The easyVegan Weekend Activist, No. 24

October 11th, 2009 10:55 pm by Kelly Garbato

With just over one hour to spare (U.S. CDT), I give you this week’s link roundup! Read, share, enjoy – and please excuse any mistakes or typos. It’s been a long weekend – or rather, not nearly long enough!

Action Alerts: Animal & Environmental Advocacy

Animal Rights @ Change .org: Get Your Favorite Nonprofit Featured on YouTube

Campaign for America’s Wilderness: Thank President Obama for proclaiming National Wilderness Month

Center for Biological Diversity: End Aerial Gunning of Montana-Idaho Wolves

DawnWatch: Jonathan Safran Foer NY Times essay, “Against Meat.” 10/11/09

Dawnwatch: NY Times front page on e-coli laden meat 10/4/09

Defenders of Wildlife: Tell Your Senators to Act Against Global Warming

Earthjustice: Taking the Wrong Path on Protecting Right Whales

Environment New Mexico: Repower America. Restore American leadership.

Environmental Defense Action Fund: Cap Global Warming Pollution Now

Sarah Kramer @ Go Vegan: The BC-SPCA responds to my open letter (See also: An open letter to the BC-SPCA)

Green for All: Fax your Senators: Strengthen and pass the Clean Energy Jobs and American Power Act!

Kinship Circle: 10/10/09: Cop Shoots Deaf, 19-Year-Old Family Cat

NRDC: Tell the EPA not to let a massive limestone mining project ruin the Everglades

NRDC: Tell officials to get toxic hexavalent chromium out of California’s drinking water [California residents only]

NRDC: Tell state leaders to pass strong water laws [California residents only]

PETA: Urge AAA Southern New England to Drop Ringling Partnership

The Rainforest Site: Tell U.S. Senate to Act Against Global Warming

The Sierra Club: Climate Bill Call In Day – October 14th

The Sierra Club: CLEAN ENERGY JOBS & AMERICAN POWER ACT – Let’s Defend, Improve, and Pass It!

The Sierra Club: Defend the EPA Against Polluting Industries

The Sierra Club Canada: Urge Parliament to Pass Bill C-311 [For Canadian residents only]

United Farm Workers (UFW): New chance to stop toxic pesticide methyl iodide

The Wilderness Society: Wild Lands Need a Strong Climate Bill!

WWF: Help protect the “Iberian Imperial Eagle” in Portugal

Action Alerts: Human Rights


ACCION International: Fight Poverty by Investing in Children [U.N. Convention on the Rights of the Child (UNCRC)]

ACORN: End 287g Agreements Nationally

Amnesty International: Stop Housing Demolitions and Forced Evictions in N’Djamena

CARE: Signatures for a Solution in Guinea (You can view the news report here.)

Gay, Lesbian and Straight Education Network (GLSEN): Take the Ally Pledge!

Human Rights First: Colombian Activist in Visa Limbo

Public Citizen: Email Your Representative About Fair Elections

School of the Americas Watch: Contact Congress about the outcome of the Defense Authorization conference committee

Stop Family Violence: Petition: Put Polanski in Prison

True Majority: Stop building wasteful warplanes!

Campaign Updates

ASPCA: U.S. Marines Enlist ASPCA to Keep Marine Corps Pets & Families Together

Madeleine Pickens: My Response to Secretary Salazar’s Press Announcement


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


The PETA Files: ‘Win It’ Wednesday: Emergency Kit [Deadline: October 21]

PETA2: Free Stuff Friday: Teese Vegan Cheese Giveaway! [Deadline: October 19]

VeganMoFo: Featured Contests & Giveaways


ASPCA: eNews, October 9, 2009 – U.S. Marines Enlist ASPCA in Dog Evaluations

Best Friends: eNews, October 8, 2009 – A Dramatic Week!

Center for Biological Diversity: Endangered Earth Online, No. 481, October 8, 2009 – Polar Bears, Otters Protected; Condor Killers Challenged

In Defense of Animals (IDA): eNews, October 8, 2009

Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine (PCRM): PCRM Online, October 2009 – Victory for Sheep in Minnesota, Pigs in New Jersey; Dorothy Hamill’s and Patrick Swayze’s Cancer Battles Raise Prevention Awareness; U.S. Chimpanzees Could Go Dutch; It’s Not Business as Usual for School Lunches; Millions of Animals Saved from Chemical Toxicity Tests; See Alicia Silverstone’s ‘Off-Broadway’ Vegan Cooking Demo

Vegan Outreach: eNews, October 7, 2009 – Adopt a College and Investigations Updates

WildCare: October 2009 eNews

Petitions: Animal & Environmental Advocacy

Save Humpback Whales! Reduce Demand for Shrimp [by GOING VEGAN!]

Ban Dog Chaining in Surry County NC

Grant Paul Watson and Peter Hammarstedt visas into Australia to continue to fight against whaling

Help Protect Cats on Long Island, New York at Mercy Hospital, Rockville Centre!

Petitions: Human Rights

Call Out 30 GOP Senators Who Voted Against Rape Victims

Rape IS Rape – Shatter the Silence of Sexual Violence

‘Round the Interwebs

Stephanie @ Animal Rights @ Change .org: It Is Our Job to Fight for All of Them, Not Only Some of Them

Stephanie @ Animal Rights @ Change .org: Justice Scalia: Champion of the “Right” to Torture Animals; Animal Torture, the Supreme Court, and Absurdity from the NYT and LAT; and The Supreme Court and Animal Cruelty: Q&A with the ALDF

Get Sconed: Fakin’ Fest 2009!

Green is the New Red: Government Arrests Activist for Twitter, Army Warns that Vegetarians and Terrorists May Follow

International Society for Animal Rights (ISAR): Free Speech and Cruelty to Animals and Animals In Court

NEAVS/Project R & R: Project R&R Responds to Thai Vaccine Study

SuperWeed: Huh?

Vegan Burnout: Rescue (Ink) me….

Vegan Burnout: Sweet Jasmine, loved forever.

Upcoming Events

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

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

Rainforest Action Network (RAN): World Rainforest Week – Monday, October 12 through Sunday, October 18, 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

World Vegan Day – Sunday, November 1, 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.)

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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  1. VeganMoFo, Day 11: Monday Mashup On a Sunday » V for Vegan: Says:

    […] a late dinner. As far as blogging goes, I found just enough steam to put together this week’s easyVegan Activist, and that’s it. I’m so, so ready for bed. But I’d hate to break my MoFo streak, […]

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