The easyVegan Weekend Activist, No. 4

May 22nd, 2009 5:28 pm by Kelly Garbato

Action Alerts: Animal & Environmental Advocacy

Alaska Wilderness League: Tell Congress: The Tongass needs conservation, not clearcutting. [Tiny violin alert! – Should you choose to use the sample letter, please edit for speciesism.]

American Anti-Vivisection Society (AAVS): Help End Use of Animals in Medical Marketing Demonstrations [Animal Protection Accountability Act (H.R. 2193)]

American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (ASPCA) on Change-dot-org: Urge Congress to Pass Anti-Horse Slaughter Bill

Animal Legal Defense Fund on Change-dot-org: First Strike and You’re Out for Animal Abusers

Center for Biological Diversity: Help Protect Sage Grouse in the Bodie Hills

Change-dot-org: Sign Please to Tell Greenwood Village Not To Kill Coyotes!

Corporate Accountability International: Vote now on the worst corporation of 2009!

DawnWatch: Today Show covers Ringling cruelty case 5/20/09

DawnWatch: Rat and mouse protection on Wall Street Journal front page 5/16/09

DawnWatch: Isthmus front page on primate research — heartrending story 5/15/09

Earthjustice: An Historic Opportunity for Northwest Salmon [Tiny violin alert! – Should you choose to use the sample letter, please edit for speciesism.]

Ecological Internet / Climate Ark: Action Alert: Malaysian Govt. Denies Well Documented Oil Palm Development Plans in Brazilian Amazon

Environment New Mexico: These trees have withstood the test of time. We can’t let Bush-era holdovers take them down.

Farm Sanctuary: Help Farm Sanctuary Save Sheep from Cruel and Unnecessary Training Exercises

Farm Sanctuary: Don’t All Egg-Laying Hens Deserve to Stretch Their Wings? [California’s AB 1437]

In Defense of Animals (IDA): Stop Navy From Killing Whales And Dolphins Off California Coast

In Defense of Animals (IDA): Tell Austrian Government – Release Animal Rights Activists

Jane Goodall Institute (JGI): Take Action—Show your Support for Great Apes; Sign the “No Great Apes in Entertainment” Pledge

Kinship Circle: 5/19/09: Trophy Hunters To Prey On Delisted Wolves

Kinship Circle: 5/15/09: Shot In The Dark – Australia’s Kangaroo Massacre

League of Conservation Voters (LCV): Contact Your Representative Today! [American Clean Energy and Security Act of 2009 (ACES)]

Making Hay: Make it Viral [Thank CNN for Jane Velez-Mitchell’s animal-friendly coverage of the swine flu outbreak.]

National Wildlife Federation (NWF): Ask the EPA to Acknowledge the Truth

Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC): Tell the EPA to protect kids [and pets!] from dangerous pesticides in pet flea products

New England Anti-Vivisection Society (NEAVS) / Project R&R: Help Release Wenka and All Elder Chimpanzees

PETA: Tell Hong Kong’s dragon-i Club to Let Birds Fly Free!

PETA: Tell Sprint Nextel Corporation to Stop Exploiting Chimpanzees!

PETA: Tell MillerCoors to Stop Supporting Cruel Animal Experiments

PETA: URGENT: Tell Federal Women’s Prison in Minnesota to Stop Using Glue Traps! [For talking points, please see this series of articles I wrote about alternatives to lethal methods of mouse “control.”]

PETA: Urge Egypt’s Prime Minister to Stop Cruel Pig Cull [I prefer the WSPA’s campaign and comments; see below.]

PETA: Tell Pier 1 Imports to Stop Exploiting Elephants!

PETA: Ask New Zealand to Uphold the Ban on Live-Sheep Export!

Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine (PCRM): It’s Time to Tell MillerCoors to Support Humane Research

Public Citizen: Tell Congress: Corporate Influence Undermines Climate Change Bill

The Sierra Club: Tell Congress to Revitalize the Economy and Our Public Lands

Sierra Club Canada: Speak up for B.E.A.R.S. in Alberta!

Striking at the Roots: Activists Prepare to Expose Corruption in Japanese Whaling Industry [And what you can do to help]

True Majority: What happened to Obama’s energy plan?

