The easyVegan Weekend Activist, No. 14

July 31st, 2009 6:12 pm by Kelly Garbato

Action Alerts: Animal & Environmental Advocacy

Alaska Wilderness League: President Obama: America’s Arctic Deserves Protection

American Rivers: RiverAlert: Protect Our Rivers, Lakes, and Streams from Mining Waste Pollution

Dr. Debra Durham @ Animal Rights @ Change .org: All Chimpanzees Deserve Sanctuary

Center for Biological Diversity: One Week Left to Speak Out for Endangered Species

Center for Biological Diversity: Real Protection for Roadless Areas Needed Now

DawnWatch: The brilliant movie “The Cove” opens tonight 7/31/09

DawnWatch: CNN’s Cafferty asks if wild animals belong in circuses 7/24/09

DawnWatch: “The Meat of the Matter” –Washington Post on meat and global warming 7/29/09

DawnWatch: NPR and legislation on chimps in research 7/21/09

Earthjustice: Help EPA Against “Secret” Coal Permit

Ecological Internet / Climate Ark: Hillary’s Choice: Urge Secretary of State Clinton to Reject Deadly Tar Sands Oil Pipelines

Farm Sanctuary: Include Non-Dairy Alternatives in the Child Nutrition Act

Green for All: Give Your Senators Something to Think About [the American Clean Energy and Security Act (ACES)]

In Defense of Animals (IDA): Support Cass Sunstein Nomination For “Regulatory Czar”

In Defense of Animals (IDA): Help Lucy The Elephant Escape Solitary Confinement And Find New Life At A Sanctuary

In Defense of Animals (IDA): Stop The Omak Suicide Race!l Next Scheduled Cruelty: August 6 – 9, 2009 – Letters And Phone Calls Needed

In Defense of Animals (IDA): Support Vegetarian Lunch Options For Kids In School

Kinship Circle: 7/28/09: Puerto Rico – New Source For Primate Suffering?

Kinship Circle: 7/21/09: Cruelty For Sale At Live Animal Markets

League of Conservation Voters (LCV): The Senate Must Protect Our Drinking Water

Moms Rising: Protect Our Families From Toxic Chemicals!

NWF: Speak Up to Keep America’s Waters Free From Mining Waste

PETA: Tell Breast Cancer Charities to Use Non-Animal Research

PETA: Urge Alannah Hill to Stop Using Fur in Her Designs!

Public Citizen: Climate Bill Must Work For Consumers; Tell the Senate to protect consumers in the cap and trade bill!

The Sierra Club: Keep America’s Waters Free From Waste Dumps

Striking at the Roots: New Undercover Investigation Reveals Circus Cruelty — What You Can Do

WWF: Protect marine turtles in Malaysia

Action Alerts: Human Rights

ACLU: Ideological Exclusion Must End Now

ACLU: Obama Administration Must Make Privacy A Central Part of Any Electronic Medical Record System

ACLU: Finally Cracking the Disparity [End the sentencing disparity between crack and powder cocaine]

Amnesty International: Uphold the rule of law on torture

Color of Change: Stop the race baiting [Glenn Beck]

Common Cause: Fair Elections Now!

Council for a Livable World: Urge your Representative to vote for amendments to the Defense Authorization Bill that de-fund missile defense

Media Matters: Time to turn up the heat on CNN over Lou Dobbs

Polaris Project: Tell the Department of Labor to release its list of goods tainted by slave labor

Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC): Tell CNN to Stop Peddling Racist Propaganda; Lou Dobbs is once again peddling


The PETA Files: ‘Win It’ Wednesday: ‘The Cruelest Show on Earth’ T-Shirt [Deadline: August 12]

PETA2: Free Stuff Friday: Go Max Go Candy Bars! [Deadline: August 7]

PETA2: Win A Warped Tour Prize Pack! [Deadline: August 14]


ASPCA: eNews, July 31, 2009 – Mutilated Horse Rescued; ASPCA Offers $2,500 Reward

Best Friends: eNews, July 30, 3009 – Shining in the spotlight

Center for Biological Diversity: Endangered Earth Online, No. 471, July 30, 2009 – Gold Mining Stopped, World’s Rarest Animal Fathers Eggs

In Defense of Animals (IDA): eNews, July 30, 2009

Mercy for Animals: Compassionate Living, Spring/Summer ’09

Mercy for Animals: The Voice, July 27, 2009 – CL Magazine, Veggie Awards, ADA Praises Veganism, and More!

Vegan Outreach: eNewsletter, July 29, 2009 – Team Vegan – The Cutting Edge!

Petitions: Animal & Environmental Advocacy

End Alaska’s Awful Aerial Wolf Killing Programs — Support the PAW Act!

Permanently Ban the Sale of Ivory

Protect Sea Otters in Bristol Bay from Drilling

Tell Your Senators Why America Needs a Strong Climate Bill

Press Senate on Climate Legislation


SAVE OUR DEER [Shawnee Mission, Kansas]

Petitions: Human Rights

Don’t Let Women Lose Reproductive-Health Coverage

‘Round the Interwebs

Invisible Voices: Poplar Spring Farm Tour, 2009

It’s a Vegan Dog’s Life: Collar Artwork

Sky News: Best Pals – The Blind Dog And The Guide Dog (h/t, Mylène)

Striking at the Roots: Agribiz Meeting Takes on Animal Activism

Vegan Soapbox: Eat Like You Care About The Planet

Upcoming Events

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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