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Helping animals on Giving Tuesday

Garth is one of the newest (and youngest!) animals at The Happy Herd Farm Sancturary. He’s someone, not something. That’s why VHS promotes a plant-based diet and cruelty-free living.


Making life better for animals now and in the future

On November 28, the Vancouver Humane Society (VHS) and The Happy Herd partnered for Giving Tuesday to raise $10,000 to help rescued farmed animals and to fight factory farming by promoting cruelty-free living. 

Thank you to everyone who donated toward our campaign, to our generous matching gift sponsors, Lisa Kramer and Mark Kamstra, and for each of the partner businesses who supported us by raising funds for this campaign. Be sure to check out our complete list of Giving Tuesday partners and show your support for these compassionate businesses that give back to our community!

At The Happy Herd Farm Sanctuary in Aldergrove, B.C., animals are treated with compassion, not as the exploitable commodities we see on industrialized farms.  When animals are seen as valued, sentient beings it’s clear each one is  “someone, not something.” So shouldn’t we treat them accordingly?

That’s the question that underpins VHS’s campaigns for cruelty-free living. VHS volunteers are out on the streets and at events distributing our Go Veg booklet to thousands of people who want to live more compassionately.  More people are joining our Go Veg Campaign and our Meatless Monday program every day and we’re helping schools, hospitals and businesses increase their offering of humane, sustainable and healthy plant-based dishes. Every year our bus ads prod the consciences of Vancouverites, asking why we treat some animals as friends and others as food.  Together we are changing hearts and minds. Thank you for your support!