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Four attendees were injured after a Ribfest shooting in Pickering, Ontario on Saturday – adding human injury
to an event that is the result
of numerous animal deaths.


Four people
suffered gunshot wounds after fire was opened on the crowd around 11pm.

victims, two of whom were teenagers, all survived and have since been released
from the local hospital.


Police are
still investigating the incident and have yet to identify the shooter, or
shooters involved.

At this
time, investigators do not believe that the shooting was a random act of

Mayor Dave Ryan took to Twitter to congratulate Ribfest on its ‘robust security
measures’, adding that ‘all levels of gov’t must work together to get these
illegal guns off our streets’.

Emily Court

Emily Court is a writer and content creator published in Plant Based News, Raise Vegan, Living Vegan and The Financial Diet. A self-described "recovering vegan hothead," she is now a pragmatic member of Vancouver's vibrant and growing plant-powered community. Hailing from Halifax, Nova Scotia, she holds a BA in Spanish and certificate in Intercultural Communication from Dalhousie University, where her thesis focused on topics of cultural and gender-based discrimination. She aims to apply a privilege-conscious and culturally sensitive approach to her work in all fields.