Tag: outreach

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,…

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…

Support Group – Living Among Non-Vegans

ARAUNY is hosting 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…

Human Rights Day

ARAUNY will be participating in the 2015 Human Rights Day Thursday, December 10th, at Downtown United Presbyterian Church, 121 N. Fitzhugh Street, Rochester.  See flyer for details.

What I Can Do

by tinako

I was tabling for our local vegan society and a GMO Labeling Bill a few weeks ago, and I was struck by the despair expressed by a few people who came up to me. “No one cares, even when they know the facts about animals,” one woman (not vegan) expressed. She seemed to believe that the best response to this was to do nothing, even within her own sphere of influence (her plate). An organic farmer said, “Monsanto is so big. People don’t know. Who will tell them?”…

What is Speciesism?

Farm Sanctuary Cow Pastel

by Tinako – Expanding Circle Blogger
I’ve been looking for some time for a concise written explanation of speciesism, without success. I wanted something to hand out at Human Rights Day last December, so I wrote the following, which fits on a small flyer. I’d love to hear whether it makes logical sense to you…

Revival of ARAUNY’s Website!

Animal Rights Advocates of Upstate, N.Y. is pleased to announce the revival of our website, www.arroc.org, with many new changes, featuring: A Blog (new) with essays from a few select ARAUNY members. Look for new blog-posts every few days. Resources including links ~ our…

Human Rights Day

ARAUNY tabled December 8, 2014 at Human Rights Day (Rochester Human Rights Committee) for the first time this year (though we’ve sent materials to be distributed in past years).  Check out the cartoon they used on their promotional materials –…

Metro Justice Alternative Fair

Friday and Saturday, December 5 and 6 ARAUNY tabled at this fair again this year – always a great fundraiser.  This year we were selling tote bags, beautiful jewelry, buttons, delicious baked goods, gently used AR books and t-shirts, and…

LTE: Animals Caught in Disconnect

The following letter to the editor was published in the Rochester Democrat and Chronicle October 8th: Relay for Life sponsors “delicious chicken BBQ.” Another Chance Pet Rescue hosts a “Chicken BBQ Fundraiser.” The list of groups and organizations that support…