The easyVegan Weekend Activist, No. 11

July 10th, 2009 5:23 pm by Kelly Garbato

Action Alerts: Animal & Environmental Advocacy

Alaska Wilderness League: Urge science in Arctic fishing decision

AVAAZ: Join the call for a strong climate treaty!

Center for Biological Diversity: Help Protect the Grand Canyon From New Uranium Mining

Center for Biological Diversity: Speak Up for a Strong Endangered Species Act Today

Earthjustice: President Obama, Protect America’s Roadless National Forests

Ecological Internet / The Rainforest Portal: Action Alert: Swiss Francs Threaten Indonesian Rainforests

Ecological Internet / The Rainforest Portal: Tell Papua New Guinea and British Royalty: Climate Solutions Have No Place for Continued Industrial Primary Forest Destruction

Farm Sanctuary: Ask Your Representative to Sign On to End Cruel Combat Training

Farm Sanctuary: Tell the USDA You Want to Know How Animals Are Raised

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

Forest Ethics: Don’t let paper companies get a tax break for destroying forests!

Greenpeace: Petition to President Obama: Be a leader on Global Warming!

Humane Society International (HSI): Visit the Great Bear Rainforest to watch, not kill, bears

In Defense of Animals (IDA): Tina, Jewel, Queenie – Three Suffering Elephants – Your Pressure Seems To Be Working!; Please Send Another E-Mail! Make Another Phone Call!

Kinship Circle: 7/5/09: UPDATE – Stu Dies July 23. Stop Them. Act Before 7/13/09. (You can also read the alert, with my commentary, here. If you haven’t already, please act today. If you emailed the Board members but have yet to receive a reply, please send a follow-up email.)

Kinship Circle: 7/4/09: Seven Dogs Perish, Trapped Inside Hot Van

Kinship Circle: 7/2/09: Outlaw Dog-Cat Killing Squads In China

National Wildlife Federation (NWF): Help America’s Paper Mills Switch to Cleaner Energy Choices

Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC): Urge the chief of the Forest Service to end the policy of hazing and killing buffalo.

Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC): Urge officials to create strong marine protected areas on California’s north-central coast

Ocean Conservancy: The Arctic Can’t Wait — Say NO to Commercial Fishing by July 27th!

Oceana: Help Bring Arctic Protections Across the Finish Line!

PETA: Urge Elgin Officials to Protect Deer From Being Impaled on Fence

PETA: Urge Maryland High-Rise Community to Halt Alleged Use of Cruel Glue Traps!

Rainforest Action Network (RAN): Ask Chase CEO Jamie Dimon to Be a Leader Against Mountaintop Removal

The Sierra Club: Protect Borderlands from the Border Wall [Click through to the action alert.]

The Sierra Club: Demand a Strong Clean Energy and Climate Bill!

The Sierra Club: Tell the EPA to cut global warming pollution with clean biofuels

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

Union of Concerned Scientists (UCS): Urge Your Senator to Reduce Global Warming by Protecting Tropical Forests

VegCooking: Encourage Restaurants to Add More Vegan Options to Their Menus

The Wilderness Society: Restore Conservation Funding for Our National Parks and other Public Lands

World Society for the Protection of Animals (WSPA): Behind the smiles: end the misery of captive dolphins [Open to residents of an EU country, EU applicant country or Switzerland only]

Action Alerts: Human Rights

Amnesty International: Detained Iranian opposition figures at serious risk of torture to extract confessions

Color of Change: “Whites only” pool in 2009? – Condemn discrimination at the Valley Club and ask the DOJ to enforce civil rights laws

Council for a Livable World: Support President Obama’s efforts to negotiate a successor to START

Feministe: Cirila Baltazar Cruz and The Plight Of The Unworthy

J Street: Stopping settlements is NOT “ethnic cleansing”

Moms Rising: Fuel up for paid sick days!

No More Guantanamos: Get Involved [A new website]

Nuclear Age Peace Foundation: Tell President Obama to Make Drastic Nuclear Cuts

Plan USA: Show the world what you think all girls deserve; Join us as we spread the word about global gender discrimination!

