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Happy New Year from Adirondack Animal Rights

We’d like to wish you all a happy, safe and compassionate new year!

Our first year was a busy and productive one.  We held six vegan potlucks at X’s to O’s Vegan Bakery; three included presentations by Michael Budkie of Stop Animal Exploitation Now!, Anthony Marr of Heal our Planet Earth and Global Anti-Hunting Coalition, and Jenny Brown of Woodstock Farm Animal Sanctuary.  We tabled at the NY’s Capital Region Vegetarian Expo, handed out literature outlining the cruelties of the dairy industry at a Got Milk? event at Empire State Plaza, collected petition signatures against the legalization of commercial whaling, against marine mammal captivity at Miami Seaquarium, in support of Skye’s Law and against the proposed Bion slaughterhouse in Oswego County.  We organized many protests against vivisection at Albany Medical College, Ringling Bros. and Walker Bros. circuses, the Adirondack Stampede Charity Rodeo, and the fur industry on Fur Free Friday.  We held a vegan bake sale as part of the Worldwide Vegan Bake Sale, organized film screenings of The Cove and Sharkwater and campaigned to raise awareness of a beaver skinning demonstration held at the Adirondack Museum.  We had an article discussing the cruel and unnecessary nature of hunting published in the Adirondack Explorer, countless letters to editors were printed in area papers, a few of our events were covered by local news stations and newspapers and we were even blogged about a couple of times.  You can now follow us on Facebook and Twitter, join us on Meetup and ask us any questions you have about animal rights and veganism anonymously on Formspring.

The new year will be bringing many new and exciting things.  We’re revamping the website and we’ve organized our first event of the year: our First Annual Vegan Chili Cookoff at X’s to O’s Vegan Bakery on January 22nd.  (More details to come on that soon!)  We’re also introducing blog posts about many different subjects, so you’ll be seeing much more than just news and updates about events here.  This is going to be a very exciting addition to the website.  If you’d like to submit a blog entry, please send it to us at adkanimalrights@gmail.com for our review.

Is your New Year’s Resolution to go vegan? It’s never too late to choose compassion in the new year! We’ll be releasing details soon about vegan resolution support. Stay tuned for more!

Thank you for your support and keep on fighting for animals’ rights!

Thank you for visiting us at the Veg Expo! Upcoming events below.

We’d like to thank everyone who stopped by our booth at NY’s Capital Region Vegetarian Expo on the 2nd.  We had a very successful day and met a lot of great people.  We showed Earthlings on a continuous loop all day, gave out a ton of Vegan Starter Kits, signed a bunch of people up to our email list, got signatures on the petition against the construction of the Bion slaughterhouse in Oswego County and also on the petition in favor of Skye’s Law.

Adirondack Animal Rights table at NY's Capital Region Vegetarian Expo

October 16th – 24th is National Primate Liberation Week.  We’ll be heading to New Haven, CT this Sunday to join a demo at Yale which imprisons more than 150 non-human primates.  The demo is at 1:00 at the corner of N. Frontage Rd and College St.

Join us at our own National Primate Liberation Week demo at Albany Medical College on Sunday, October 24th at 12:00.  We’ll meet at the corner of New Scotland Ave and Holland Ave.  Bring your own poster or we’ll provide you with one (or grab hold of our 24-foot-long banner!).

Our next vegan potluck at X’s to O’s Vegan Bakery will be Saturday, October 23rd at 5:00, 97 4th Street, Troy.  Jenny Brown, Co-Founder and Director of Woodstock Farm Animal Sanctuary will be joining us and giving a presentation!  Be sure to bring a vegan dish to share (no meat, dairy, eggs, honey, etc… the bakery is a 100% dedicated vegan facility and no animal products may be brought on premises) as well as your own drink and place setting.  Don’t miss it!

The rodeo is coming to Glens Falls next month.  Stay tuned for a demo schedule and action alerts!

We had a very successful weekend with our biggest potluck yet on Saturday and a great turnout at our Anti-Vivisection Demo at Albany Medical College on Sunday.

Vegan Potluck with Special Guest Anthony Marr. X's to O's Vegan Bakery. Troy, NY. 8/28/10

Vegan Potluck with Special Guest Anthony Marr. X's to O's Vegan Bakery. Troy, NY. 8.28.10

Anti-Vivisection Demonstration at Albany Medical College. Albany, NY. 8.29.10 (Photo by Linwood Bingham)

Anti-Vivisection Demonstration at Albany Medical College. Albany, NY. 8/29/10 (Photo by Jess Ward)

Anti-Vivisection Demonstration at Albany Medical College. Albany, NY. 8/29/10 (Photo by Jess Ward)

You can read Anthony’s blog post about NH and NY potlucks, including ours, here.

Make sure to subscribe to our blog by clicking the button near the top right of this page to stay updated on our events, news and, soon to come, actual blog posts about stuff other than events and news!  We now have ADK-AR shirts for sale at all of our events and VegCap Vegan Dining Guides for the Capital Region and Not in My Neighborhood lists of local businesses that profit from animal exploitation available.

We will have protest schedules for circuses coming to Queensbury and Glens Falls and much more very soon.

ADK-AR Events this weekend

Hi all!  Don’t forget about this weekend’s events:

Saturday, August 28th 5:00PM: Vegan Potluck with Special Guest Anthony Marr
X’s to O’s Vegan Bakery
97 4th Street, Troy
Please bring a vegan dish to share, as well a drink and your own place setting.

This event is free, however a $5 donation for Anthony’s travel expenses would be greatly appreciated! Come eat a bunch of food, listen to Anthony’s presentation, get yourself an ADK-AR shirt and a VegCap Vegan Dining Guide, sign a petition against the construction of the Oswego slaughterhouse, get some AMAZING X’s to O’s Vegan Bakery goodies for dessert and have an all around awesome time! Hope to see you there!

Sunday, August 29th 12:00PM: Anti-Vivisection Demonstration at Albany Medical College
Corner of New Scotland and Holland Avenues, Albany

In 2008, Albany Med killed 12 dogs, 13 rabbits, 8 non-human primates, 38 pigs, 2 goats and 116 chinchillas. They claim that 99% of their research is done on mice and rats. Mice and rats are not included in the Animal Welfare Act and therefore do not have to be reported. Therefore the 189 animals that Albany Med reported to have killed in 2008 represent only 1% of the total number of lives taken.
After some simple math, the actual number of lives taken in 2008 is closer to 19,000. That’s Nineteen Thousand.
We do no accept this number. We do not accept Albany Med’s “excuses” that this cruelty is necessary. It is not, and we will continue to remind them of this on the fourth Sunday of each month.