Archive for the ‘ Animal Cruelty ’ Category

Action Alert: Merrick Fall Fest featuring petting zoos, pony rides, and other cruel acts…

Next weekend, September 7th-9th, is the Merrick Festival & Craft Fair. This event features a petting zoo, pony rides, and a “pet expo”. For more information on the cruelty and sanitary problems of petting zoos, check out:

The fair is on Friday, September 7th from 6-10pm, Saturday the 8th from 11am-10pm, and Sunday the 9th from 11am-6pm. Ways to combat the disregard of animal treatment include demonstrating during these times and/or calling the Merrick Chamber of Commerce, which hosts the Fall Fest. The Merrick Chamber of Commerce can be reached at 516-771-1171 or E-mailed at

The chamber president is Marian Fraker-Gutin, while the sponsors are Senator Charles J. Fuschillo, Assemblyman David McDonough, LIPA, Roslyn Savings Bank, Astoria Federal, Madison National Bank, Dime Savings Bank, Commerce Bank, HSBC, Zwanger Pesiri Radiology.

Please use your voice for the animals kept in filthy conditions for the
amusement of unwitting children and naïve parents.
“…the earth is not dying, the earth is being killed.
…and those that are killing it
have names and addresses.”
(utah philips)


Support the Activists Arrested in Chicago

On June 16th, ten activists on the HLS Shut Them Down tour were arrested in Chicago. Two were minors and were not charged, while the other eight are facing three misdemeanor charges each, and one is facing one felony charge. Two activists’ cars were impounded and searched, and police are holding property for investigation. The case will bring several activists from out of state back to Chicago for court up to six or seven times, and as legal fees are already piling up, we are seeking support from the community.

Justin (Portland/Chicago)
Tamara (Portland/Chicago)
Rob (Chicago)
Liz (Chicago)
Hannah (Washington DC)
Lauren (New Jersey)
Dave (Long Island)
Andy (Boston)

Legal support can be sent via paypal to

If anyone has a Verizon cell phone they are willing to donate, please contact us at

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“When a man’s love of finery clouds his moral judgment, that is vanity. When he lets a demanding palate make his moral choices, that is gluttony. When he ascribes the divine will to his own whims, that is pride. And when he gets angry at being reminded of animal suffering that his own daily choices might help avoid, that is moral cowardice.” -Matthew Scully