Monday, September 17, 2007

9/28 Dessert Soiree with Dan Piraro: A Benefit for EBAA

Dan Piraro--the famous cartoonist behind Bizarro and tireless animal rights activist--will highlight the upcoming house party fundraiser for East Bay Animal Advocates:

Date: Friday, September 28th

Time: 7 PM - 9:30 PM

Location: 345 Haddon Road, Oakland

Don't miss this special event:

  • Celebrate the debut of our vivid magazine, The Advocate

  • Help raise funds for EBAA's provocative ad campaigns

  • Munch on vegan desserts

  • Down some good ol' wine

Piraro, a vegan, presents animal rights issues in a humorous wayin his comic strips. "Bizarro" is distributed internationally byKing Features Syndicate to more than 250 daily and Sunday newspapers. Piraro also reaches out to loyal readers and createsnew ones by bringing his own live comedy show, "The Bizarro Bologna Show."

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Friday, September 14, 2007

Help Prevent Farm Animal Cruelty in California


We need your immediate help to put a measure on the 2008 ballot that would outlaw the cruel confinement of veal calves, egg-laying hens, and breeding pigs. This important measure will phase out the use of the gestation crate for pigs, the battery cage for egg-laying hens and prevent the use of the “veal crate” for male calves. We need your help to collect 650,000 signatures in five short months to qualify this initiative for the November 2008 ballot. Become a crucial member of the team of volunteers that will put this precedent-setting measure on the ballot! Come hear about the campaign and how YOU can get involved in this amazing effort for farm animals!

Special Guests:

  • Wayne Pacelle, CEO/President, The Humane Society of the U.S.
  • Gene Baur, Founder/President, Farm Sanctuary

Please Attend a Kick-off Rally Near You:


Monday, October 1st
7:00pm – 10:00pm
6201 Florin Perkins Rd
Sacramento, CA 95828


Tuesday, October 2nd
7:00pm – 10:00pm
San Francisco SPCA
2500 16th St
San Francisco, CA 94103


Wednesday, October 3rd
6:00pm - 9:00pm
Montecito Fire District Conference Room
Upper Montecito Village
595 San Ysidro Road
Montecito, CA 93108


Thursday, October 4th
7:00pm – 10:00pm
LA Animal Services – East Valley Shelter
14409 Vanowen Street
Van Nuys, CA 91405


Friday, October 5th
7:00pm – 10:00pm
Health Services Complex - Rosencrans
3851 Rosecrans Street
San Diego, CA 92110

Join EBAA for an Exclusive Book Release Party

Please join East Bay Animal Advocates and Harvest Home Animal Sanctuary for a very special event: a book release party for an important new book on animal protection!

Longtime Bay Area animal advocates Erin Williams and Margo DeMello will discuss and sign copies of their new book, Why Animals Matter: The Case for Animal Protection. The book examines how people abuse animals, gives suggestions on how to take action--and connects animal protection, environmental and social justice issues. Free vegan food will be available, and you'll be able to meet the animals of Harvest Home.

What: Why Animals Matter book release party
Where: Harvest Home Animal Sanctuary, 14741 Wing Levee Road, Stockton
When: Sunday, October 7, 1:00-4:00

What people are saying about the new book?

"A tough but fair-minded revelation of how mass production of animals for food and other purposes results in cruelty that usually remains hidden from sight." - Publishers Weekly

"A compelling resource that is certain to widen our circle of compassion." - VegNews

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Thursday, September 6, 2007

EBAA takes a trip to Marin Sun Farms

Earlier this summer, a member of East Bay Animal Advocates visited Marin Sun Farms, a small-scale poultry egg/meat and beef producer in Northern California. With National Chicken Month in full-swing, EBAA would like to share with you a slideshow from the visit to the farm.

The San Francisco Chronicle published a feature this week about "raising poultry the new-old way", which features Marin Sun Farms and other small poultry farmers. Read an excerpt:

"As Karen Black, executive director of the American Pastured Poultry Producers Association and an Oregon chicken rancher, put it: 'There's a reason Foster Farms isn't raising their poultry on pasture.' The new demand for pastured poultry is a reaction against the extremes of commercial chicken production - cages, crowding, breeding chicks for breasts so broad they can't walk and die of a heart attack."

Wednesday, September 5, 2007

Lunardi's Closure Upsets San Jose Neighborhood (Not the Chickens)

In a blink of an eye, Lunardi's Supermarket chain has reduced in size. But, egg-laying chickens are not squawking over this recent development. Read the news report from NBC-11:

"SAN JOSE, Calif. -- Dozens of people lent their signatures Tuesday to an effort to save a popular San Jose grocery store, NBC11's Daniel Garza reported. Shoppers said they began to hear by word of mouth about the closure just days before Lunardi's in the Evergreen Village Square would shut its doors at the end of the Tuesday business day."

View the video news report.