What we're about

Georgia Animal Rights and Protection (GARP) is a 501c3 non-profit all volunteer run organization dedicated to the abolition of animal exploitation and suffering.

GARP focuses on educating the public about the abuse and cruelty that is inherent in the use of animals for food, entertainment, research and fashion. Event outreach, leafleting, demonstrating, lobbying for stronger anti-cruelty legislation, social and traditional media are some of the tools GARP utilizes in order to educate the public.

Upcoming events (2)

Join GARP and PETA to Protest an Illegal Tiger Exhibit at GA State Fair Oct. 1

Join us to protest tigers being illegally used for photo ops at Georgia State Fair. After years of violations, the USDA has FINALLY terminated the license of notorious All Things Wild (aka “White Tiger Discovery”) operators Lisa Lopez and Marcus Cook and they are no longer legally allowed to exhibit the tigers. GA State Fair is fully aware that their license was terminated and STILL planning to allow the tigers to be exhibited at the fair!

Tigers used for displays like All Things Wild are carted around the country in small, barren cages and displayed in front of rowdy crowds. They are torn away from their mothers as babies and spend their days locked in cages. It’s standard practice to use physical violence and psychological domination to force them to perform. As a result of such mistreatment, big cats and other wild animals have been known to lash out—biting, mauling, or otherwise attacking members of the public.

This is one of the first protests since they started exhibiting without a license, so join us if you can for a larger impact. Media will be invited.

Also, please email Mark Lovell, owner of Georgia State Fair and urge him to cancel White Tiger Discovery: Mark Lovell, CEO at Universal Fairs at [masked]

WHEN: Oct. 1 at 6:00 PM

PROTEST LOCATION: At the entrance to Atlanta Motor Speedway (where the fairgrounds are located) at 1500 Tara Place. Hampton, GA 30228.

PARKING: The fair parking is usually $5 and has plenty of spaces. You will need to park and then walk a short distance back to the entrance of the Atlanta Motor Speedway, but you may find some parking closer to the entrance.

QUESTIONS? Contact Julie at [masked] or text[masked]

GARP Hands-on/Volunteer Day at Freedom Acres Farm Animal Rescue Oct 23

Freedom Acres Farm Animal Sanctuary

Join GARP for an outdoor, socially distanced, hands-on work day to benefit Freedom Acres Farm Animal Rescue. Freedom Acres is a place where abused, abandoned and neglected farmed animals live out the rest of their lives in comfort with lots of love.
By donating our time and effort we can directly impact Freedom Acres’ ability to keep up their much-needed rescue of pigs, chickens, horses, goats and more. We'll work as a group for the day and will have direct contact with the animals.
DATE: Saturday, Oct. 23, 2021
TIME: PLEASE ARRIVE AT 10:45 AM for check-in.
LOCATION: 5531 Hill View Dr. Oxford, GA 30054
This is a work day so children age 15 and over are welcome.
What to wear: Clothes that are comfortable and can get dirty.
What to bring with you:
Mask and hand sanitizer
Work gloves
Shoes/boots you don't mind getting
Water/snacks/Lunch to enjoy during the break.
If you can, please bring some donation fruits and vegetables for the animals, just no avocados or citrus fruits.
For more information about Freedom Acres go to: https://freedomacresrescue.com/
Questions about the volunteer day? Contact Sarita at:[masked] or Julie at [masked].
See you there!

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