The Animal Rights National Conference, the world’s largest and longest-running animal rights gathering, will take place June 27-30 at the Alexandria Mark Center Hilton. Register before February 11th, and the entire conference — chock full of speakers, information sessions, free exhibits, video premieres, and more! — costs just $100! Don’t miss out. Register here.
Snoopy, a 17-year-old dog, went missing this week outside the Whole Foods store on P Street, prompting PETA to urge D.C. residents never to leave dogs alone outside stores, restaurants, or anywhere else, even for “just a minute.” That minute could haunt an animal guardian for the rest of his or her life.
Leaving animals outdoors unattended invites tragedy. Tied up alone, animals can easily be stolen, attacked by other animals, or subjected to random acts of cruelty. If spooked by a loud noise, an animal might also slip his or her collar in a panic and become lost or be hit by a car. A scared dog can bite children or adults—even those with the best of intentions—who approach the animal clumsily.
PETA recommends that you take the following simple precautions to protect your animal companion’s safety:
· If you plan to run errands while you’re out walking your dog, take a human companion along. That way, someone you trust can run the errand while you wait with your dog or vice versa.
· If you must stop somewhere where dogs aren’t welcome, drop your dog off at home, where he or she will be safe and comfortable. Your animal companion’s safety is well worth making a side trip.
· Never leave your dog in a parked car during the summer for any amount of time, even with the windows slightly open. The inside of a car can reach deadly temperatures in minutes.
“Dog theft and other dangers should be taken very seriously,” says PETA Vice President Daphna Nachminovitch. “It only takes a second for a dog tied up outside a store—out of your sight—to be abducted. Please never leave your animal companions alone outside stores, restaurants, or anywhere else.”
For more information, please visit PETA.org.
Writing your holiday wish list? Check out these 14 Eco-Chic Vegan Gifts!
Planning a large holiday party for a mixed-diet crowd? Carmine’s can handle groups and their vegan versions of Italian classics will satisfy even your picky Uncle Joe.
Not feeling glam enough to take on the New Year? Check out au naturale, the new DC-based, all-vegan make-up line.
Want to give gifts that give back? The Kindness Collective’s shop features autographed books by vegans Moby and Steve-O, and sales benefit victims of abuse and their pets.
Need a reason to toast the season? Our friends at Compassion Over Killing have worked with Quorn, one of the best-selling frozen vegetarian brands in the country, to finally add an all-vegan patty to their product line-up!
Join Washington DC’s 2011 Walk for Farm Animals, sponsored by Farm Sanctuary, the nation’s leading farm animal protection organization on Saturday, October 15. Emily Deschanel, star of FOX’s hit show “Bones,” is serving as this year’s national Walk spokesperson. The Washington DC Walk is one of more than 35 fun, community-focused events to help farm animals taking place in cities throughout the U.S. and Canada this Fall.
For 25 years, Farm Sanctuary has rescued and provided sanctuary for abused farm animals, educated the public about their plight, and advocated on their behalf. The Walks bring together thousands of people from different backgrounds in cities across the U.S. and Canada to raise vital funds to support the organization’s life-saving work and promote kindness towards animals. Please join Farm Sanctuary on October 15 and take a stand against cruelty to animals!
WHAT: Washington DC’s 2011 Walk for Farm Animals
WHEN: Saturday, October 15; check-in at 12:30 pm; walk at 2 pm
WHERE: Lake Artemesia (College Park, MD)
NOTES: Meet in the parking lot
HIGHLIGHTS: Hear an inspirational message from Gene Baur, Farm Sanctuary co-founder and president, live music provided by Jimmy Boss, delicious vegan food, and raffle prizes
REGISTRATION: Early registration is $15 for adults; $5 for kids 13-17; and FREE for kids 12 and under! Registration fee on the day of the Walk is $35. To register, visit www.walkforfarmanimals.org.
Hopefully you were able to make it out to Poplar Spring this past Sunday. This was their 14th annual open house and fundraiser. There was live music, food, silent auction, face painting for the kids, and lots of wonder animals! Seemed there was a very good turnout this year, if you missed this event they have their annual Thanksgiving with the Turkeys pot luck event November 19th, this is my favorite event of the year lots and lots and lots of delicious Vegan food to eat, make sure you put it on your calendar now! Here are some pics I took yesterday…