Thanks for all the great suggestions for names for our group. There were a lot of cool and clever acronyms and slogans. Taking into consideration the necessity for both clarity of purpose and brevity, along with the suggestions, the following name seems like one well-suited to our mission:
United Animal Advocates of West LA
I think the name accurately reflects what our group is about as well as letting prospective members know where the majority of our activities take place. Perhaps "West" could be left out, but it probably doesn't matter too much either way. If anyone has a burning desire for a different name or any other comments please send an email in the next day or so.
Thanks for your input!
P.S. Are people interested in having a vegan potluck picnic at a park on the westside on an upcoming Saturday or Sunday afternoon? I thought it'd be a nice way for people to get to know each other and share yummy vegan food along with action ideas. Let me know your thoughts! :)
Meet other local animal rights activists. Gather information about animal abuse issues and discuss constructive, non-violent ways to raise awareness in our society about the plight of animals raised for food, fur, experimentation, and other uses. Encourage people to adopt a whole foods vegan diet which is respectful to animals, the environment, and our own health. Teach youngsters in the community the importance of showing compassion and mercy to creatures who are not able to speak up for themselves. Seek opportunities to empower ourselves to be the best possible animal rights advocates.