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If Anything Will Change Your Mind About Vegan Diets, It's This

The Huffington Post Canada | Posted 01.25.2014 | Canada Living

Quick, answer this question: What's the first food you think of when you think of bodybuilders? More than likely, your answer was "meat," because, aft...

WATCH: Giant Condoms Dancing In Downtown Calgary

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 07.06.2013 | Canada Alberta

CALGARY - Former TV game show host Bob Barker would be proud.The longtime host of "The Price is Right" would end every show with a message urging peop...

Seema Dhawan

LOOK: PETA Protests In Green Bikinis And Body Paint

HuffingtonPost.com | Seema Dhawan | Posted 01.08.2013 | Canada Alberta

PETA protesters, wearing nothing but green bikinis and body paint, took to Stephen Avenue Mall on Tuesday to tell downtown Calgary passersby to go veg...

HuffPost Canada Rocks COPA Awards!

Danielle Crittenden | Posted 12.23.2012 | Canada
Danielle Crittenden

Last night I stood in the kind of hip club space I haven't visited since my 20s, jammed with nominees for the annual Canadian Online Publishing Awards. That spirit of course imbues our own upstart site here at HuffPost Canada, which was nominated for no fewer than eight awards. You can imagine how proud I was, as the former Managing Editor of Blogs here, to see our talented writers walk away with both the Gold and Silver awards for Best Blog in the daily and weekly newspapers, and broadcasters category.

Please Don't Give to the US Humane Society if You Care About Pets

Douglas Anthony Cooper | Posted 12.15.2012 | Canada
Douglas Anthony Cooper

2012-10-15-HumaneBanner.jpgI expect most people wouldn't send donations if they knew what the Humane Society of the United States actually was. It doesn't run any shelters. It has no veterinary clinics. A good deal of their funding comes from people who don't have the slightest idea of their real agenda.

Wikipedia Cuts on the Bias

Douglas Anthony Cooper | Posted 12.10.2012 | Canada
Douglas Anthony Cooper

I admire Wikipedia -- always have -- but how do the official gardeners at Wikipedia respond when they have a snake in their grass? In my case, a biased commenter is still an editor in good standing, but the people who pointed out his fraudulence have been mostly banned.

Meet the Man Who is Rescuing Animal Welfare

Douglas Anthony Cooper | Posted 11.12.2012 | Canada
Douglas Anthony Cooper

2012-09-03-petabanner1.jpg Nathan Winograd is the leader of the No Kill movement, a genuine revolution in animal welfare. Over three million healthy and adoptable pets will be killed next year in America's shelters. Not, however, if Winograd and his growing army have any say. I caught up with him a few weeks after the No Kill Advocacy Centre's annual conference in Washington D.C.

PETA's "Thank You" for Killing Shelter Pets

Douglas Anthony Cooper | Posted 11.04.2012 | Canada
Douglas Anthony Cooper

2012-09-03-petabanner1.jpg When the no-kill shelter in Shelby County, Kentucky recently announced that they had run out of space -- and were hence going to have to start killing healthy dogs and cats -- officials received a nice basket of gourmet cookies, with a note signed from PETA: "Thank you for doing the right thing."

Canadian Politicians, Wake Up and End the Seal Slaughter

Sen. Mac Harb | Posted 10.07.2012 | Canada Impact
Sen. Mac Harb

On August 4, I was honoured to receive a humanitarian award from PETA for introducing Bill S-210 to end Canada's commercial seal slaughter. No international markets remain for this trade, but politicians from all parties prop it up each year with millions in wasted tax dollars. It's time for Canadian politicians to face the fact that the commercial seal-slaughter industry is over.

A Vegetarian's Defence of The Seal Hunt

Justin Beach | Posted 09.30.2012 | Canada Politics
Justin Beach

The reality is that the seals being hunted are not an endangered species and are not being hunted in numbers that might cause them to become endangered. In the areas of the world where seals are hunted there are few, perhaps no, viable alternatives. There are limited economic opportunities and few other food sources.

PETA's Sinister Interpretation of Animal "Rights"

Douglas Anthony Cooper | Posted 09.02.2012 | Canada
Douglas Anthony Cooper

2012-04-06-PETAfinalGREEN51.jpgPeople naturally assume that the animal rights movement is simply an extension of the human rights movement. People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA), however, is a political movement primarily focused on the right to determine when and how an animal should die. Those who donate to PETA are almost never aware of this.

Why Is PETA Opposing No-Kill Animal Shelters?

Douglas Anthony Cooper | Posted 08.20.2012 | Canada
Douglas Anthony Cooper

2012-04-06-PETAfinalGREEN51.jpgWhy is a so-called animal rights group willing to go to war over its right to kill healthy pets unnecessarily? "No Kill" -- defined as a euthanasia rate of not more than 10 per cent of a given shelter's pets -- has been achieved wherever it has been strictly implemented. Perhaps the most sickening aspect of PETA's assault on the No Kill movement is that it blocks groups from rescuing animals in high-kill shelters.

PETA: Fighting for Its Right to Kill

Douglas Anthony Cooper | Posted 08.14.2012 | Canada
Douglas Anthony Cooper

2012-04-06-PETAfinalGREEN51.jpg PETA may soon lose the right to kill healthy pets. Currently, the headquarters of People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals in Norfolk, Virginia kills 97 per cent of the animals delivered into its care. Norfolk, however, may soon pass legislation to make the city a "No Kill" zone.

