The easyVegan Weekend Activist, No. 10

July 3rd, 2009 3:57 pm by Kelly Garbato

Action Alerts: Animal & Environmental Advocacy

American Anti-Vivisection Society (AAVS): Encourage USDA to Shut Down R&R Research [a Class B Dealer in Howard City, Michigan]

Animal Person: Online Survey on Ethics and Animals [Deadline: July 13]

Campaign for America’s Wilderness: Alaska’s Bristol Bay Needs Your Help [If you choose to use the sample letter provided, please edit for speciesism.]

Center for Biological Diversity: Help Protect Pikas From Global Warming

DawnWatch: 60 Minutes on protecting animals in Mozambique’s National Park 6/28/09

Earthjustice: High Court Rules Against Clean Water Protections, But Hope is Not Lost

Ecological Internet / The Rainforest Portal: Action Alert: Mighty Mekong River Must Forever Flow Freely [If you choose to use the sample letter provided, please edit for speciesism.]

Farm Sanctuary: Isn’t It Time for California Dairy Farmers to Stop Cutting Cows’ Tails Off?

Farm Sanctuary: Michigan: Hurry – Help Keep the Fox Out of the Henhouse

PETA: Urge Texas Lottery Commission to Yank Elephant Ad!

PETA: Live Cats Used in Cruel Training Courses at Texas Tech

PETA: Demand That the Calgary Stampede Give Calf-Roping the Boot

PETA: Demand Cancellation of Violent Bullfight at Las Vegas Casino

PETA: Urge Smithfield Foods to Keep Promise [to phase out gestation crates]

PETA: URGENT: Tell [Kansas City, MO based] Cerner Corporation to Stop Using Cruel Glue Traps

PETA UK: Please Don’t Visit Turkey; Help Stop the Abuse of Cats and Dogs in Turkey

Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine (PCRM): Urge Congress to Support the Great Ape Protection Act

Rainforest Action Network (RAN): Help President Obama See the Truth About Mountaintop Removal

Repower America: Declare Your Energy Independence

The Sierra Club: Don’t Let Toxic Waste Slip Through the Cracks!

The Sierra Club: Protect Alaska’s Bristol Bay! [Should you choose to use the sample letter provided, please edit for speciesism.]

The Sierra Club Canada: Budget Needed for Bears in 2010.

Union of Concerned Scientists (UCS): Your Senator Has a Critical Role in Passing Climate and Energy Legislation

Action Alerts: Human Rights

American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU): Stop Indefinite Detention

Amnesty International: Stand Against President Obama’s Proposed Indefinite Detention Regime

AVAAZ .org: Nuclear weapons: Global Zero is coming

Consumers Union: Cookie dough, peanut butter — End recalls, make food safe!

Feminist Majority: End Abstinence Only Funding Now!

Human Rights Campaign (HRC): End the HIV Travel Ban!

Human Rights First: Tell President Obama to raise human rights issues with Russian President Medvedev!

NARAL: Don’t let millions lose reproductive-health coverage

National Partnership for Women & Families (NPWF): Senators: Don’t Play Politics with Women’s Health

Campaign Updates

1Sky: 1Sky is Relieved By House Victory on Energy Bill; Ready to Work For More

Center for Biological Diversity: Strike Three: Court Rejects Illegal National Forest Regulations for Third Time

Defenders of Wildlife: Defenders of Wildlife heralds passage of historic energy and climate legislation by House of Representatives

Environmental Defense Fund (EDF): 10 Outrageous Claims; As the House debate heated up, so did the hyperbole.

Environmental Defense Fund (EDF): Statement of EDF President Fred Krupp on House Passage of the American Clean Energy and Security Act

Green for All: ACES passes House! Giant leap towards green economy for all!

