We know that you care about farmed animals as much as we do. And like us, you want to help end their suffering. Please join us in taking action for these animals.
As members of the board, we’ve witnessed CAA help thousands of people act on their compassion, change the way they eat, and speak up for farmed animals in 2017.
Did you know that 2018 will be our 20th anniversary? To fund an expansion of programs, we’ve launched an ambitious campaign: $24,000 by December 31. And we’re all chipping in to match your donation dollar for dollar!
What’s this we hear about vegan crepes coming to the Twin Cities? And more nondairy ice cream options too? And all in one spot? Tell us more!
Rachel Booth and Michael Beachy, the masterminds behind Crepe & Spoon, recently gave us the scoop on their new vegan-friendly ice cream and crepe shop, slated to open on November 20.
Make a gift to CAA through GiveMN and support the students who are speaking out for the animals.
What makes an animal advocate? How can CAA best support people in their process? This is one of the questions we asked ourselves in creating our new strategic plan.
Advocates grow our movement by increasing awareness of animal suffering and building a welcoming community. The community supports people in moving toward a plant-based diet and developing effective advocacy skills.
CAA is systematically building more advocates through training, information sessions, and community building. Few things demonstrate that as strongly as the growth of our University of Minnesota student group. Yash and Nathan are two of its leaders.
How can one person make a difference?
Ask Julie Knopp, CAA volunteer and kindergarten teacher in Richfield, Minnesota. She took it upon herself to see that more vegan options were being offered in her school district.
Thanks to everyone who has participated in helping CAA develop a new strategic plan that will help to guide our activities for the next three years. We’re ready to share the results.
Maybe you saw the Star Tribune article. Or the Pioneer Press article. Or some other article that announced that an new vegan restaurant would be opening in the Twin Cities—and soon! And maybe you caught a glimpse of their vegan croissants in the photos and thought to yourself, “What?! Vegan croissants?!”
For those of us who’ve been vegan for a long time, it can be tempting to say “going vegan is easy,” suggesting that our passion for animal liberation should override all personal discomfort and that the choice should be obvious for everyone. But truly, transitioning to a plant-based diet is not simple for many, especially for those who don’t have access to wholesome plant-based foods.
We know that convenience and accessibility are two of the major factors that play into whether people feel empowered to move toward a plant-based diet, and so nothing makes us happier than to see more vegan-friendly restaurants opening up. Then when you have an all-vegan spot opening up in an area where few other veg options exist, we’re just ecstatic.
We’ve been jumping for joy ever since Matt Clayton announced his plans to open J. Selby’s in St. Paul, near the corner of Victoria Street and Selby Avenue. And now, after months of preparation, they’re opening their doors on Monday, April 17, just in time for VegWeek.
How did J. Selby’s come to be?
CAA has a new outreach method. Using virtual reality technology, we’re giving people a more powerful experience of their own compassion.
Previously, our essential outreach techniques included leafleting, pay-per-view, and vegan food giveaways. Leafleting and pay-per-view have been effective ways of reaching lots of people and teaching them about the inherent cruelty involved in animal agriculture. The food giveaways give them a taste of the delicious plant-based food options that can replace the animal foods in their diets.
VegWeek begins April 17! We hope you’ll step up for the animals and take the VegPledge. Here’s how:
- If you’re omnivore, pledge to try eating vegetarian or vegan for the week of April 17.
- If you’re vegetarian, pledge to try eating vegan for the week of April 17.
- If you’re vegan, pledge to spread the word in one or more of these ways:
- Invite friends to take the VegPledge using the Facebook event page.
- Share information about the benefits of eating plant-based on your social media platforms.
- Bring a couple friends to one of our VegWeek activities (listed below!).
Click here to take the pledge!