Tag: dogs

Lakeside Demonstration

Join us to stand up for exploited animals! We’ll be demonstrating against the various animal uses at the Lakeside Winter Celebration. The link says tractor carriage pulls but they told us that weather-depending, there will be a horse carriage. There…

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…

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…

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?

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.