First They Came for the Soda, Then for the Foie Gras

Rachel Ryan | Posted 08.13.2012 | Canada Politics
Rachel Ryan

The American media and general public were recently sent into a tizzy over Mayor Michael Bloomberg's announcement that a 16-ounce limit would be on New York City's sugary drinks. What's next? I'll tell you what: foie gras. Starting July 1, Californians will no longer be able to enjoy the deliciously contentious food.

Althia Raj

PETA Seal Hunt Ad Too Much For Canadian TV

HuffingtonPost.com | Althia Raj | Posted 05.24.2012 | Canada Politics

The image of a harp seal bleeding to death is apparently too graphic for Canadian television. The Television Bureau of Canada, an industry group th...

The Week That Was: Conrad Libre!

Danielle Crittenden | Posted 07.05.2012 | Canada
Danielle Crittenden

Over the past eight months, I have had the pleasure of being one of Conrad Black's editors. His blogs have arrived weekly from prison like clockwork. Often I wondered how he wrote these from prison. I don't just mean the mechanics (because those were obviously an issue: How do you get access to a computer? Do you have Internet?). But how did he manage to keep up on everything? Reading his highly informed and topical blogs you would never know this was a man almost entirely cut off from the information sources we take for granted. Here's the bottom line: The key to Conrad's survival has been his mind.

Has Bill Maher Been Sucked In by PETA's Naked Celebrities?

Douglas Anthony Cooper | Posted 07.03.2012 | Canada
Douglas Anthony Cooper

2012-04-06-PETAfinalGREEN51.jpgBill Maher is pretty much the last person you'd expect to get sucked in by PETA, Ingrid Newkirk's cult of euthanasia. For Maher to uncritically cheerlead for one of the ugliest cults in America is truly disheartening. And, unlike most of the celebrity cults, PETA does real damage, on a gruesome scale.

Sunday Roundup: Life Is in the Earth

Danielle Crittenden | Posted 06.21.2012 | Canada
Danielle Crittenden

Happy Earth Day! I hope to spend today, ideally, puttering about my garden. Yes, we can all aspire to do something more high-minded, but even just beautifying your own patch of soil contributes to the pleasure of everyone around you (including even something as simple as a window box).

Relaxing, too, will help me recover from what was truly an amazing week here at HuffPost -- and what promises to be another in the coming week. In home news, Immigration Minister Jason Kenney joined our editorial team on Wednesday for dinner -- and a no-holds-barred question session, including questions from our readers. You'll be impressed by his frankness.

Sunday Roundup: A Big Week for the Personal AND Political

Danielle Crittenden | Posted 06.14.2012 | Canada
Danielle Crittenden

While Rick Santorum was dropping out of the GOP political race for personal reasons, and Hilary Rosen was making personal attacks on Anne Romney for political reasons, AOL/HuffingtonPost office politics became big personal news (at least for those of us working here): Microsoft agreed to buy $1.06 billion worth of AOL patents. (Yes, Dr. Evil, that's one. billion. dollars -- or $999,440,106.20 CDN).I can't claim any insider information as to what this means to AOL/Huffpost in general, or AOL/Huffpost Canada in specific. At minimum, I'm hoping for a new stapler.

Saturday Round Up: The Week that Wasn't

Danielle Crittenden | Posted 06.01.2012 | Canada
Danielle Crittenden

Two major government budgets were released this week, by Ontario and the Feds respectively; as widely anticipated, both will balance spending and eliminate debt by the end of the year with no cuts to any social services. Critics from the left and right applauded the leaders for showing such fiscal responsibility while managing to balance the needs of all Canadian citizens. Asked how he expected to deal with the looming crisis with old age pensions, Prime Minister Harper noted that the budget called for the phasing out of seniors beginning in 2016... Okay, now that I've got my April Fool's joke out of the way, let's look back upon the messy conflagration of human events that constitutes last week's news highlights here at Huffpost.

PETA, Stella McCartney And Penélope Cruz Show Up At Toronto Fashion Week (PHOTOS, VIDEO)

The Huffington Post Canada | Sarah Kelsey | Posted 03.13.2012 | Canada Style

Warning: The video above contains graphic images Never in our wildest dreams did we envision seeing a) Stella McCartney and Penélope Cruz and b) P...

PETA Wants You to Adopt a Rescued "Pet"

Daphna Nachminovitch | Posted 04.26.2012 | Canada
Daphna Nachminovitch

We should all be upset by animal homelessness, but for the right reasons -- not to take the spotlight off abuses in the meat, fur, and circus industries, but so that we can come together to end it.

Sunday Roundup: Who Is Peter Kent?

Danielle Crittenden | Posted 04.26.2012 | Canada
Danielle Crittenden

It's not often you get an environment minister sitting down with a bunch of reporters and editorial staff to a no-holds-barred question-and-answer session, let alone a minister who has become as controversial as Peter Kent.

Yet that's what happened on Thursday at HuffPost, as we initiated our series of monthly lunches with Very Important People You Need to Hear From. When we informed the minister going in that he was our guinea pig, he wondered aloud if he was not in fact our sacrificial lamb? Not quite.

Why is PETA Killing Thousands of Rescue Pets?

Peter Worthington | Posted 04.24.2012 | Canada
Peter Worthington

PETA advertises itself as the largest animal rights organization in the world, with over three million members and supporters. PETA stages "rescue" operations of abused animals, and can serve a useful purpose, which it is exceedingly adept at publicizing. What PETA does not publicize, however, it euthanizes -- kills -- some 85% of the animals it rescues.

PETA's 'Boyfriend Went Vegan' Ad Pairs Up Violence And Veganism

The Huffington Post Canada | Posted 02.16.2012 | Canada Living

Animal rights campaigners PETA are causing controversy yet again. The campaign's latest push on veganism called, "Boyfriend Went Vegan," part of t...