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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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!
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We would like to thank everyone who came out last Sunday to speak up for the whales and sign the IFAW petition. We had a very positive response!
ADK-AR & OAU Anti-Whaling Demo, Townsend Park, 6.16.10
The IWC is meeting right now in Morocco. Let’s keep hoping that they don’t issue a death sentence for the whales.
On a sad note, Oreo’s Law has been tabled until next year. We at ADK-AR will be monitoring bills that come up for votes and keeping everyone informed so we can rally for the animals.
Saturday, June 26th @ 5:30PM: Vegan Potluck at X’s to O’s Vegan Bakery, 97 4th St, Troy. Please bring a vegan dish to share (no eggs, dairy, honey, etc.) as well as your own drink and place setting. (We will be having potlucks the fourth Saturday of every month. Make sure to save the date for August because it is going to be a very exciting event! More details to come soon!)
Sunday, June 27th @ 12PM: Anti-Vivisection Protest at Albany Medical College, Corner of New Scotland Ave and Holland Ave. In 2008, Albany Med killed 12 dogs, 13 rabbits, 8 non-human primates, 38 pigs, 2 goats, 116 chinchillas and 18,000+ rats and mice (according to AMC spokesperson’s estimates that animals other than mice and rats only make up 1% of their testing). We will be protesting the fourth Sunday of every month. Stay tuned for more developments in this campaign soon.
Please make sure to click the button on the top of the right-hand column to subscribe to this blog and stay updated on news and events. Keep in touch and please email us at adkanimalrights[at]gmail[dot]com with any questions, comments or event ideas.
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We have a few really urgent action action alerts. The first one needs to be done TODAY (sorry for the late notice) and the others need to be done within the next few days. Please take a moment to help out:
The first is for Oreo’s Law. There will be a vote tomorrow and Oreo’s Law would make it illegal for a shelter in New York to kill an animal that a rescue or No Kill Shelter has offered to save. Makes sense, right? Please go here to send a quick email:http://www.petsalive.com/email/. It would also be great if you could take a moment to call the following Agriculture Assembly Members:
• William Magee: 455-4807
• Marc S. Alessi: 455-5294
• George Amedore: 455-5197
• Michael Benedetto: 455-5296
• Marc W. Butler: 455-5393
• Clifford W. Crouch: 455-5741
• Francine DelMonte: 455-5284
• RoAnn M. Destito: 455-5454
• Gary D. Finch: 455-5878
• Tim Gordon: 455-5777
• Aileen M. Gunther: 455-5355
• Stephen Hawley: 455-5811
• Barbara Lifton: 455-5444
• Peter D. Lopez: 455-5363
• Alan Maisel: 455-5211
• Margaret M. Markey: 455-4755
• John J. McEneny: 455-4178
• Bob Reilly: 455-5931
• Peter M. Rivera: 455-5102
• Linda B. Rosenthal: 455-5802
• Addie J. Russell: 455-5545
• Frank K. Skartados: 455-5593
• Al Stirpe: 455-4505
The next few alerts are for the whales. The IWC may lift the ban on commercial whaling this month. We collected signatures against this in Albany yesterday. If you were unable to sign the actual petition, please go here and sign the online one:http://www.thepetitionsite.com/takeaction/175/446/210
You can also send an email here (there is a pre-written email):http://www.facebook.com/oceanactivistsunited?v=app_2344061033&ref=ts#!/event.php?eid=131683476848110&index=1
Saturday, June 26th @ 5:30: Vegan Potluck at X’s to O’s Vegan Bakery, 97 4th St, Troy.
Sunday, June 27th, 12 – 3PM: Anti-Vivisection Protest at AMC, Corner of New Scotland Ave and Holland Ave.
That’s all for now. Thanks to everyone who came out yesterday to protect the whales. And thanks to everyone who has taken the time to complete the action alerts above for Oreo’s Law and the whales.
Check out the Events Page for info on our upcoming events:
Sunday, June 13th: Anti-Whaling Demo in Albany
Saturday, June 26th: Vegan Potluck in Troy
Sunday, June 27th: Anti-Vivisection Demo at AMC in Albany