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Cooking demonstration at Om Boys by OCCS and Happy Belly Wellness

Please join OCCS and Happy Belly Wellness at Om Boys Juice in Armory Square for a healthy cooking demonstration.   We will be doing live demonstrations on easy to make recipes for students on the go.   Come down and learn how to make salads and smoothies that are tasty, nutritious and travel well.    There will be samples of the recipes to taste and door prizes given.  All recipes and ingredients will be vegan friendly!
The first demonstration will begin at 7pm and will be open to 20 people.   The second demonstration will be begin at 8pm and also be open to 20 people.   Please indicate in your email which session you would like to sign up for.   We will have a small waitlist for students who are interested in coming but don’t get selected right away.   We will let those students know if we have space for them as spaces become available.
Date:                     Wednesday, November 7, 2012
Time:                     7-9pm
Location:              Om Boys Juice
                                214 Walton Street
                                Armory Square

No meeting due to hurricane

Hey Everyone,
Due to the warning from the below email, I think it would be best to cancel the meeting tonight. I don’t think it would be safe for anyone walking or riding bikes to campus, and the likelihood of a loss of power would make it impossible to watch Peaceable Kingdom.
We will continue our weekly meetings next Monday.
Stay safe and getting some studying done!

Syracuse Animal Rights Organization

Food day vegan potluck

Celebrate World Food Day: potluck and movie screening
Come enjoy delicious food while watching “Peaceable Kingdom: The Journey Home”, which is a documentary about the farmed animal sanctuary movement. You can view the trailer here: Preview for Peaceable Kingdom: The Journey Home There will be information about local farmed animal sanctuaries, as well as recipe booklets for healthy, cruelty free food. The potluck will be strictly vegan( no meat, dairy or eggs), with an emphasis on local, organic food. Bring a dish to share- either an entree, side, desert or drink. If you cannot bring food to share, bring a $5 donation to be dontated to the Food Day organization that is hosting this national event.
When: Tuesday, October 16th from 6pm-9pm
Where: 530 Clarendon St. Syracuse, NY 13210. The house is green and is located one block off of Westcott St. Free street parking is available.
This event will be held at a private residence, so please be respectful of the space. There will be an oven and a microwave to heat food if needed.

Bakesale, cats and rats.

Meeting Day Changed
At the meeting last week, the subject of a better meeting day was discussed. It was decided that Mondays at 7pm are the best time for SARO to hold general interest meetings. We hope this works well and for anyone who still cannot attend meetings, please help out at any of the upcoming events!

SARO General Interest Meeting
When: Every Monday (except X-Mas eve) at 7pm for the Fall 2012 semester
Where: Marshall Hall room 110

SARO Vegan Bake Sale
SARO will be hosting another day trip visit to Farm Sanctuary to visit the rescued animals and to support the sanctuary. Details on the trip will be announced shortly. To reach that goal, SARO will run a bake sale to cover gas and the tour fee. Help by baking and delivering your baked goods the morning of the bake sale, or volunteering to sit at the table and sell the baked goods. Bakes goods can also be left on the porch at 530 Clarendon St. the night before for inclusion in the bake sale. Make sure to leave a note with your contact info so we can return your Tupperware!
What: Vegan bake sale( all baked goods contain no dairy, eggs or other animal products)
Where: in the front entrance Lobby of Marshall Hall on SUNY ESF campus
When: From 9am-2pm Monday, September 17th

Rescued rat needs a home
A Syracuse Animal Rights Organization volunteer is currently fostering a 1-2 year old male hooded(black and white) rat. He was surrendered into foster care due to aggression toward his cage mate. He is a very well socialized male rat, who enjoys human attention. There is a $3 adoption fee per rat to help cover supplies used for the care of this rat. A phone interview is required to determine potential adopters have adequate housing and a plan for the last 2-3 years of their lives. Contact Amber at if you are interested in adopting.

SARO cat foster program
SARO is attempting to assist the low cost spay and neuter clinic Spay and Neuter Syracuse (SANS) with the abandoned cats who were just left carriers in the parking lot. There are different colors, sexes, and temperaments, and they would all love to be in a foster home instead of living in a medical space that is not prepared to house cats. If you live off campus(dorms do not allow animals) and would like to foster a cat or two for the semester, email Amber at Supplies such as litter boxes, food and litter can be provided if needed.

