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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.
Karly handles social media for CAA’s University of Minnesota chapter. Read on to find out what motivates her to eat plant-based and learn about the many ways she engages in academics and the community to make the world a kinder and healthier place.
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.
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.