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November 16, 2012
Rally 4 Pups! Help ARFF encourage shoppers to adopt, not shop, during ARFF's ongoing Rally 4 Pups! Puppies sold in pet stores typically come from breeding facilities ("puppy mills") where over-breeding, inbreeding, minimal veterinary care, and
crowded cages are common. Puppy mills contribute to the pet overpopulation problem which results in millions of unwanted dogs killed at shelters every year.
Date and Time: Friday, November 16 at 5:00pm Location: The Puppy Spot, 2515 E Colonial Drive, Orlando (map)
Signs and leaflets will be provided, all we need is you. Please invite your friends and family as well; all ages welcome!
*We do lean on the side of caution for those bringing companion animals. If you decide to bring them along, please be certain that they are leashed and comfortable along busy highways and traffic noises. Please bring water and a spray bottle if attending for the full protest.
ARFF's annual vegan Thanksgiving potluck! Please join the Animal Rights Foundation of Florida at our 9th annual Thanksgiving potluck. Gather with animal friends and eat delicious vegan food at beautiful Mead Garden. Eat, mingle, hike and have a great time.
ARFF's vegan Thanksgiving is a holiday tradition for vegetarians and meat eaters alike. Don't miss this great opportunity to learn about delicious vegan alternatives, and make your Thanksgiving a cruelty-free one! Potlucks offer a wide selection of food and will provide you with great ideas on making your own vegan feast.
Date and Time: Sunday, November 18 at 2:00pm Location: Mead Garden, 1300 S. Denning Drive, Winter Park (map)
Donation: $5 with a dish, $10 without. Please bring a recipe card for your dish.
Please RSVP to [address removed].
Fur Free Friday
Join ARFF as we educate holiday shoppers about the cruelty of the fur trade on Fur Free Friday, an annual event that takes place the Friday after Thanksgiving. Please take part in this important national event, on the busiest shopping day of the year, to educate
the public about the reality of wearing fur.
Orlando's Mall at Millenia has several fur retailers, despite the fact that leading clothing companies such as J.Crew, Ann Taylor, Polo Ralph Lauren and others have pulled fur from their stores forever. With so many fashionable alternatives available, there is no excuse for fashion designers to continue using fur.
Date and Time: Friday, November 23, beginning at 11:00am Location: The Mall at Millenia, 4200 Conroy Road, Orlando (map) Activists will gather at the corner of Millenia Blvd. and Conroy Road.
Signs will be provided, just bring yourself and invite friends and family to join you.
This email was sent by: Animal Rights Foundation of Florida 1431 N. Federal Highway | Fort Lauderdale, FL 33304 | Tel. [masked]-ARFF www.arff.org| [address removed]
Atheism is a vigorous and a courageous philosophy.
It is not afraid to face the problems of life, and it is not afraid to confess that there are problems yet to be solved.
It does not claim that it has solved all the questions of the universe, but it does claim that it has discovered the approach and learned the method of solving them.
It has dedicated itself to the passionate quest for the truth.
It believes that truth for truth’s sake is the highest ideal and that virtue is its own reward.
It believes that love of humanity is a higher ideal than a love of God. We cannot help God, but we can help mankind. “Hands that help are better far than lips that play.” Praying to God is humiliating; worshiping God degrading.
It believes in Ingersoll, when he said: “Give me the storm and tempest of thought and action rather than the dead calm of ignorance and faith. Banish me from Eden when you will, but first let me eat of the fruit of the tree of knowledge.”
Atheism is a self-reliant philosophy.
It makes a man intellectual free. He is thrilled to enthusiasm by his mental emancipation and he faces the universe without fear of ghosts or gods.
It teaches man that unless he devotes his energies and applies himself whole-heartedly to the task he wishes to achieve, the accomplishment will not be made.
Is it not better to place a question mark upon a problem while seeking an answer than to put the label “God” there and consider the matter solved?
Joseph Lewis Author, ‘Atheism and Other Addresses’ 1941