Greenpeace: Greenpeace opposes Waxman-Markey

League of Conservation Voters (LCV): House Passes Most Important Environmental Bill In History

PETA: UConn Health Center Drops Cruel Medical Training

The Sierra Club: THE AMERICAN CLEAN ENERGY AND SECURITY ACT OF 2009; Applaud the House for Passing the Bill and Ask Your Representative to Continue Improving It

Union of Concerned Scientists (UCS): Landmark Waxman-Markey Climate and Energy Bill Clears House

United Poultry Concerns (UPC): Turkey Abusers Convicted of Cruelty in Landmark Case; “The scenes show stomach-turning brutality.” – The New York Times


Carnival of the Green #186 @ Conserve Plastic Bags


VOTE: 2009 Veggie Awards & Win Prizes [Deadline: July 31]

The PETA Files: ‘Win It’ Wednesday: Post-Party Pack [Deadline: July 15]

PETA UK: Win Vegan Brunch Recipe Book by Isa Chandra Moskowitz [Deadline: July 10]

PETA’s Veg Cooking Blog: Win LICK IT! a Book on Delicious Vegan Ice Cream [Deadline: July 20]

PETA2: Free Stuff Friday: Marshmallow Gift Basket From Sweet & Sara! [Deadline: July10]

PETA2: Win Breathe Carolina Merch! [Deadline: July 31]


Best Friends: eNews, July 2, 2009 – Helping Hands

Center for Biological Diversity: Endangered Earth Online, No. 467, July 2, 2009 – Forests, Wolves Saved; Earthworm Looking for Love

Campaign for America’s Wilderness: Your Wilderness – July 2009

Compassion Over Killing: Compassionate Action, June 30, 3009 – Nat’l Veggie Hot Dog Month, DC VegFest, and more!

Humane Society International: eNewsletter, July 1, 2009 – Campaign Update: Dog cull in China ends | Whaling ban safe for now | Helping Peru’s pets

In Defense of Animals (IDA): eNews – July 2, 2009 – News You Can Use To Help Animals

Mercy for Animals: The Voice, July 2009

People for the American Way (PFAW): The American Way, June 2009

Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine (PCRM): PCRM Online, July 2009 – Graphic Video of Military’s Animal Abuse; Actress Helps Great Apes; 50,000 Sign School Lunch Petition; and More

The Sierra Club: Club Currents, June 30, 2009: Volume VII, #25 – Enough With The Drilling Already!

The Sierra Club: Club Insider, June 30, 2009 – Energy Bar Test — Which Tastes Best?

Vegan Outreach: Enewsletter, July 1, 2009

Petitions: Animal & Environmental Advocacy

Protect Our Public Lands and Wildlife

Protect Oregon’s Towering, Ancient Forests

Regulate Shipping to Protect Arctic Wildlife

Stop Toxin-Laden Wastewater Dump in Our Streams!

Appeal to the Dutch Government Who Wants Emergency Act Against ‘Environmental Pirates’ Sea Shepherd

Stop badger culling in Wales U.K.

Declare Tijuana an Antibullfighting City

Petitions: Human Rights

Support the Employment Non-Discrimination Act (ENDA)

Repeal “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell”

‘Round the Interwebs

Alliance for Justice: Supreme Court Watch: The Sotomayor Record

ASPCA: Fourth of July Festivities: Should You Bring Your Pet?

Animal Aid: Meat-Free BBQ ideas

Animal Person: Chipping Away at Greyhound Racing

Animal Person: On “Food Inc.”

Stephanie @ Animals Rights @ Change .org: Independence Day at the Zoo–Oh, the Irony

Deb @ Invisible Voices: Vegan Bakesales Take Over The World

Dog’s Life Magazine: Fourth of July Safety Tips

Making Hay: Summer Reading

Media Matters: Busting a cap and trade in their … spin

Mother Jones: The War Over Waxman-Markey; Pass a flawed climate bill now, or wait for a better one? Environmentalists duke it out.

My Face Is On Fire: Wayne Pacelle of HSUS Makes It Clear That He’s No Abolitionist

Quarry Girl: Operation Pancake (laboratory tests of vegan restaurants in la)

Megan Wilde @ Salon: Horses to the slaughter; U.S. horses are meeting gruesome ends abroad, while the debate rages on: Are horses 1,500 pounds of food or friend?

Striking at the Roots: 10 Simple Ways to Advocate for Animals

Voiceless: The Fund for Animals: OPEN NOW: Grant Applications for Voiceless’s 2009 Grants Program

World Society for the Protection of Animals (WSPA): Celebrate the world’s first bonobos release (with video!)

Upcoming Events

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

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

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

Puppy Mill Awareness Day – Saturday, September 19, 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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