The easyVegan Weekend Activist, No. 9

June 26th, 2009 6:21 pm by mad mags

Action Alerts: Animal & Environmental Advocacy

Animals Australia: Aussie Company Supports Cruel Seal Cull

Center for Biological Diversity: Help Ban Mountaintop Removal Coal Mining

DawnWatch: AR activism and CMU prisons on Democracy Now 6/25/09

DawnWatch: Parrot crisis beautifully covered on CBS Sunday Morning News 6/21/09

Defenders of Wildlife: Save Frogs and Protect Human Health [Ban Endosulfan]

Farm Sanctuary: Isn’t It Time for California Dairy Farmers to Stop Cutting Cows’ Tails Off? (Update: June 24, 2009)

Farm Sanctuary: Michigan: Don’t Let the Fox Guard the Henhouse

Forest Ethics: Tell Hillary Clinton to Stop Dirty Oil in its Tracks

Greenpeace: Petition to Stand up for the Whales

Jane Goodall Institute (JGI): Take Action Against the Bushmeat Trade—Watch the Video and Show your Support for Great Apes

Kinship Circle: 6/18/09: Undue Justice – Stu On Death Row, 4 Years And Counting

LGBT Compassion: Animal Abuse at San Francisco Farmers’ Markets [See also: Live Chickens Sold in Sealed Bags by San Francisco Markets; Law Enforcement Turns Blind Eye – Letters Are Urgently Needed!, from United Poultry Concerns (UPC)]

Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC): Speak out to save Yosemite’s Sierra Nevada bighorn sheep

Oceana: Tell Congress to Stop Mercury Pollution from Chlorine Plants

PETA: Tell Travelzoo to End Ringling Bros. Circus Deal

PETA: Stop the Construction of Primate Testing Facilities in Malaysia!

PETA: Keep Admitted Pig Abuser Jordan Anderson Away From Animals!

PETA: Tell Etsy to Stop Selling Fur!

PETA: Blue Mountains Is for Conservation, Not Captivity!

PETA: Stop Ringling Bros.’ Expansion in Coney Island

PETA Asia-Pacific: Congratulate Israeli Minister of Justice for Approving the World’s First Nationwide Bill to Ban Fur

PETA Asia-Pacific: Tell the Four Seasons to Stop Supporting Elephant Cruelty

PETA UK: Urge Defra to Reject Higher Stocking Densities for Chickens

The PEW Environment Group: Urge Your Member of Congress to Support Clean Energy Economy Job Growth

Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine (PCRM): Tell Breast Cancer Charities to Use Innovative, Humane, Nonanimal Research Methods

The Sierra Club: Make the Location of Toxic Coal Ash Sites Public Information!

The Sierra Club: Secretary Clinton’s Power to Stop Dirty Oil

The Sierra Club: Urge Congress to Protect Additional Waterways from Being Destroyed

WSPA: Ask your Senators to Support the Shark Conservation Act of 2009

Action Alerts: Human Rights

ACORN: Sign the petition to stop abusive immigration law enforcement.

American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU): Hold the President to His Promise and Restore Religious Liberty!

American Rights at Work: Take Action: Chipotle, how about some integrity for Florida’s farmworkers? [Should you choose to use the sample letter provided, please edit for speciesism.]

Amnesty International: Iranian authorities must release prominent human rights defender Abdolfattah Soltani and other detainees

AVAAZ: Iran: Stop the Crackdown

CARE: Take Action to Prevent Child Marriage

Council for a Livable World: Votes on Missile Defense This Week – Contact Congress Now!

Courage Campaign: Lt. Dan Choi may be fired from the military for refusing to lie about who he loves; Sign a personal letter of support for Dan before Tuesday’s trial and help him fight “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell”

CREDO Action: Tell Pelosi and Reid: Now is the time to repeal the Defense of Marriage Act.

Iranicon: Paste launches Iranicon to support fair elections

Moms Rising: Support the Breastfeeding Promotion Act!

Move On: Iran: Stop the Crackdown

Peace Action West: Ask President Obama to put his vision in writing.

Peace Action West: Don’t waste our money on new fighter jets!

People for the American Way (PFAW): Tell the President and Congress: It’s time to repeal DOMA.

School of the Americas Watch (SOA Watch): Keep Up the Pressure – Tell your Senator to Take a Stand for Human Rights and Transparency

Secular Coalition for America: Action Alert: Stop Promoting Religion at the Capitol Visitor Center

Stop Family Violence: Protect Damon from Abuse

United Farm Workers (UFW): Pass comprehensive immigration reform this year! [You may also want to suggest that, as part of this immigration reform, the government stop all work on border walls and fences, as they interfere with the migration patterns of wild-living animals.]