April events

Worcester, MA Vegfest
When: Saturday April 15th
Where: Worcester, MA
Carpool info: We can fit up to 4 people in this carpool, and each person will contribute to gas a tolls, which will be between $20-30 each, depending on how many people come. The carpool needs to leave between the hours of 11am and 5pm on Saturday, April 14th and will return to Syracuse either late evening on Sunday the 15th or early morning on the 16th. All Syracuse carpoolers will enjoy free housing overnight at the GoGo Collective, an old farm house turned into a housing collective and farm. Carpool times are entirely dependent on who is joining the carpool and what fits everyone’s schedule the best. Email Amber at alcoon @ if you are interested in coming to Vegfest with any restrictions on carpool departure times.
About the vegfest: The VegFest itself is free, but you are encouraged to bring money so we can enjoy meals at the many local vegan restaurants there, as well as make purchases at the Vegfest( if the vendors don’t sell things, they will be less likely to come to the next vegfest) Find out more about the amazing speakers and presentations you will find at Vegfest: and RSVP on Facebook here:

ESF Earth day table
SARO has signed up to host an information table at this year’s Earth Day Fair at SUNY ESF
What: We need an extra person or two to help out by sitting at the table and encouraging people to sign up to our email list and take literature about the devastating effects that animal agriculture has on the environment. Stop by and offer to take over for a bit so the current person can have a break, or just join in to help out.
When: 12noon-3pm on Monday, April 16th
Where: the fair and information tables will be ringing the quad on SUNY ESF campus

Spring Semester General Interest meetings
What: Come learn the history and current campaigns of the only Syracuse
University based animal protection organization and learn how to get
involved! Help organize events such as potlucks, bakesales, protests and animal rescue/fostering.
When: Tuesdays from 7pm-8pm
So, March 27th, April 3rd, 10th, 17th, and 24th, May 1st and 8th.
Where: Room 110 Marshall Hall on Suny- ESF campus( literally a zero minute walk from S.U. campus) You can find a map of ESF campus here:

>The Cove Screens In Syracuse


Syracuse Animal Rights Organization is proud to sponsor a local screening of The Cove, an Academy Award winning film for 2009 Best Documentary Film.

This screening will take place at Artrage Gallery (505 Hawley Avenue) on Wednesday, April 21st, 2010 at 7PM. The cost to see the film is $5 which helps SARO cover the public viewing license required to show this film.

Hope to see you there!

>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.

>Meet With HSUS for Animals in Upstate New York


Join Us
Ithaca, New York
HSUS Lobby 101 Seminar

Monday, Dec. 7, 2009
6:30 – 8 p.m.
Click here to RSVP.
Watertown, New York
HSUS Lobby 101 Seminar

Tuesday, Dec. 8, 2009
6 – 8 p.m.
Click here to RSVP.
Syracuse, New York
HSUS Grassroots Meeting

Wednesday, Dec. 9, 2009
6:30 – 8 p.m.
Click here to RSVP.
Albany, New York
HSUS Grassroots Meeting

Thursday, Dec. 10, 2009
6:30 – 8 p.m.
Click here to RSVP.

Dear Friend,

Great things are happening for animals across New York. I’m the New York State Director of the Humane Society of the United States and I’ll be hosting several free events throughout Upstate New York next month. I hope you’ll join me to learn how you can take action for animals. Check the list for an event near you and click the links to get more details and to RSVP.

The U.S. Congress and the New York state legislature will be considering legislation that would significantly impact animals, such as a bill to help strengthen animal fighting laws and a bill to stop the proliferation of puppy mills in New York. We want you to know the most effective ways to get involved and communicate your message.

I’ll hold two Lobby 101 seminars — Dec. 7 in Ithaca and Dec. 8 in Watertown. Lobby 101s will provide you with basic, but effective, lobby techniques for citizen activists and provide information regarding some of the bills and issues being considered this year.

I’ll also hold two grassroots meetings — Dec. 9 in Syracuse and Dec. 10 in Albany. At these grassroots meetings, you’ll have the opportunity to discuss current issues affecting animals and receive an update on animal protection legislation in which HSUS is currently engaged.

All events are free of charge, but an RSVP is requested to attend. Click on the links to learn more and to RSVP now.

Hope to see you at one of these events!


Patrick Kwan
New York State Director
The Humane Society of the United States

P.S. Join The HSUS New York State group on Facebook. It’s free (and fun) to set up your own profile and get involved.

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