Sayara Thurston
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Sayara Thurston is Communications and Development Manager at We Animals. She formerly managed the farm animals campaign with Humane Society International/Canada.

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What's Good For Hens Is Good For Business

(5) Comments | Posted February 2, 2016 | 4:28 PM

Of all the basic qualities that keep any business -- and perhaps even our entire free market -- successful, the abilities to keep searching for better solutions and smarter ways of doing things are paramount. That's why it's highly unlikely you'll see a new iVCR at the Apple store any...

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We Need to Talk About the Inhumane Treatment of Chickens

(30) Comments | Posted May 6, 2015 | 1:37 PM

When I was a kid, I had a pet rooster named Fluke. He followed me everywhere, took naps in my arms, and would perch happily on my shoulder (until he got too big for my eight-year-old frame to handle). I loved spending time with chickens as a child -- they're...

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Cutting Back on Meat Doesn't Have to Mean Fewer BBQs

(28) Comments | Posted July 3, 2014 | 9:20 AM

Some in the media would have us believe that the rising cost of meat is a summer-time tragedy of Shakespearean proportions. Yet the fact is, we Canadians could stand to cut back a little on our meat intake -- eating too much of it harms our health, the environment, pushes...

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What If You Had To Live in a Cage the Size of Your Own Body?

(3) Comments | Posted March 25, 2014 | 6:41 PM

Canadians are having an important conversation about where our food comes from. We're talking about farm animals and how they're treated in this country.

This month, we celebrate the beginning of the end of gestation crates in this Canada. For those who may have missed the public debate --...

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This Little Piggy Wants Better Treatment

(5) Comments | Posted July 17, 2013 | 5:24 PM

Knowing where our food comes from is an important pathway to empowerment. This knowledge lets us take control of our health. It opens opportunities to reduce our environmental footprint. And we can make choices that foster humane treatment of farm animals.

Fortunately for society, more and more people understand the...

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Celebrating World Animal Month by Learning Lessons from XL Beef Recall

(1) Comments | Posted October 29, 2012 | 6:16 PM

Much has been written about who should be held accountable for the recent E. coli outbreak from contaminated beef products that has seriously sickened people from Newfoundland to British Columbia. Everyone and everything from the Minister of Agriculture, to the Canadian Food Inspection Agency, plant inspectors and the XL beef...

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