Vancouver Animal Rights Campaigns (VARK)

Activists Uniting For The Benefit of Animals

CATCA Comic Fundraiser Event in Victoria

Attend an evening of comedy at Langford Lanes Bowling Centre on Monday, Tuesday or Wednesday (the 15th, 16th and 17th) from 7:00 – 9:30 p.m.
Tickets are $30.00 each and anyone who attends and mention my referral (CATCA or Ericka Ceballos), will get a $5.00 discount, which will be donated
for our animal activities. For more info check here:

The main performer is Michael Winslow, he is a comedian from the Police Academy and Spaceballs films.
He is better known as the man that can make over 1,000 sounds!

The other performers are from Laff Lines in New Westminster.

To learn more about my international animal activities to save animals check here: and visit and LIKE our CATCA FB page:

Please, help the animals by sharing this event with your friends in Victoria and the whole island.

October 15 at 7:00pm until October 17 at 9:30pm
1097 Langford Parkway, Victoria BC

Thank you!
Ericka Ceballos
President and Founder
Campaigns Against the Cruelty to Animals



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CATCA Alert for Yupi the Polar Bear in Captivity

Dear Friend,

I was wondering if you could help us with this urgent campaign to relocate a
Polar bear in Mexico, which is in a concrete barren enclosure very poor
facility, and is suffering every day because of the extreme heat.  WE URGE YOU



We have excellent news:

*The Green Party of Mexico is now our voice for this campaign in Mexico.

*Born Free UK just joined our efforts in this campaign.

*Our other animal welfare colleagues in Europe and Canada, have also been
active collecting signatures for our petitions to help Yupi.

*Very soon we will know for sure to which facility Yupi can be transfer, but it
will be either Canada or the US.

But, we still need to collect 10,000 signatures by the end of February 2012!

Please print the petition to start to collect signatures with your colleagues,
friends and family here:

Please send your petitions by the end of February to any of these addresses:

If you are in the UK or Europe:

Zoo Check team Born Free Foundation
3 Grove House, Foundry Lane
Horsham West
Sussex RH13 5PL, England

If you are in Canada or the US:

Rob Laidlaw
Zoocheck Canada
788 1/2 O’Connor Drive
Toronto ON M4B 2S6, Canada

For Mexico and Latin America:

Sr. Oscar Vélez Ruiz Gaitán
Coordinador de Ecología y Vida Silvestre, CEN,
Partido Verde Ecologista Mexicano
Cerrada Loma Bonita #18,
Colonia Lomas Altas Delegación Miguel Hidalgo,
México D.F. C.P. 11950

For the rest of the world:

Scan the petitions with the signatures and send them to CATCA by e-mail:  Cc (Very important, on
the subject line please write: YUPI PETITIONS, so I will not miss them!)

or send them to us:

Ericka Ceballos
Campaigns Against the Cruelty to Animals
P.O. Box 16021, 617 Belmont Street
New Westminster BC V3M-6W6

I hope you can give us a hand to collect the signatures we need!

Go to the link to our Yupi website to learn more about Yupi: http://

Thank you for helping us to help Yupi!


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CATCA WAD Children Animal Artwork Event in New Westminster Sunday October 30th,

World Animal Day with Children’s artwork exhibition Oct 30th/ Raffle

by Ericka Ceballos on Friday, October 21, 2011 at 3:22pm

Dear all,

Here is our poster of the CATCA WAD Children Animal Artwork Event in New Westminster next Sunday October 30th, that CATCA is organizing at the Centennial Community Centre.

Please help us to promote this educative animal event by sending this poster by e-mail to friends, or by printing it and posting it in public libraries, your school, work, veterianarian clinics, pet stores, or your community centre.

If you are not in BC or Canada, please send this message to your colleagues here in BC.

Here is the pdf of the poster of the event: 

If you can come to help me please let me know ASAP in an e-mail (or message in FB), with the subject: CATCA WAD EVENT!

