The easyVegan Weekend Activist, No. 28

November 6th, 2009 9:54 pm by Kelly Garbato

Action Alerts: Animal & Environmental Advocacy

1Sky: Step Up on Climate, Obama!

350: Sign the call to save a mountain and choose a new future.

ASPCA: USA: Limit Use of Non-Therapeutic Antibiotics in Food Animals

Animal Welfare Institute (AWI): Letters needed in support of the Pet Safety and Protection Act and the Refuge from Cruel Trapping Act


Defenders of Wildlife: Prairie Dogs at Risk: Tell the EPA to Do its Job!

Defenders of Wildlife: Protect Polar Bears and the Places They Live

Farm Sanctuary: “Pardoned” Turkeys Deserve Real Refuge

HSUS: USDA: Protect Veal Calves from Abuse

In Defense of Animals (IDA): Free Billy


In Defense of Animals (IDA): Obama Administration Proposal Is BAD For Wild Horses; Help Secure A Moratorium On Cruel BLM Roundups

NRDC: Speak out to keep a toxic pesticide away from California strawberries [California residents only]

NRDC: Speak out for a strong network of marine protected areas for southern California [California residents only]

NRDC: Ask the Chilean government to reject the construction of HidroAysén’s mega-dam project in Patagonia.

NRDC: Urge the Obama administration to help save Coal River Mountain

PETA: Stop NASA’s Plans to Expose Monkeys to Radiation

PETA: Tell Coach House Gifts to Stop Selling Frogs Inside Tiny Plastic Boxes

PETA: Urge Congress to Add Anti-Cruelty Language to the UCMJ

PETA: Help Dogs Used for Dogsledding in Greenland Today!

PETA: Tell Desperate Housewives Not to Exploit Chimpanzees in Future Episodes!

Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine (PCRM): Ask NASA to End Cruel Radiation Testing on Monkeys

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

Rainforest Action Network (RAN): Ask the Obama Administration to save Coal River Mountain

Repower America: Add your voice to the Repower America Wall now. [Please mention veganism as well as clean energy!]

The Sierra Club: Help Save Coal River Mountain

The Sierra Club: Send a Public Comment Supporting Clean Cars

The Sierra Club: Tell Your Senator to Not Stand in the Way of Progress

The Sierra Club: Protect Clean Air Act Authority

The Sierra Club: Give the Polar Bear a Fighting Chance [Should you choose to use the sample letter provided, please edit for speciesism, i.e., bears are not “its.”]

UCS: Tell Ford to Break with the U.S. Chamber of Commerce

Action Alerts: Human Rights


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

Amnesty International: Iranian-American Scholar Sentenced to 15 Years in a Judicial Travesty

Center for Inquiry: Last Chance to Support Access to Abortions in Comprehensive Health Care Reform

CREDO Action: Release the Torture Memo Report

CREDO Action: Tell Goldman Sachs: Hands off the H1N1 vaccine.

The Curvature: School Accepting Donations for Gang Rape Survivor [If you cannot contribute financially, please at least send a letter of support to the victim and her family.]

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

NARAL: Tell the Senate: Confirm Judge Hamilton to the Federal Court

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

NOW: Hurry! Health Care Is In Your Hands!

National Women’s Law Center (NWLC): Reproductive Health at Risk in Health Reform

Pathfinder International: Tell Congress to Permanently Repeal the Global Gag Rule

Physicians for Reproductive Choice and Health (PRCH): Women Deserve Comprehensive Health Care

Physicians for Reproductive Choice and Health (PRCH): House Votes Tomorrow; “Historic Health Reform Bill Leaves Women Behind”


Public Citizen: Don’t Let a Trucking Industry Lobbyist Take the Driver’s Seat

Save Darfur: Urge your representative in Congress to sign the Wolf-Capuano letter today.

The Secretary of State Project: It’s time for ES&S to open up their source code to the public.

Vote Vets: Senator Coburn Blocking Vets’ Aid – Will You Stand Up To Him?

Campaign Updates

Kinship Circle: Updates, July – September 2009


Carnival of the Green #201 @ ooffoo


Eco-Vegan Gal: Holiday giveaway: Luscious Organic Desserts [Deadline: November 9, 2009; for residents of Los Angeles or Orange County only]

The PETA Files: ‘Win It’ Wednesday: Jonathan Safran Foer’s ‘Eating Animals’ [Deadline: November 18, 2009]

PETA UK: Win an Organic Chocolate Advent Calendar From Montezuma’s [Deadline: November 24]

PETA2: Win a Vegan Thanksgiving From Field Roast [Deadline: November 16]

PETA2: Free Stuff Friday: ‘Not a Nugget’ Jewelry! [Deadline: November 9]

PETA2: Win Heidi Minx’s ‘Home Rockanomics’! [Deadline: November 17]

PETA2: Free Stuff Friday: ‘Tofu Never Screams’ Tee! [Deadline: November 13, 2009]


ASPCA: eNews, November 6, 2009 – High-Tech Surgery Saves Penny-Eating Puppy

Best Friends: eNews, November 5, 2009 – Saving bunnies, cats with FIV, and “teacup” pigs

Center for Biological Diversity: No. 485, November 5, 2009 – Goshawk Shortchanged, Take Action for Everglades

Defenders of Wildlife: Defenders Magazine, Fall 2009 | Volume 84 | Issue 4

In Defense of Animals (IDA): eNews, November 5, 2009 – Elephants, Puppy Mill victory, Fur Free Friday

Mercy for Animals: The Voice, November 5, 2009

Wildcare: eNews, November 2009

Petitions: Animal & Environmental Advocacy

Stop Prairie Dog Poisoning!

Give the Polar Bear a Fighting Chance

Justice for dogs starved at a Memphis animal shelter

Stop Vivisection at Texas Tech University

Ban Horse-Drawn Carriages in Chicago

Coal is Too Dirty for LA: End Our Reliance on This Dirty Energy Source by 2020

Petitions: Human Rights

Express Outrage Over Oklahoma’s Law that Posts Personal Abortion Data Online!

Demand the Public Option!

End So-Called “Pre-Existing Conditions!”

End Genocide in Darfur Through Multilateralism

Establish Presidential War Powers Commission

‘Round the Interwebs

Stephanie @ Animal Rights: The Good, Bad, and Baffling: Cat Declawing in California and Elsewhere

Eastern Shore Sanctuary Blog: Collective Position Statement on Backyard Poultry

Casey @ Making Hay: The Vegan Theory of Relativity

Oregon Live: Elder-abuse law invoked to block fur protesters

PCRM: Elizabeth Kucinich Joins PCRM as Director of Public Affairs; Policy Expert will Campaign for Chimpanzee Protection and Healthy School Lunches

The Sierra Club: Coal Country [Playing at house parties & on Planet Green starting 11/14.]

United Poultry Concerns (UPC): Environmental Impact of Animals Raised for Food Recalculated – World Watch Magazine Links Human Diet & Greenhouse Gases

Upcoming Events

Green Blogger Convention – Friday, November 6, 2009 in Los Angeles, California

Alliance for Justice: Torture Accountability Day of Action – Thursday, November 12, 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

Gay, Lesbian and Straight Education Network (GLSEN): No Name-Calling Week – Monday, January 25 through Friday, January 29, 2010

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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