Compassionate Action for Animals

Twin Cities Veg Living Issue 7 is Here!

You’re going to love this year’s issue of Twin Cities Veg Living! It’s packed with great recipes from local chefs, a guide to veg-friendly Black-owned businesses, the lowdown on where to grab a top-notch brunch, nutritional tips, animal sanctuary updates, thoughts on building a humane society from Christine Coughlin, state director for the Humane Society of the United States, and so much more. Check it out!

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Take Action for Animals and Climate by March 31

Minnesota’s Environmental Quality Review Board is seeking public input on changes to how it measures the greenhouse gas impact of new and expanded feedlots (aka factory farms).

It’s critical that the board hear from the public the full weight of environmental impacts caused by factory farming. Your input could help to entirely prevent the introduction of new or expanded factory farming operations in our state, and assist in the transition to a more humane and climate-friendly economy.

Fill out this form to take action now. More information and further ways to take action are discussed below.

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Farmers’ Protests in India and Compassionate Eating

Wondering about the farmers’ protests in India? Read the summary below from The Institute for Agriculture and Trade Policy and other racial and food justice organizations about why the protests are important, including the ability to make a living growing vegetables, rather than animals.

Compassionate Action for Animals signed on to their statement of support that will be delivered to those protesting, joining Food Empowerment Project and others in solidarity. Change in India could help pave the way for a more equitable, compassionate food infrastructure in the United States, as well.

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Volunteer Shout-Out: Meet Brita and Sarah, Vegan Comfort Food Challenge Committee Members

Have you tried some of the awesome dishes competing for your highest rating in the Twin Cities Vegan Comfort Food Challenge? Thanks to all the local restaurants that are participating. Also, thanks are due in part to volunteers like Brita Bengtson and Sarah Matanah who contribute their time and talents. They’re part of the Vegan Comfort Food Challenge Committee, a group of volunteers who are skillfully coordinating this monthlong dining challenge.

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Looking for fun and connection? Attend our Annual Banquet, March 20

Feeling stuck at home? We understand! Join us for a chance to “breathe free.”

We know it can be hard to meet people and share interests with others during these trying times — but at CAA’s upcoming banquet, it will be a breeze! We have a variety of activities planned to help you get on your feet, have fun, and connect with CAA’s growing community.

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Postcard volunteers share why they’re writing for animals

By Julie Knopp, CAA Volunteer

In the months preceding the general election, I wrote more than 200 postcards to encourage voter turnout. It was a wonderful experience to feel like I was taking part in something bigger than myself during a time of isolation. When the election came to a close, I wondered if there might be other fun ways to volunteer from home.

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New CAA chapter approved at Macalester College

By Brody Fuller

A new branch of Compassionate Action for Animals has been approved by the Student Organization Board at Macalester College (St. Paul, MN). The branch will begin activities starting in February 2021. The organization plans to conduct meetings twice a month with a focus on teaching students about healthy, affordable plant-based options. Additional plans include collaboration with other Macalester student organizations, as well as the University of Minnesota CAA branch. This collaborative effort will focus on finding relevant and educational speakers to discuss plant-based diets and animal rights efforts with the students.

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