We are holding a fundraiser dinner for Vancouver Humane Society. All proceeds will go directly to VHS to support their highly worthwhile campaigns, such as:
Chicken Out: (http://www.chickenout.ca/) VHS has succeeded in convincing various municipalities, post-secondary institutions and restaurants to go cage free. They’ve also worked with Overwaitea Foods to introduce a test of egg signage that indicates method of production, so that consumers can understand how the hens are kept (a first in North America!) VHS just completed an internet petition campaign with over 45,000 signatures demanding that Tim Hortons pledge to source cage-free eggs. The petition was presented at Tim Hortons’ AGM in May.
Eat Less Meat and Eat Less Chicken: These projects are focused on giving consumers the information they need to change their diets in order to benefit their health, animal welfare and the planet by reducing their consumption of meat, especially chicken, which unfortunately is becoming a popular alternative to beef, pork and other types of animal-derived products.
Raising the Barn (http://www.raisingthebarn.ca/): VHS is working on making the 5 Freedoms a reality for farm animals.
The person who brings the most friends to this event will win a copy of Vegan: The New Ethics of Eating by Erik Marcus.
For only $19.50 including tax and tip, we will share this delicious menu at Po Kong, Vancouver's favourite veggie Chinese restaurant:
•Tai Chi soup
•Sizzling Vegetarian Shishkabob
•Fresh Enoki Mushroom and Spinach Chow Mein
•Tasty Fresh Shitake Mushrooms [Okay, look, these are lightly deep fried, but that is the name of the dish--a super popular item on the menu, not the same dish as our last visit.]
•Bean Curd Skin Rolls in black bean sauce
•Spicy Green Beans
•Vegetarian Steak with black pepper sauce
•Sweet and Sour Pineapple Delight
Heartfelt thanks must go to Po Kong for offering us a special discount so that we could keep the price low and still raise some money for charity.