Hey Veg Pals!
Please consider Wednesday, March 24 as a day to take off from work and feel better about life. I believe that our voice and presence matters. We put these legislators in office and we can let them know they won't have our vote again if they don't vote for a step in decreasing cruelty with this important legislation. This is a time in history where we are on the forefront of social justice change regarding our relationship with all sentient creatures and quite frankly, ourselves.
Many people do not share my viewpoint regarding our alleged right to possess animals. We have to be willing to embrace a collective continuous engagement towards veganism. (I know. I'm naive and an eternal optimist.) I will be on the bus that day to Albany. Please let me know if you will be going, too. In addition to adopting a plant-based diet or leaning in that direction this is one more step that we can take to living our lives with integrity.
All my best, Jim
Here is the link for more information and registration:http://action.humanesociety.org/site/Calendar/1574199282?view=Detail&id=101561
I'll let the Human Society of the United States speak for itself here:
Think only professional lobbyists can lobby? Think again! The Humane Society of the United States invites you to participate in the New York State Humane Lobby Day in Albany, where you?ll make a tremendous difference for animals.
This is an exciting opportunity to meet directly with your elected officials or their staff about legislation that will significantly impact animals. There will be a briefing on tips for lobbying and an overview of pending animal legislation which will prepare you to meet your elected officials and advocate for animals. RSVP today to lend your voice for animals and make a difference in New York.
Join us to help pass legislation to crack down on animal fighters, stop puppy mills, end canned shoots of captive exotic wildlife, and protect farm animals from cruel treatment!
The 2010 New York State Humane Lobby Day is organized by The Humane Society of the United States and co-sponsored by Farm Sanctuary, Humane Society of New York, New York League of Humane Voters, and New York State Humane Association.