Category Archives: farm sanctuary

July & August Events

Day Trip visit to Farm Sanctuary
We will carpool down to visit the rescued animals at Farm Sanctuary in
beautiful Watkins Glen, NY. $15 per person covers gas/tolls and
admission. Snacks are for sale in the gift shop, but bringing a bag
lunch is recommended. We will likely take the long way home through
Ithaca, and get vegan pizza. Bring extra money if you want pizza. Wear
boots or sneakers for muddy areas on the farm.
Information on the sanctuary can be found here: Email alcoon (at) to reserve your seat or if you have a vehicle and would like to help the carpool.
When: Saturday, August 18th. Carpool leaves Recess Cafe 110 Harvard Pl. at 9am, returns at 6pm.

Volunteers needed at adoptathon
volunteer is needed to clean up after cats, make sure people aren’t
poking or harassing the cats, and bringing cats from cages into visiting
room to visit potential adopters. Any two hour slot during this all-day
adoptathon would be appreciated to give adoption organizers a lunch
break. Email alcoon (at) if you want to volunteer.
When: 9am-7pm on Saturday, July 14th
Where: adoption center inside Petsmart  3553 W Genesee St, Syracuse NY

Foster home needed for neutered male cat
the cats that SARO members are fostering, a two are in need of an
alternative foster home. They are both neutered male tuxedo cats. They
are very friendly and loving toward people, but the prefer to live
without other cats. So, we are looking for preferably two separate
foster homes to take these boys in. Because adoption rates are so slow
at this time, especially for adult cats, we would prefer the foster home
be able to care for them for at least three months so they can settle
down until adoption rate pick up again in the fall.  Food and supplies can be supplied if needed. Email alcoon (at) if you are able to help one of these boys.  You can view Dom’s
profile here:

Pre Kick-Off Meeting meeting
meeting is for people in SARO who have already been to at least one
SARO meeting or event to get together right at the beginning of the
to plan our first kick-off meeting and to get everyone signed up for a
shift at the table SARO will have at both the ESF and S.U. Student
involvment fairs in order to recruit new members. The meeting will be on
SUNY ESF campus, room number and building TBD. Click the
link below and enter the time slots you are available on Tuesday, August
28th so we can determine the best time for the meeting:

Vegan BBQ/bonfire

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Vegan Potluck in Marcellus
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>SARO September/October Events

>SARO Semester Kick-off Meetings!
What: Come learn the history and current campaigns of the only Syracuse
University based animal protection organization and learn how to get
involved! A regular meeting schedule for the next several months will be decided at this meeting. Everyone is welcome! Snacks provided!
When: Monday, September 13th at 7pm
Where: Meet in Panasci Lounge located on the 3rd(top) floor of the Schine Student Center on S.U. Campus. Look for the SARO banner.

Annual Walk for Farm Animals
An annual event that helps spread the word about the treatment of animals on factory farms and raises vital funds for the rescue, education and advocacy work of Farm Sanctuary, the nation’s largest farmed animal sanctuary, which is located in nearby Watkins Glen, NY
When: Saturday, September 25th starting at 10am
Where: Thornden Park in Syracuse
Register online at

Day Trip visit to Farm Sanctuary
We will carpool down to visit the rescued animals at Farm Sanctuary in beautiful Watkins Glen, NY. $15 per person covers gas/tolls and admission. Snacks are for sale in the gift shop, but bringing a bag lunch is recommended. Wear boots or sneakers for muddy areas. Information on the sanctuary can be found here: Email to RVSP you seat or if you have a vehicle and would like to help the carpool.
When: Saturday, September 18th. Carpool leaves S.U. at 10am, returns at 6pm.

World Anti-McDonalds Day Protest
Every year on October 16th people all over the world come together in peaceful protest against this corporate junk food giant to raise awareness about McDonald’s human, animal and environmental violations. Join us and our fun chicken and french fry costumes while we distribute packets of information to passerby about healthier, humane options. Free parking is available in neighboring parking lots. More info can be found at
When: Saturday, October 16th from 12-1pm
Where: McDonald’s 2442 Erie Blvd. East Syracuse, NY

>New York State Humane Lobby Day – March 24

>Think only professional lobbyists can lobby? Think again! The Humane Society of the United States invites you to participate in the New York State Humane Lobby Day in Albany, where you’ll make a tremendous difference for animals.

