CANCELLATION of Sat. 11/12 FAUN Abolish Live Markets! demo @ Marzigliano's Live Animal Dungeon in West New York, NJ

From: Anthony
Sent on: Friday, November 11, 2011 10:30 PM

**CANCELLATION of Sat. 11/12 FAUN Abolish Live Markets! demo @ Marzigliano's Live Animal Dungeon in West New York, NJ**: As most of you know having received this email (original form) last Saturday, FAUN was scheduled to stage another Abolish Live Markets! demo in our ongoing campaign @ Marzigliano's Live Animal Hellhole in West New York tomorrow, Saturday Nov. 12th from 3:30-7pm. Those among you who participate in these demos regularly know the powerful impact these event have on the local populace, most of whom are shocked and horrified, some to tears, to discover (via our setup/props & video) just exactly how heinous is the demise of sentient birds and mammals so ill-fated as to end up trapped in Marzigliano's dungeon after a life of what we can only guess was pure, unmitigated misery and exploitation. Those who frequent these demos are, also, already aware of the ludicrous police oppression we deal with in West New York - being required to fill out an NOTARIZED APPLICATION with personal info to the WNYPD for every single demo - mandatorily submitted to WNYPD 30 days in advance) Above and beyond this rudimentary violation of our right to free speech, they have recently attempted to impose upon us a "Police Protection" fee of $45 per demo, based on a town ordinance dating back to 1977, which our wonderful friends/advocates at the ACLU of NJ have definitively determined is entirely irrelevant to what we are doing. The West New York PD has essentially told us that if we do not pay, their (unconstitutional) demo "permit application" would be denied us, and we would not be permitted to protest.
Though any attempt to make this long story short has already failed, we are legally challenging these ludicrous, transparent violations of our civil liberties, and, via the ACLU of NJ, will be filing a formal complaint against the town of West New York unless these issues are unilaterally resolved in our favor, and quickly. Those who know us know that FAUN does not like to cancel demos except in extreme circumstances, however our legal counsel has recommended we suspend the demonstration (there will be another on 11/26) until we have a formal response from the Town Attorney of West New York, regarding all the WNYPD's flagrant, gross violations of our 1st Amendment Rights. Thus, we are asking everyone who was planning to go to Marzigliano's tomorrow (as well as those who weren't) to instead attend with us the Win Animal Rights Memorial Service for Oreo at the ASPCA in New York City.  Details on the WAR Memorial Service For Oreo are in the event right here on FAUN Meetup.
We thank everyone who would have attended the Marzigliano's Live Dungeon demo alongside us tomorrow, and assure you that this campaign is stronger than ever; all this is happening because we are being (and WILL CONTINUE to be) effective in exposing the heartless monsters who kill animals for money at Marzigliano's, while enlightening the general public on vegan alternatives to the retrograde, medieval institution of live markets. Join us at Marzigliano's on Saturday, November 26th (alert forthcoming!)

 

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