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New Documentary Exposes Australia’s Inhumane Treatment of Their Iconic Kangaroo
Film-makers Kate McIntyre-Clere and Mick McIntyre are in Vancouver as part of their North American tour to promote their film “Kangaroo”. This groundbreaking film reveals the truth surrounding Australia’s love-hate relationship with its beloved icon. The kangaroo image is proudly used by top companies, sports teams and as tourist souvenirs, yet when they hop across the vast continent some consider them to be pests to be shot and sold for profit. KANGAROO exposes a national paradigm where the relationship with kangaroos is examined. The film is being screened Sunday February 4th, 3:00pm at Vancity Theatre. Come and meet Kate and Mick, as well as take part in the post-film discussion. Tickets can be purchased by clicking here.
From Hunter to Vegan, Compassion Prevails Over Cruelty
Mark Reimer is a 49-year old plumber from Chilliwack, BC. He grew up hunting every year during his childhood and into his teen years until one day, while picking up a wood duck he had shot but not killed, he had a change of heart. Seeing that innocent little being suffering and afraid because of his actions caused him to stop hunting forever.
Fast- forward years later, Mark met a woman who changed his life; Christine turned him onto veganism by showing him the hidden truths of the industries which profit from animal exploitation for food, leather, entertainment, personal care products and drugs. Much like consumers who purchase “local organic” or “free range” animal products, many people justify hunting as a “humane and environmentally friendly” alternative to buying animal flesh from a grocery store. Animal rights activists argue that the animals suffer needlessly by the hands of hunters for those who do have access to grocery stores full of beans, tofu, vegetables, fruits, grains, etc.
Join us for a discussion about Mark’s transition, and consider sharing this podcast with hunters you may have in your life.