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Orange County People for Animals is a Southern California-based 501(c)3 non-profit animal advocacy organization founded in 1988 to help create a compassionate, healthy and peaceful planet for all living beings. Our mission is to have our guiding principles present in the fabric of everyday society:

Every being has the right to live free from exploitation.
By educating people, we will create a compassionate, healthy and peaceful planet.
There are consequences to every individual's actions. -
All life is interconnected.

We hold educational events as well as social events.

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Join Our Friends For The 2019 4Th Annual Long Beach Vegan Festival

The Pike Outlets and Green

Plant Based For All is a 501(c)(3) non profit organization in Long Beach, focused on providing plant based meals for those in need and spreading the message that veganism is for everybody! We love music, and we love food! Aaaand, because we love animals, we love VEGAN food. Come celebrate with us and get educated on how to enjoy some delicious vegan fare, live music, fun activities and earth-friendly merchants!

Join Our Friends From Surge for the 2019 Official Animal Rights March

TOARM is an annual vegan march founded by the animal rights organization Surge in 2016. The march began in London in 2016 with 2,500 attendees and by 2018. TOARM succeeded in a global attendance of 28,000 vegans marching in 25 cities across the world, demanding an end to all animal oppression. In 2019 we’re bringing The Official Animal Rights March back to Los Angeles to spread the message of animal liberation across the globe. In order to make this march succeed, we need your help. Invite your friends, tell every vegan you meet, this is the day where we unite, where we stand up, rise up and say no more, not in our name. The future is vegan, but we must continue to speak out on behalf of the animals until the day that their suffering ends. All details, including the route will be published closer to the event date. Save the date, spread the word - and let’s make history for the animals. We will meet at the Grand Park in downtown LA in front of City Hall, where we will have a live concert and vegan comfort food trucks for a couple of hours after the march. For the actual march, we also have live music and closed off streets since we are expecting a couple thousand people. We're taking to the streets and demanding change! Use your voice to make a difference. Your presence will be a light of inspiration. Be part of history as it happens. Help us make that history! www.TheOfficialAnimalRightsMarch.LA We will be promoting this at the upcoming LA VegFest where vegans and plant-based curious go, even if they're not activists. A march such as this is very non-controversial so we hope it will appeal to them. Tell even your non-vegan friends about this event. It will be entertaining in a way. Closed off streets in downtown LA, smoke flares, live music, vegan comfort food at the park, some more music on stage. This is not your typical Animal Rights event. No sadness or controversy. This will appeal even to non-vegans. The intent is to show that our movement can be positive and fun, too. Help them make the connection. Show that we want happiness for ALL. Surge is an animal rights organization determined to create a world where compassion towards all non-human animals is the norm. Check them out by clicking the link and see the amazing international work they are doing: https://surgeactivism.org

Join Our Friends for the 2019 Long Beach Vegan Festival

7390 Carson Blvd

We love food, and we love music! Aaaand, because we love animals, we love VEGAN food. Come celebrate with us and enjoy some delicious vegan fare and live music! Add in some fun activities, creative art installations and earth-friendly merchants and you’ve got the ingredients for a wonderful Summertime tradition! Percentage of all ticket sales go to Plant Based For All Non Profit. PBFA provides healthy vegan meals to those in need. For More Info lbveganfest.com LBVF is presented by Plant Based For All Non Profit. A percentage of ticket sales go to PBFA to provide healthy vegan meals to those in need.

Join Our Friends From World Day for Farmed Animals for the FAST Pledge

Here are some basic steps for participating in this year's observance of World Day for Farmed Animals. Note that the number of participants required varies from 1 to 100. Select an activity from the list we provide below Consult with others and determine activity, time, and location Register event with us and request handouts, if needed Prepare detailed action plan, listing steps, dates, and responsibilities Obtain any permits, if required Recruit volunteers, if needed Promote event on social media Obtain any videos, props, food samples, or other materials needed Conduct event Post photos on social media and send copies to [masked] Fast Against Slaughter Pledge Please do this, even if you are unable to do anything else for this year's observance. Make a sign noting why you will fast for the animals on October 2nd - World Day for Farmed Animals Take photo of yourself holding the sign Post photo on your favorite social media in mid-September and send a copy to [masked] Leafleting Here's one activity that requires a minimum of planning, participants, and time commitment. Just order a bunch of handouts from us or another animal organization, and distribute in a high-traffic area. Pick an area that's heavily trafficked, like a festival, concert, college campus, or downtown lunch plaza. Choose a time when people are not too busy, like lunch hour, or on their way to a sporting event or concert. Tabling Tabling is the next step up, because it allows folks to pick up additional handouts, ask questions, and perhaps even sample some delicious plant-based foods. Tables are typically set up as part of a festival or other organized event. Otherwise, you would need a permit. Vigils Vigils are definitely the most popular type of public observance. They offer a strong declaration of our position. A permit from local authorities is generally required. Signs and Props Signs and banners should be professionally printed to reflect the forethought and gravity of the event. They should avoid racist and other offensive symbolism. Here are some examples: "Stop the Slaughter - Go Vegan!" "Save some lives, theirs and ours" "Thou shall not kill!" "Non-violence begins at breakfast" "If you pet a dog, don't eat a pig!" "Love animals - don't eat them!" Posting Perhaps the biggest impact of most vigils is on the friends and followers of the participants when photos are posted on Facebook and other social media. People who are open to a vegan lifestyle may be sufficiently impressed by their friend's demonstrated strength of purpose to make the switch. Donors are impressed as well. Marches Marches are basically moving vigils, so most of the guidance for vigils applies here as well. The two exceptions are numbers and route. Street Theater The key purpose of street theater is to dramatize sufficiently our activity to attract traditional media. Of course, photos should be posted on social media as well. Each scene should be accompanied by prominent signage noting the occasion and explaining the action. A permit from local authorities is generally required. Displays Displays, including billboards, banner drops, public exhibits, and video screenings are good ways get public attention without involving other participants. Billboards require purchasing space for at least one month from local or national billboard companies. Prices will vary with size and location of the board. We can provide the art. Because of their size, elevation, and seeming permanence, billboards confer an air of authority and public acceptance to our message. A screening of Cowspiracy or other full length video can be scheduled and promoted at a public library or student union. One of the 4-min videos, like 10 Billion Lives or Beyond the Lies, can be set to loop in a public venue.

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