The easyVegan Weekend Activist, No. 26

October 24th, 2009 12:12 pm by Kelly Garbato

Action Alerts: Animal & Environmental Advocacy

Born Free USA: Help Stop Trapping on National Wildlife Refuges

CARE: Senate Addresses Climate Change: Voice Your Support Today

Center for Biological Diversity: Help Protect the Grand Canyon From Uranium Mining

Center for Biological Diversity: Protect Polar Bear Critical Habitat

CREDO Action: Tell Senator Kerry: Protect the EPA in the climate bill.

Defenders of Wildlife: Tell the EPA to Protect Imperiled Wildlife from Poisons!

In Defense of Animals (IDA): Obama Administration Proposal Is BAD For Wild Horses

In Defense of Animals (IDA): Tell TLC To Cancel “My Monkey Baby”

Kinship Circle: 10/22/09: Don’t Let EPA Kill More Prairie Dogs; Comments must be received on or before October 23, 2009

Kinship Circle: 10/20/09: Two Dogs Shot At Point Blank Range In New York

Kinship Circle: 10/13/09: Get Serial Cat Killer Off New York Streets

NRDC: Urgent: Speak out to save the San Luis Rey River from a massive garbage dump

Save Our Environment: Tell Toyota to Quit the Chamber of Commerce

Sierra Club: Tell Your Senator We Need A Strong Clean Energy Jobs Bill

Sierra Club: Stop Streamlined Mountaintop Removal Coal Mining Permits

Southern Utah Wilderness Alliance (SUWA): Ask Your Representative to Urge BLM to Protect Utah’s Wild Lands

vegansaurus!: Tell Chipotle we want vegan burritos everywhere! Please & thank you!

Action Alerts: Human Rights

Amnesty International: Unlock the Camps in Sri Lanka

Consumers Union: Pass food safety by the holidays! [Please add a comment about the safety of “pet” food as well!]

Council for a Livable World: Cut the Nuclear Threat!

CREDO Action: Speak up to save the Internet.

Democrats .com: Donor Strike for Public Option

Democrats .com: Close Guatanamo

Feminist Majority: Women must have real health insurance reform now

Free Press: FCC: Stand Firm for Net Neutrality

Human Rights First: Tell U.S. Envoy to Sudan Scott Gration: No More Arms to Sudan!

NARAL: Tell Congress: Women can’t afford to lose.

NOW: Don’t Let Dick Cheney’s Buddies Silence Rape Survivors

National Women’s Law Center: Being a Woman Is Not a Pre-Existing Condition

PEW Charitable Trusts: Preservation of Antibiotics for Medical Treatment Act [Please include a mention of veganism as well.]

PFAW: Tell congressional leadership to stand up to anti-Muslim fear-mongering

Public Citizen: Tell Congress to Focus on Real Reform

Save Darfur: Tell President Obama to prioritize Sudan in his talks with Chinese President Hu Jintao.


Carnival of the Green #199 @ Reduce Your CO2

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


It’s A Vegan Dog’s Life: Collar Giveaway! [Deadline: October 31]

Vegan Appetite: New Contest + RAW Part 2 Winner and Vermont Wrap Up

VeganMoFo: Featured Contests & Giveaways

Vessels and Wares: vegan mofo: its a mofo giveaway! [Deadline: October 31]

Whole Foods: Share Your Favorite Restaurant-Style Recipe to Win Bucks and Books [Deadline: October 26; Suggest a vegan dish!]


ASPCA: eNews, October 23, 2009 – Nora, Piano Playing Tabby Wins ASPCA Cat of the Year

The Animals Voice: Online Monthly Newsletter, October 2009

Best Friends: eNews, October 23, 2009 – Wag while you work

Center for Biological Diversity: Endangered Earth Online, No. 483, October 22, 2009 – 350 Species Profiled, Big Win for Polar Bears, Jaguars Dissed

In Defense of Animals (IDA): eNews, October 23, 2009

Vegan Outreach: eNewsletter, October 21, 2009 – “Not So Bad”; Number of Vegetarians Growing

Petitions: Animal & Environmental Advocacy

Make a Difference on International Day of Climate Action! [Veganism is the solution!]

Save Greater Yellowstone Wolves

End Overfishing — A Chance to Save 10 Species


JUSTICE for Smokey & Charlie-2 Burnt Pit Bull Puppies

Petition for Immediate Change at Animal Care & Control of New York City


Existing EU member nations require proof of Balkans states application of democracy & the rule of law (re: animal welfare)

Save them from extinction! [Norwegian wolves]

Remembering Nikki and “Break the Chain”

Petitions: Human Rights

Tell Congress: Being a Woman is Not a Pre-Existing Condition

‘Round the Interwebs

Stephanie @ Animal Rights @ Change .org: Save the Animals, Save the Planet: Blog Action Day ’09, Climate Change

It’s A Vegan Dog’s Life: It’s A Vegan Dog’s Life Book!

Mercy for Animals: Award-winning documentary Fowl Play now available on DVD!

United Poultry Concerns (UPC): Average and Total Numbers of Animals Who Died to Feed Americans in 2008

Vegifem: Selected Points from NYT Article on Beef Production

Upcoming Events

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

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

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

Peaceful Prairie: Living at Thanksgiving – Sunday, November 22, 2009 in Deer Trail, Colorado

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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“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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