Twin Cities Veggie Awards 2016 — Winners Announced!

CAA certificate color 2Compassionate Action for Animals is pleased to announce the winners of our first annual Twin Cities Veggie Awards!

We've created this program to recognize Twin Cities businesses that support the compassionate community by offering outstanding vegan products. We want to acknowledge and thank them for their service, and we want to be sure that you know about them. We encourage you to give your support to these exceptional veg-friendly establishments so that they continue to thrive.

Here are the winners of the 2016 Twin Cities Veggie Awards along with a testimonial from each of our five panelists. Drum roll please...

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August Potluck: A Vegan State Fair (and Pool Party!)

Saturday, August 27, 2016

Veganize it!Dreams do come true! We're veganizing the Minnesota State Fair...well, sort of. What we're really doing is inviting you to join us at the home of Heather and Eric in Eagan and bring a vegan dish inspired by what you might find at the Minnesota State Fair.

Not sure what to bring? Check out this list of vegan food options that can be found at the fair. But you're also more than welcome to veganize something that's NOT vegan at the fair. And that's where it could really get fun. Vegan deep-fried Twinkies, anyone? (Don't you wish!)

We'll also have access to a pool, so feel free to bring your swimsuit and towel and sunblock and take a dip if you please.

Heather and Eric live in an apartment complex. We'll be meeting for the potluck in their downstairs community room with easy access to a lovely backyard area and pool.

RSVP on the Facebook event page or email Justin at And contact Justin if you can volunteer to help out with setup or cleanup or carpool.

We hope to see you there!

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Most of us think that the meat, milk, and eggs that we buy come from animals who have lived happy, healthy lives. However, undercover investigations have revealed a different picture over and over again. Animals on modern farms are routinely treated in ways that would be grounds for felony cruelty charges if applied to a cat or dog. Yet, like cats and dogs, farmed animals have complex emotions including the capacity to suffer.

Compassionate Action for Animals exists to build a truly animal-friendly community in the Twin Cities region. Through outreach, education, and community building, we educate the public about farmed animal suffering and help people move towards a vegan diet. We are a nonprofit organization with a staff of two and more than 150 volunteers.

If you feel moved to advocate for animals, please consider supporting our work by volunteering, donating, or joining us at one of our events. If you’re interested in transitioning to plant-based diet, visit our Veg Resources page where you’ll find recipes and a variety of tips that can help you on your journey towards a more compassionate lifestyle.

Together, we can make a difference for the animals!

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Upcoming Events

Monday, August 22, 2016

August Dine Out: Cheng Heng

Saturday, October 29, 2016 - Sunday, October 30, 2016

Twin Cities Veg Fest 2016