Tag: cats

Tablings: ASHA Kiss a Cow & Fast and the Furriest 6/3

Thank you to Mary for tabling (distributing literature about animals and ARRoc) at ASHA Sanctuary’s Kiss a Cow event on Sunday, May 28th. ARRoc will be tabling at the Rochester Animal Services fundraiser Fast and the Furriest on Saturday, June…

UUnAMOR at Petition Weekend

Animal Ministries of Rochester NY (UUnAMOR ~ pronounced you-nah-more) tabled at (Winton Road) First Unitarian’s Petition Weekend, March 11-12, 2017. Lois Baum created the petition and prepared postcards (environmental move to save on paper envelopes). Greg Baum tabled for UUnAMOR…

Monroe County Votes for Animals

If you care about animals and are eligible to vote in Monroe County, NY, please consider joining this local voting bloc for animal-friendly legislation. It’s a direct relationship – the more people who join the bloc, the more influence we…

Tunnel Vision

by Linda Brink

An activist friend recently put a question out there, which is this: what inspired so many people to become outraged over Cecil the lion’s death, when daily, countless other innocents are routinely abused and destroyed without causing anywhere near the same reactive ire?

Dissecting the heart of the matter

By John Carbonaro (The opinions expressed do not necessarily reflect the position of ARAUNY) Back when i was in high school, we didn’t dissect. That happened at my community college. A lot has changed in H.S. since then, including going…

Pets are the opiate of speciesism

By John Carbonaro

We gain physical and emotional pleasure from our attachment-intake. We gain cerebral comfort and pleasure from our singular pet-relationship focus.

They supply a sense of balance and connection between us and the world of other animals. We can then tell ourselves that we ‘love animals’ in a global, diffused way despite our different treatment of them. They fill the cognitive-emotion gap between us and our ‘other’ treatment of animals.

Earth Companions

by Linda DeStefano

It’s time to expand respect for animals.

Koko, the gorilla, communicates with people through American Sign Language and her understanding of a large vocabulary of spoken English. She is gentle with her kitten, and hugs people she likes.

Although he can escape from the killer harpoons, a whale returns to his wounded mate and stays with her until he, too, is killed by the whalers.