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Wednesday, March 3rd, 2010
12:10 pm
Photo Contest - I need your help!

Please help me out by RVSP'ing to this event:

Then click 'Like' on my photos, #16 and #17 so I can win a trip back to Israel to work with Chai's feral cat program!

♥ ♥ ♥ Thank You! ♥ ♥ ♥

My pics:

Skipping stones on a flood in the desert - a phenomenon that happens every 20 years!

A Bedouin trek in the desert.

Voting ends Friday March 5th!
Tuesday, February 2nd, 2010
10:53 am
Bake Sale For Haiti!

Bring your own container to reduce packaging waste & Please invite your friends!

Find the event Facebook here: http://www.facebook.com/charlene.chae#/event.php?eid=309891466619&ref=ts
Tuesday, November 17th, 2009
3:47 pm
Free Lecture at UofT on Tuesday, November 24, 2009
Alternatives to Animal Experimentation in Education and the Health Sciences

Date: Tuesday, November 24, 2009
Time: 7:00pm - 9:00pm
Location: Ontario Institute for Studies in Education of the University of Toronto (OISE), Room 4422
Street: 252 Bloor Street West (right above St. George Subway station)
City/Town: Toronto, ON

A free lecture by Olivier Berreville of InterNICHE, the International Network for Humane Education (http://www.interniche.org). Mr. Berreville will be discussing arguments against the use of live animals for biomedical research and for purposes of education. InterNICHE "promotes progressive humane education in the biological sciences, veterinary and human medicine; and supports the replacement of animal experiments by working with teachers to introduce alternatives, and with students to support freedom of conscience".

"We define alternatives as educational aids or teaching approaches that replace harmful animal use or complement existing humane education. Humane education in the life sciences is: progressive education for which the teaching objectives are met using humane, alternative methods where animals are free from harm and students have freedom of conscience education which encourages holistic perception and a respect for life." InterNICHE

As the Canadian representative for InterNICHE, Olivier Berreville has spoken to university groups at Brock, Dalhousie, Ottawa and Trent Universities. Mr. Berreville is currently completing his PhD in Biology at Dalhousie University in Nova Scotia.

We will have a Q & A immediately following the lecture and encourage individuals to engage in what is sure to be lively dialogue. The lecture itself is scheduled to run from approximately 7 pm to 8 pm.

Hosted by:

- Campaign to Stop Animal Experimentation at University of Toronto
- Panacea Eco Store on Bloor
- ARK II (Animal Rights Kollective II)
- Students Against Climate Change

Everyone is welcome. Please join us.

Thank you.

x-posted to ark_ii, torontovegan
Thursday, July 16th, 2009
8:41 pm

Enough is enough! Unite with dog lovers to show the government we are DONE with BSL - Bull S#*t Laws!!!

Tuesday, July 7th, 2009
2:16 am
Shrine Circus Protest at Woodbine Centre July 11th 2009
Boycott Animal Circuses!
Torontonians Against Animals in the Circus will be protesting the Shrine Circus at Woodbine Centre (near Woodbine Race Track on Rexdale Blvd.) on Saturday July 11th beginning at 2:30pm.

Date: Saturday, July 11, 2009
Time: 2:30pm - 4:00pm
Location: Woodbine Shopping Centre
Street: 500 rexdale blvd

What's wrong with the Shrine Circus?

Shrine Circuses have deplorable records of cruelty to animals, serious violations of the federal Animal Welfare Act, and animal attacks resulting in injury and even death. Elephants used by Shriners have rampaged, killing trainers and injuring children. Although many successful charitable organizations never use circus fundraisers, about 150 of Shrine's 191 temples host annual circuses. These circuses raise funds for the temples' administrative costs, not for the Shriners children's hospitals.

The Shriners do not operate their own traveling circus; instead Shrine temples produce circuses by hiring an existing circus (Tarzan Zerbini Circus). The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) has cited Tarzan Zerbini for failure to provide a veterinary care program and medical records, failure to provide minimum space, and failure to properly maintain transport vehicles.

What's wrong with animals in the Circus?

