Highlights from Twin Cities Veg Fest 2014!
Compassionate Times, August 2015
Opening Hearts, Changing Minds
written by Linda Pope, CAA Volunteer at Twin Cities Pride 2015
My 13 year old son and I were among the many CAA volunteers and staff working the pay-per-view table this June at the Twin Cities Pride Festival. We offered attendees one dollar to watch a short segment of the documentary, Farm to Fridge.
It was a very successful event in that 540 attendees watched the video. One reason we were able to reach so many people was because volunteers had multiple tablets set up for viewing, and they were continuously in use.
In between viewings, we had many heartfelt conversations with viewers and other attendees who were curious or wanted to learn more about the disconnect between what happens on factory farms and industry’s heavily funded efforts to manipulate the public’s understanding of factory farming. Others were eager to share that they were vegetarian or vegan too. Some people simply thanked us for what we were doing.
Volunteer Training Class
Saturday, October 10, 2015
Compassionate Action for Animals' Volunteer Training Class is a free, day-long workshop that covers how to be an effective advocate for animals, including the basics of animal protection philosophy, information on local and national resources, and an introduction to CAA's approach to speaking up on behalf of farmed animals. This is the same class that we offered in February and June. This class is free to attend, but registration is required. You're welcome to invite your friends using the Facebook event page.
This six hour training is a great opportunity to:
- Meet other activists who care about animals.
- Learn the essentials so you'll be ready to talk to the public about animal issues.
- Learn about different ways that you can help.
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!