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…
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…
Hunting in New York State Parks
by JanineS [The opinions expressed in these essays do not necessarily reflect the position of ARAUNY.] As I write this on a lovely, sunny November day, it seems like a perfect time to go for a hike in the woods.…
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?
by Linda Brink [The opinions expressed in these essays do not necessarily reflect the position of ARAUNY.] I was thinking about how Cecil’s last hours might have passed. In the first cool breezes of evening, he would have scented the…
Advocating For Animals
Some tactics gleaned from one of the most influential lobbying groups in America…
The leadership, thus their membership, is focused on one encompassing core issue. On the other hand, animal advocacy is comprised of a myriad of issues from raising animals for food, animals in captivity, hunting, trapping, vivisection, and so on. Perhaps if animal rights groups—particularly the national and state—concentrated on a few specialized issues, they may be more effective and avoid frustration & burnout among their members. Just a thought…
Wildlife Watchers Vastly Outnumber Hunters in the United States
According to the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service website, the USFWS “was created in large part because of the efforts of hunters and their concern for our wildlife resources. Since the late 19th century, hunters and anglers have been the driving force behind much of the conservation that has taken place in this century, and we as a service remain committed to preserving these great outdoor traditions.”
Animals in Art
by Tinako, artist
My single favorite effect of veganism is the universal compassion it has unleashed in me. I think that as long as I was using animals at all, I needed to tell myself stories about them. I feel as though I’ve now been freed from a cynicism about animals that was necessary for me to be able to eat them, a justifying or excusing for eating them that I didn’t know was there, and which was untrue and unfair. I’d like to explain how I believe this impacts my art…
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.
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