Hope to see you there and thank you very much on ahead.

Ericka Ceballos


Founder and President

Campaigns Against the Cruelty to Animals

Canadian Ambassador for the World Animal Day 2011

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Peta Blog: Ding Dong the Bills Are Dead!

We are thrilled to announce that today, after bills that would have criminalized the filming of cruelty to animals on factory farms died in Florida and Minnesota, similar bills in Iowa (H.F. 589) and New York (S. 5172) have also officially died despite aggressive attempts by the meat industry to push them through! This news comes after months of PETA cross-country campaigning against the bills.

Among other actions taken, Republican strategist Mary Matalin personally appealed on PETA’s behalf to every Republican representative in Iowa where the GOP-backed bill was closest to passing; Iowa native Cloris Leachman called on legislators in her home state to reject the bill, which made Iowa look like it had something to hide; PETA visited each state capital and met with legislators; and thousands of PETA members and supporters expressed their outrage against the bills. This is a victory for animals and will protect undercover investigative work in these states that is crucial to exposing cruelty.

These pieces of legislation were desperate attempts by agriculture-industry giants to prevent consumers from learning the truth about how animals on factory farms suffer and die. Citizens’ right to document cruelty to animals—wherever it occurs—is crucial to helping local, state, and federal officials enforce anti-cruelty and other animal-protection laws. With the failure of these bills, we can continue to conduct undercover investigations, such as our 2008 investigation of an Iowa Hormel supplier, which found that workers were beating and sexually abusing pigs, to uncover cruelty and ensure that the abusers are held accountable. Thank you again for your help in making this possible.

Dan Mathews Senior,
Vice President People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals

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A Vigil For The Lost Lives of 100 Sled Dogs on April 23rd

Sadly this tragic event is a glimpse into a much broader picture of the treatment of the entire animal kingdom.  Most animals are treated as resources to be used for financial gain, whether wild or factory farmed.  I just hope this sad and horrific view into the daily cruelty of what happens to innocent animals everywhere will encourage people to look at how they also are contributing to the mass slaughter of other species of animals and to find their own voice in speaking up for all animals.

Please Contact or go to the Facebook Page for further info!

Basic Information

Founded Feb 5th 2011
Location North Vancouver Canada
About We’ve gone Global! Goal:

An International Candlelight Walk

on April 23rd to honor the 100 Sled Dogs.

Give them a voice. Organize in your town now.

Description One Day~ One Petition~ One purpose~ Change!

We now have 19 cities in four countries on

board for April 23rd united Vigil.

Come join us and organize in your

community now. We can make a

difference but only as a united front!

Awareness is moving slowly across the globe.

Mission Bring National and International exposure

on the Anniversary date of the sled dogs

death on April 23rd in order to create

opportunity for activists, as well as

change laws in Canada to protect

sled dogs, and animals used for

commercial use. Lastly, to honor

these beautiful dogs in a National vigil

so they do not die in vain.


Please download this link for a

petition that we will be using


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CATCA Alert Bowling Fundraiser Special Event Sunday Feb. 13th

Please Support CATCA in this one time media event for the animals while having fun bowling!

See Details Below

Sunday, February 13 · 12:00pm – 2:00pm

Location Xcalibur Bowling Centre 

12350 Patullo Place Surrey (near the Scott Road Train)
Surrey, BC

Created By

More Info This Sunday from 12-2 PM will be a special Bowling Event at Xcalibur Bowling Centre with live radio interviews. But CATCA needs people to come for this fundraiser, so we are inviting you to come and join us! 

1) A veggie/vegan meal with pop or beer, 2 bowling games + shoes for $20.00 P/P
2) No food and just two bowling games and shoes $15.00 P/P

Hope to see you there!

IMPORTANT: Pls. RSVP and send me an e-mail at to let me know who is coming and how many other people will come with you, as we only got a limited amount of lanes reserved.

Campaigns Against the Cruelty to Animals

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