Article By Kali Nelson “I admire everyone who does what is right for the animals, even when that comes at a heavy personal cost.” Even as a child, Ali Valentine’s connection to animals was a big part of her life. She believed animals deserve better, and as a result, she was raised vegetarian. Later in life, she cut out eggs and …
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Vegan Sanctuary Spotlight | Promised Land Animal Sanctuary
Article By Kali Nelson “Ever since I was a kid, all of my imaginary friends (and most of my loyal real-life companions) were animals. I was always dragging something home: a lost cat, a mangy dog, an injured bird or bunny.” Like many animal lovers, Kat Krylov always had a dream of running a sanctuary. While for most people that dream …
Vegan Sanctuary Spotlight | Little OinkBank Pig Sanctuary
Article By Taryn Szedlak Carrie Shogan and her family went vegan instantly when she made a connection with a pig named Momma. She adopted Momma and her two daughters from a breeder. At the time, she wasn’t aware all three pigs were pregnant and the breeder was “dumping her stock”.
Vegan Sanctuary Spotlight | Kitchensink Rescue Farm & Sanctuary
Article By Taryn Szedlak Kitchensink Rescue Farm & Sanctuary, in Roberts Creek, British Columbia, is currently home to horses, a cow, pigs, goats, sheep, chickens, cats, dogs, and even a lizard – hence the name “kitchensink”.
Vegan Sanctuary Spotlight | Kismet Creek Farm Sanctuary
Article By Taryn Szedlak Kismet Creek Farm is proof you can turn a working farm into an animal sanctuary. Founded in May 2014 in Steinbach, Manitoba, Raelle moved from British Columbia to Manitoba to live on her then-fiancé, Karl’s, farm. It had been a working farm for over a century, and Karl’s dad still had free-range beef cattle on the …
Vegan Sanctuary Spotlight | Eden’s Way Farm Sanctuary
Article By Taryn Szedlak Jaye Dueck, the founder of Eden’s Way Farm Sanctuary, has been vegan for over 10 years and vegetarian since she was 12 years old. She grew up on a cattle ranch in Northern Alberta and was involved in 4-H for horses and cattle. Having to sell her steer at the end of each year was devastating …
Vegan Sanctuary Spotlight | Arion Therapeutic Farm
Article By Taryn Szedlak At Arion Therapeutic Farm in Kelowna, BC, there is something special about everyone. That’s why founder Heather Henderson took her time choosing the name and logo. “Arion is Greek mythology – unique and more symbolic. In the logo, the right leg has a hand instead of a hoof” says Heather. “The hand represents special needs and …
Why I Call Myself Vegan *Not Plant-based
By Zoe Peled Founder | Vancouver Vegan Resource Centre (VVRC) BOD | People Ensuring Animal Care Exists (P.E.A.C.E.) I have some qualms about the term “plant-based”. Though we have seen a few versions of the term in discourse, for the sake of consistency in this piece, I am going to remove the quotations and use the hyphenated spelling.
“It’s Not Enough”
“I’m not doing enough. I can do more. Animals are suffering and dying everyday; if I can do more, then I should and must do more.”
What Is Sanctuary?
– sanc·tu·ar·y /ˈsaNGk(t)SHəˌwerē/ noun noun: sanctuary; plural noun: sanctuaries 1.1. a place of refuge or safety. “his sons took sanctuary in the church” – My story of sanctuary is not pretty. I did not follow my own advice when becoming a sanctuary. The word never entered my head, let alone the ponderance of its meaning.