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Investigation Exposes Cruelty to Chickens

Mercy for Animals released an investigation last week that shows incredible cruelty towards egg-laying chickens at a Litchfield, Minnesota based Sparboe Foods farm. The footage shows:

  • Hens crowded into wire cages with less space for each bird than a sheet of paper to live her entire miserable life, unable to fully stretch her wings
  • Workers burning off the beaks of young chicks without painkillers
  • Rotted hens, decomposed beyond recognition as birds, left in cages with hens still laying eggs

and many other such abuses. The investigation was covered by 1,500 news outlets in worldwide. Please consider opting out of this cruelty by exploring a plant-based diet.

2011 Vegan Thanksgiving Potluck

Please join us for the annual Vegan Thanksgiving Potluck hosted by Compassionate Action for Animals.

This potluck will be held on Saturday, November 19th, from 2-5pm at Matthews Park Recreation Center in Minneapolis. This has been a great event in years past and is typically attended by 100-150 people. This is a vegan event, so please do not bring any food items with animal ingredients (i.e., no meat, dairy, eggs, butter or cheese). We are aiming for a combination of appetizers, fruit/veggie salads, side dishes, main courses, desserts, and non-alcoholic beverages.

In consideration for those with allergies and sensitivities, please bring an ingredient list to place next to your dish on the serving table. Additionally, if you wish to enter this years raffle for animal friendly prizes, you may submit your recipe to the raffle organizer the day of the event in order to enter yourself in the raffle. Those who enter their recipe's will be eligible to win prizes in the raffle which will be held at 4pm.

Please indicate what you are bringing when you RSVP and be aware that you can update your RSVP if you later decide to bring something else. We are requesting that people bring their own plates and utensils so that we do not have to purchase paper or plastic plates and utensils. We're trying to make this event as green as possible and we will be composting at this event.

Please consider volunteering! We need a lot of help to make this event happen.

We all hope to see you there!

Give to the Max Day is Today!

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Help animals by giving to Compassionate Action for Animals on Give to the Max Day on Wednesday, November 16th! When you donate to CAA, we become eligible for $1,000 randomly-selected prizes.

When we contemplate the future, we see a world where factory farms no longer exist. Animals are treated with kindness, compassion, and respect, rather than as tools or machines. But we can't reach this future without your help.

At Compassionate Action for Animals, your donations support our efforts to reach out to the public and educate them about the horrors of modern factory farming. Your support lets us continue our leaflet distribution, video showings, and food giveaways, as well as our many other outreach, education, and community-building activities.

Thank you for your support!

Compassionate Times Fall 2011

Dear friends of animals,

I'm excited to update you on Compassionate Action for Animals' successes this fall. I am happy to say that I have not been overwhelmed with hearing about animal suffering but rather the positive response that I have received from people who have attended our events – and I'm elated to meet excited new volunteers!

Our obstacle to creating more change for animals has not been the supposed apathy of the public to animal suffering, but rather our limited capacity to engage with everybody who is interested in hearing our message and getting the resources that we want to provide. For every person that we gave a free vegan food sample at the Vegan Food Showcase, I know there are several more who would like to try a new animal-free food. For every person who came to the Veg Week dine-out at Everest on Grand, I know there are a dozen who would love to try new options at a great veg-friendly restaurant. And for everyone who came to our chicken sanctuary tour, there are many more that would benefit from getting to know the personalities of individual farm animals.

Nonetheless, I am happy to report that we had extensive success in reaching a new audience to welcome our message of compassion and to further engage those who want to help animals. Here's a few of the things we accomplished this fall:

  • Handed out well over 1,000 vegan food samples at our annual Vegan Food Showcase. Read more about the Vegan Food Showcase here.
  • Hosted Paul Shapiro of the Humane Society to kick off Veg Week. Read more about Veg Week.
  • "It was surprisingly easy to not eat meat! I also got to be creative when cooking and tried a few really good recipes. I also realized how many vegetarian options there really are in restaurants." – Pledge to Be Veg participant

    Held two new Veg Week events: A Vegan Bake Sale and "Shop With a Vegan." The Vegan Bake Sale was phenomenally successful! We sold out of all the baked goods about half way through and met numerous people who were interested in learning more about factory farming, donating, and volunteering.

  • Launched Where Your Food Comes From website to let people know about the cruelties of modern factory farming and started running advertisements. We received a generous donation to sponsor the advertisements
  • Continued to hold regular Vegan After Dark events at night spots, free Cooking Classes, and Dine-outs at veg-friendly restaurants

Thank you for your generous financial support, for volunteering, and for helping us further the animals' cause.

We have our biggest potluck coming up! Please join me at our annual Vegan Thanksgiving Potluck on November 19. This year, we are offering a free entry into the raffle if you bring a written recipe with your vegan dish.

Please feel free to contact me any time with feedback, and I hope to see you at an event soon!

Yours for the animals,

Unny Signature

Unny Nambudiripad

Great Food Blog

Have you come to Compassionate Action for Animals' annual banquet in April before? Please check out the blog by our caterer.

Ciree Linsemann catered our banquet in 2011 and 2010. Her exquisite meals were enjoyed at our annual fundraiser, and now you can enjoy her creativity by making her vegan recipes at home. Check out her blog, which has her excellent recipes! She has recipes for Masala Meetballs and Zesty Sour Creem, vegan dog biscuits, Texas Sapporo Mole Flood Dumplings, and more.

Give to Compassionate Action for Animals on Give to the Max Day

Help animals by giving to Compassionate Action for Animals on Give to the Max Day on November 16th! When you donate to CAA, we become eligible for $1,000 randomly-selected prizes.

When we contemplate the future, we see a world where factory farms no longer exist. Animals are treated with kindness, compassion, and respect, rather than as tools or machines. But we can't reach this future without your help.

At Compassionate Action for Animals, your donations support our efforts to reach out to the public and educate them about the horrors of modern factory farming. Your support lets us continue our leaflet distribution, video showings, and food giveaways, as well as our many other outreach, education, and community-building activities.

Thank you for your support!

2nd Vegan Bake Sale

Due to the success of the bake sale during veg week, join us for another Vegan Bake Sale to help advertise for the upcoming Vegan Thanksgiving Potluck.

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