Canadian Dimension: Bill Would Set Manitoba’s Animal Protections Back By A Decade

Photo by Mercy For Animals Canada There’s a sick feeling of déjà vu for those of us in Manitoba these days. Here’s why. From 1986 to 1996, the provincial pig industry doubled with the industrialization of animal agriculture and massive support from the then-Conservative government in the form of lax regulations, financial support and trade ...

Canadian Dimension: Saving the Planet, One Meal at a Time

Photo by Jeff Vanuga My attitude toward becoming a vegan was similar to Augustine’s attitude toward becoming celibate—“God grant me abstinence, but not yet.” But with animal agriculture as the leading cause of species extinction, water pollution, ocean dead zones and habitat destruction, and with the death spiral of the ecosystem ever more pronounced, becoming ...

Canadian Dimension Feed: A plague of David Attenborough

Last week, British broadcaster and naturalist David Attenborough devoted over a third of a widely reported interview to his claim that human beings are “a plague on the earth.” “It’s not just climate change; it’s sheer space, places to grow food for this enormous horde. Either we limit our population growth or the natural world ...