Tag: wildlife

ARAUNY Joins RPCC

ARAUNY has signed on as a Partner Organization of the Rochester People’s Climate Coalition, a rapidly growing coalition of organizations and businesses throughout the Rochester area, who share an interest in taking a stand against climate change. As you’re probably…

Report: Commerford Traveling Zoo 4/2

April 2nd, ARAUNY members braved fierce winds and wind-chill in the teens to stand along busy Henrietta Road, as close to the Dome Arena as they could legally get, to silently protest the Commerford Zoo. Car after car leaving the…

Protest Commerford Traveling Zoo April 2nd

The Commerford Zoo (and here) is coming to Rochester April 2nd and 3rd.  This is an entertainment “fun fair” with mechanical rides, animal rides (elephant/camel/pony), a petting zoo, and an exotic zoo.  They also rent animals for parties, TV, ads,…

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.…

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?

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?”…

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…

The Issue of Human Consciousness

by Linda Brink

Bryan Graczyk recently posted these extraordinarily interesting quotes on AR-Global:

Navajo warning: “If you kill off the prairie dogs there will be no one to cry for rain.”

Hopi Elder: “Water under the ground has much to do with rain clouds. If you take the water from under the ground, the land will dry up.”