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In addition to the PATH Train Ads…


billboard better imageWe also have a huge billboard up on Route 495 near the NJ Turnpike, en route to the Lincoln Tunnel!

We had a generous anonymous donor who matched all of the funds we raised our Indiegogo campaign for the PATH Train ads. A huge thank you to everyone who donated to the ad campaign…this was possible thanks to all of you!

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NY Farm Animal Save – Vigil #18

Please join us for our next vigil! They are continuing to feel pressure from us as they keep trying to cover their windows and doors to block our view when we are there. We continue to ask: “If you aren’t doing anything wrong, why are you trying to hide what you’re doing?”

One thing we can ALL do is call 311 and put in a complaint to the Sanitation Police. Tell them there is blood and feces on the sidewalk and street outside of this establishment. This is not a lie because there is ALWAYS blood and feces there. Even if the sanitation police do not respond right away, the calls get logged into the system and it does get noticed if there are a lot of calls about a particular “problem.” They have gotten fines (some quite substantial) due to phone calls complaining about the unsanitary conditions.

If we continue to educate people about veganism, the demand for animal foods will go down. We are on the front lines, planting seeds and creating the awareness. Awareness is the beginning of change.

“When the suffering of another creature causes you to feel pain, do not submit to the initial desire to flee from the suffering one, but on the contrary, come closer, as close as you can to him who suffers, and try to help.” – Leo Tolstoy, A Calendar of Wisdom

“What else can we do for those who are not here? We cannot help save 6 million men, women and children who died. But to forget them would be a second death. I don’t think I am responsible for their first death. But I can be responsible, if I am not careful, in the second death.”
~Elie Wiesel, Holocaust Survivor, Nobel Peace Laureate, Boston University Professor

Bearing witness together touches the collective spirit. It nourishes community support while sustaining the activists and building the movement. The public and even workers involved in animal slaughter can be positively affected and moved by love-based approaches to witnessing, so critical to building a massive, grassroots movement for animal rights and social justice. It also makes the individual grow stronger, as Ramakrishna recognized in the nineteen century: “But my heart has grown much, much larger, and I have learnt to feel [the suffering of others].” ~Anita Krajnc, Founder of Toronto Pig Save

Date: Saturday, May 16, 2015
Time: 12p-2p
Place: La Granja Live Poultry
1355 Amsterdam Ave. (@ 126th St.)
New York, NY

https://www.facebook.com/events/837824069644808/

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Our Indiegogo Campaign Is Up!

indiegogoOur Indiegogo campaign to help us raise money for our PATH train ad campaign is up and running!

If you can, please visit our page and donate. If you can’t donate right now, you can still help by sharing the link.

Thank you all so much for your help and support! We will spread the message of veganism and plant seeds to millions of people with our ads!

PATH To Compassion

Please visit our website www.ichoosevegan.org which millions of people will be directed to, to find out about our ad campaign and veganism.

All donations are tax deductible as allowed by law.

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NY Farm Animal Save – Vigil #16 at La Granja Live Poultry

Saturday, January 31
12pm – 2pm

La Granja Live Poultry
1355 Amsterdam Ave. (@ 126th St.)

Please RSVP on our Facebook event page.

Please join us for another vigil in front of this live market. At the last vigil, they put newspaper on the back door so we couldn’t see in. I think they’re hoping we’re going to feel discouraged and not go back. Nope. We’re going back.

If we continue to educate people about veganism, the demand for animal foods will go down. We are on the front lines, planting seeds and creating the awareness. Awareness is the beginning of change.

