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S.M.A.R.T. - Southeastern Michigan Animal Rights Team Pages

After reading about SMART, please scroll down and view our chosen feature video~

is an assemblage of diverse individuals who share similar beliefs. We feel that animals have been mistreated and enslaved long enough, and it's long past time for things to greatly improve. We believe that animals are worthy of more than just the 'essentials,' like food and shelter; that they also deserve absolute kindness and compassion, and perhaps most of all, protection.

S.M.A.R.T. meets often at various locations for events, and we try to have a 'sit-down' meeting once or twice a year. The next meeting could be at a cafe in Detroit, a park in Royal Oak, or a coffee shop in Berkley. Meetings serve as a way for us to get together and share ideas, discuss upcoming events, and plan campaigns.
We have demonstrations, protests, tabling events, etc. on a regular basis. Events have taken place from Rochester to Chelsea, Detroit to Novi, and nearly everywhere in between. We especially need help with those!

Our goal is to educate.
We believe that peacefully informing the public of the atrocities animals face is of the utmost importance. With more thorough a knowledge of the horrible things that take place in animals' lives, comes less tolerance for those horrible things and more action against them.

We believe laws must be enacted and enforced to prevent the suffering of animals, and we are just as strongly against the needless misery of a dog who lives his life on a chain in a backyard as we are against the tearing of fur from a beautiful, wild animal, only to wear it as as one's coat.

If these sound like your opinions and goals as well, please consider joining! We ask nothing of activists but their PARTICIPATION. We need dedicated ACTIVISTS, not inactive members. We ask that members participate in at least one event every three months. With several events from which to choose, finding one that suits you (in activity and location) should not be a problem.

If, for some reason, you are unable to attend any S.M.A.R.T. events, we ask that you get out and do something on your own for animals and let us know about it! Consider leafleting outside your local grocery about the benefits of a plant based/vegan diet, hand out literature at an animal-unfriendly event taking place in your town, start a letter writing campaign; the possibilities are endless. Just do something on behalf of animals.

Please read our 'Frequently Asked Questions' page for more information, and consider joining the group. The animals need your voice!

Thank you for your time and consideration,

Founder, S.M.A.R.T.

Spotlight: Elephants in the Circus


A horrible practice that still continues in forests, shallow lakes, even on golf courses. View the video and then visit for more information on trapping and other methods of obtaining fur.

Spotlight: RINGLING - The Cruelest Show on Earth!
Take a look at this compilation of clips, then visit for more information. We have Ringling protests every November. Join us!

Spotlight: TEAPA

The Traveling Exotic Animal Protection Act. Please view the video and visit for more info!

February 2011 Spotlight: Fresh Water: The Essence of Life by Conservation International

October and November 2010 Spotlight: Thanksgiving (dis)Grace

Please share this video and encourage others to choose a compassionate Thanksgiving celebration.

September 2010 Spotlight: 25th Annual International Coastal Cleanup - September 25th, 2010

Join SMARTies as we help Ocean Conservancy via the Great Lakes Alliance in cleaning up our local waterways. Check out the event listing here.

May & June 2010 Spotlight: Conklin Dairy Farm, Plain City, Ohio

Conklin Dairy awareness events were held around this time.

March AND April 2010 Spotlight: Canadian Seal Slaughter

Each and every March, Canadian fishermen set out to work- mercilessly slaughtering young seal pups and their families. Please join us for our yearly demonstrations against this atrocity. Check out the calendar for more info.

February 2010 Spotlight: LONGHORN RODEO

Happily, Longhorn Rodeo has ceased visiting Michigan. No more freezing February demonstrations outside of the Palace.

January 2010 Spotlight: SHRINE CIRCUS

After viewing this, please search SHRINE on our message board and sign up to help with any upcoming (late Spring/summer) Shrine Circus demos.

Val, the 'star' of this video, may be there. She needs your voice. ALL circus animals do. Please come.

Thank you.

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Out with dues! In with participation! December 1, 2014 12:53 AM anonymous
Frequently Asked Questions August 23, 2015 12:31 AM anonymous
About S.M.A.R.T. - Southeastern Michigan Animal Rights Team March 3, 2015 8:20 PM anonymous

Royal Oak, MI

Founded Jun 10, 2004


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