Union of Concerned Scientists (UCS): Urge the Administration to Actively Support Climate Legislation

The Wilderness Society: Tell Congress you want action on global warming

The Wilderness Society: Tell BLM no more public lands for the world’s dirtiest fossil fuel!

World Society for the Protection of Animals (WSPA): Stop the planned Egyptian pig cull!

Action Alerts: Human Rights

AVAAZ-dot-org: Free Aung San Suu Kyi!

American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU): ACLU Challenges Patents on Human Genes; Sign a message of support for our plaintiffs

American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU): Urge Congress to completely eliminate the disparity between crack and powder cocaine by supporting the Drug Sentencing Reform and Cocaine Kingpin Trafficking Act of 2009 (H.R. 265).

Amnesty International: Call for the immediate release of Aung San Suu Kyi and all prisoners of conscience in Myanmar

Amnesty International: Tell the truth about torture through an independent commission

CARE on Change-dot-org: Take Action to Prevent Child Marriage

Common Cause: Tell Congress to stop earmarks for campaign cash

CREDO Action: Hold KBR/Halliburton War Profiteers Accountable

Grassroots Equality Network: Repeal Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell

Moms Rising: Urge Your Congresspeople to Protect Kids from BPA!

New Hampshire Freedom to Marry: Marriage Petition

National Whistleblowers Center (NWC): Bunny Greenhouse Retaliated Against After Testifying To Congress; Demand immediate passage of H.R. 1507

The Peace Team: A Special Prosecutor Is Who Needs To See The New Torture Pictures

Presente-dot-org: Demand Governor Rendell Speak Out About Luis Ramirez’s Death

Public Citizen: Write Congress: End Forced Arbitration

Campaign Updates

Ecological Internet / The Rainforest Portal: Malaysia’s Hollow Democracy: Government Censors Internet Criticism of Global Rainforest for Oil Palm Land Grab

Humane Society of the United States (HSUS) & Wayne Pacelle: What’s Next for Michael Vick?


Carnival of the Green #180 @ Ethical Superstore


Groovy Vegetarian: Book Giveaway: Vegan Cupcakes Take Over The World (Deadline: May 26, 2009)

The PETA Files: ‘Win It’ Wednesday: Vegan Chocolate Bars (Deadline: June 3, 2009)

PETA2: Free Stuff Friday: Bettie Page Gift Certificate! (Deadline: May 29, 2009)

PETA2: Win an Earth Crisis Merch Pack! (Deadline: June 2, 2009)

PETA2: Mark Ronson’s Anti-Fur Ad and Giveaway! (Deadline: June 3, 2009)

PETA2: Sugar Hooker Guitar Giveaway! (Deadline: June 22, 2009)

Vegan Soapbox: One Lucky Reader Wins ‘Ani’s Raw Food Desserts’ (Deadline: May 30, 3009)


Best Friends: eNews, May 22, 2009 – Springtime Sparkle

Bill of Rights Defense Committee (BORDC): Dissent Is Patriotic, May 2009, Vol. 8, No. 5

Center for Biological Diversity: Endangered Earth Online, No. 461, May 21, 2009 – Wal-Mart Whacked On Warming, Get Your Stephen Colbert, Jr. Ringtone

Compassion Over Killing (COK): Compassionate Action, May 21, 2009 – Summer conferences, half-marathon for compassion, and more!

Earthjustice: May 2009 e.Brief – Why We Sue: Video of Hurt Baby Bison

In Defense of Animals (IDA): eNews, May 21, 2009

Mercy for Animals: The Voice, May 17, 2009 – MFA Blog, Upcoming Conferences, Cooking Without Eggs, Inspiring New Video, & More!

The Sierra Club: Club Currents, May 19, 2009: Volume VII, #20 – Could Toxic Trailers Lead to Cancer?

Vegan Outreach: E-Newsletter, May 20, 2009

Vegetarian Resource Group: VRG-NEWS, Volume 13, Issue 2, May 2009

Petitions: Animal & Environmental Advocacy

Join the Movement to Protect Feral Cats

Reduce the Military’s Carbon Bootprint!

Penguins and Seals Rejoice – South Africa Approves Marine Sanctuary!