“When the suffering of another creature causes you to feel pain, do not submit to the initial desire to flee from the suffering one, but on the contrary, come closer, as close as you can to him who suffers, and try to help.” – Leo Tolstoy, A Calendar of Wisdom

“What else can we do for those who are not here? We cannot help save 6 million men, women and children who died. But to forget them would be a second death. I don’t think I am responsible for their first death. But I can be responsible, if I am not careful, in the second death.”
~Elie Wiesel, Holocaust Survivor, Nobel Peace Laureate, Boston University Professor

Bearing witness together touches the collective spirit. It nourishes community support while sustaining the activists and building the movement. The public and even workers involved in animal slaughter can be positively affected and moved by love-based approaches to witnessing, so critical to building a massive, grassroots movement for animal rights and social justice. It also makes the individual grow stronger, as Ramakrishna recognized in the nineteen century: “But my heart has grown much, much larger, and I have learnt to feel [the suffering of others].” ~Anita Krajnc, Founder of Toronto Pig Save

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NY Farm Animal Save – Vigil #15 at La Granja Live Poultry

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Where: La Granja Live Poultry, 1355 Amsterdam Ave., NY, NY  10027
Date: Saturday, December 20, 2014
Time: 12pm – 2pm

RSVP on our Facebook page here

Please join our Christmas vigil, where we’ll bear witness, promote veganism, do outreach and document the lives of these birds and rabbits. Showing and sharing their photos brings their stories to the public, where people may have never noticed them before.

At our last vigil, one of the activists spoke to a grandmother and her grandchild. The little girl said she didn’t understand why we kill beautiful animals. The grandmother said she had seen and spoke to us before and as a result, had changed her diet to mostly rice and beans and drinking almond milk. Even when we don’t know it, we are having an effect on people and planting seeds.

If we continue to spread the idea of veganism, the demand for animal foods will go down. We are on the front lines, planting seeds and creating the awareness. Awareness is the beginning of change.

“When the suffering of another creature causes you to feel pain, do not submit to the initial desire to flee from the suffering one, but on the contrary, come closer, as close as you can to him who suffers, and try to help.” – Leo Tolstoy, A Calendar of Wisdom

“What else can we do for those who are not here? We cannot help save 6 million men, women and children who died. But to forget them would be a second death. I don’t think I am responsible for their first death. But I can be responsible, if I am not careful, in the second death.”
~Elie Wiesel, Holocaust Survivor, Nobel Peace Laureate, Boston University Professor

Bearing witness together touches the collective spirit. It nourishes community support while sustaining the activists and building the movement. The public and even workers involved in animal slaughter can be positively affected and moved by love-based approaches to witnessing, so critical to building a massive, grassroots movement for animal rights and social justice. It also makes the individual grow stronger, as Ramakrishna recognized in the nineteen century: “But my heart has grown much, much larger, and I have learnt to feel [the suffering of others].” ~Anita Krajnc, Founder of Toronto Pig Save

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NY Farm Animal Save – Vigil #14 at La Granja Live Poultry

photo for website 10 29 14Please join us at our Thanksgiving vigil, where we’ll bear witness, promote veganism, do outreach and document the sad and horrible plight of these animals. Showing and sharing their photos brings their stories to the public, where they may have never noticed them before.

Last year, right before Thanksgiving, they had a large group of turkeys inside and they were all huddled together, standing outside of the cages, obviously so scared. We want to share their stories and help people to see that these beautiful animals are not food.

People have been seeing us for over a year and we’re finding more and more people approaching us, asking questions. This is such a great neighborhood to do outreach – we find so many open minded people.

Awareness is the beginning of change.

“When the suffering of another creature causes you to feel pain, do not submit to the initial desire to flee from the suffering one, but on the contrary, come closer, as close as you can to him who suffers, and try to help.” – Leo Tolstoy, A Calendar of Wisdom

“What else can we do for those who are not here? We cannot help save 6 million men, women and children who died. But to forget them would be a second death. I don’t think I am responsible for their first death. But I can be responsible, if I am not careful, in the second death.”
~Elie Wiesel, Holocaust Survivor, Nobel Peace Laureate, Boston University Professor

Bearing witness together touches the collective spirit. It nourishes community support while sustaining the activists and building the movement. The public and even workers involved in animal slaughter can be positively affected and moved by love-based approaches to witnessing, so critical to building a massive, grassroots movement for animal rights and social justice. It also makes the individual grow stronger, as Ramakrishna recognized in the nineteen century: “But my heart has grown much, much larger, and I have learnt to feel [the suffering of others].” ~Anita Krajnc, Founder of Toronto Pig Save

Upcoming Ad Campaign!

cow dog posterpig dog posterWe have some very exciting news!

