Category Archive: Animal Rights
Here are all the SuperVegan blog posts categorized under Animal Rights.
Wanna support two awesome social movements at the same time? Sure you do! Join Mercy For Animals, one of the nation’s leading non-profit animal rights organizations, as they take part in the 43rd annual NYC Pride March on Sunday, June 30th, one of the city’s most exciting and colorful events of the year.
MFA will be meeting at the parade’s starting point on the corner of 36th and 5th Ave. at 11am for a complementary bagel breakfast, followed by the march from noon until about 3pm, when the parade ends at Christopher and Greenwich Streets, blocks from the historic Stonewall Inn.
Don’t have any MFA gear to sport? Participants wil be given MFA t-shirts, as well as banners, rainbow flags, whistles and leaflets to be passed out during the march. Those interested can RSVP by e-mailing email@example.com. Please note an RSVP is required to participate in the march. Have fun!
Feeling classy? How about generous? If so, then you’ll want to check out Sea Shepherd‘s upcoming benefit art show, Waves of Change, on Thursday, June 27th at the Hasted Kraeutler Gallery in Manhattan from 7pm until 11pm. For those who are unfamiliar, Sea Shepherd is a marine conservation organization know for their direct action approach to preserving ocean life, much of which has been documented in the Animal Planet program Whale Wars.
The art show will feature original pieces (many of which are marine-themed, this one is especially excellent), a silent auction, Sea Shepherd merchandise for sale, food and wine from Querciabella and additional food from Chickpea and Olive, featuring Treeline Cheese. Tickets are $20, making this a perfect, affordable excuse to bust out that little black dress or snazzy tie! If you can’t make it, Sea Shepherd always happily accepts donations.
On Saturday, September 21st the Educating for a Just, Peaceful and Sustainable Future conference will be held at NYU’s Kimmel Center. The day-long event, which aims to highlight ” …the power and promise of humane education as a key to fostering a generation of solutionaries committed to environmental preservation, animal welfare and human rights,” lasts from 8:45am until 5pm and will feature keynotes from Dr. Jane Goodall, Arun Gandhi (grandson of Mahatma), and Zoe Weil, co-founder of the Institute for Humane Education. Other speakers include HEART (Human Education Advocates Reaching Teachers) director Meena Alagappan, Nancy Barr, IFAW’s (International Fund for Animal Welfare) program director, among many others. The conference schedule also includes applied humane education workshops, networking sessions and an International Day of Peace parade.
Registration is $75 ($25 for students) until August 1st, when the price jumps to $95 ($35 for students). Financial assistance is available to help offset the cost for those who need it. There’s an optional evening reception after the conference, which can be attended for an extra $30. Additionally, the reception is open to those who don’t attend the conference if you can’t commit to a full day of events but still want to meet the speakers and mingle with like-minded people.
NYCLASS is having a Mayoral Forum on Animal Protection Issues this Monday, May 6th 4:30PM-6PM at Union Theological Seminary at 3041 Broadway at 121st Street. RSVPs are appreciated. They say:
This event is so important and having big turnout is key—for the first time in NYC history, animals are a part of the political conversation, as horse drawn carriages and animal shelter reform are big issues in the NYC Mayor’s race.
Confirmed candidates attending are Bill de Blasio, Bill Thompson, John Liu, Sal Albanese and John Catsimatides. (Shockingly, Christine Quinn declined)
Congrats to NYCLASS for pulling this off and we hop it will be a packed hall full of NYC’s best animal advocates (including you!)