Twin Cities Veg Fest Speaker Interview
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Here's your opportunity to showcase your best vegan dish!
For the second year, the Great Minnesota Get Together is hosting a vegan main dish competition. The winner will receive a vegan cookbook from long-time CAA supporter Florence Brammer (who helped campaign to make this happen for the first time last year).
Please check out the rules (PDF) and submit your entry.
Entries will be accepted at the exhibit building on the following dates and times:
- Sunday, Aug. 12, 11 am - 5 pm
- Monday, Aug. 13, 10 am - 7 pm
- Tuesday, Aug. 14, 10 am - 7 pm
- Wednesday, Aug. 15, from 9 am - noon
No entries will be accepted after noon on Wednesday, Aug. 15
The rules also state:
We are seeking the most tasty and easy-to-prepare main dish that supplies a complete protein. Salads are excluded. For your vegan main dish simply use ingredients without animal products.
We're excited that they want more than salad! Let's show Minnesota all the excellent vegan food we can make.
This week we had a chance to interview Scott Heiser of the Animal Legal Defense Fund. He'll be speaking at this year's Veg Fest, and from the sound of it you won't want to miss his talk. The Animal Legal Defense Fund has been fighting for animal welfare through the legal system for over thirty years.
CAA: What will you be speaking about?
Scott: I'm speaking about animal law in the context of food production. I'll be laying out some of the common practices employed in factory farming and explaining how and why existing animal cruelty laws are decidedly inadequate to address this conduct. I'll also touch on the ag industry's fear of undercover work and the industry's reaction to the disclosure of these practices (i.e., ag-gag laws).
CAA: How did you get involved in animal advocacy?
Scott: As a prosecutor I have always considered animal cruelty cases to be a top priority for the justice system. When I decided to leave the DA's office back in 2007, I joined ALDF to help law enforcement and prosecutors get better results in animal cruelty cases - the move was just a perfect fit for me, my skill set and my personal values.
When we contemplate the future, we see a world where factory farms no longer exist; animals are treated with kindness, compassion, and respect, rather than as tools or machines.
But we can't reach this future without your help.
At Compassionate Action for Animals, your donations support our efforts to reach out to the public and educate them about the horrors of modern factory farming. Your support lets us continue our leaflet distribution, video showings, and food giveaways, as well as our many other outreach, education, and community-building activities.
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