Highlights from Twin Cities Veg Fest 2014!

Meatless Monday Campaign Update

lambpigletThis past September, a group of us who are CAA volunteers and also students at the University of Minnesota started a campaign to get more meatless options in the University’s dining halls on Mondays. As the campaign coordinator, I'm reporting on the progress we've made toward reaching our goal.

Bringing the campaign to the University of Minnesota would have many benefits. Aside from this ultimate goal, the process of campaigning is also a powerful means of outreach. We are engaging students, faculty, alumni, University departments, student groups, and community members in a conversation about the effects of animals agriculture and the benefits of a Meatless Monday program.

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March Dine Out: Triple Rock Brunch

Sunday, March 8, 2015

8194265026_e70361c3ae_zJoin us on Sunday, March 8 from 11:00am to 1:00pm for brunch at Triple Rock Social Club, a diner with lots of delicious vegan brunch options. This is the ultimate comfort food: tofu scrambler, pancakes, French toast, and even vegan "pigs in a blanket." Wow, options galore!

Daylight savings time begins that day, so don't forget to set your clocks forward the night before. We'll get one hour less that night, but you can roll out of bed a little later and join us for some vegan pancakes. Yum!

RSVP on the Facebook event page or send an email to Justin Leaf at justin@exploreveg.org. And bring friends! These monthly dine outs are a great way to show our loved ones that vegan dining options abound in the Twin Cities.

We hope to see you there for some good food and good times.



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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

Wednesday, March 11, 2015

Pay-Per-View at the U!

Thursday, March 19, 2015

Tea, Cookies, and Conversation

Monday, April 6, 2015

Town Hall Meeting

Tuesday, April 14, 2015

Leaflet with Vegan Outreach