Save Us From Salazar

Mandatory cooling and heating for K-9 in Police Vehicles

Healthy Dalmatian Euthanized [Lancaster, California County Shelter]

Demand an Independent and Publicly Transparent Investigation into Abuse Allegations at LA Co Animal

Nationwide Ban on Gassing in Shelters

Coca-Cola, Stop Harming and Killing Animals

Ask Cheyenne Frontier Days To Ban Cruel Steer Busting

Tell Candymaker Mars Inc. to Drop Deadly Animal Tests!

Support PAW! We Can Save Our Wolves! [H.R. 3663, Protect America’s Wildlife Act]



Stop the abuse of Irish Greyhounds and Racing Dogs.

Please HELP to Save Teghut Forest [Armenia]

Petitions: Human Rights

Equal Pay for Equal Work!

Ensure Health Coverage for All Children in America

For Mother’s Day, Get Critical Aid to New Mothers Worldwide

‘Round the Interwebs

ACLU’s Blog of Rights: Obama Can’t Fix the Military Commissions

Animal Person: On Mainstreaming Veganism

Stephanie @ Animal Rights @ Change-dot-org: How Many Endangered Species Do You Know Nothing About?

Stephanie @ Animal Rights @ Change-dot-org: Are You Boycotting Procter & Gamble Yet? Time to Start

The PETA Files: Saturday Morning TV Turns Violent

the photo book projects: How to Lose Your Best Friend

Salon: Pesticides indicted in bee deaths; Agriculture officials have renewed their scrutiny of the world’s best-selling pest-killer as they try to solve the mysterious collapse of the nation’s hives.

Salon: Electric cars are coming!; We’re sorry to be buzz kills. But we’ve heard this one before. Like in 1990. And 1910. Do the automakers have the juice this time?

Salon: The day the bloggers won; With no traditional-media allies or lobbying money, the netroots was able to alter the debate about wiretapping in the 2008 campaign. Leading the charge: Salon’s Glenn Greenwald.

Vegan Soapbox: Euthanasia: Dogs And Pigs

Upcoming Events

Animals & Society Institute (ASI): Bag It for the ASI in Ann Arbor!, Monday, April 13 through Sunday, July 5, 2009

Their Lives, Our Voices 2009 – Midwest Animal Advocacy Conference, Friday, June 12 through Sunday, June 14, 2009 in Minneapolis, MN

National Pigeon Day – Saturday, June 13, 2009 in New York City

National Conference on Childhood Obesity: Confronting the Epidemic through Nutrition Research and Policy – Thursday, June 18 to Friday, June 19, 2009 in Washington, D.C. (Sponsored in part by The Cancer Project and PCRM)

In Defense of Animals (IDA): 1st International Day of Action for Elephants in Zoos (IDAEZ) – Saturday, June 20, 2009

Worldwide Vegan Bake Sale – Saturday, June 20 through Sunday, June 28, 2009

Let It Live – Friday, June 26 through Sunday, June 28 in Portland, Oregon

Dogs Deserve Better (DDB): Chain Off 2009, Saturday, June 27 through Sunday, July 12, 2009

Taking Action for Animals – Friday, July 24 through Monday, July 27, 2009 in Arlington, Virginia

Ocean Conservancy’s International Coastal Cleanup, Saturday, September 19, 2009

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“The easyVegan Weekend Activist” is a weekly roundup of animal and environmental advocacy action alerts, campaign updates, carnivals, contests, newsletters, petitions, upcoming events and miscellaneous resources, posted every weekend at Follow the links provided in order to learn more and take action!

For the time being, the weekly newsletter-esque format will replace the near-daily link roundups I previously posted under the title “easyVegan Link Sanctuary.” Hopefully, this condensed, once-weekly “newsletter” will free up some time so that I can perform more meaningful blogging. If you have any questions or comments about the new format, please drop me a line in the comments section!

While my primary focus is non-human animals and the environment in which they live, I will cover human rights issues as well, especially as they relate to animal and environmental welfare. (For example, while reproductive rights is typically seen as a feminist or women’s issue, the growing global human population does have environmental consequences. In this vein, access to family planning resources has a tangible impact on the environment – an environment we share with non-human animals.)

This link roundup is meant as a jumping-off point for you, the reader, to take further action and learn more about the issues presented here. I link, you decide!

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