advocacy

Compassionista: An Ethical Fashion Show

Are you into ethical and cruelty-free fashion, veganism and zero waste? We’re hosting a fun Toronto event that you might love at our shop this April — Compassionista: An Ethical Fashion Show! We hope to see you there. The event will feature sweatshop-free clothing, inspiring influencers as models, healthy vegan… Read More

Movie Screening at FGF Vegan in Oshawa

Join us for a fun afternoon as we watch the documentary “Called To Rescue”. This wonderful film is about the work done by farm sanctuaries to rescue animals and to raise public awareness about the plight of animals used in animal agriculture. There will be popcorn, drinks, and vegan pizza… Read More

Art For Animals

Art For Animals is an art auction featuring some of Toronto’s most inspired and talented emerging artists benefitting Mercy For Animals, a farmed animal protection organization. Come out and enjoy a glass of wine (a free glass of vegan wine when you purchase your ticket!), unique one-of-a-kind art, great conversation,… Read More

Art For Animals

Art For Animals is an art auction featuring some of Toronto’s most inspired and talented emerging artists benefitting Mercy For Animals, a farmed animal protection organization. Come out and enjoy a glass of wine (a free glass of vegan wine when you purchase your ticket!), unique one-of-a-kind art, great conversation,… Read More

Sandra Higgins – GoVeganWorld

DESCRIPTION Ireland is the largest exporter of bovine flesh in the Northern Hemisphere, outstripping the US, Canada and Mexico. It is the 10th largest dairy export nation in the world. It has a large vivisection industry, closely tied to its pharmaceutical industry and it is the largest breeder of… Read More

James Aspey at Farmhouse Garden Animal Home

James Aspey has overcome drug abuse, an eating disorder, and a battle with leukaemia. He turned his life around, took a 1 year vow of silence, cycled 5000km, and has given over 150 speeches in hopes of changing the lives of others as well. We are so excited to have… Read More

What the Health (community screening)

What The Health is a surprising, and at times hilarious, investigative documentary that will be an eye-opener for everyone concerned about our nation’s health and how big business influences it. From the creators of the award-winning Cowspiracy, this film examines the link between diet and disease, and the billions of… Read More

Effective Animal Advocacy: A Guide

On September 12th at the 31st Veg Food Fest at 3 pm, Pamela Tourigny will give her presentation, “Marketing  Veganism: Earning Friends and Allies for a More Vegan World” at the Studio Theatre. Pamela will speak on the ways that we can as individuals “market” veganism in our day-to-day lives, as well as how we can direct our activism efforts towards building bridges and working collaboratively with those outside of the vegan world to maximize the number of allies we have to build a vegan world – or at least a more vegan-friendly one! By Pamela Tourigny  Many people have commented to me over my years of involvement within the vegan community that they are often overwhelmed by all of the suffering that animals endure, leaving them unsure how to advocate for them effectively. It’s a feeling of   helplessness to which many can surely relate. I do not subscribe to the notion that all advocacy is good advocacy. It is important to consider what will resonate with those whose opinions and actions we seek to influence, otherwise our actions could hinder rather than help. It is about the people   who we want to impact positively, and the animals, NOT us. Read More


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Animal Advocacy: A Photographic Journey with Joanne McArthur

  Care of Dylan Powell I can’t remember the first time I consciously gazed upon a photograph taken by Jo-Anne McArthur, I had unknowingly seen her work for years, but I do remember the first time we met. It was almost a year ago at the Farm Sanctuary Hoe Down in Watkins Glen, New York and Jo-Anne greeted me as if we had been old friends. Her friendliness and openess are two things which you recognize immediately upon meeting her. Jo-Anne’s photographic work has taken her around the globe, working tirelessly for grassroots organizations all the way up to large international organizations. Her work with the project, We Animals, is her attempt to use those skills to bring our relationships with animals to light. To be frank, her work is a nightmare that very few could endure. It regularly includes investigations and forces her to be present in the face of extreme desecration and brutality. For this reason alone, Jo-Anne is a inspiration to me. Back to our first meeting. A highlight of the Hoe Down weekend is the Dance on Saturday night. The People Barn is loaded full of vegans from across North America and Gene Baur, Farm Sanctuary… Read More


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Animal Advocacy: Smooth Sailing Into Veganism

  Julia and her happy, healthy family Care of Julia Strub My name is Julia and I’ve been eating a vegan diet since April 4th 2010. Being vegetarian has always appealed to me and I had even made an attempt at lacto-ovo vegetarianism in 2002. Back then I didn’t have the information or support to maintain a vegetarian diet and so I fell back into my old beliefs about how humans needed meat, eggs, and milk to thrive. Several months before switching to veganism in 2010 those beliefs were challenged by a wonderful vegan friend. I was lucky enough to be directed to fantastic books like The China Study, Prevent and Reverse Heart Disease, and Becoming Vegan. These were life altering books that I highly recommend to any curious omnivore. They gave me an incredible sense of relief knowing that not only was living without animal products possible, but it was IDEAL for human health. Imagine, by simply changing the way you eat you can save animals from suffering and death, AND save yourself from all the diseases of affluence like diabetes, cancer and heart disease! I was ready to ease myself into this new way of… Read More


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