Animals in circuses are beaten to make them perform tricks on command. If they do not perform properly, they are beaten some more. In cases where they snap and either run amok or attack someone, they are beaten again.

Protest details:
The circus is taking place inside a "big top" tent in the parking lot. Since this is private property, we will not be standing near the tent. The goal of the demo is to target the people entering the parking lot in their cars, or people walking on the sidewalk. Signs will be provided, most signs have large lettering to accommodate the cars driving by. There will also be 2 large banners to hold. Any questions can be directed to torontoanimalrights (at) ymail.com, you can also join our Facebook group.

TTC Directions:
37A Islington bus from Islington Station

x-posted to ark_ii, toronto_protest, torontovegan
Tuesday, May 26th, 2009
9:43 pm
Milkshake Madness!

Join us on Saturday May 30th for the best dairy-free milkshakes you'll ever have! Be sure to come early as we sold out our last bake sale!

Choose your VEGAN milkshake with soy, almond or rice milk in the following flavours:
♥ Mint Chocolate Chip
♥ Peanut Butter Banana
♥ Pina Colada
♥ Oreo
♥ Banana
♥ Chocolate
♥ Vanilla

We'll also be selling delicious baked goods such as:
♥ Gluten-free brownies, cookies & cupcakes
♥ Candy Apples
♥ Jelly Donut & Boston Cream Cupcakes
♥ Flourless Cookies
♥ Moon Pies
♥ Cookies

Monday, April 20th, 2009
12:35 pm
Caribou report released Caribou

Caribou report released


Over 10,000 Canadians let the federal government know they want it to protect Canada's woodland caribou and their Boreal wilderness home. Your voice made a difference!

Last week, Environment Canada released a science report that identifies critical habitat for Boreal woodland caribou. The report shows that nearly half of the Boreal forest is critical habitat and needs to be conserved to save this threatened species.

What you can do now:

Please let the Environment Minister know you care about the fate of woodland caribou. You can ask him to take the next urgent step - release a national recovery strategy.

Current Mood: lazy
Friday, January 23rd, 2009
9:29 pm
Next week!

All the delicious baked goods are VEGAN + gluten-free options are available!
Tuesday, February 5th, 2008
9:27 pm
food recall.

Current Mood: awake
Wednesday, April 11th, 2007
9:23 am
stop animal testing
Animal testing, also known as vivisection, is continuing worldwide despite efforts to stop cruel experiments and replace them with humane alternatives that do not involve animals. Over 100 million animals are killed every year in experiments but that number is probably much higher due to incomplete records. In Canada, over 2 million animals were used in experiments in 2004. When humane alternatives exist, why does this madness continue?

Join W@H on April 14th for a public awareness demonstration about animal testing as we kick off our anti-vivisection campaign. Help us educate the public on buying cruelty-free products and on learning about why animal testing is just plain bad science.
WHEN: Saturday April 14, 2007
WHERE: Dundas Square, Yonge & Dundas, Toronto

TIME: 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Posters and leaflets provided.

Be sure to check out W@H's appearance on last week's Animal Voices radio show on 89.5 FM! We spent the hour talking about the Canadian seal hunt and the activism surrounding it. You can listen to the archived show on http://www.animalvoices.ca

If you would like to volunteer with W@H, please get in touch with us for a volunteer application. We are currently seeking passionate, dedicated people who will be able to assist us with upcoming campaigns and events. This promises to be a very busy summer with lots of exciting stuff that will be announced soon!

We heart animals,
Thursday, February 8th, 2007
7:29 pm
Animal rescue volunteers
The United Animal Nations is finally offering their Emergency Animal Rescue Service training here in Canada, and I've signed up for their daylong workshop on July 8th in Toronto!! *squeals* This means that at times of natural disaster (e.g., like with Hurricane Katrina) I would be qualified to come and help rescue animals in danger! Though this would not be my career, it's something I've always wanted to be able to do. Just thought I'd pass this on in case anyone else was interested! :)
7:18 pm
toronto fur demos this saturday
got this in the mail, for people in the toronto area:

This weekend, we join up with ARK II and bring you two anti-fur demonstrations
on Saturday in honor of National Anti-Fur Day! Details for both demos are
below. Join us for both demonstrations to show Canada that wearing, buying, or using fur in any way is unacceptable!