Public Campaign Action Fund: Tell Your Representative to Stand Up to Big Money

Public Citizen: Insider Trading: How Congress Can Make Big Bucks at Our Expense

Servicemembers Legal Defense Network (SLDN): Sign the petition to Speaker Nancy Pelosi: Make DODT a Priority

True Majority: A Nuclear Free World

True Majority: Sign to stop the F22

Union of Concerned Scientists (UCS): President Must Match Actions to Words on Nuclear Weapons

Campaign Updates

Defenders of Wildlife: Palin’s Resignation Leaves Wake of Wildlife Devastation: Parnell Has Opportunity to Chart New Science-Based Path


Carnival of the Green #187 @ Plant a Tree USA


Mission: Vegan: July Giveaway [Deadline: July 11]

The PETA Files: ‘Win It’ Wednesday: Devoted Creations Gift Basket [Deadline: July 22]

PETA2: Free Stuff Friday: Skinny Bastard! [Deadline July 17] – I should probably note that I find the whole ‘Skinny Bitch’ franchise problematic (the fat shaming more so than the (seeming) reclamation of the term ‘bitch’), however, I entered the contest nonetheless. I’ve been meaning to read and review Skinny Bitch (particularly since my lil’ sis is a fan), and Skinny Bastard would offer the opportunity for further critique.

Vegan Dad Cookbook Contest: Rest of the World Edition [Deadline: July 15; Contest open to everyone except residents of Canada and the contiguous U.S.]


Move On: Get Your Free Clean Energy Sticker!


American Rivers: The Current, July 2009

Best Friends: eNews, July 9, 2008 – Puppy Cam!

Center for Biological Diversity: Endangered Earth Online, No. 468, July 9, 2009 – Pesticides Challenged, Condors Threatened, Badgers Get Drunk

In Defense of Animals (IDA): eNews, July 9, 2009

National Parks Conservation Association (NPCA): ParkLines, July 2009

The Sierra Club: Club Currents, July 7, 2009: Volume VII, #26 – Follow the Action Live!

The Sierra Club Canada: SierrAction, July 2009

Vegan Outreach: Enewsletter, July 8, 2009 – How Vegan?

Wildcare: eNewsletter, July 2009

Petitions: Animal & Environmental Advocacy

Prevent a Catastrophic Oil and Gas Accident Off the Coast of New Orleans!

Help California Save Its State Parks

Over 400 Dogs Spared a Life of Unimaginable Suffering

Red Robin needs a vegan burger patty

Remove David Santuomo as a Columbus Firefighter

Sweetie, the dog I found @ the dumpster [Austin, Texas]


Stop the Dolphin Slaughter in Taiji, Japan

Petitions: Human Rights

Demand Paid Sick Days for American Workers

Justice for Guantánamo Detainees

‘Round the Interwebs

Animal Person: A New Use For Those BBQ Tongs

Animal Person: On “Wild Justice”

Animal Rights @ Change .org: Obama’s Nominee for FWS: No Friend to Endangered Species

Animal Rights @ Change .org: U.S. Forest Service, Louisiana Declare “Emergency” to Pander to Hunters

Beirut for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (BETA): A Reunion Beyond Belief

ecorazzi: Casey Kasem Made Shaggy From Scooby-Doo Go Vegetarian!

ecorazzi: HSUS Can Now Grant Bachelor’s Degrees In Animal Studies

Humane Society of Missouri (HSMO): Humane Society of Missouri Animal Cruelty Task Force Works with State and Federal Agencies on Largest Dog Fighting Raid and Rescue in U.S. History; Nearly 400 Pit Bulls Seized in Multi-State Operation

Invisible Voices: the tiny signs of potential progress

Stewart David @ Mountain XPress: Greenwashed; How local is “locally raised” food? (h/t, Making Hay)

Glenn Greenwald @ Salon: The Obama justice system

Amy Benfer @ Salon: How does your city garden grow?; Seed sales are way up, and raising your own food is all the rage. It’s a good time to be an urban farmer

Mike Madden @ Salon: The Obamas’ first harvest; It’s yielded pounds of produce, and good will from activists, but will the White House garden change food policy?

Jennie @ That Vegan Girl: Rodeos are no fun for animals

Alicia @ Vegans of Color: ADA Updates It’s Position Paper on Vegetarian/Vegan Diets

Upcoming Events

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

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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