Wednesday, February 9, 2011
2 worthy weekend ops for animal lovers
News about the two Valentine's weekend protests detailed below comes from CAAFgroup.com.
What better way to celebrate Valentine's weekend than to show love and compassion for animals by participating in either or both of 2 upcoming events -- 1 this Saturday, the 2nd on Valentine's Day (Monday). We need you there to make an impact. Remind couples you know that showing love to a partner should not involve buying tortured and murdered animals to wear or being pulled around Central Park by a neglected, abused sentient being!
#1 -- Have a Heart Don't Buy Fur -- march & protest
WHEN: Saturday, February 12
TIME: 1-3 pm
(1:30-3: protest at Bergdorf Goodman, 5th Avenue between 57th & 58th Streets)
Gather in front of the Time Warner shopping center stores at Columbus Circle (West 58th & Broadway) from 1-1:15 pm. At 1:15, we'll march down Central Park South, past exclusive hotels and residences, to Bergdorf Goodman, where we'll stage our protest (with widescreen video and sound)! And se'll have buttons and sweatshirts to purchase.
(Note: After the protest, a few people are heading down to a Vegan Bake Sale at MooShoes, 78 Orchard Street, NYC, to benefit the Sea Shepherd Conservation Society. Please come along.)
Sponsored by: Caring Activists Against Fur - http://www.meetup.com/Animals/events/15863211/ -- www.CAAFGroup.com or email firstname.lastname@example.org. (The faux raccoon coat shown in the image is being worn by an anti-fur activist.)
#2 -- Protest ABUSE in the Horse-Drawn Carriage Industry in NYC
WHEN: Monday, February 14
TIME: 5:30-7:30 pm
LOCATION: Grand Army Plaza area Central Park South and 5th Avenue (59th St. Northwest corner), NYC
Questions? Edita Birnkrant, NY Director, Friends of Animals; Mobile: 917.940.2725
(The horse and driver shown in the image were both at another demonstration, in Philadelphia.)
Sponsored by: Heart for Animals, http://www.meetup.com/HeartforAnimals/
The Coalition to Ban Horse-Drawn Carriages, http://www.banhdc.org Friends of Animals, http://www.friendsofanimals.org/news/2010/june/-new-york-city-carri.html