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Slideshow: 2021 Fourth of July Vegan Potluck

Thanks to everyone who took part in the CAA 4th of July Vegan Potluck Picnic at North Mississippi Regional Park in Minneapolis. Approximately 50 guests attended this fun event and many brought fabulous vegan dishes for all to enjoy.

Check out these scenes from our holiday celebration — the first in-person potluck we had the opportunity to enjoy in over a year!

Why visit a farm sanctuary?

An in-person tour of a farm sanctuary can be a fun way to have personal encounters with animals otherwise farmed for food. These up-close experiences can tap into our compassion and help us understand our shared sentience. Tours also provide insight into the dedication, ingenuity and resources it takes to ensure farmed animals enjoy a full and peaceful existence.

Compassionate Action for Animals (CAA) coordinates with local farm sanctuaries within driving distance of the Twin Cities to offer tours. We do this to give you the chance to make personal connections with animals and learn their stories. When we begin to deeply understand how farmed animals experience the world, our motivation to protect the quality of their lives and embrace a plant-based lifestyle increases.

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Volunteer Shout-Out: J.T. Viele

J.T. is one of our social media volunteers. He manages the private Facebook group for people who are taking (or have taken) the Explore Veg Challenge, the 21-day challenge to try veg eating. Find out why J.T. supports Compassionate Action for Animals and discover what inspires him to follow a vegan lifestyle.

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Meet Our New Wholesome Minnesota Coordinator!

Bruce was introduced to Compassionate Action for Animals through attending, and eventually participating as a host in Twin Cities VegFest. His background includes roles in Occupational Safety and Health, and he currently runs a few small businesses. He is excited to apply his experience in public engagement to help expand the reach of the Wholesome Minnesota program and CAA. 

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Ashley Riddle is the 2020 Kenny Feldman Animal Advocate Award winner

Ashley Riddle is Program Director for the Animal Rights Coalition, which is based in Minneapolis.

We’re pleased to announce the winner of the 2020 Kenny Feldman Animal Advocate Award. We’ve created this award to recognize a person, organization, or business in our community whose amazing work is pushing the ball forward for animals. This year we’re giving the award to Ashley Riddle, Program Director for the Animal Rights Coalition.

Ashley has been active for animals since 2015. In her work with the Animal Rights Coalition, she has protested against circuses, fur, trophy hunting, pet stores, puppy mills, animal testing facilities, and the racing of exotic animals. 

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Sunday, August 1, 2021 - Tuesday, August 31, 2021

Twin Cities Vegan Chef Challenge 2021

Saturday, August 7, 2021

Rooster Redemption Sanctuary Tour

Sunday, August 8, 2021

Vegan Potluck Picnic – St. Cloud

Tuesday, August 10, 2021

Poster for Twin Cities Veg Fest

Tuesday, August 17, 2021

Vegan Recipe Club via Zoom