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Monday, April 14, 2014


Urge Canadian officials to put a stop to the annual seal slaughter immediately!

Canada’s annual seal slaughter has begun, and seals desperately need your help. Every year at this time thousands of baby seals are shot or bludgeoned and then skinned—sometimes while they are still alive. Seals can be legally killed as soon as they shed their white fur at just a few weeks of age, and most of those killed are under 3 months.

The Canadian seal fur trade may be a fading industry, but the need for action NOW is as strong as ever! Rather than moving forward with a buyout, Canada is currently trying to overturn the EU ban on seal fur.

Please urge Minister of Fisheries and Oceans Gail Shea, Minister of Foreign Affairs John Baird, and Minister of International Trade Ed Fast to help put an immediate end to the commercial seal slaughter by supporting a government buyout.

Please share this urgent alert with your friends and family on Facebook and Twitter and ask them to join you in speaking up for seals today.

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The Mayor of Vancouver, Gregor Robertson, has stated that he believes that the Vancouver Aquarium should phase out the captivity of whales and dolphins. In addition, two Parks Board Commissioners, Constance Barnes and Sarah Blyth, have also said that captivity of cetaceans is cruel and must be phased out.

Please send a “Thank You” to them for taking this progressive step forward. Email Mayor Robertson ( Constance Barnes ( and Sarah Blyth (”.

I have attached our new “10 Myths and Facts About the Vancouver Aquarium”.

Lifeforce has been fighting to phase out the captivity of whales and dolphins since the 80s. The latest events in Vancouver are encouraging. More and more people from all walks of life, including scientists, are speaking out. We hope that this is finally the beginning of the end to the Vancouver Aquarium aquatic circus, and treating these sentient creatures as research tools!

Peter Hamilton
Lifeforce Founding Director

Wednesday, February 19, 2014

Tuesday, September 10, 2013

Karmavore Cafe and Dessert Lounge

Karmavore Vegan Shop has switched directions and is now Metro Vancouver's first all vegan cafe and dessert lounge!

They have also opened up an all Organic Juice Bar at the River Market in New Westminster.

They also appear to be expanding and offering business opportunities as per their most recent Facebook post:

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Tuesday, February 26, 2013

Karmavore CAFE!

Karmavore has launched a new cafe on the main floor, and is now going by the name Karmavore Vegan Specialty Shop + Cafe!

They have added a full sit down and to go menu featuring new in-house comfort food items, as well as the addition of featured set of dishes from CHAU Veggiexpress.

Karmavore has added new later night hours and is open Sunday to Thursday 11-7pm and Friday to Saturday 11-9pm.

Please note KARMAVORE Cafe is permanently closed

Saturday, December 1, 2012

Chau Veggiexpress + Satori Factory

Two hidden gems offering a slew of vegan options can be found next door to each other on Victoria Drive in Vancouver!

CHAU Veggiexpress
5052 Victoria Drive

Authentic vietnamese cuisine, without mock meats, and abundantly full of veggies!

Try the amazingly savory Curry Pho or Lychee Date Broth Pho - delicious!

We're told a selection of CHAU Veggiexpress menu items and packaged goods are also available at Karmavore in New West.

Satori Factory
5054 Victoria Drive

A boutique cafe featuring specialty coffee + teas, with a focus on vegan options including dairy free creamers and vegan baked goods and soups.

Try their rose infused coffee or vegan soup!