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Plant Based Eating Challenge

5 day series: Saturdays 11 – 12:30pm May 1, August 15 & June 5

  • Learn about the benefits of a plant-based diet
  • Get tips about what to eat
  • Enjoy delicious lunches and sample foods
  • Challenge yourself to a one month of plant foods and see how you feel!

LOCATION
YMCA of Ithaca and Tompkins County
Graham Rd. West
Ithaca, New York 14850

COST: YMCA MEMBERS $60.00 Non-members 105.00. Registration Required. YMCA Members and Non-members welcome – for registration information contact the YMCA.

CONTACT: Laurie Cuomo, 607-257-0101

(Via Wishing Well Magazine)

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Join Farm Sanctuary at their Celebration FOR the Turkeys: Benefit for Our Feathered Friends

Looking for something positive and animal-friendly to commemorate Thanksgiving this year? Consider attending the Celebration for the Turkeys on November 21st at Farm Sanctuary. They write:

Farm Sanctuary is hosting coast-to-coast benefits to protect innocent turkeys and promote compassionate Thanksgiving traditions everywhere. Farm Sanctuary’s Celebrations FOR the Turkeys: Benefits for Our Feathered Friends — held in three locations this year — will feature decadent, gourmet vegan holiday feasts, inspirational guest presentations, and silent auctions that benefit the animals and provide for all your holiday shopping needs! Guests at our farm events will also have the opportunity to spend quality time with rescued animals and participate in our unique “Feeding of the Turkeys” ceremonies, in which the sanctuary turkeys are the guests of honor and get to feast on their favorite treats: squash, pumpkin pie and cranberries!

Here’s info on the event at the Watkins Glen shelter, which includes an appearance by Tom Regan!

Also, consider sponsoring a rescued turkey living at Farm Sanctuary, through their Adopt-a-Turkey Project.

For more ideas about how to make your Thanksgiving a compassionate one, and for delicious recipes, visit FARM (Farm Animal Rights Movement)’s Gentle Thanksgiving – and don’t forget to sign their petition asking President Obama to pardon all turkeys this year – not just one.

Pick out a deer to represent at tonight’s protest & meeting!

cayuga deer signTonight’s Cayuga Deer protest will be focused on the individual animals whose lives hang in the balance. The organization has designed signs with photos of our local deer who live in and around Cayuga Heights, and they’re asking us to pick out one of these vulnerable animals so we can be their voice at tonight’s meeting of the Village Trustees. Click here to see some of the individuals who need your help.

The Cayuga Heights mayor and trustees are well on their way to implementing what is essentially a deer extermination program. After they’ve determined they have 20 deer in the village who are sterilized and tagged (including many who were already sterilized through a prior program), they have left the door open to killing every remaining deer found within the village borders, and they hope to do all the killing in one year. That means these animals need your help NOW. There’s no time to waste!

Please join Cayuga Deer at the protest tonight, and encourage others to attend as well.

Monday, Oct. 19
6:30 PM – Peaceful Protest
7:00 PM – Public Comments at Trustee Meeting
Marcham Hall, 836 Hanshaw Rd., Ithaca (across from Community Corners) (Map)
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