shipped to the winners and we will add new items. The deadline for this Auction is September 30th. Our work is volunteer based, so we need to do these auctions to help pay for the office expenses. check what we do: http://www.catcahelpanimals.org and http://www.ACWFeu.org
This Auction is good for Canada, US and the world!
SHARE WIDELY AND BID TODAY TO HELP ANIMALS WORLDWIDE!
Thank you!
Ericka Ceballos

Filed under: Alerts, Fundraisers,

CATCA at Veg Fest This Saturday, a free summer street festival

EVENT THIS SATURDAY!!!!!

CATCA-ACWF will have an educative table at the Veg Fest Vancouver! This is a free summer street festival in it’s third year on happening July 27th, 2013 in downtown Vancouver on Granville Street (between Dunsmuir and Smithe) hosting vegan food vendors, informative tables for animal organizations, local businesses, and much more!

We will be there from 10 AM-6 PM. Stop by to say hi and to pick up our latest ACWF important fliers. CATCA-ACWF is now accepting donations of small animal art/crafts or jewelry for our next online Fundraiser event. You can drop your donations in our table or send them by mail to: Ericka Ceballos/CATCA , P.O. Box 16021, 617 Belmont Street, New Westminster, BC V3M-6W6 Canada

Your items will go a long way to save the animals!

Thank you!/Gracias/ Dzienki!

Ericka Ceballos
President
Campaigns Against the Cruelty to Animals
http://www.catcahelpanimals.org
Animal Conservation and Welfare Foundation
http://www.ACWFeu.org

Welcome to CATCA
http://www.catcahelpanimals.org
Working for more than two decades to stop abuse and cruelty to animals.

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Veg Fest July 27th at Granville Street between Georgia and Robson

Dear all,

CATCA will have an informative table at the VegFest on Saturday July 27th!
(The VegFest will be at Granville Street between Georgia and Robson).

The event will be from 10-6 PM.
If you could come for 1 or 2 hours that will be greatly appreciated.

Please, send me a private message here in FB if you can volunteer for this nice event.

Thank you very much on ahead.

Ericka Ceballos
President
CATCA-ACWF

EVENT THIS SATURDAY!!!!!

CATCA-ACWF will have an educative table at the Veg Fest Vancouver! This is a free summer street festival in it’s third year on happening July 27th, 2013 in downtown Vancouver on Granville Street (between Dunsmuir and Smithe) hosting vegan food vendors, informative tables for animal organizations, local businesses, and much more!

We will be there from 10 AM-6 PM. Stop by to say hi and to pick up our latest ACWF important fliers. CATCA-ACWF is now accepting donations of small animal art/crafts or jewelry for our next online Fundraiser event. You can drop your donations in our table or send them by mail to: Ericka Ceballos/CATCA , P.O. Box 16021, 617 Belmont Street, New Westminster, BC V3M-6W6 Canada

Your items will go a long way to save the animals!

Thank you!/Gracias/ Dzienki!

Ericka Ceballos
President
Campaigns Against the Cruelty to Animals
http://www.catcahelpanimals.org
Animal Conservation and Welfare Foundation
http://www.ACWFeu.org

Welcome to CATCA
http://www.catcahelpanimals.org
Working for more than two decades to stop abuse and cruelty to animals.

Filed under: Demo's, Help Needed, , , ,

Summary of the CITES with CATCA

Summary of the CITES CoP16: http://www.iisd.ca/vol21/enb2183e.html
I invite you visit my CATCA FUNDRAISER GROUP: https://www.facebook.com/groups/429302130482688/ to bid on some cool animal items to help me cover the expenses of my lobbying… at the CITES CoP16. If you want to know about my succesful lobbying stories check my wall. Please share widely.
Thank you!
Ericka Ceballos
President
CATCA/ACWF http://www.catcahelpanimals.org and http://www.ACWFeu.org

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Filed under: Articles, Follow Ups, Fundraisers, Newsletters in Activism, Updates, , , , , , ,

Cartoonist Graham Harrop is donating a Vancouver Sun Original Cartoon for CATCA Fundraiser

Support CATCA animal activities!
Donate an item too!
Auction ends March 31, 2012 at 7pm PST.
Winner must pay for shipping of item(s).
Learn what we do: http://www.catcahelpanimals.org

Cartoonist Graham Harrop is donating a Vancouver Sun cartoon original, along with a colour print of how the cartoon appeared in the newspaper – he hopes this helps Catca to continue in its wonderful work! Original b&w cartoon resale value is $300 – min. bid $25

All these items auctioned will end on March 31st. Bid now and donate an item to the great CATCA causes. S& H of small items is: $1.34 CAD here in Canada and $2.66 to the US. International shipping is available too. Please help us to spread the message! Thank you! Ericka Ceballos

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Help Albert the Taiwanese dog Get surgery!

