The easyVegan Weekend Activist, No. 25

October 17th, 2009 10:54 am by Kelly Garbato

Action Alerts: Animal & Environmental Advocacy

Animal Rights @ Change .org: How You Can Help the “Why Honey Is Not Vegan” Site

Center for Biological Diversity: Stop Pizarchik From Becoming Dirty Coal Czar

CREDO Action: Tell CEOs: Ditch the Chamber of Commerce

DawnWatch corrected: Larry King Live meat debate on line 10/13/09

DawnWatch: “The debate over meat” on CNN’s Larry King Live –11/12/09

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

Defenders of Wildlife: Crucial Crossroads for Greater Yellowstone Wolves

Environmental Defense Fund: Help Restore Coastal Louisiana

Environmental Defense Fund: Help Strengthen America’s Toxic Chemicals Standards

In Defense of Animals – IDA Elephant Task Force Updates & Alerts: The latest news on Queenie & IDA files complaint against Ringling Brothers in New York

NAAVS: Federal: Bill Would Liberate Great Apes from Laboratory Cages

NRDC: Tell the Obama administration to protect our oceans, coasts and Great Lakes [If you choose to use the sample letter provided, please edit for speciesism.]

National Wildlife Federation (NWF): Help Protect Wyoming’s Majestic Elk

Oceana: Tell Congress: Sea Turtles Need More Protection to Survive

PETA Asia-Pacific: Help Save Thousands of Dogs From Miserable Lives and Deaths in the Philippines

Rainforest Action Network (RAN): Tell Calvin Klein, Coach, Marc Jacobs, and Versace to Stop Bagging Indonesia’s Rainforests

Rainforest Action Network (RAN): Save Rainforests and Stop Climate Change

Sierra Club: Dear EPA: Get Dirty Coal Pollution Out of the Grand Canyon

The True Food Network: Tell USDA: Keep Nanotech OUT of Organic!

The Wilderness Society: Protect drinking water from natural gas drilling chemicals

Action Alerts: Human Rights

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

Center for Inquiry (CFI): Ask your Congressional Member to support access to abortions in health care reform

Drop Dobbs: “Report” directly to CNN on Dobbs’ hate

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

Feminist Majority: Women must have real health insurance reform now

Human Rights First: Tell Your Representatives: Guantanamo Must Be Closed!

NARAL: Tell the Senate to reject anti-choice provisions in health-care reform!

NOW: Abstinence-Only Education Shouldn’t Make the Cut

Save Darfur: No Lobbyists for War Criminals

The Secretary of State Project: Demand Open Source Voting Machines

Secular Coalition for America: Action Alert: Stop abstinence education from being funded in health care reform

Shakesville: Clinton: Guinea’s Military Leaders Should Step Down

True Majority: Stand with Melanie, not the insurance CEOs

United Farm Workers (UFW): Tell Walmart to stop its supplier Giumarra’s unlawful behavior

Campaign Updates

ecorazzi: ‘Dancing With The Stars’ Removes Chimp After PETA Protest [Alt. title: "PETA effects change without marginalizing women, people of color, or nonhuman animals (It can be done!)"]

Farm Sanctuary: Michigan farmers agree to ban cruel confinement practices (Updated October 13, 2009)

Farm Sanctuary: Two Major Advances for Farm Animals This Week Thanks to YOU

United Poultry Concerns (UPC): 10/16/09: UPC Defends Delmarva Resident’s Right to Keep Her Chickens and Ducks

Carnivals

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

Contests

Happy Herbivore: Giveaway: Vegan Comfort Food! [Deadline: October 19]

PETA: Win Alicia Silverstone’s New Book [Deadline: November 12]

The PETA Files: ‘Win It’ Wednesday: Vegan Chocoholic Basket [Deadline: October 30]

PETA Living: Win a Palm-Free Soap Pack From LUSH [Deadline: October 31]

PETA Prime: Prime Contest: Win a Free Trip to Hawaii! [December 31, 2009]

PETA2: Free Stuff Friday: ‘The Conscious Cook’ Cookbook! [Deadline: October 23]

PETA2: The Sounds’ New Ad and Contest [Deadline: October 28]

PETA2: Win a Gift Basket From Manic Panic! [Deadline: November 3]

PETA2: Attack Attack! Contest [Deadline: November 5]

Vegan Appetite: RAW Giveaway, Part 2 + Food Network Friday 10/16 [Deadline: October 20]

Vegan@Large: Help Design a Bay Area Vegetarian Restaurant [Deadline: October 25]

VeganMoFo: Featured Contests & Giveaways

Newsletters

American Humane Association (AHA): The National Humane Review — Fall 2009

ASPCA: eNews, October 16, 2009 – Are Your Pet’s Toys Toxic?

Best Friends: eNews, October 16, 2009 – A Family for Cherry the Vicktory Dog

Bill of Rights Defense Committee (BORDC): Dissent is Patriotic, October 2009, Vol. 8, No. 10

Center for Biological Diversity: Endangered Earth Online, No. 482, October 15, 2009 – Panther Protection Lauded, NRA Attacks Wolves

Compassion Over Killing (COK): Compassionate Action, October 16, 2009 – Halloween Benefit Bash, Vegan Pizza Deal, and more!

Earthjustice: e.Brief, October 2009 – Death Of A Killer Dam

Food Empowerment Project: eNews, October 1, 2009 – Join Go Vegan Week and more

In Defense of Animals (IDA): IDA eNews, October 16, 2009

United Animal Nations (UAN): eNewsletter, October 2009 – Share your animal rescue story

Vegan Outreach: Enewsletter, Oct. 14, 2009 – Leslie Patterson, “Against Meat”

Woodstock FAS: eMoosletter, October 3, 2009 – Woodstock Farm Animal Sanctuary WFAS rescues 120+ chickens from an illegal slaughter house, Blessing of the Animals at WFAS TOMORROW and more

Petitions: Animal & Environmental Advocacy

Bring Renewable Energy to Native American Reservations

Regulate Toxic Coal Ash as Hazardous Waste

End Water Pollution from Mountaintop Removal Mining

Safeguards for Seized dogs.

Petaluma’s Feral Cats need your support

Grant Visas to Sea Shepherd

Petitions: Human Rights

Don’t Let Anti-Choice Politics Put Women’s Health in Jeopardy

‘Round the Interwebs

Stephanie @ Animal Rights: @ Change .org: Decompressing Sheep? Boiling Monkeys? Illegal, But Condoned

Making Hay: Dying Over Spilt Milk

NAAVS launches Animalearn

NY Times: Health Ills Abound as Farm Runoff Fouls Wells

The No Kill Advocacy Center: The Race is On; Australia, New Zealand, and the U.S. vie to see which will become a No Kill nation first

The PETA Files: Sweden Burns Bunnies to Generate Electricity–and Outrage

Primate Freedom: Standing Above the Law

Project R&R: Study Challenges Importance of Animals in Research

quarrygirl: morningstar farms adds eggs and milk to vegan products!

Daniel @ Vegan Soapbox: An Open Letter To PeTA

vegansaurus!: Albatross Chicks Eat Plastic

WeHo News: WeHo Protesters Shot At Puppy Mill Action

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

In Defense of Animals (IDA): Fur Free Friday – Friday, November 27, 2009

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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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.

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