WHERE: Outside Greendale Mall, 7 Neponset Street, Worcester, MA 01606 Meet on sidewalk at entrance to drive to the mall. This is a great location - thousands of people will see our and at least one of the mall stores is selling fur.
RSVP: RSVP/Info/Direction: [address removed] Weather dependent event. Check emails or call cell [masked] begin_of_the_skype_highlighting [masked] end_of_the_skype_highlighting) morning of event for weather-related notice. (If it's very cold we make break early. We will bring handwarmers/footwarmers, though.) Literature and banners also provided.
WHY: Farmed fur animals are kept in tiny, filthy cages and often go insane. Fur bearing animals receive zero protections under the Humane Slaughter Act. They are killed by anal or vaginal electrocution, stomping, having their necks broken, or poison injected directly into their hearts to not spoil their fur. Animals electrocuted through their genitals often convulse for two or more minutes before succumbing to massive heart attack. Trapped animals suffer awful, slow deaths in body gripping traps. They often chew off their legs or other body parts in a failed attempt to escape. If still alive when traps are checked they are usually stomped or clubbed to death.
DIRECTIONS/PARKING: Greendale Mall is located off of I-190 (Exit 1) near the junction of I-190 and I-290 in Worcester, MA. You can park in the mall lot. We will be near the entrance - just look for us and our signs.
Worcester Vegan Meetup & Eatup is a way to connect with other vegans (and aspiring vegans) in central MA. You can join up to check out local veg restaurants, show off your culinary skills at a vegan potluck, or participate in pro-veg leafleting and activism with other like-minded folks.Thinking of going veg but not there yet? Come get some advice, tasty grub & moral support! Make new friends & share vegan recipes!
We have joined forces with VegWorcester, a not-for-profit, community organization that advocates vegetarian living in Central Massachusetts. Among the many things VegWorcester members and volunteers take part in, VegWorcester also hosts the Worcester VegFest and produces the Worcester Veg-Dining Guide!
The Worcester Vegan Meetup & Eatup group will network with VegWorcester and local Meetup.com groups to help get the word out about educational and activism events, festivals, potlucks, parties and other pro-veg outings!