SHARING WATER WITH PIGS: AN ACT OF COMPASSION, NOT “CRIMINAL MISCHIEF”

SHARING WATER WITH PIGS: AN ACT OF COMPASSION, NOT “CRIMINAL MISCHIEF”

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PMK POST SHARING WATER WITH PIGS: AN ACT OF COMPASSION, NOT “CRIMINAL MISCHIEF” June 1, 2017 Plant Matter Kitchen Sharing water with innocent pigs on route to slaughter…an act of “criminal mischief” or an act of kindness and compassion?The court has sided with the latter.ANITA KRAJNC:Anita Krajnc is a longtime animal activist, holds a PhD, and was an aid to a former Canadian Minister of Environment. It goes without saying that her passion for environmental and animal justice seeps into all aspects of her life.One of her most recognizable roles is being the co-founder of Toronto Pig Save, which “exists to erect glass walls at area slaughterhouses, encourage plant-based vegan living, and bear witness to the pigs during vigil.”When activists stand firm in their beliefs through times of political pressure…
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PETA Protests Canada Goose

PETA Protests Canada Goose

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PMK POST PETA Protests Canada Goose March 21, 2017 Plant Matter Kitchen Photo credit: CBC News Keeping their enemies close, People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) is taking a corporate stand against animal cruelty. PETA VS. CANADA GOOSE Adorning placards that read “Friends Not Fashion” and “Wear Your Own Skin,” coyote-masked PETA activists lined up in front of the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) on March 16. Their purpose? To protest the Initial Public Offering of the Canada Goose stock, on the first day it went public on the NYSE and the Toronto Stock Exchange (TSX). Canada Goose was founded in 1957 under the name Metro Sportswear Ltd. Their winter wear is made with animal furs and feathers—coyote fur on the hoods and down made from duck feathers.…
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VEGANS OF PMK: GABRIELLA’S STORY

VEGANS OF PMK: GABRIELLA’S STORY

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PMK POST VEGANS OF PMK: GABRIELLA’S STORY February 23, 2017 Plant Matter Kitchen https://www.youtube.com/embed/m7rnatMZW5Q?rel=0&controls=0&showinfo=0 Meet Gabriella Cuadra, a dear friend of the Plant Matter Kitchen community.Gabriella was introduced to the vegan lifestyle by a friend. After being sick for 17 days, she began a vegan diet, and says, “I noticed right away that I wasn’t weak anymore.”It’s been four years since that illness, and she’s been vegan ever since.Her favourite vegan dish? Caesar Salad. This was her favourite dish before becoming a vegan, and it’s still her favourite dish now—thanks to Plant Matter Kitchen’s recipe. “I was just amazed at the quality and the texture of the Caesar salad,” says Gabriella, “it’s amazing!”Q & A WITH GABRIELLAWhat advice do you have for people new to veganism?Gabriella’s first piece of advice:…
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The Sanctuary That’s Saving Farm Animals

The Sanctuary That’s Saving Farm Animals

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PMK POST The Sanctuary That’s Saving Farm Animals August 2, 2016 Plant Matter Kitchen A safe haven for animals rescued from slaughter farms, Cedar Row Farm Sanctuary has rescued hundreds of farm animals since it opened in 1999.The outgrowth of a wildlife rescue farm, Cedar Row’s first rescue was of six pygmy goats who, once nourished and cared for, grew to each weigh 200 pounds. As of 2015, the farm sanctuary has rescued dozens of animals and placed them in safe homes, including: 2 goats, 5 rabbits, 18 pot bellied pigs, 84 battery hens, 8 ducks, 17 backyard hens, 7 turkeys, 1 donkey, and D’Arcy the pig.Despite early resistance from nearby farmers, Siobhan and Peter Poole have always remained proud of their efforts and believe wholeheartedly in their cause: “Of…
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