Shrine Circus Protest at Woodbine Centre July 11th 2009

Boycott Animal Circuses!
Torontonians Against Animals in the Circus will be protesting the Shrine Circus at Woodbine Centre (near Woodbine Race Track on Rexdale Blvd.) on Saturday July 11th beginning at 2:30pm.

Date: Saturday, July 11, 2009
Time: 2:30pm - 4:00pm
Location: Woodbine Shopping Centre
Street: 500 rexdale blvd

What's wrong with the Shrine Circus?

Shrine Circuses have deplorable records of cruelty to animals, serious violations of the federal Animal Welfare Act, and animal attacks resulting in injury and even death. Elephants used by Shriners have rampaged, killing trainers and injuring children. Although many successful charitable organizations never use circus fundraisers, about 150 of Shrine's 191 temples host annual circuses. These circuses raise funds for the temples' administrative costs, not for the Shriners children's hospitals.

The Shriners do not operate their own traveling circus; instead Shrine temples produce circuses by hiring an existing circus (Tarzan Zerbini Circus). The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) has cited Tarzan Zerbini for failure to provide a veterinary care program and medical records, failure to provide minimum space, and failure to properly maintain transport vehicles.

What's wrong with animals in the Circus?

Animals in circuses are beaten to make them perform tricks on command. If they do not perform properly, they are beaten some more. In cases where they snap and either run amok or attack someone, they are beaten again.

Protest details:
The circus is taking place inside a "big top" tent in the parking lot. Since this is private property, we will not be standing near the tent. The goal of the demo is to target the people entering the parking lot in their cars, or people walking on the sidewalk. Signs will be provided, most signs have large lettering to accommodate the cars driving by. There will also be 2 large banners to hold. Any questions can be directed to torontoanimalrights (at), you can also join our Facebook group.

TTC Directions:
37A Islington bus from Islington Station

x-posted to animals_ontario, ark_ii, toronto_protest
Healing Heart

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Join us on Saturday May 30th for the best dairy-free milkshakes you'll ever have! Be sure to come early as we sold out our last bake sale!

Choose your VEGAN milkshake with soy, almond or rice milk in the following flavours:
♥ Mint Chocolate Chip
♥ Peanut Butter Banana
♥ Pina Colada
♥ Oreo
♥ Banana
♥ Chocolate
♥ Vanilla

We'll also be selling delicious baked goods such as:
♥ Gluten-free brownies, cookies & cupcakes
♥ Candy Apples
♥ Jelly Donut & Boston Cream Cupcakes
♥ Flourless Cookies
♥ Moon Pies
♥ Cookies

Purrfect Pineapples Auction for Farm Sanctuary!

Please check out my auction on! I have donated lingerie to be a part of this auction.

Meaning: you get to custom order or buy $350 worth of lingerie off my website or Etsy shop if you win!

All proceeds go to Farm Sanctuary!
For more info on Farm Sanctuary and what they are all about, please visit:

Happy bidding!!

dead parrot

Two dogs looking for a good home, feel free to cross-post!

Hi everyone!

I received this today. Please crosspost or forward to anyone who is able and wants to give a couple of dogs a nice home.

A co-worker of John's is looking to finding a loving home for her two labs.
Unfortunately, the woman is unable to bring the dogs to her new home and is
having a difficult time placing the two dogs together. As usual, I'm hoping
we can forward this email (with the pups details and cute pics!) to our
animal loving friends and they may know someone who would like to bring some
doggie love into their home.

Please feel free to forward my email or cell number to anyone who is
interested. Thanks for your help!


dead parrot

Peter Singer speaks at U of T


Peter Singer speaks at U of T!

ARK II - The Animal Rights Kollective, University of Toronto Students Against Climate Change and Zoocheck Canada are hosting an evening with renowned philosopher, Peter Singer. This is a free event.

In his new book "The Life You Can Save, Acting Now to End World Poverty" Singer makes the irrefutable argument that giving will make a huge difference in the lives of others, without diminishing the quality of our own. This book is an urgent call to action and a hopeful primer on the power of compassion, when mixed with rigorous investigation and careful reasoning, to lift others out of despair.

Singer received worldwide recognition for his book “Animal Liberation” and his usage of the term speciesism which is used for discrimination on the grounds that a being belongs to a certain species. He holds that the interests of all beings capable of suffering be worthy of equal consideration, and that giving lesser consideration to any being based on its having wings or fur is no more justified than discrimination based on skin color. He was named one of the "100 Most Influential People in the World” by Time magazine.

Anyone who is interested in the discussion surrounding the use of animals in scientific research will want to be a part of this event. We are inviting both animal activists and supporters of animal experimentation to join us.

Thursday, March 19, 2009

7:30 pm – 10pm

Free Admission

JJ McLeod Theatre, MS 2258

Medical Sciences Building, 1 Kings College Circle,

University of Toronto

(Near the Northwest exit of Queens Park Subway Station)
Healing Heart

Not With My Taxes! - End Canada's Commercial Seal Hunt

This is an extremely important event! Our tax dollars are supporting the largest slaughter of marine animals! IT'S TIME TO PUT AN END TO THIS!

Not With My Taxes! - End Canada's Commercial Seal Hunt
Saturday, March 14th, 2009
1:45pm - 3:00pm
Dundas Square
(SE corner of Yonge and Dundas in Toronto)

In order to try to make this the biggest and most inclusive anti-seal hunt rally we've ever had, this years event will feature "The Harper Seals" (see below poster) performing their hits "Don't Be Cruel" and "Stayin' Alive" to show Prime Minister Stephen Harper that Canadians want an end to the commercial seal hunt for the sake of the seals and the economy! Our MC for the event will be Toronto's Kimberly Carroll, Television Show Host from "Take This House and Sell It."

This is a family friendly event, and we hope that you will encourage your friends and families to attend, as we need to show the media, Canadian politicians, and the world abroad that ordinary Canadians are AGAINST the seal hunt!

Please take a look at our cute and silly promotional Youtube video that was made in NYC to get an idea of how our Toronto family friendly performance will look this Saturday, March 14th. The same performance will be taking place in Ottawa on Sunday March 15th.

Signs and placards will be handed out for the official presentation and "The Harper Seals" performance at 2pm. We will also have a tent set up from 10am - 3pm in Dundas Square with various activities for you to take part in: colouring (for kids), get your photo taken with our seal mascots, read about the seal hunt, get signs and leaflets to distribute to the public, and sign the petition against the commercial seal hunt.

Animal Alliance will also be present with a video camera to record people who wish to send a video message to the EU countries calling for ban on Canadian Seal products.

Phone: (416) 536-2308

If you have a facebook account, then please go to this event page for details and RSVP here:

Recipe Suggestions Plz

So Toronto finally has Teese vegan cheese! I have been waiting for this cheese since it was in production. Yeah, I'm a loser that follows things like that, whatever. Now that I have it, I don't know what the hell to do with it? I don't want to waste this golden melty cheese.. Hahaha. But I don't remember what I even used to eat (and like?) that was cheesy and awesome.

So tell me your favorite cheesy food recipes please!
Pizza and lasagna are obvious. ;)

Please and thank you.