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VHS Newsletter Summer 2015
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Fighting rodeo cruelty


After our successful campaign against the Luxton Rodeo on Vancouver Island, VHS turned its attention this summer to the Abbotsford Agrifair rodeo and the Calgary Stampede. More than 10,000 people signed our online petition calling on CBC Sports to stop broadcasting the Stampede's rodeo and more than 1200 of our supporters emailed the Agrifair, urging them to drop cruel rodeo events.  

Thanks to generous donors we were able to use advertising and social media to inform thousands of people about this issue.  We were gratified when the Vancouver Sun ran an editorial opposing rodeo and crediting VHS with "leading the charge" against it. We also... Read more...

More Mondays are Meatless!


VHS launched our new Meatless Monday program earlier this year and already we’ve helped three post-secondary schools implement the initiative in their cafeterias – Langara College, Trinity Western and BCIT. In addition, three secondary schools we presented to towards the end of the last school year are looking to add Meatless Monday to their menus in the fall. Interest in the campaign is growing and with your support we can connect with more schools to promote healthy and humane-eating options!

In the meantime, VHS has spent the summer connecting with other Meatless Monday organizers – both nationally and internationally. We’ve also begun efforts to introduce Meatless Monday within the City of Vancouver, which previously proclaimed a Meatless Monday in June of 2013... Read more...
 

When Ebony ate rat poison she needed urgent treatment 

An accident nearly took Ebonys life, but thanks to VHS supporters she was able to get the emergency care she needed. This young poodle mix was visiting a family members home and playing in the yard when she managed to find and eat some nearby rat poison. Upon discovering this, her guardian rushed her to the vet for bloodwork and a course of vitamin K shots to counteract the poison. Ebonys caregiver is on a fixed income and couldn’t afford the treatment, so she reached out to VHS for assistance... Read more...


Our new booklet will help reduce meat consumption and save animals!


Leafleting is one of the most effective ways to introduce people to farmed animal issues. So we’re excited to tell you about our newest resource – a uniquely Canadian booklet designed to spread the word about reducing meat consumption to mitigate animal suffering.

Once it’s printed, we’ll be sending out an army of volunteers to leaflet at Skytrain stations, public events and anywhere people congregate... Read more...

 
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VHS would like to thank the Vancouver Foundation for generously supporting the design and production of this newsletter.  The foundation has long recognized VHS’s work on behalf of animals and we are grateful for its continued support.


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