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Category Archive: Animal Rights

Here are all the SuperVegan blog posts categorized under Animal Rights. XML

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    There apparently isn’t much refuge for wildlife in Jamaica Bay, as 500 geese were captured and crated to be killed by the USDA this morning at the Jamaica Bay Wildlife Refuge. GooseWatchNYC founder David Karopkin arrived immediately on the scene, taking photos, such as the one above, and videos documenting the hundreds of geese being loaded into USDA trucks for “removal.”

    Karopkin commented on being witness to the abuse, saying, “I watched the geese thump against the crates struggling to get out. I was threatened with arrest more than once. I was alone, and I did the best I could to document the roundups, at the same time I was receiving dozens of calls. I am heartbroken and angry. I don’t think there was anything I could have done to stop the roundups this morning.”

    You can view more photos of the round up, as well as the video below (fair warning, these were hard for me to look at). More videos are also available: one, two, three.

    So what can you do to stop this cruel treatment of wildlife? Aside from getting involved with GooseWatchNYC, you can comment on the Jamaica Bay Wildlife Refuge’s Facebook post about how you feel your tax dollars are being spent. Also below are the phone numbers of some important people with the power to put an end to these acts.

    National Park Services Deputy Superintendent Suzanne McCarthy: 917-731-1997
    Jamaica Bay Wildlife Refuge: 718-354 4602
    Mayor Bloomberg: 212-788-3000
    Senator Gillibrand: 212-688-6262
    Governor Cuomo: 518-474-8390

    Although there wasn’t much David Karopkin could do upon arriving at the refuge, he must be commended for taking action.

  2. Iowa Congressman Steve King is one of the most anti-animal legislators imaginable (I’m including humans, along with other species). His despicable amendment to the Farm Bill was defeated yesterday  but not before the Colbert Report did this really commendable bit of satire. You may cringe as much as you laugh, but mainstream TV like this definitely makes the world a better place.

  3. mfaprideWanna 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 mikaeln@mercyforanimals.org. Please note an RSVP is required to participate in the march. Have fun!

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    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.

  5. speakersOn 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.

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