Tuesday, January 27, 2009

Listen to Grandma: Try Everything Once...

Kicking off the New Year with FREE delicious Veg Meat is how East Bay Animal Advocates does it! On Saturday January 24, during a small break from the rain and drizzle, EBAA headed out onto the busy streets of Berkeley California armed with over 200 free samples of Gardein's new vegetarian Chicken and just as many Veg Starter kits.

In less than one hour we handed out those 200 Gardein samples and about 185 Veg Starter Kits. Every single person who took a sample was not only surprised at how delicious the "meat" was, they also questioned if it was really "fake meat".

One guy walked by with a box of real BBQ Chicken and turned down our offer of a tasty alternative- I asked him, "why not just try it? I guarantee you will like it!" He stopped in his tracks and replied, "You are absolutely right! My Grandma always said, try everything once..." Needless to say, he was glad he listened to his Grandma's advice and now knows a more compassionate choice for food!

Check back for information about our next demo and remember, Grandma knows best!

Tuesday, January 20, 2009

Inaugurating Change: EBAA Welcomes New President

Dear Animal Lovers:

Today is an important day in history, as we welcome our new US President in to office. For East Bay Animal Advocates, we celebrate today with new leadership as well.

I am very excited to take the lead as president of East Bay Animal Advocates (EBAA). Our grassroots organization has accomplished so much for animals since we first began our work over five years ago.

I started as a volunteer over two years ago, leafleting at EBAA public outreach gatherings and helping at Harvest Home Animal Sanctuary. I have been on the EBAA Board of Directors since the beginning of 2008. Within that time, we have accomplished so much for farm animals. Join us in celebrating our achievements for 2008:

· Throughout 2008 EBAA worked diligently on Proposition 2, which was a massive victory for farms animals in California.

· In July, EBAA honored our "Five-Years of Advocacy" and raised funds to continue our important work for farm animals.

· On July fourth, properly named Independence Day, EBAA safely transferred 200 "broiler chickens" from Oakland to a sanctuary in the Los Angeles Area.

· EBAA "sponsored" a new chicken barn at Harvest Home Animal Sanctuary, enabling them to take in more injured and discarded birds.

· We continued our campaign against Lunardi's Supermarket, holding demos at all Bay Area locations, educating the public about the cruelty of battery cages.

For 2009, EBAA has many exciting new efforts in the pipeline. Building on the momentum of Prop 2, we are asking everyone to get active for animals by exploring cruelty-free living, volunteering at an EBAA event, or making a donation (SupportEBAA.org). We have proven with Prop 2 that if people organize themselves with a clear mission, huge accomplishments can be made, saving millions of animals from unnecessary suffering.

So please join us in this new year of change and hope for our future and most importantly, the animals suffering immensely on factory farms. The misery must end now and the people to end it are us.

Thank you everyone for your continued support and advocacy!

Shani L. Campbell