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Compassionate Action for Animals (CAA) is excited to announce our latest collaboration.
Over 4,000 plant-based meals will be delivered free of charge to North Minneapolis residents between now and the end of 2020. Heather Klein, founder and chef at Root to Rise Kitchen, conceived of the project and got funding from a CARES act grant to pay for the food and her administration of the project. If you live in the Northside Green Zone, you can sign up to receive free meal delivery here.
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.
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.
Bonnie Viele volunteers with CAA as one of our social media volunteers, helping with posts and new ideas for our accounts. Find out how she discovered CAA, what keeps her busy, and her thoughtful approach to going vegan.
by Cassie Douglas, CAA Volunteer
Owning a sanctuary for farm animals comes with struggles beyond having the means to feed and house the residents. What happens when an animal becomes injured or ill and vets refuse to help because the animal is considered food? Though this idea may seem silly, it is sadly something many sanctuary owners and staff have experienced.
Let November’s recipe club get you in the holiday spirit with a fresh batch of share-worthy dishes from the cookbook, Vegan Holiday Kitchen, by Nava Atlas.
Clara Junemann has been our social media coordinator for the 2020 Twin Cities Vegan Chef Challenge. Learn what she loves about being a volunteer and find out what she recommends to kick vegan dishes up a notch.
Meet Hannah Baker, one of the social media response volunteers for Compassionate Action for Animals. Learn about her work with us and what tips she has for people who are just getting started with plant-based eating.
By Cassie Douglas, CAA volunteer
It’s no secret that small, family-owned farms are struggling to stay afloat, especially in recent years. This is especially true for smaller farms with business models that rely on animals and depend on the market for animals or animal products. Factory farms now account for 99% of the farmed animals in the United States.1 That means intense pricing pressures for farmers who attempt to compete in this space.