 

**HELP ALBERT THE TAIWANESE DOG!**This is Albert. He is a 5 year old dog recently rescued in Taiwan and brought to British Columbia by the ABLDR. Albert had a degenerative illness that destroyed all his jaw and teeth, he has been abused and suffered a lot in the past. He is undergoing several reconstructive surgeries to fix his mouth and nose to be able to eat without his food slidding by the sides. He is a very sweet loving and VERY happy and grateful dog that was lucky to be adopted 3 months ago by a dear friend that happens to be a well known devoted animal activist in Burnaby, BC, Canada. If any of you want to donate some money to help her pay these expensive surgeries and improve Albert’s life, pls. send it to our address and we will collect it for her. On the cheque or envelope please write: For Albert’s medical care. Thank you! Ericka

 

Email: ericka@catcahelpanimals.org

Filed under: Donations Needed, Rescues,

Seal Motorcade Saturday March 26th for the Seals!

CATCA seals and wolves alert!

Dear all,

Here below is some important info:

** TODAY at 12:20 PM we will be in Animal Voices CO-OP Radio at: 102.7 FM
Or: Satellite: Starchoice 845, Cable: Check your local listings, Telus TV: Channel 718

http://animalvoices.org/2011/03/campaigns-against-the-cruelty-to-animals-about-the-canadian-seal-hunt-seattle-vegfest-preview/

**TOMORROW IS THE MOTORCADE FOR THE SEALS!

March 26th, Saturday at 10:00AM

10:00 AM – meet at the waterfront parking lot on Beach and Bute, Vancouver
10:30 AM- vehicle decoration and media reception
11:00 AM- departure from Vancouver
12:00 PM- media reception in Squamish
1:00 PM – media reception in Whistler
1:15 PM – we will go for lunch in Whistler and then we will return to Vancouver

The distance from Vancouver to Whistler is 120km/75mi which is 1/3 of 360km/225mi – the distance from Vancouver to Kamloops. At 1m/3.3′ per seal, 360km/225mi is the length of a single file of 360,000 dead baby seals lined up along any highway.

Anthony Marr has taken his anti-sealing message to the United States by leading his Motorcade for the Seals in numerous US cities.

The co-organizer of the event Ericka Ceballos of CATCA, coordinated the  international effort campaign at the EU from 2007-2010. She coordinated the actions of 16 organizations in North America and Europe during all that time.
As a result, that CATCA international seal campaign played a major role in achieving to get the ban on the import trade of seal products at the European Union.

Anthony Marr will lead the motorcade by motorcycle, rain or shine.

We need people to come and participate in the event!

If you would like to participate, pls. tell me how you can help:
1) Can you drive? Can you bring your car to the motorcade before and after we take off to Whistler?
2) We are looking for people to hold banners for about 45 minutes here ? Can you do that?
3) Can you bring family or friends to the event?
4) Do you know people in Whistler?

Pls. send me an e-mail if you can help us with any of the above at: harmonyseals2004@yahoo.ca(this is just a temporary
e-mail adress up to next Tuesday). I am having problems to receive e-mails, so if you need to contact me, contact me there.

Hope to see you there tomorrow!

**Our dear colleague Earl sent us an alert for the wolves in Norway.
http://www.cvfaf.org/NorwayWolfShame.html

Pls. take action and send and urgent e-mail to save the very last few wild wolves in Norway.
There is about 30 wolves left in Norway!

and don’t forget:

**Our CATCA bowling event for the animals!

Monday, Wednesday – all day, and Sunday before 3pm.
Price is $20.00 with a vegan or veggie food and a drink.
If you don’t want to eat, then is $13 for 2 games for Mondays and Wednesdays (shoes included or bring your own); and $15 for Sundays. IT IS MANDATORY TO CALL 1 or 2 days ON AHEAD TO RESERVE A LANE

If you didn’t make a reservation on advance, please call the same day to check availability and/or waiting times.
We thank you for your patience. Call (604) 580-2600 and say that you are going there for the CATCA Fundraising to get this promotion.

We also have a CATCA basket worth it over $100 Dollars with products from the Body Shop. Tickets are $1.00 Each. You can buy them at the Xcalibur Bowling Reception.

