Compassionate Living Fayre Summer’09 - a fantastic day and lots of fun was had! Feedback has been excellent - the workshops we introduced this year were all very well received - along with the talks and the stalls and the food and the entertainment and the info and the - well, you know – the fayre! Ranting Rabbit had a whale of a time giving out lots of free food and free hugs! Check out the pictures here http://bunnyhuggers.org.uk/pictures/fayre09
Thanks to all our sponsors and supporters, and all organisations who participated in the fayre. And most importantly, all our very special ‘Bunny Huggers’ who put in the time and effort to organise this fayre and help run it on the day - many thanks to you all!
Stalls (weather-dependent, text 0792 088 8769 for confirmation):
8 Aug: Stall: Registry House, 12noon-4pm
15 Aug: Stall: Registry House, 12noon-4pm
22 Aug: Stall: Registry House, 12noon-4pm
1 Aug: Demo against Zippos Circus, Hawick, 2pm. Free transport from Edinburgh organized, email to book a place
26 Sep: Demo against animal breeders (for vivisection). Meet at Registry House at 12 noon.
16 Sep, 3.30pm, Glasgow: Patricia Tricker speaks to the Glasgow Vegan Network (Organised by Vegan Society)
7th August 7pm Autonomous Centre of Edinburgh, 17 West Montgomery Place, Edinburgh EH7 5HA.
Cruelty-Free Drinks and monthly Bunny Huggers meeting
Come along if you are interested in participating in our campaign-planning or simply meeting like-minded folk. Off to the pub for 'cruelty-free' drinks after.
The social meetup on the 29th July was fantastic! Vegans from all over Scotland came along and it was great fun to enjoy an evening without someone asking you “So what can you eat?” More than that, its an excellent opportunity for new and aspiring vegans to get tips they never really put in any literature!
We are re-running the appeal from the last newsletter – please write to the Glasgow Council opposing plans for the new zoo!
There are plans for a new £35 million animal park on the banks of the Clyde in Glasgow's East End. The Royal Zoological Society of Scotland (and all other Zoological societies in the world) breed and keep animals in the name of education, wildlife research and conservation - but watching a panda outside its natural habitat is not educational, and any the chances of any animal being bred in captivity ever being released back in the wild - are virtually impossible. Here's more info on what's wrong with zoos. http://www.alv.org.au/issues/whatswrongwithzoos.php
Help stop this £35m prison from going ahead. Write to the Glasgow and Lanarkshire Council (with your full address and postcode) Emails to email@example.com,Councillor.McAvoy@southlanarkshire.gov.uk,firstname.lastname@example.org,email@example.com
Another alert from SAF; Religious slaughter exempts animals killed by religious groups from the legal requirement that all are stunned and rendered unconscious before having their throats slit and bled. The EU Parliament recently voted to ensure products produced in this manner more widely available in member states. The practice of Ritual Slaughter has been scientifically proven to cause extremely high levels of pain and distress for animals.
The EU legislation is yet to be ratified by the UK Parliament, so please write to your MP, asking them to support a ban on Ritual Slaughter. You can write to your MPs here www.writetothem.com
Monkey Business in China: Not content with brutally butchering 10's of millions of dogs a year for their flesh, tormenting moon bears for their bile, and raising tigers on farms for their penises and pelts, China has found yet another way to harm and exploit animals - this time it is monkeys. Plans to build the largest monkey breeding facility in the world are already underway in Huazhen China. This farm nearing completion will be able to hold 50,000 monkeys, until they are ready to be shipped off to laboratories around the world to be used in any number of inhumane experiments. An undercover visit to an existing facility revealed that the monkeys were packed tight into cages, while mothers clutched their babies in their sterile prison. To protest this latest assault on animals in china write to your local embassy: http://www.travelchinaguide.com/embassy/embassy_list.htm
Three cheers for India: In sharp contrast to China's spirit of entrepreneurial exploitation, India has banned the export of its monkeys to research facilities around the world in order to protect them from cruel experiments. In India monkeys roam freely and mingle with the human population.
Animal cruelty raises its ugly head again – in Alloa, Clackmannshire. After a woman’s dogs ‘accidently’ mated, she left 3 puppies starving in a cage full of excrement while pocketing hundreds of pounds by selling their six siblings for £120 to £160 each. Our legal system does not provide enough protection to the animals either – disappointingly, the woman was let off, despite horrific cruelty. Read more here http://news.stv.tv/scotland/west-central/112430-woman-who-kept-litter-of-puppies-starving-let-off-by-a-sheriff/
The animals need your help – get active for animals http://www.bunnyhuggers.org.uk/events.php
To the animals we pledge, we hear your cries and we are coming,
See you tomorrow,
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