The easyVegan Weekend Activist, No. 18

August 28th, 2009 7:16 pm by Kelly Garbato

Action Alerts: Animal & Environmental Advocacy

1Sky: Tell the President: Lead Congress to Pass a Strong Clean Energy Bill

AAVS: Stand Up For Great Apes

Animal Person: On the Land Grant University Meat Problem

Animal Person: On Food for the Soul

Animal Rights @ Change .org: Shot for a Tulip? Say NO to Cayuga Heights NY’s deer-killing plan

Animal Rights @ Change .org: Stop Killing In Our Cemetery

Animal Rights @ Change .org: Send a clear message to your elected officials banning horse-drawn carriages!

Center for Biological Diversity: The Most Important Bill of Our Time

Center for Biological Diversity: Bats Need Urgent Help, Contact Fish and Wildlife

DawnWatch: Time Magazine cover story on cheap meat 8/31/09

Defenders of Wildlife: Urge President Obama to Stand Up for Idaho Wolves

Earthjustice: Help Save Spawning Bluefin Tuna

Humane Society Legislative Fund (HSLF): There Oughta Be a Law!

In Defense of Animals (IDA): Tina And Jewel Safe; New Hope For Queenie?

In Defense of Animals (IDA): Kitten Baked To Death In Oven; Demand Justice For Tiger Lily

Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC): Speak out to save the amazing western Atlantic bluefin tuna from extinction

Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC): Protect Bristol Bay Wildlife

Oceana: Urge the Senate to protect sharks [The Shark Conservation Act of 2009 (S. 850)]

PETA: URGENT: Call for an End to Barbaric Labor Day Event in Ohio!

Progressive Democrats of America: Senators: Overhaul ACESA or it will fail

Rainforest Action Network (RAN): Tell RBC to “Cease and Desist” Financing the Tar Sands

Rainforest Action Network (RAN): Tell Cadbury to Stop Using Palm Oil

The Rainforest Site: Tell Alaskan Governor Sean Parnell: Stop Alaska’s Aerial Wolf Hunting

Save Our Environment: Help save the Western Atlantic Bluefin Tuna!

Sierra Club: Save Critical Habitat for the Florida Panther

Trouble the Water: Where Were You?; Hurricane Katrina devastated the homes and impacted the lives of many throughout the Gulf Coast, and elsewhere. We’d be honored if you would share your experience of Katrina, and of survival.

United Poultry Concerns (UPC): A Wing & A Prayer – The Kapparot Chicken-Swinging Ritual Please Help! (Deadline: September 28)

What Did Sara Do Today?: Please contact Open Door Animal Sanctuary in St. Louis, ask them to offer vegan options at their fundraisers

The Wilderness Society: Tell your senators to support a strong clean energy bill.

WWF: Protect America’s Arctic and Bristol Bay

Action Alerts: Human Rights

Alliance for Justice: Call on A.G. Holder to Launch a Full-Scale Investigation of the “Torture Memos”

ACLU: We need a full and thorough investigation.

Bill of Rights Defense Committee (BORDC): Disbar the Torture Lawyers: Sign on Today!

Human Rights First: Getting the Truth about America’s Tortured Past

Immigrant Rights @ Change .org: Exile is not the Answer, but Uniting America Families Act is.

Moms Rising: The United States needs to allow all working people to earn paid sick days to ensure our economic security, and protect public health.

NARAL: Sign Letter of Support to Dr. Carhart

NOW: Afghan Women and Girls Need Our Help

Plan on Change .org: Help End the Exploitation of Children in Malawi’s Tobacco industry

Public Citizen: Don’t Get Rolled!

Save Darfur: Add your voice – don’t forget Darfur

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

Campaign Updates

Earthjustice: STOP MOUNTAINTOP REMOVAL MINING

Carnivals

Carnival of the Green #194 @ Recycle Your Day

Contests

It’s A Vegan Dog’s Life: Collar Flower Giveaway! (Deadline: August 29)

The PETA Files: ‘Win It’ Wednesday: Veganopoly (Deadline: September 9)

Newsletters

ASPCA: eNews, August 28, 2009 – Serial Cat Killer Arrested After Four-Month Spree

Best Friends: eNews, August 27, 2009: New Lives for Puppy Mill Dogs and FIV+ Kitties

Best Friends: eNews, August 24, 2009: This just in: Puppy Mill Rescue

Center for Biological Diversity: Endangered Earth Online, No. 475, August 27, 2009 – Clearcutting Stopped, Orchid Love Dolls Turned On

Compassion Over Killing (COK): Compassionate Action, August 28, 2009 – Pro-veg ads, outreach in Los Angeles, and more!

Humane Society International: eNewsletter, August 28, 2009 – Campaign Updates

In Defense of Animals (IDA): eNews, August 27, 2009

Vegan Outreach: Enewsletter, August 26, 2009 – The Real Cost of Cheap Food

The Vegetarian Resource Group: VRG-NEWS, Volume 13, Issue 4, August 2009

Petitions: Animal & Environmental Advocacy

Inspire America to End Mountaintop Removal

Stimulus Money for Homeless Pets

Urge President Obama to put a ban on military torture of animals.

UNCHAIN MORGAN COUNTY, West Virginia

Petitions: Human Rights

Circumcision is a Painful, Costly and Unnecessary Procedure

Help Free Journalists Amanda Lindhout & Nigel Brennan

‘Round the Interwebs

Digging Through the Dirt: The AETA’s Double Standard

ecorazzi: Harry Potter Fans Buy Pet Owls To Be More Like Their Favorite Star

ecorazzi: Paul McCartney Insisted Lisa Simpson Stay VEG

In Defense of Animals (IDA): New IDA Report Calls for Fixing Broken Medical Research Funding System As Essential to Health Care Reform

Invisible Voices: Happy milestones at the sanctuary

My Face Is On Fire: Plague Dogs Uncut [In ten parts; this link will take you to part 1, and you can click through from there.]

Quarrygirl: The Vegan Soundboard (h/t, MissAnthropy15)

Time Magazine: Getting Real About the High Price of Cheap Food

Vegan Burnout: Fish are friends, not food.

Vegetarian Star: Moby Gets Inconvenient Truth About Al Gore And Vegetarianism

Zombie Jesus: Abolitionists against health care reform

Upcoming Events

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

Compassion Over Killing and the Vegetarian Society of D.C.: D.C. Veg Fest – Saturday, September 12, 2009 in at George Washington University in Washington, D.C.

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

Best Friends: No More Homeless Pets National Conference – Friday, October 23 through Sunday, October 25, 2009 in Las Vegas, NV

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

Your Weekly Click-Through Reminders

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About

“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 easyvegan.info. 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] gmail.com – 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.

If you’d like to get on the above organizations’ e-mail lists, I’ve compiled a full list of all my resources on the Get Active! page.

You can also follow me on Facebook, MySpace, Twitter, delicious, Flickr, Amazon and LibraryThing.

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2 Responses to “The easyVegan Weekend Activist, No. 18”

  1. Shannon Says:

    Thanks for the mention! And thanks for giving me tons of resources to check out.

  2. Kelly G. Says:

    Any time, Shannon!

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