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Like Elephants? Help Elephants!

sad circus elephant remembering her familyI recently learned about Elephant Watch Nepal and hope other animal advocates will help to spread the word about their wonderful work for elephants and other animals around the world.

More info: Responsible Travel vs Elephant Safaris

Like them on Facebook and share their page with your contacts – thanks! They can really use the international exposure.

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Animal Rescue Fundraising Shindig!

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This just in from Browncoat Cat Rescue:

Americana Wineries is having a book release shindig, with fundraising for rescue groups (Seneca County SPCA, Pet the Pet, and Browncoat Cat Rescue!) There will be live music, face-painting, food, wine, raffles, a silent auction, and adorable animals to meet! Eat, drink, and save some lives.

Well mannered dogs are more than welcome to attend!

Come by BCR’s little tent, and meet my boxes of kittens :-)

Saturday, June 1, 2013
12:00pm until 6:00pm

RSVP on Facebook

Will you stand up for animals in this year’s Ithaca Festival Parade?

Just saw this on Facebook:

Please join Finger Lakes Animal Rights on Wednesday May 29th, to march in the Ithaca Festival 2013 Parade, themed “Where the Heart Is”. We’ll be walking resources — carrying signs displaying titles of books, podcasts, films, etc. related to making the world a better place through veganism. Anyone is welcome to join in. A great opportunity to show our community that it’s a win-win situation to Wear a Heart for ALL animals.

Finger Lakes Animal Rights parade banner

Finger Lakes Animal Rights parade banner

More info and ongoing updates: www.veganedu.org/parade/

Contact & RSVP: fingerlakesanimalrights@gmail.com

If you’re not vegan yet, I bet this movie will convince you

Or maybe not, who knows! But this movie does seem to be very convincing to a lot of people. See if it works for you, maybe!

Community screening SATURDAY in Ithaca:

DOVE (Demonstrating Our Values Through Eating) & Club Veg Film Series
FORKS OVER KNIVES: Join the Conversation That’s Changing the Way America Eats

Saturday, April 13th, 7 – 9 PM

At the First Unitarian Society of Ithaca ANNEX Building, 208 East Buffalo Street, 2nd floor, Ithaca

FORKS OVER KNIVES examines the profound claim that most, if not all, of the degenerative diseases that afflict us can be controlled, or even reversed, by rejecting our present menu of animal-based and processed foods.

“A film that can save your life” ~ Roger Ebert, Chicago Sun-Times

“I Loved it and I need all of you to see it” ~ Dr. Oz, The Dr. Oz Show

“Great movie” ~ Mark Bittman, New York Times columnist

“Convincing, radical, and politically volatile” ~ John Anderson, Variety

Who: Open to the public, childcare available
Cost: FREE (optional desserts and popcorn available for sale)
Reservations: Reservations for childcare REQUIRED by Wednesday April 10th.
Reservations for attending helpful for setup purposes. Reserve by emailing clubveg@gmail.com. For more information call 272-1126 before 10 PM
Make sure to include your name, number in your party, if you want to reserve childcare (and how many children and what ages).

DOVE & Club Veg planning meeting precedes the movie starting at 5:30. If you would like to get involved with DOVE (Demonstrating Our Values through Eating) an Action Team of the Unitarian Social Justice Council OR Club Veg as a volunteer, come to a meeting for volunteers. Delicious vegan dinner available for $10/each. Reservations required if you would like to order a dinner. See reservation information above.

Promote your vegan self!

Good morning Ithaca-area vegans: Here’s another reminder that if you’re not yet listed on the Find Ithaca Vegans page (or, if you have a food-related business, the Find Vegan Food page), you are very welcome to join us! Just leave a comment telling me who you are, and what your link is, and I’ll put you up there. It can be a blog, business, book, social group, portfolio, or any other website, as long as it’s animal-friendly and run by a local vegan.

These listings aren’t a commercial endeavor, they’re just a volunteer effort to promote Ithaca-area vegans, to help make us easier to find, so folks can patronize our businesses and read our blogs and so on.

Thanks to all of you awesome vegans out there, who make Ithaca such an animal-friendly (and delicious) place to live!

Broken Bruce

broken bruce the rescued catMy friend Kristin of Browncoat Cat Rescue is trying to raise funds to help get x-rays for a poor kitty named Broken Bruce. His story is so heartbreaking – I really hope that folks will donate to help get him the care he needs. If you can’t donate, please consider sharing this link with your contacts. Thank you!

Here’s his story:

Bruce was found with a severe upper respiratory infection that had caused him to lose the hair around his eyes. (This mask shape is what led to his name.) He has blossomed from a scared and sickly kitten into a wonderfully affectionate and outgoing little guy. While snuggling with his foster mom on the couch, he blissfully rolled over, and off onto the floor. This fall of roughly two feet cost him the use of the left side of his body. A physical exam at the vets led to a diagnosis of at least two hairline fractures. His doctor believes he could have either osteogenesis imperfecta, (the patient does not have normal bone formation leading to soft and fragile bones) or Vitamin D responsive rickets (even in patients with healthy diets, they develop rickets due to problem with calcium metabolism.)

We need to take radiographs of Bruce’s bones to get an idea about whether or not he has normal bone density. Pending the results of the radiographs, he may need further testing to evaluate for other conditions (such as calcium metabolism problems.)

The initial radiographs alone are estimated at $360-$560.

Bruce is currently confined to a small crate to keep him from further injury, but he rarely stirs from his cushion. Please help Bruce, so he can run and play again!

Click here to donate.

UPDATE: A few days after this was posted, poor Bruce passed away. However, his fund is still open; all funds go toward helping orphaned kittens.

Cayuga Heights deer issue on national TV!

Tonight marks a watershed moment in the struggle to protect Cayuga Heights’ deer residents from their annual slaughter:

Tune into CNN’s Headline News on CNN’s sister network, HLN, tonight at 7 PM EST, when CayugaDeer.org co-founder James LaVeck will be interviewed on “Issues with Jane Velez Mitchell”.

Our congratulations to the dedicated activists of CayugaDeer.org! Thank you folks so much for your hard work on behalf of our deer neighbors.

If you haven’t yet signed the petition, please do it now – it only takes a moment.
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Cayuga Deer March for Compassion a success!


Here’s a jam-packed update from our friends at CayugaDeer.org. Read on for photos from Ithaca Festival, and ways that you can help protect the deer living in our region – including an important meeting on Monday night…
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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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