We are collaborating with NJ Farm Animal Save on a PATH Train ad campaign.  Above are samples of what the ads will look like.

The advertising signs inside the PATH’s 340-car fleet and 13 stations serves 72.5 million people a year. We will be starting an Indiegogo campaign very soon to help us raise money to run these ads for 4 weeks at the beginning of 2015.

NYFAS Vigil #13 at La Granja Live Poultry

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NYFAS Vigil #13 La Granja

Where: La Granja Live Poultry 1355 Amsterdam Ave. New York, NY  10027

When: Saturday, October 25, 2014

Time: 12pm – 2pm

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Please join us as we bear witness, promote veganism, do outreach and document the sad and horrible situation these sentient beings are in.

This will be Shafali’s last vigil with us because she’s moving to California at the end of the month! Anyone wanting to get together after the vigil to wish her a fond farewell, let me know. I’ll make reservations at the Downtown Peacefood Cafe as the date gets closer.

It’s always an incredible opportunity to open the hearts and minds of the neighborhood people to making compassionate choices instead of contributing to the abuse, torture and murder of these innocent living beings. Awareness is the beginning of change. “When the suffering of another creature causes you to feel pain, do not submit to the initial desire to flee from the suffering one, but on the contrary, come closer, as close as you can to him who suffers, and try to help.” – Leo Tolstoy, A Calendar of Wisdom

“What else can we do for those who are not here? We cannot help save 6 million men, women and children who died. But to forget them would be a second death. I don’t think I am responsible for their first death. But I can be responsible, if I am not careful, in the second death.” ~Elie Wiesel, Holocaust Survivor, Nobel Peace Laureate, Boston University Professor

“Bearing witness together touches the collective spirit. It nourishes community support while sustaining the activists and building the movement. The public and even workers involved in animal slaughter can be positively affected and moved by love-based approaches to witnessing, so critical to building a massive, grassroots movement for animal rights and social justice. It also makes the individual grow stronger, as Ramakrishna recognized in the nineteen century: “But my heart has grown much, much larger, and I have learnt to feel [the suffering of others].”” ~Anita Krajnc, Founder of Toronto Pig Save

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NY Farm Animal Save – Vigil #9 at La Granja Live Poultry

vigil9Please join us at a vigil at LaGranja Live Poultry, 1355 Amsterdam Ave New York, NY, Saturday June 21st, to bear witness, promote veganism, document the horrific situation these sentient beings are in and send our love to the animals. It is a great opportunity to open the eyes of the neighborhood people to making compassionate choices instead of contributing to the abuse, torture and murder of these innocent living beings.

Awareness is the beginning of change.

“When the suffering of another creature causes you to feel pain, do not submit to the initial desire to flee from the suffering one, but on the contrary, come closer, as close as you can to him who suffers, and try to help.” – Leo Tolstoy, A Calendar of Wisdom

“What else can we do for those who are not here? We cannot help save 6 million men, women and children who died. But to forget them would be a second death. I don’t think I am responsible for their first death. But I can be responsible, if I am not careful, in the second death.”
~Elie Wiesel, Holocaust Survivor, Nobel Peace Laureate, Boston University Professor

Bearing witness together touches the collective spirit. It nourishes community support while sustaining the activists and building the movement. The public and even workers involved in animal slaughter can be positively affected and moved by love-based approaches to witnessing, so critical to building a massive, grassroots movement for animal rights and social justice. It also makes the individual grow stronger, as Ramakrishna recognized in the nineteen century: “But my heart has grown much, much larger, and I have learnt to feel [the suffering of others].” ~Anita Krajnc, Founder of Toronto Pig Save

You can bring your own signs or use one of ours. We’ll have lots of literature to hand out too (in English and Spanish). This neighborhood presents lots of great opportunities to do some great outreach.

We look forward to seeing you there!