THANK YOU!

Help the animals today!
Go to http://www.catcahelpanimals.org

Filed under: Planned Events, Twittering, , , , , ,

Motorcade for The Seals in Vancouver and Whistler

Motorcade for The Seals in Vancouver and Whistler (CHANGE OF DATE!)

Due to weather conditions we decided to move the Seal Motorcade to:
March 26th, Saturday at 10:00AM.

The assembly will be at the water-front parking lot on Beach and Bute in English Bay, downtown Vancouver

This year for the Annual Anti-Sealing Day, CATCA is delighted to joined force with HOPE-CARE and it’s Founder/President, our colleague Anthony Marr, who is well known for his animal advocacy work around the world, and who was honored with the “Best All-Around Activist Award” by Negotiation Is Over (NIH) in January 2010, and the “Henry Spira Grassroots Activist Award” by Farm Animal Rights Movement (FARM) at the 2010 Animal Rights National Conference in Washington DC.

“Tell someone that 360,000 baby seals are being killed this year, his left brain will shelf it under ‘big number’, and his right brain doesn’t quite get to see it at all, and his emotion does not get involved,” says Anthony. “But if you could find some way to show his right brain the scale of the carnage, he would likely take action. At about one meter per baby seal, a single file of 360,000 dead baby seals laid out along a highway will stretch 360km/223mi. You will have drive at highway speeds for 3 hours to go from one end of it to the other. People often stop in their tracks and look stunned.”

So, how do we show this vision to the public? Via media, of course. “We all know that a demo without media coverage ‘did not happen’,” says Anthony Marr. “What media want is not as much information but drama. It is more how a message is delivered than the message itself. Media wants something new, either in the message, or in the delivery, preferably both. But something new is new only once. So we have to invent a new way every time.”

The idea of the motorcade was conceived by Anthony Marr for his Compassion for Animals Road Expeditions (CARE-tours, of which there has been 7 since 2003, each covering 25-44 states in 3-7 months), and has been proven extremely effective as a media tool. A memorable one, involving about a dozen cars, was from Houston to Dallas, Texas, driving distance 385km/239mi, about the length of a single file of 360,000 dead baby seals, at 1 meter each, laid out along the highway. All 4 Houston TV stations showed up, plus newspapers of both Houston and Dallas. Overnight, Texans by the hundreds of thousands who knew nothing about the Canadian seal massacre learned something shocking about it, and took actions to oppose it.

Although he has done many motorcades before in the US, he has never done one in his own hometown Vancouver. So now, it is Vancouver’s turn.

We will ask media to show up around 10:30 AM. It is then we will be decorating the cars and motorcycles with posters and ribbons. The TV cameras will be going around zooming into the posters being taped on to car doors, and reporters will be randomly interviewing participants. At 11:00 AM, Anthony Marr will lead the procession on his motorcycle from downtown Vancouver via the Sea-to-Sky Highway to Squamish and Whistler. The event will end at Whistlerat 1 PM with a media conferencia.

The driving distance from Vancouver to Squamish is 64 km/40mi, and the whole distance to Whistler is 120 km/75mi (respectively about 1/5 to 1/3 the whole length of the 360km seal line).

We hope that you will able to go all the way to Whistler for a good arrival show. Even if not, please join in the departure from Vancouver for a good TV departure presentation. After that, you can go as far as you want – Horseshoe Bay, Lions Bay, Britania Beach, Squamish, Whistler. At Whistler, we will have lunch, then go our individual ways.

Those without cars please come for the media coverage anyway to make the assembly for TV as big as possible. (Recalled the Ambleside Park dog demo? If we would do it for 100 dogs, why wouldn’t we do it for 360,000 baby seals?). You could then go with those with cars, or perhaps hold your own foot demo after the motorcade has departed.

WE NEED PEOPLE TO COME TO JOIN AND SUPPORT THIS MOTORCADE FOR THE SEALS:

1) Cars and drivers
2) Drivers
3) People to be surrounding the motorcade and stay after the motorcade goes to Whistler, holding a POLITE demo with placards and banners.

If you intend to come, please let me know what you be willng to do, OK?
Can you bring some friends? Can you pls tell other colleagues about it?

Contact me at: ericka@ catcahelpanimals.org

Thank you!

Ericka
Campaigns Against The Cruelty To Animals
Western Canada Anti Sealing Coalition
http://www.catcahelpanimals.org

Filed under: Demo's, Event Date Changes, Planned Events, Protests, Rallies, , , , , , , , ,

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