This is an exciting opportunity to meet directly with your elected officials or their staff about legislation that will significantly impact animals. There will be a briefing on tips for lobbying and an overview of pending animal legislation which will prepare you to meet your elected officials and advocate for animals. RSVP today to lend your voice for animals and make a difference in New York.

Join SARO and other community members as we travel to Albany to talk our legislators to help pass laws cracking down on animal fighters, stopping puppy mills, ending canned shoots of captive exotic wildlife, protecting farm animals from cruel treatment, and doing the right thing for animals!

The 2010 New York State Humane Lobby Day is organized by The Humane Society of the United States and co-sponsored by Farm Sanctuary, Humane Society of New York, New York League of Humane Voters, and New York State Humane Association.

A chartered bus will be leaving early morning from the Regional Transportation Center in Syracuse heading to Albany and returning in the evening after the event.
There is no registration fee for attending NYS Humane Lobby Day. Those who would like to travel on our chartered bus from Syracuse/Utica to Albany and back can purchase a seat for $26 per traveler. This fee will allow us to cover the cost of the bus. The bus will leave Syracuse at 7:45am, and make a stop for pick up in Utica at 8:30am.
Those who arrive late will forfeit their seats. Fees are non-refundable and non-transferable.

The pick up stations are as follows:

SYRACUSE – 7:45am
Address: Regional Transportation Center

                131 Alliance Bank Pkwy
                Syracuse, NY 13208

UTICA – 8:30am
Address: 321 Main Street
                Utica, NY 13501

Date: Wednesday, March 24, 2010
Time: 11:00am – 4:30pm
Address: Empire State Plaza Convention Center

                Meeting Rooms 2 & 3
                Albany, NY 12242


If you’d like to attend this event please RSVP for the event and RSVP for the bus.

>Murder in a Chicken Slaughter House


As animal advocates we know that thousands upon thousands of “murders” happen each day in slaughter houses across the country. Did you know that footage of video filmed in these slaughter houses has mad it’s way to prime time television? In this week’s episode of “BONES”, staring David Boreanaz and Emily Deschanel, both of whom have done PETA ads, if you watch closely you will see footage supplied to the producers of the show by Farm Sanctuary and PETA.

While the show originally aired this past Thursday, November 5th, you can catch the complete episode on Hulu until December 18th.

>A Walk and A Protest in One Day

>This past weekend was a a busy one for SARO. Okay really it was Saturday that was super busy for SARO.

Saturday morning, we hit the paved trails of Onondaga Park in Liverpool for the annual Walk For Farm Animals. SARO was joined by more than thirty walkers who walked for about an hour.  We got a little exercise and helped raise money for Farm Sanctuary. Farm Sanctuary in case you hadn’t heard is a national farm animal rescue organization based out of Watkins Glen, NY.  In Watkins Glen they have a 175-acre farm where animals come to spend their remaining years after being rescued from abuse or neglect.

This month SARO is planning a carpool-trip to Farm Sanctuary on Saturday, October 17th, just weeks before they close this year’s touring season.  The carpool cost $5.00 (gas for the drivers) and the tour is $3.00.  Please email info[AT] if you are interested in joining us.

After the Walk For Farm Animals, SARO then participated in a protest against KFC.  SARO has been doing KFC protests off and on for a few years now.  This year we changed locations from the Erie Blvd location to the Butternut St and Park St location.  This protest is in support of PETA, who called for all KFC locations nation wide to protested at until KFC changes their methods.  Please see PETA’s Kentucky Fried Cruelty campaign for more ways you can help and for more information on why you shouldn’t eat at KFC.

>Volunteering For The Hoe Down

In case you had not heard, Farm Sanctuary, the rescue organization that focuses on farm animals, had it’s annual Hoe Down in Watkins Glen, NY and SARO was there.

The event consists of a couple hundred people coming to the farm and setting up camp – literally, we were camping out for this event. After camp was set up, people were free to wander the farm and visit with the animal residents there. At certain times during the day everyone was to meet up at the “People Barn,” Farm Sanctuary’s visitor center and lecture hall, for meals, speakers, and cooking demonstrations.

SARO signed up to volunteer for this event, meaning that we were behind the scenes. Mostly we helped in the kitchen with setting up the meals, or we helped clean up the dining area when everyone was done eating. But wait, don’t think because we were doing work that we acctuall missed out on anything. Most of the work that had to be done was when people were just hanging around. The volunteers had plenty of time to visit the farm animals and we got to listen to most of the speakers. Most of us agreed that we had a great time and we probably had more fun as volunteers than we would have had we not volunteered.