Demo 1:

WHEN: Saturday February 10, 2007
TIME: 12 PM - 1 PM
WHERE: Holt Renfrew, 50 Bloor St. West

This year marks the 18th annual National Anti-Fur Day for ARK II. 22 cities in 6
provinces have planned events. We are please to be joined by local activists,
Wild @ Heart ( wildatheart-online) for this peaceful anti-fur
demonstration outside Holt Renfrew (50 Bloor St. W).

We welcome fellow activists, volunteers, members and local animals rights groups
to join in this demonstration in support of National Anti-Fur Day. There will be
signs, literature and campaign materials on hand for distribution.

ARK II Dramatists for Truth will perform a "Cruelty-Free Fashion Show" to
showcase non-animal based garments to the public. To join in the performance,
please contact us in advance.

Please contact Helen Prancic for more information: 416 536 2308

Demo 2:
'Fur Is Criminal!'

On National Anti-Fur Day, come out and help W@H educate consumers about what's wrong with the gruesome Canadian fur industry!

WHEN: Saturday February 10, 2007
WHERE: Fashion Crimes/Pam Chorley, 322 Queen St. West
TIME: 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Posters and leaflets provided.

For the animals,

Current Mood: thirsty
Thursday, November 30th, 2006
7:48 pm
Fashion Crimes
Toronto clothing designer and owner of Fashion Crimes on Queen Street West, Pam Chorley, has bloodied her hands this season by including fur in almost all of her winter collection. Fur trim, fur capelets, and even fur gloves have
destroyed the beauty of Pam's clothing and have turned her store into a
graveyard of dead animals.

Wild At Heart is asking Pam to become a compassionate designer and to sign our fur-free pledge. We would like her to pull the fur products from her shelves and swear off using any fur in future collections. It doesn't take a creative genius to skin an animal alive for fashion!

Our Fashion Crimes campaign is kicking off this weekend with an anti-fur
demonstration in front of Pam's store. Take action with W@H and stand up for
animals who are dying right this moment for designers like Pam Chorley!

Where: Fashion Crimes, 322 Queen St West, Toronto
When: Saturday December 2
Time: 2:30 PM - 4:00 PM
Meet: 2:00 PM, in front of Fashion Crimes
Posters and leaflets provided.

Stay tuned in the next few days for action alerts about our new Fashion Crimes
campaign! It's time that all designers make the compassionate choice to create
cruelty-free clothing!

Head out and grab this week's issue of NOW Magazine (it's free!) which includes an article on Wild At Heart's marathon 36 hour 'Chained Dog' demonstration! You can also read the article, see a photo, and listen to audio clips from the interview here:

Are you on Myspace? If so, add us up at

See you on Saturday,

wild at heart.

Current Mood: anxious
Friday, November 17th, 2006
12:51 am
give animals a voice.
i've decided not to post with this livejournal anymore, i'll be deleting it soon, but i'm merging it with my regular lj, lifenaturelovex & joining again under that name. i've also made a new animal rights/veg*nism community, animal_voices, so i hope you come join! it's only starting out right now, but i hope you give it a chance :)

JOIN animal_voices

also, would this community like to be affliates?

Current Mood: anxious
Wednesday, November 15th, 2006
12:51 pm
Important Legislation for Animals in Ontario- Two Bills Need Your Help

Oppose Bill 156: Legalization of Cormorant Slaughter
Bill 156 (An Act to Amend the Fish and Wildlife Conservation Act of 1997) was introduced by Ernie Parsons, MPP for Prince Edward-Hastings, Ontario. This Private Members Bill proposes that double-crested cormorants be added to the list of birds whom Ontario residents are allowed to kill at will. Currently, cormorants are protected by provincial law but not by federal law. This bill would remove their provincial protection and allow people to shoot cormorants whenever they wish, as is already the case with crows, cowbirds and other types of birds.

