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
Place: La Granja Live Poultry
1355 Amsterdam Ave. (@ 126th St.)
New York, NY