Campaign Updates

In Defense of Animals (IDA): International Day Of Action For Elephants In Zoos A Worldwide Success

Liberation BC: Success! Barbara Jo’s Cancels Foie Gras Event!

PETA2: Victory! Sprint Agrees Not to Use Great Apes in Ads


Carnival of the Green #185 @ The Daily (Maybe)


Livin’ Veg: Win “The PETA Practical Guide to Animal Rights” [Deadline: June 29, 2009]

Musings from the Fishbowl: How do you celebrate freedom? With a giveaway, of course! Sweet Freedom Saturday [Deadline: July 1, 2009]

PETA: Enter to Win a Paul Frank Bike! [Deadline: July 20, 2009]

The PETA Files: ‘Win It’ Wednesday: Kitty Castles [Deadline: July 8, 2009]

PETA2: Free Stuff Friday: Dirty Shirty Tee! [Deadline: July 3, 2009]


ASPCA: eNews, June 26, 2009 – Undercover Puppy Mill Investigator Speaks

Best Friends: eNews, June 26, 2009 – Speaking of compassion

Best Friends: eNews, June 19, 2009 – Spot the hidden talent

Center for Biological Diversity: Endangered Earth Online, No. 466, June 25, 2009 – Too Many People, Too Much Plastic, Not Enough Polar Bears

In Defense of Animals (IDA): eNews – June 26, 2009 – News You Can Use To Help Animals

The Sierra Club: Club Currents, June 23, 2009: Volume VII, #24

Vegan Outreach – Enewsletter, June 24, 2009, School Record, Lots of News!

Petitions: Animal & Environmental Advocacy

Stand Up for Whales – Don’t Rest Until There’s Justice!

Save Northern Leopard Frogs and Protect Human Health

Maximum Penalty for Puppy Miller Skip Eckhart

Sign petition to help save Snaps! – dog victimized by viscous kids

Please save Snaps! SeaTac, Washington Pitbull to die!

Tell Staples Center circuses are cruel to animals

Woman saves orphaned baby deer – Ohio government wants to euthanize it and put her in jail!

U.S.Military Base Okinawa threatens Dugongs habitat

Petitions: Human Rights

Help Release Laura Ling and Euna Lee

Stop Bullying! Pass the Safe Schools Improvement Act

‘Round the Interwebs

ecorazzi: Confirmed: Earthrace Superboat Joining Sea Shepherd Fleet; 78 foot trimaran wave piercer to intercept and block harpoons.

Invisible Voices: Mute Swans – scapegoat for the Chesapeake marsh grasses

Willam Fisher @ Public Record – Obama’s Pledge of Transparency Remains Largely Unfulfilled

Michael Lind @ Salon: Wanted: Freedom from religion; The theocratic repression in Iran is a reminder that there can be no freedom without secular government

US Campaign for Burma: Shepard Fairey Unveils Icon in Support of Aung San Suu Kyi

Vegan Soapbox: CA Budget Cuts: Shorter Stays For Strays?

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

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

Let It Live – Friday, June 26 through Sunday, June 28, 2009 in Portland, Oregon

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

Farm Sanctuary: Fourth of July Pignic; An Independence Day for Farm Animals – Saturday, July 4, 2009 in Watkins Glen, New York and Orland, California

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

Farm Sanctuary: NY Country Hoe Down – Saturday, August 1 through Sunday, August 2, 2009 in Watkins Glen, New York

Farm Sanctuary: Walk for Farm Animals – September through October 2009

Ocean Conservancy: International Coastal Cleanup – Saturday, September 19, 2009

Farm Sanctuary: NY Farm Animal Care Conference – Saturday, September 19 through Sunday, September 20, 2009 in Watkins Glen, New York

Farm Sanctuary: NY and CA Thanksgiving Celebration FOR the Turkeys – Saturday, November 21, 2009 in Watkins Glen, New York and Orland, California

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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!

If you have a link you’d like included, please drop me a line at easyvegan [at] – or leave it in the comments! Feedback is also appreciated, particularly as it relates to the links included above. I’ve tried my best to identify and name any speciesism, sexism, racism, classism, homophobia, sizeism, etc. which may appear in the resources above; if, however, I’ve overlooked something, please leave a note in the comments. It’s not my desire to fight one form of oppression by engaging in another.

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  1. Kinship Circle: Act – Undue Justice: Stu On Death Row, 4 years » V for Vegan: Says:

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