Animal advocacy group Mercy for Animals, they of the recent exposé of the cruelty at Quality Egg of New England, is putting down roots in the Big Apple. They haven’t had their official launch yet, but they’ve already hit the ground running, with a new set of anti-meat bus ads that went up last Tuesday. The ads will run through July, so keep your eyes peeled for them!
And be sure you make it to Mooshoes on Thursday, June 18, to celebrate the opening of MFA’s New York office. Lydia Chaudry, MFA’s New York campaign coordinator, and executive director Nathan Runkle will talk about the group’s local campaigns to protect farmed animals and promote veganism, plus there will be free grub! As of now, vegan drinks, appetizers and treats will be provided by Candle Cafe, Blossom, Dirt Candy (repentance, perhaps?), caterer Tastee Vegan, Sweet Potato Bakery, Lagusta’s Luscious, Stogo and possibly others. The party is at Mooshoes (78 Orchard St. bet. Broome & Grand) from 6:30-9:30pm. Mooshoes is donating 10% of its in-store and online sales to MFA, so shop your heart out on 6/18!
MFA will also have a booth at PrideFest on June 28, and they’ll be marching in the Gay Pride Parade. If you’d like to march with them, contact Lydia at firstname.lastname@example.org—there just might be a snazzy MFA T-shirt in it for you!
Finally, Mercy is a nonprofit grassroots organization, which means the bulk of its work is done by volunteers. If you’d like to get involved, please contact Lydia. And if you can make a donation before June 21, Rory Freedman will match your contribution up to $5,000. If your pockets are really full and you can donate $100 or more, you’ll receive an autographed copy of Skinny Bitch or Skinny Bastard.
Welcome to NYC, MFA!