Dave Rolsky

Dave is a co-founder of Compassionate Action for Animals. Please see his bio for more details.

Why Does Our Logo Have a Pig?

From time to time, people ask us why our logo has a pig in it. Here’s the short answer: Pigs are freaking awesome!

Here’s a slightly longer answer:

For us, this festival is as much as about animals as it is about food. We chose a pig as our mascot because they’re fun, intelligent animals who deserve to be treated with compassion and respect.

We hope that people who come to our festival will be motivated to reduce the animal products in their diet or to eliminate them altogether. Maybe the delicious vegan food will convince them that changing how they eat isn’t so bad. Maybe one of our speakers will share some information about animals on factory farms that will help them rethink their current lifestyle.

If you don’t know how freaking awesome pigs are, here’s a powerful video from Farm Sanctuary about one amazing pig, Nikki.

Twin Cities Veg Fest is Social

Not getting enough Internet time? Going through Facebook withdrawal? Need moar pics?

Twin Cities Veg Fest is all over the social web. We’ve got your Facebook, your Twitter, your Pinterest, your Instagram, and even your Tumblr!

You’ll never need to look away from your screen again.

Disclaimer: Twin Cities Veg Fest is not responsible for any adverse effects that result from over-consumption of social media. Visit our sites at your own risk.

Grab Bag of Updates

We’ve been remiss in posting updates to this site, though if you’ve followed us on Facebook or Twitter you’ve already seen the news.

First up, we’re excited to announce that we’ll be having Paul Shapiro of Humane Society of the United States as one of our speakers, both at the festival and at Their Lives, Our Voices conference.

We’ve also confirmed a number of exhibitors, including Ethique Nouveau, Action for Animals, and Asase Yaa.

Finally, we have two great gold level sponsors on board, Mercy for Animals and Way Better Snacks!

Stay tuned for more news as we go forward with planning the festival!

Twin Cities Veg Fest 2014 Is Coming

Mark your calendars for Twin Cities Veg Fest 2014 on Sunday, September 28. Yes, the festival is on a Sunday this year.

We’ll also be hosting the Their Lives, Our Voices animal advocacy conference again. This year, it will happen on the day before the festival, Saturday, September 28.

Are you interested in speaking at either event? Please check out our Call for Speakers.

Stay tuned to this site for more details. You can also follow us on Facebook and Twitter.