The easyVegan Weekend Activist, No. 16

August 14th, 2009 6:38 pm by Kelly Garbato

Action Alerts: Animal & Environmental Advocacy

Animal Welfare Institute (AWI): Please Contact Your Legislators This Month to Enlist Their Support

Center for Biological Diversity: Act Now to Save Desert Tortoises

DawnWatch: NY Times and CNN have animal friendly blogs — 8/10/09

DawnWatch: In Vitro Meat on CNN 8/9/09

Digging Through the Dirt: Use Twitter to Advocate on Behalf of Pigs (August 16)

Dogs Deserve Better (DDB): PA Anti-Tethering Website Introduced

East Bay Animal Advocates, Inc: The Cheesecake Factory Farm

Ecological Internet: Tell Greenpeace: Toilet Paper Consumption from Canada’s Ancient Boreal Forests Must End

In Defense of Animals (IDA): Save Cloud And His Herd From Capture

National Wildlife Federation (NWF): Help Wildlife Make the Cut

PETA: Tell Placer County, Calif., Officials to Stop Kiddie Deer Hunt!

Rainforest Action Network (RAN): Ask Your Senator to Co-Sponsor the “Appalachian Restoration Act”

The Sierra Club: Now is the Time to Support Clean Water!

Southern Utah Wilderness Alliance (SUWA): Thank Your Senators for Passing the Utah Land Exchange!

United Poultry Concerns (UPC): Urge Humane Society of Missouri NOT to Serve Animals at Its August 22 Fundraiser

Action Alerts: Human Rights

ACORN: Show your support for health care reform

AVAAZ: Burma: Help Justice Defeat Tyranny

Amnesty International: Support a Torture Prosecutor but Demand Full Accountability

Amnesty International: Immediate and Unconditional Release of Aung San Suu Kyi

Amnesty International: Unlock the Camps in Sri Lanka

CARE: Urge Clinton to make preventing gender-based violence a priority

Center for Constitutional Rights (CCR): Demand Prosecution for the Torture Team

Consumers Union: House passes Food Safety — On to the Senate!

Moms Rising: Support the Breastfeeding Promotion Act!

Peace Action West: Tell Congress it’s time to stop the bombings [Afghanistan]

Physicians for Reproductive Choice and Health (PRCH): Sign the Petition to Support Reproductive Health Care

US Campaign for Burma: Petition: Time for U.S. and U.K. To Act (Suu Kyi Found Guilty, What You Can Do)

Campaign Updates

Kinship Circle: UPDATE: 8/13/09, 18 Months Juvenile Jail For Girl, 14, Who Helped Roast Kitten


It’s A Vegan Dog’s Life: Dog bandanas giveaway! [Deadline: August 15]

PETA2: Ocean Potion Sun-Care Giveaway [Deadline: August 14]

PETA2: Layla Kayleigh Ad and Giveaway! [Deadline: August 20]


Animals Voice: Newsletter, August 2009

ASPCA: eNews, August 14, 2009 – Dying Wish to Help Dogs Leads to Court Case

Best Friends: eNews, August 13, 2009 – Remembering the Great Kitty Rescue

Center for Biological Diversity: Endangered Earth Online, No. 473, August 13, 2009 – Too Many People, Too Many Extinctions, Too Few Wolves

In Defense of Animals (IDA): eNews, August 13, 2009

United Animal Nations (UAN): August 2009 Newsletter – Cheers! Wine sales benefit the animals

United Poultry Concerns (UPC): Poultry Press, Summer-Fall 2009, Volume 19, Number 2

Vegan Outreach: eNewsletter, August 12, 2009 – Tips for Promoting Veganism; Silent Auction Ends Tomorrow!

Petitions: Animal & Environmental Advocacy

Allow a Deduction for Pet Care Expenses

Protect America’s Wild Horses

Protect Our National Forests!

Convict Randall L. Treadway for Animal Abuse, Again

Harshest Penalty Allowed by Law for Dixie’s Killer

No Coney Island Freak Show for (now) 4-legged Lilly

Global Veg Climate Actions 2009

Petitions: Human Rights

Health Reform Legislation Fails to Include Children

Threats to Humanitarian Aid in Sudan

Justice for Lubna Ahmed al-Hussein

Support SUDANESE journalist – Lubna Al-Hussein

End transgender discrimination at Lu’s Pharmacy

‘Round the Interwebs

Adam Kochanowicz: Can we raise $10k for animal sanctuary in 3 months?

Stephanie @ Animal Rights @ Change .org: Julia Child’s Bad Side, Veal Calves, and the Movie I Won’t Be Seeing

Stephanie @ Animal Rights @ Change .org: Art for Endangered Species

Eastern Shore Sanctuary Blog: What One Church Camp Thinks about Torturing Animals

Pasado’s Safe Haven: “THE LITTLE MIRACLES”

treehugger: LiveFuels to Farm Fish to Make Biofuel = Bad Idea (h/t, Stephanie)

Washington Examiner: Obama’s dissident database could be secret — and permanent

Upcoming Events

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

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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