Compassionate Times: April, 2014

Student Holding Soy MilkBridges of Respect (Bridges) is Compassionate Action for Animals' humane education program. Bridges serves the Twin Cities and surrounding area by providing presentations on animal protection issues for classrooms and community organizations free of charge. We spoke with the Program Coordinator, Mr. Shannon Kimball, about some details of the program:

1. Tell us about how Bridges of Respect and CAA work together.

Bridges of Respect is an outreac and education program that reaches hundreds of people with a large amount of information. At the same time, we have other activities, such as leafleting, that reach thousands more with a smaller amount of information. Both are vital. I wish the general public sought out information on animal protection and veganism more often, but for the most part, we have to make a platform for our advocacy. In other words, we often create the opportunity to share our message and we do it well through a variety of community building events, food giveaways, the TC Veg Fest, and a lot more. In the schools, the administration seeks us out on a professional level, putting CAA in a position of authority. In a well-established institution of learning, the Bridges program has the undivided attention of the audience, who are in an environment where they expect to learn.

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Twin Cities Veg Fest 2014

Sun, Sep 28, 2014

Vegan Love waffles sold by Kitty Corner Cafe at Twin Cities Veg Fest 2013Twin Cities Veg Fest 2014 will take place on Sunday, September 28, 2014. Yes, it’s a Sunday this year! The festival will take place at Coffman Memorial Union at the University of Minnesota, Twin Cities in Minneapolis, Minnesota.

Twin Cities Veg Fest is for anyone and everyone – from omnivores to vegetarians and vegans! If you’ve ever thought about becoming vegetarian or are interested in reducing animal suffering, you’ll love Twin Cities Veg Fest. You can become a sponsorapply to exhibit, or apply as a speaker today.

Twin Cities Veg Fest is free to attend. Learn where your food comes from, how to be a healthy vegetarian or vegan, and why being compassionate benefits everyone. Plus you’ll enjoy tons of free vegan food samples and delicious vegan cuisine. Everyone who came to our 2013 and 2012 festivals had a great time.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F4O6FWD7Ndo

Twin Cities Veg Fest is a project of Compassionate Action for Animals.

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Why?

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 vegetarian resources section for all your vegetarian and vegan needs, including our tasty recipes, online restaurant guide, free Go Veg Guide, and veg traveling and study abroad guide.

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Upcoming Events

Fri, Aug 8, 2014 - Sun, Aug 10, 2014

August 2014 Camping Trip

Sat, Aug 9, 2014

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