The easyVegan Weekend Activist, No. 6

June 5th, 2009 5:46 pm by Kelly Garbato

Action Alerts: Animal & Environmental Advocacy

American Anti-Vivisection Society (AAVS): Congress Must Act to Protect Former Pets from Research

Audubon: Help Save Our Migratory Birds! [The Neotropical Migratory Bird Conservation Act]

Born Free USA: Keep Wildlife in the Wild Week — 1st of 5

Born Free USA: Keep Wildlife in the Wild Week — 2nd of 5

Born Free USA: Keep Wildlife in the Wild Week – 3rd of 5

Born Free USA: Keep Wildlife in the Wild Week – 4th of 5

Born Free USA: Keep Wildlife in the Wild Week – 5th of 5

Campaign for America’s Wilderness: Ask Pres. Obama to Reinstate the Roadless Rule

Center for Biological Diversity: Act Now to Protect Oceans From Acidification

DawnWatch: Time Magazine on city’s weekly veg day — June 8 edition

Earthjustice: Tell the White House: Protect Roadless Areas of National Forests [If you don’t want to associate yourself with “hunters and anglers,” you’ll need to edit the sample letter provided.]

Eastern Shore Sanctuary Blog: Regulating Cows [You can view The Daily Show clip referenced in this alert here. By way of warning, it’s extremely grating.]

Ecological Internet / Climate Ark: Action Alert: NO BIOMASS/NO BURNING CAMPAIGN: Uproar as Massachusetts Poised to Destroy Forests for “Renewable” Electricity

Environmental Defense: Cap Global Warming Pollution Now

Environmental Defense: Support EPA’s Global Warming Endangerment Finding

Farm Sanctuary: Sign the Petition: That’s NOT Natural!

Farm Sanctuary: Isn’t it time for California dairy farmers to stop cutting cows’ tails off? [California SB 135]

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

Greenpeace: Tell top shoe brands to protect the Amazon and the climate [Please edit the sample letter provided to include mention of vegan alternatives to leather and other animal-derived products.]

HSUS: Stop the trophy hunting of bears in the Great Bear Rainforest ahead of the 2010 Olympics

Kinship Circle: 5/29/09: Bullfight Bust Uncovers Cruelty In Los Angeles

League of Conservation Voters (LCV): The EPA Needs to Hear from You

Move On: Tell Congress: Strengthen the clean energy jobs bill

PETA: Demand Vigorous Prosecution of Former Sheriff’s Deputy Who Allegedly Starved Four Dogs to Death! [Randall Lamar Morgan]

PETA: Slaughterhouses: Where Racehorses Go to Retire

PETA: URGENT: Tell Federal Women’s Prison in Minnesota to Stop Using Glue Traps!

PETA: Ask Washington Group to Bench Cruel ‘Donkey Baseball’ Game

The PEW Environmental Group: Tell the Department of Energy: Improve lighting efficiency standards

Save Our Environment: Tell Your Representative: Act on the Global Warming Bill Today! [Please edit the sample letter provided to include the encouragement of a vegetarian/vegan diet as part of the plan to combat climate change.]

The Sierra Club: Repower America with Renewable Energy

The Sierra Club: Protect Streams and Communities from Hazardous Mining Waste

The Sierra Club: Stop Polluters from Hiding Global Warming Pollution

Union of Concerned Scientists (UCS): Urge Your Representative to Support the American Clean Energy and Security Act [Please include a note about including policies that encourage a vegan/vegetarian diet in any pending legislation!]

United Farm Workers (UFW): Tell EPA to Protect Us from the Toxic Pesticide Endosulfan

The Wilderness Society: Don’t let them kill the climate and energy bill

World Society for the Protection of Animals (WSPA): Protect the whaling ban, protect whales!

World Society for the Protection of Animals (WSPA): Act now to protect sheep from mass cruelty

World Wildlife Fund (WWF): Urge the president and the Senate to work to ratify the Law of the Sea Convention.

Action Alerts: Human Rights

Amnesty International: Reopen the Troy Davis Case

AVAAZ .org: Obama: “Stop the Settlements”

CARE: Take Action to Prevent Child Marriage [International Protecting Girls by Preventing Child Marriage Act of 2009 (H.R. 2103)]

Committee for Defense of Human Rights: Free the San Francisco Eight! [Via the Center for Constitutional Rights (CCR).]

CREDO Action: Two things you can do about the murder of Dr. George Tiller

Feminist Majority Foundation: Send a message for the staff and family of Dr. Tiller

Feministe: In honor of Dr. Tiller (Consider donating to a pro-choice organization.)

Free Press: Put a People-Powered Internet First

Human Rights Campaign (HRC): Tell Congress: Stop breaking apart loving families!; Pass the Uniting American Families Act now.

