Please read this moving testimonial by Maizy Thorvaldson from Vancouver Chicken Save‘s first vigil of the year:
“I’ve grown up here in Hastings Sunrise, and long before we were vegan my family and I always hated the Hallmark slaughterhouse because of the horrible smell that it produces. Especially on beautiful hot summer days… Little did I know that it’s the smell of suffering and death… 10s of thousands of baby chickens (only weeks old), who haven’t/will never feel that beautiful summer sunshine, killed here daily.
I can’t quite describe the feeling of bearing witness to the chickens as they are crammed into tiny crates, stacked and awaiting their death – Grief, anger, shock, panic, frustration, confusion, disappointment, disbelief, and crushing reality.
I encourage everyone (veg or otherwise) to come to the vigil one day and see, and feel, for yourself…
Thankful for Vancouver Chicken Save and constantly inspired by the dedication of my fellow activists. There is hope.”