Top 9 Recommendations for Gift Giving to Animal Charities for the Holidays; & Twyla Francois, Canadian Horse Defence Coalition

December 16, 2011
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To start this episode, we give a review of the book “Vegan Holiday Kitchen“, the author (Nava Atlas) of which was featured in an interview in last week’s show. Then we’ll do the draw to give away a copy of this book to a lucky listener!

Top 9 Recommendations for Gift Giving to Animal Charities for the Holidays

Denise, Tara and Alison give their Top 9 Recommendations for Gift Giving to Animal Charities for the Holidays for this holiday season. There are so many well-deserving animal-benefitting charities and non-profit groups to give to and thus it is hard to narrow it down to just 9, but here they are, in no particular order of preference, with web links for more information:

Twyla François, Canadian Horse Defence Coalition, Horse Slaughter in Canada

Our feature interview is with Twyla François, who is the Regional Director of the Canadian Defence Coalition. She speaks to us about horse slaughter in Canada, including the recently introduced Bill C-322, which proposes a ban to the slaughter of horses in Canada, and the undercover footage recently made public from a horse slaughterhouse in Québec.

Here is a video of the Canadian Horse Defence Coalition’s 4th investigation documenting the inherent, industry-wide cruelty endemic to horse slaughter:

Live Performance: Happy (Vegan) Xmas – Let’s Go Vegan

With Morgan on guitar and lead vocals, and Alison, Tara, Denise, Alissa and Carissa on supporting vocals, the Animal Voices crew performs (and débuts) the original Animal Voices version of John Lennon’s “Happy Xmas/War is Over”, suitably renamed: Happy (Vegan) Xmas – Let’s Go Vegan. This is our gift to you!

Happy Holidays from us at Animal Voices Vancouver.

 

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