Category: Animal Rights in NY

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…

Yates County Does a Poor Job of Protecting Animals

by Joel Freedman [The opinions expressed in these essays do not necessarily reflect the position of ARAUNY.] A state law allows local governments to crack down on cruel canine breeding facilities – also known as puppy mills – by establishing…