Category: Animal Rights in NY

Earth Week Tablings

ARAUNY tabled at two more events recently.  University of Rochester’s Grassroots environmental club invited us to their Earth Fest, and SUNY Brockport’s MetroCenter invited us to their annual Health Fair. Thanks to Carol B. for introducing us to those event…

Garden Brothers Circus Protest 4/27-28

Garden Brothers Circus (aka Piccadilly Circus if you Google it) is coming to the Main Street Armory (900 E Main Street, Rochester, NY) for four shows: 4:30 and 7:30 on 4/27 & 4/28.  Their record of USDA citations for violations…

Report: Commerford Traveling Zoo 4/2

April 2nd, ARAUNY members braved fierce winds and wind-chill in the teens to stand along busy Henrietta Road, as close to the Dome Arena as they could legally get, to silently protest the Commerford Zoo. Car after car leaving the…

Support Group May 2nd

ARAUNY hosts a support group for dealing with issues we may all face regarding living among non-vegans. Whether it’s handling comments from coworkers, family, or friends, figuring out how to graciously attend dinner at someone’s house, or feeling isolated from…

Meat-Out at U of R

ARAUNY tabled at the University of Rochester’s Great American Meat-out today, at the invitation of SAVVY, Student Association of Vegan & Vegetarian Youth. Also tabling was RAVS, Red Fern selling various treats including mini cupcakes, Vive selling chocolate chip cookies,…

Book Club 5/24: Animal Equality: Language & Liberation

The next ARAUNY Book Club meeting will be Tuesday May 24th from 6:30-8 PM in Brighton.  Contact Us for the exact location. We’ll be discussing: Animal Equality: Language and Liberation by Joan Dunayer This book exposes the language (terms, grammar,…

Protest Commerford Traveling Zoo April 2nd

The Commerford Zoo (and here) is coming to Rochester April 2nd and 3rd.  This is an entertainment “fun fair” with mechanical rides, animal rides (elephant/camel/pony), a petting zoo, and an exotic zoo.  They also rent animals for parties, TV, ads,…

Protest for Peace for Squirrels

Saturday Feb. 27th, the Holley [NY] Fire Department held their 10th annual violent fundraiser offering cash prizes for killing squirrels and raffling off guns. Thanks to all who turned out to advocate for the squirrels and nonviolence in our silent…

Be an advocate for wildlife and the lives of all animals

[The following letter from our VP, Martha, appeared in the Democrat and Chronicle last week.  Great advocacy, Martha!] Wildlife killing contests target animals for whom there are no protections — squirrels, fox, coyotes, bobcats, skunks, badgers, prairie dogs, and in…

“Stealing” Monkey Should Not Be Treated Like a Criminal

by George Payne, founder of Gandhi Earth Keepers International [The opinions expressed in these essays do not necessarily reflect the position of ARAUNY.] In my ethics class, one question that students always raise has to do with the moral agency…