Tag: legislation

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…

Ithaca Voice quotes ARAUNY about Declawing Ban

ARAUNY was contacted recently for an article in The Ithaca Voice about the proposed ban on declawing cats, and our VP was interviewed.  Thanks, Martha!

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…

Advocating For Animals

by JanineS

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…

League of Humane Voters

PLEASE JOIN US! Animal Rights Advocates of Upstate NY will host a talk on the League of Humane Voters (LOHV) on 5/10/2014. LOHV is a non-partisan organization which works to enact animal-friendly legislation (see link below). Our guest speakers will…

Petition Weekend: Stop Wildlife Killing Contests

Last weekend, ARAUNY tabled at the Unitarian Church on Winton Road as part of ‘Petition Weekend’ – a chance for social justice groups to come together, educate, and gather signatures for important causes. This year, ARAUNY focused on ‘Banning Wildlife…

Report: Participating in Petition Weekend at UU, 2013

ARAUNY participated again in ‘Petition Weekend’, at First Unitarian Church on Sat/Sun (April 13-14, 2013). Approx 10 groups from various social justice causes each sat at a table, with one Petition pertinent to their cause. Along with petitions, most had…

ARA Addresses Rochester City Council

APRIL 11, 2006 – ARA addressed Rochester City Council, proposing an Ordinance to “Ban All Forms of Animal Entertainment in the City of Rochester, N.Y.”  We presented each RCC member with a notebook of info and websites about animals in…

Passing Legislation for Animals

FREE Open to the Public (wheelchair accessible) Sponsored by: Animal Rights Advocates of Upstate NY Guest Speaker: Jeffery Termini, President of LOHV-WNY (League of Humane Voters, Western New York) See: http://www.humanevoters.org/ Learn ways in which we can all engage in…