The easyVegan Weekend Activist, No. 15

August 6th, 2009 9:30 pm by Kelly Garbato

Action Alerts: Animal & Environmental Advocacy

Animal Rights @ Change .org: Will Dunkin’ Donuts Go Egg- and Dairy-Free?

Animals Australia: Save Queensland’s Kangaroos!

Center for Biological Diversity: Put the Heat on the Senate for a Strong Climate Bill

Compassion Over Killing (COK): Help End Animal Cruelty: Urge Dunkin’ Donuts to Stop Using Eggs & Dairy!

CREDO Action: Tell Attorney General Holder: Investigate and Prosecute Dirty Coal’s Fraudulent Tactics

Dogs Deserve Better (DDB): Saint Bernards Suffering, Matted, in Johnstown, PA [With updates and opportunities for action.]

Ecological Internet / Climate Ark: Madang, Papua New Guinea’s Mighty Ramu River Rainforests, Carbon and Peoples Threatened by Timber Mafia & Government Corruption

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

Greenpeace: Thank Kimberly-Clark for protecting ancient forests

Humane Society International (HSI): Tell WAZA: Don’t ignore drive fishery cruelty

In Defense of Animals (IDA): IDA Files Grand Jury Complaint Against Los Angeles Zoo

Kinship Circle: 8/4/09: Target – HLS Top Customers AstraZeneca & GlaxoSmithKline

Kinship Circle: 8/1/09: Stop Live Cat Labs At St. Louis Children’s Hospital

League of Conservation Voters (LCV): The Senate Must Act Quickly

Move On: Rove is Back

National Wildlife Federation (NWF): Help Protect Critical Habitat of the Leatherback Sea Turtle

Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC): Speak out to protect Tennessee’s mountains from destructive coal mining

Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC): Help Protect Whales in the Pacific Northwest from Navy Sonar!

Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC): Speak out to keep toxic flame retardants out of baby products [California residents only]

Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC): Tell your state legislators to vote Yes for a strong energy bill [California residents only]

PETA: Urge Clothing Store Zara to Stop Selling Ringling Tees

PETA: Tell PennySaver to Stop Advertising Vulnerable, Free, and Infant Animals!

PETA: Tell Pizza Hut to Stop Supporting Elephant Abuse

PETA: Urge Commissioners to Speak Up for Baby Orangutan

PETA: Ask Talbots to Help End Australian Lamb Mutilation

PETA: Ask Petland to End Rabbit Sales After Employee Rabbit Killings

PETA: Urge New York Parks Officials to Halt Cruel Bow Hunt!

PETA: Urgent: Urge Hunt County, Alabama, Officials to Rescue Cow With Gunshot Wound!

The Pew Environment Group: Ask your senator to support the Shark Conservation Act

Sierra Club: Protect Tongass National Forest!

Sierra Club: Speak Up for Leatherback Sea Turtles!

Sierra Club: The Big Money Behind Dirty Coal

Sierra Club: Protect Public Health

United Poultry Concerns (UPC): 08/07/09: Help Stop San Francisco Good Hope Church-Sponsored Cruelty to Birds This Sunday August 9th

Action Alerts: Human Rights

ACLU: Tortured Logic: Send this Video to Attorney General Eric Holder

Animal Person: We Interrupt Regularly Scheduled . . .

Human Rights Campaign (HRC): Equal Opportunity…unless you’re LGBT

J Street: Tell your Senators to support President Obama’s balanced approach to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict

NARAL: Keep Anti-Choice Extremism out of Health-Care Reform

Nuclear Age Peace Foundation: Hiroshima 64 Years Later: Never Again

Pathfinder: End the Global Gag Rule for Good!

Resolve Uganda: Tell Secretary Clinton to take action to stop Joseph Kony

Save the Internet: Tell Congress: Pass Net Neutrality Now

US Campaign for Burma: Petition: Time for U.S. and U.K. To Act

Campaign Updates

Defenders of Wildlife: Defenders of Wildlife applauds the passage of important sea otter bill by House of Representatives


Carnival of the Green #191 @ Humane Connection


The PETA Files: ‘Win It’ Wednesday: Dog Window [Deadline: August 19]

PETA2: Free Stuff Friday: Pyknic Tees! [August 14]

Rachel Ray: Mutt Madness [Deadline: September 30] (A grant program for 501(c)(3) “charitable organizations who have demonstrated exceptional commitment to pet rescue, rehabilitation and/or adoption”)


ASPCA: eNews, August 7, 2009 – Abused Kitten Rescued — ASPCA Agents Attacked

Best Friends: eNews, August 7, 2009 – From shy cat to Casanova

Center for Biological Diversity: Endangered Earth Online, No. 472, August 6, 2009 – Secret Documents, “Tasty” Fish, Climate Action Needed

Compassion Over Killing (COK): Compassionate Action, August 6, 2009 – Vegan donuts, meet our match, and more!

Humane Society International (HSI): Campaign Updates, August 7, 2009

In Defense of Animals (IDA): eNews, August 6, 2009

Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine (PCRM): PCRM Online, August 2009: Victory for Dogs in New Orleans; Actor Tobey Maguire Asks for Healthy School Lunches; Hot Dogs Strike Out at All-Star Game; and More

Save the Manatee Club: Paddle Tales, August 2009

Vegan Outreach: eNewsletter, August 5, 2009 – Silent Auction for Team Vegan Jerseys!

WildCare: August 2009 Newsletter

Petitions: Animal & Environmental Advocacy

Harlequin Frogs Near Extinction as Temperatures Rise

Support a Strong International Climate Treaty

Kickstart Your Health With a Vegan Diet

Protect the Tongass National Forest

Punish Elizabeth Carlisle to the Full Extent of the Law

Dog rapist [Laszlo Arsenio Horvath of Orange County]

Justice sought for viciously murdered fawn!

Ban The Chaining of Dogs in the state of Arizona

Stop allowing Fish as prizes at The Virginia State Fair

Designate National Dairy-Free Ice Cream Day

Petition for Sea World Gold Coast, Australia to Release ‘Cliffy’ the Dolphin.

Petitions: Human Rights

End the Sexual Violence in Africa

Ask the United Nations to End Violence in Schools

Support Peace for All of Sudan

Give Us an Open, Honest Debate on the Healthcare Crisis

‘Round the Interwebs

Animal Person: On Bob Herbert and Direct Action

Stepanie @ Animal Rights @ Change .org: Anti-Whaling Music Video from Heath Ledger and Modest Mouse Released (Or jump right to the video on MySpace.)

Best Friends: First Vicktory Dog Finds a Home

The PETA Files: Update: Petland Store Where Rabbits Allegedly Drowned Closes

The PETA Files: Bunnies Drowned at Ohio Petland

United Poultry Concerns (UPC): “Free-Range” Poultry and Eggs – Not All They’re Cracked Up To Be

Upcoming Events

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

Petfinder: Adopt-A-Less-Adoptable-Pet Day – Wednesday, August 12, 2009

International Society for Animal Rights (ISAR): International Homeless Animals’ Day® 2009 – Saturday, August 15, 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

Defenders of Wildlife: Carnivore Conservation in a Changing World – Sunday, November 15 through Wednesday, November 18, 2009 in Denver, Colorado

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

Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine (PCRM): The Art of Compassion Gala Celebrating PCRM’s 25th Anniversary, Saturday, April 10, 2010 in Malibu, 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!

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