Double-crested cormorants—a species that was once much more common—were nearly wiped out because of human persecution and pesticide poisoning. Legal protections—along with a reduction in pesticide levels in the Great Lakes—allowed cormorant populations to recover, and they are now found in various locations in the province. Unfortunately, many anglers erroneously believe that cormorants are depleting sport-fish populations, even though there is little—if any—evidence to suggest that this is the case. In fact, cormorants are major predators of several introduced or invasive fish species who have wreaked havoc in Ontario's waterways, so their presence is extremely positive.

Today, please write to the following people and ask them to oppose Bill 156:

The Honourable Dalton McGuinty, Premier
Legislative Building
Queen's Park
Toronto ON M7A 1A1
416-325-3745 (fax)

The Honourable David Ramsay
Minister of Natural Resources
6630-99 Wellesley St. W., 6th Fl., Whitney Block
Toronto, ON M7A 1W3
416-314-2216 (fax)

It is also critically important that you contact your own MPP. If you don't know who your MPP is, click here to find out.

Support Bill 154: The Regulation of Zoos Act
David Zimmer, Liberal MPP in Ontario, has introduced new legislation to address the deplorable conditions in Ontario's roadside zoos. If passed, Bill 154 would require all Ontario zoos to comply with professional animal welfare and public safety standards. The proposed legislation would ensure that all animals in zoos receive appropriate care and housing and that zoo visitors and staff members—as well as surrounding communities—are safe. View the First Reading of Bill 154, The Regulation of Zoos Act.

Many animals in Ontario's zoos are housed in deplorable conditions, including undersized cages and enclosures; barren, hard-floor surfaces; a lack of adequate shelter and privacy from public viewing; lack of enrichment to encourage movements and behaviours that are common among various species; a lack of suitable food and drinking water; and a lack of standard safety features.

Please contact your MMP and ask him or her to support Bill 154. Your MPP will only speak up for animals if constituents like you demand it. To find your MPP's contact information, submit your postal code here.
For more information about these bills, please contact Zoocheck Canada's Julie Woodyer at julie@zoocheck.com.

Current Mood: awake
Tuesday, September 19th, 2006
1:48 pm
Drive Fishery Demonstration

Help stop the senseless slaughter of dolphins in Japan

Wednesday, September 20, 2006, 12 pm (noon).

Embassy of Japan
77 King Street West
Toronto, Ontario

Zoocheck Canada is once again supporting the annual international protest against the brutal slaughter of dolphins in Taiji, Japan. At noon (12 pm) on Wednesday September 20th conservationists and concerned individuals will be gathering outside of the Japanese Embassy in Toronto as part of a peaceful worldwide protest against what is often called "a crime against nature."

So why not spend a few minutes of your time and make a difference during your lunch break - help in the effort to save the lives of thousands of dolphins by showing your support for ending the violent slaughter of dolphins during drive hunts in Japan.

Click here for more information.
Tuesday, September 5th, 2006
1:44 pm
2nd night of the Funky Fashion Fair! Don't miss it!

Funky skirts, tanks and buttons from Healing Heart Designs
Awesome skull and polkadot print tanks, undies, garter belts and bra's from Purrpefct Pineapples
Corsets and skirts from Dark Destiny Designs
Tons of funky glass jewlerry
Secondhand and vintage clothing including lots of Lip Service!

Most importantly, if you buy a $1 raffle ticket from ARK II, you can win a clothing item from a featured designer or a cd from Spinerazor Records and Wounded Paw Records!
Tuesday, August 22nd, 2006
6:23 pm

Add us NOW!
Friday, August 11th, 2006
1:22 pm

Why should you sign the petition?

You can help us achieve recognition and protection of animals around the world by joining a global voice of 10 million in support of our campaign.
Animals and our treatment of them matters to everyone, including you. Tell your government that animals matter to you.

Help us to collect 100,000 signatures by the end of August by forwarding this link to your friends and family</a>.
We will present this petition to the United Nations at key points throughout the campaign in order to show governments that millions of people around the world support greater global protection for animals.

Wednesday, August 9th, 2006
12:51 am
Model with pitbulls wanted ASAP!
I am looking for a model with pit bulls or even anyone who has 2 well-trained pits who could sit calmly for a photo!
Please contact me asap. Thank you!
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