October Pizza Party and Game Night

Fri, Oct 24, 2014

Vegan PizzaJoin us for an evening of vegan pizza and fun games at the CAA office!

Enjoy a variety of pizza from Pizza Luce, with everything from Daiya vegan cheese to Rinotta (Pizza Luce's own brand of nondairy cheese) to a range of flavorful toppings. (Gluten-free crust is available too!) For games, we'll tackle charades, Balderdash, and maybe even some of your favorites.

Each guest, please bring $10 for pizza. We'll order the pizza and provide beverages, dessert, and tossed salad.

We'll take requests for games to play and toppings for pizza on our Facebook event page. Please RSVP there and leave a comment to let us know of any additional guests you'll be bringing. You may also RSVP and make requests via email. Contact Justin at justin@exploreveg.org. We'd love to know how much pizza to order!



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Twin Cities Veg Fest 2014: Fun, Food, and Compassion

The exhibitor hall at Twin Cities Veg Fest 2014Sunday's third annual Twin Cities Veg Fest was a lot of fun and a lot of work. As usual, I was nervous about the event. This is Compassionate Action for Animals' largest event. Those of us who planned the event invested months of effort into it, and we want this event to go well for ourselves, but more importantly, for the animals on whose behalf we do this work!

Well, my fears were (as usual) for naught. The event was a smashing success, with around 2,300 people coming to try delicious vegan food, learn more about animal issues, and celebrate compassion. We had a long line of people even before we opened, which was good because Minneapolis city council member Cam Gordon came by to read his Meatless Monday proclamation for Minneapolis. We're so grateful to Cam for his support on this crucial campaign.

Once we opened the doors, the flood started. Based on the number of bags we gave out, more than 500 people entered in the first hour alone. Needless to say, it was crowded, and there were lines for all the delicious samples and food to buy. I was particularly excited to try a new donut from Glam Doll Donuts. They had a maple bacon donut with vegan bacon from The Herbivorous Butcher. It was delicious.

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Most of us would like to think that the meat, milk, and eggs we buy come from animals who have lived happy, healthy lives. Unfortunately, nothing could be further from the truth. Like cats and dogs, the animals we eat have complex emotions including the ability to suffer. Yet on modern farms, they are treated with such disregard that similar treatment to a cat or dog would be grounds for felony cruelty charges in Minnesota.

We need your participation! Please volunteer, donate, or come to an event. With your voice to advocate for animals, we can make a huge difference.

Check out our resources on how to go veg for all your vegetarian and vegan needs, including our tasty recipes and online restaurant guide