Ninety-nine percent of animals killed in the United States each year die to be eaten. This Meetup is for people interested in helping to end this atrocity by educating the general public (pre-vegans as an extreme optimist might say) about what goes on in factory farms, and how people can save animals simply by choosing not to eat them. There are many many opportunities to do this outreach....festivals, neighborhood art walks, colleges, music venues - the list goes on.
This group is for also getting together socially to support each other as we know if can be difficult sometimes to be that voice for compassion in a cruel world.
I will also post information about local demonstrations at stores that sell fur, animal research labs, and other events designed to let people know about atrocities that occur in their back yard.
Please also check out the Northwest Animal Rights Network ( http://www.narn.org ) for more information.
EVERYONE is welcome to join this group. You don't have to be vegan, you just have to at least be interested in going that direction.
Suggestions for venues and events are welcome as well. Just as long as they are vegan friendly.
NARN is partnering with Rise for Animals on World Day For Animals in Laboratories in order to pressure Petco to cut ties with Marshall BioResources. Petco sells merchandise manufactured by Marshall Pet Products, owned by Marshall BioResources. On any given day, Marshall confines an estimated 23,000 dogs and 40,000 ferrets in their windowless sheds. Marshall sells most of these animals to laboratories across the country for painful experiments. Some of their ferrets are also sold at Petco locations. Learn more at https://riseforanimals.org/marshall/ We will be at the Crown Hill Petco to ask customers to please contact Petco to ask them to stop getting merchandise and ferrets from Marshall BioResources. Our goal is to educate customers, not necessarily to protest Petco itself. We will have signs & leaflets. Due to covid-19, masks will be required and everyone will be asked to follow social distancing guidelines. Interested in taking action online instead? We'll post several ways you can take action and support the protests here on the Day of Action! Check the Facebook Event page from Rise for Animals for what you can do online https://www.facebook.com/events/3805841812786102?active_tab=about