Human Rights Campaign (HRC): Thank the NH leaders that supported equality!


NARAL: Send notes of appreciation and condolences to Dr. Tiller’s clinic, Women’s Health Care Services

NARAL: Add Your Name and Remember Dr. Tiller

National Organization of Women (NOW): Sign the Pledge for Reproductive Freedom

Planned Parenthood: An Open Letter in Response to the Murder of Dr. Tiller

Planned Parenthood: Health care reform starts with Planned Parenthood

Public Citizen: Tell Congress No More Unfair Trade-Pact Handouts for Bailed Out Banks

Servicemembers Legal Defense Network (SLDN): Sign Lt. Colonel Victor Fehrenbach’s petition

Campaign Updates

The Wilderness Society: Waxman-Markey Energy and Climate Package Clears Key Hurdle


Carnival of the Green #182 @ Green Building Elements


The PETA Files: ‘Win It’ Wednesday: Bug Shower Radio [Deadline: June 17, 2009]

PETA’s Veg Living Blog: Win a Gift Basket of Vegan Marshmallows! [Deadline: June 30]

PETA2: Free Stuff Friday: PETA’s Vegan College Cookbook [Deadline: June 12, 2009]

Piyara Kutta: Who’s a Good Dog? – Help us raise funds by entering you dog in our new Facebook Pet Photo contest.


ASPCA: eNews, June 5, 2009 – See Video–Dog Fighting Raid

Best Friends: eNews, June 5, 2009 – Living Life to the Fullest

Center for Biological Diversity: Endangered Earth Online, No. 463, June 4, 2009 – Wolves, Sea Turtles, Bats, and Eco-Barons

In Defense of Animals (IDA): eNews, June 5, 2009 – Glow-in-the-dark Monkeys, plus Dogs and Cats in Korea

No Kill Advocacy Center: The No Kill Advocate Issue #3 for 2009

Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine (PCRM): PCRM Online, June 2009: Victory for Goats; Carcinogen Found at KFC; Twitter Co-Founder Promotes Veg School Lunches; and More

Save the Manatee Club: Paddle Tales, June 2009

The Sierra Club: Club Currents, June 2, 2009: Volume VII, #22 – Keep Coal, Nuclear out of a Renewable Electricity Standard

The Sierra Club: Club Insider, June 2, 2009 – President Obama Can’t Do It — But You Can

Vegan Outreach: E-Newsletter, June 3, 2009

Petitions: Animal & Environmental Advocacy

Save the Flat-tailed Horned Lizard from Urban Development

Support Conservation and Collaboration in the Tongass

Prosecute Animal Abusers [Country Knolls Golf Course / Fred Porter]

Google, Ban Fur! Stop Advertising Puppy Fur!

Save Sasha

Stop the horrendous unnecessary animal testing at Proctor and Gamble!!

Stop Logging Indonesian Rainforest and Endangered Orangutan Habitat

Petitions: Human Rights

Send a Note of Condolence to Dr. Tiller’s Clinic

Boycott of Entercom Radio Stations

‘Round the Interwebs

Animal Person: Slate on Pepper: Stolen for Research (You can read the Slate series here.)

The Boston Globe: Terrorism: the new communism

Feministe: Patients Remember Dr. Tiller

Green is the New Red: 3 Reasons Why Murdering an Abortion Doctor Isn’t Being Called “Terrorism”

HSUS: Having Trouble Affording Your Pet?

Honolulu Advertiser: Podmates aided dying whale in its last days [His. His last days!]

Ryan McReynolds: Anti-Abortion and Animal Rights Terrorists

Kate Harding @ Salon: Protecting abortion providers

Kate Harding @ Salon: Where will women go now?

Gloria Feldt @ Salon: George Tiller needs more than candlelight vigils; The doctor’s murder is domestic terrorism, and if our leaders don’t act boldly, there will be more violence

Glenn Greenwald @ Salon: Obama’s support for the new Graham-Lieberman secrecy law

Melissa McEwan @ Shakesville: I Write Letters

Sociological Images: Consumer Reports Eco-Labeling Website

Striking at the Roots: Chicken Rescuers Share Their Stories

Upcoming Events

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

American Rivers: National River Cleanup, June 2009

Born Free USA: Keep Wildlife in the Wild Week, Monday, June 1 through Sunday, June 7, 2009

Horses Without Carriages International: Rally in Defense of Horses Used, Abused, and Killed, Saturday, June 6, 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

In Defense of Animals (IDA) & Coexistence for Animal Rights on Earth (CARE): International Day of Action for Dogs and Cats in Korea, Tuesday, July 14, 2009

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

Ocean Conservancy: 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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