Animal Advocacy: DND Vs. Nigel Osborne

Care of Nigel Osborne The National Post on-line published a story in November 2009 revealing the Department of National Defence (out of a location in Alberta) was using pigs for experiments in an effort to help trauma experts treat wounded soldiers better in a combat theatre. The experiments characterized are varied and include inducing head… Read more »

Animal Advocacy: Weekly Vigil at Toronto Slaughterhouse

  Visit www.torontopigsave.wordpress.com to learn more about the Toronto Slaughterhouse and get involved. Care of Gwen Dunlop I have been holding a one-woman, Sunday vigil since December 13, 2009, at what I call the Toronto Slaughter House. Its actual name is Toronto Abattoirs Ltd., with “Quality” Meat Packers Ltd. alongside it off Tecumseth St. The… Read more »

Animal Advocacy Profile: Camille Labchuk

Making the Personal Political   Interview with Animal Activist: Camille Labchuk Care of Shannon Kornelson and Anna Pippus We know you were a vegetarian before you became vegan. Can you tell us about how you made the leap and why? Is there anything about being vegan that surprised you, either negatively or positively? I became… Read more »

Vegan shoes, boots & leather alternatives

What’s wrong with leather? Skip to our list of companies that sell vegan shoes, boots and leather alternatives Leather may be made from cows, pigs, goats, and sheep, or exotic animals like alligators, ostriches, and kangaroos. And according to PETA, China even exports skins from dogs and cats around the world. Since leather is normally… Read more »

TVA offers Mayor recipe for healthy weight-loss

The Toronto Vegetarian Association delivers plant-based care package to Mayor Ford and Councillor Doug Ford TORONTO:  In response to Toronto Mayor Rob Ford’s public resolution to lose weight in 2012, the Toronto Vegetarian Association has delivered a care package for achieving healthy weight-loss and invited the mayor to participate in Meatless Mondays. “Eating less meat… Read more »

Dealing with mice and rats: A humane approach

As winter approaches, mice and rats start looking for warm places for shelter. And what better spot than a nice warm home with lots of crumbs in the kitchen? Once they move in, they will generally increase their population to take advantage of the available food supply. If you are not into sharing your home… Read more »

Support Local Farmed Animal Sanctuaries

For our 2010 Year of Compassion, the Toronto Vegetarian Association has taken on a very fitting and special campaign – to help Ontario’s local farm sanctuaries. These sanctuaries selflessly rescue and take care of farm animals. To support their work, TVA is proud to announce the creation of our Support Local Farmed Animal Sanctuaries (SLFAS)… Read more »

Food for Thought: The Ethics of Eating

A series of lectures across post-secondary campuses and high schools in the Greater Toronto Area TVA’s educational speaker series titled “Food For Thought: The Ethics of Eating”, launched in March 2010. The speaker series, originally aiming to reach an audience of university and college students and now branching out to high school students, emphasizes the… Read more »

Foraging for wild berries in the city

Written by Stephen Leckie Late June is mulberry season in Canada. These juicy black berries grow in great abundance on trees in Toronto and many other cities. Saskatoon berries are also available at this time of year. You can find these purple berries in parks growing on bushes or slender trees. Foraging for wild fruit… Read more »

Soaring Food Prices Bring Fear but Also Hope

The current crisis is a wake up call for going vegetarian, eating local, not over-eating, and reducing waste Anyone who likes Urban Herbivore’s delicious vegan muffins (and who doesn’t?) came face to face with the global phenomena of raising grain prices recently – the price went from $2 to $2.50. A sign posted by the… Read more »