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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.

>We Have A Winner


Our Tofurky Raffle Contest is over and we had to pick a winner.  From the many entries we chose just one luck winner.  That winner is Josh Cook.  He is now the very proud owner of a delicious Tofurky Roast & