The easyVegan Weekend Activist, No. 23

October 3rd, 2009 10:24 am by Kelly Garbato

Action Alerts: Animal & Environmental Advocacy

AAVS: Speak Out For Great Apes!

Animal Aid: Act now to help animals in laboratories

Animal Aid: [Pheasant] Shooting petition

Animal Rights @ Change .org: Captive Tigers Languishing in Deplorable Conditions in Cancun

Center for Biological Diversity: Senate Climate Bill: The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly

DawnWatch: NY Times front page on dairy industry includes info on slaughter 9/29/09

Defenders of Wildlife: Help Save Wild America!; We need your help to ensure America’s last truly wild lands are protected — in every state.

Earthjustice: Coal Ash is Hazardous to Our Health

Farm Sanctuary: Tell the USDA That Factory Farming Isn’t “Natural”

Friends of Kinship Circle, 9/20/09: 11th Hour For California’s Wild Burros And Horses & Little No-Name Mattered. Demand Justice.

Humane Society Legislative Fund (HSLF): Protect Sharks from Finning

Kinship Circle: 9/29/09: Release Cancun Tigers From Misery

NRDC: Tell President Obama to halt logging and other destruction in our wild national forests

NRDC: Tell the Secretary of Agriculture to End the Senseless Poisoning of Wildlife!

PETA: Urge Martin County, FL, to Get Rid of Canned-Hunting Facility

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

PETA: URGENT: Ask Philadelphia Schools to Stop Using Glue Traps

PETA: Tell Georgia National Fair to Cancel Cruel Tiger Display

PETA: Cruel Wild-Horse Roundup Has Begun!

PETA: Deer Being Cruelly Netted and Trucked to Slaughterhouse in Texas

PETA: Video Shows Workers Smashing Pigs With Hammer

The PEW Environmental Group: Protect our national forests

Sierra Club: Protect Communities from Toxic Coal Ash

Union of Concerned Scientists (UCS): Clean Car Rule Must be a Victory for Consumers and the Environment

The Wilderness Society: Protect the Greater Grand Canyon From Toxic Uranium Mining

Action Alerts: Human Rights

ACLU: Tell Congress it’s Time to Reform the PATRIOT Act

ACLU: Act now. Ask your representative to co-sponsor the State Secrets Protection Act of 2009.

ACLU: Protect American Workers [ENDA]

American Rights at Work: Take Action: Tell Giumarra to Stop the abuse in California’s grape fields!

Center for Constitutional Rights (CCR): Call upon President Obama to stand by his promises

Center for Inquiry (CFI): Urge Your Senators: Stop Obstructing Judicial and Executive Nominations!

CREDO Action: President Obama: Stop the Senate Democrats kneecapping health care reform.

CREDO Action: President Obama, it’s time to speak out.

Drop Dobbs: Sign the petition calling on advertisers to drop their sponsorship of Lou Dobbs.

Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF): Rein in Government Spying: Reform the USA PATRIOT Act and Repeal Telco Immunity

International Rescue Committee (IRC): Urge President Obama to Take Action for Children’s Rights

Latin America Working Group: Support Travel for All

NOW: Bad Health Care Bill Penalizes Women: More Amendments Limiting Reproductive Health Care and Excessive Premium Rates for Older Women

True Majority: Replace the Patriot Act

Campaign Updates

Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF): EFF Supports New Bill to Repeal Telco Immunity

United Poultry Concerns (UPC): 09/29/09: “Ethical Kapparot” Urged by Editor of Jewish Journal of Greater Los Angeles


Vegan Month of Food: Vegan MoFo III (2009 edition) – October 2009


Hungry Hungry Veganos: Win Coupons for Free Coconut Bliss [Deadline: October 7]

It’s A Vegan Dog’s Life: The Vegan Monologues Giveaway [Deadline: October 8]

PETA: Win The Conscious Cook Cookbook [Deadline: November 6]

The PETA Files: ‘Win It’ Wednesday: ‘Tofu Never Screams’ Tote and Tee [Deadline: October 14]

PETA2: Free Stuff Friday: Banned Books Giveaway! [Deadline: October 9]

PETA2: Win The Swellers’ New CD! [Deadline: October 9]

PETA2: Win the New Paramore Album! [Deadline: October 13]

Voiceless: the animal protection institute: 2009 Voiceless Media Prize [Australian media only; nomination deadline October 30, 2009]

Wildcare: Name Our Rattlesnake [Deadline: October 23]


ASPCA: eNews, October 2, 2009 – Swine Flu: Are Your Pets Safe?

Best Friends: eNews, October 2, 2009 – Cash, the 19 Year Old Cat… Adopted!

Center for Biological Diversity: Endangered Earth Online, No. 480, October 1, 2009 – 974,000 Acres Saved, Coal-fired Power Plant Stopped

In Defense of Animals (IDA): eNews, October 1, 2009

Save the Manatee Club: Paddle Tales, October 2009

Vegan Outreach: eNewsletter, September 30, 2009 – Vic Sjodin; Link of the Season

Petitions: Animal & Environmental Advocacy


Support Stronger Boxer-Kerry Climate Bill!

Ban Horse Drawn Carriages in Rome

Please stop selling Foie Gras at


Helix shaped wind turbines save birds/more efficient.

Petitions: Human Rights

Help Promote Progressive Ideas [Please include a message about animal rights / vegan issues in the comments section.]

Responsible Teen Sex-Education Programs

End Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell

Art Does Not Excuse Rape: Polanski Must Face Justice

‘Round the Interwebs

Animal Aid: Animals: the Hidden Victims of War (.pdf booklet)

Animal Person: On “The Age of Stupid”

Stephanie @ Animal Rights @ Change .org: Adopting Senior and Special-Needs Animals, in Honor of Chance’s 13th

Stephanie @ Animal Rights @ Change .org: Compassionate Hockey Players and “Militant” Vegans

Born Free USA: The Born Free USA Fall Auction starts today!

Center for Constitutional Rights (CCR): Holder v. Humanitarian Law Project (CCR will be going to the Supreme Court this session to challenge guilt-by-association provisions of the Patriot Act and other statutes.)

Ecological Internet / The Rainforest Portal: RELEASE: deRANged II The Sequel — Rainforest Action Network Endangers World’s Rainforests

Green is the New Red: Animal Rights Protesters Face Higher Sentences than Racist Cross Burners

My Face Is On Fire: Another Fundraising Fail from the Humane Something or Other

PETA: Undercover Investigation Reveals Cows Suffer for Land O’Lakes [Note: I’m not promoting PETA’s weak, barely-even-welfarist action alert, but rather linking to its investigation.]

Jennie @ That Vegan Girl: Tattoo you!

The Veg Blog: The world’s worst sanctuary

VIN News: Pet cloning market proves hit or miss (Via AAVS)

Upcoming Events

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

Vegan Month of Food: Vegan MoFo III (2009 edition) – October 2009

FARM and United Poultry Concerns (UPC): Protest at the National Chicken Council Conference, Fairmont Hotel in DC, Thursday, October 1st, 2009, Noon- 2:00pm

World Farm Animals Day – Friday, October 2, 2009

Woodstock Farm Animal Sanctuary: ThanksLiving 4.0 – Sunday, October 18, 2009 in Woodstock, NY

The Gay, Lesbian & Straight Education Network (GLSEN): Ally Week – Monday, October 19 through Friday, October 23, 2009

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

In Defense of Animals (IDA): World Go Vegan Week – Sunday, October 25 through Saturday, October 31, 2009

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

United Poultry Concerns (UPC): Thanksgiving Vigil for Turkeys, Friday, November 20, 2009 in Bethesda, MD

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.)

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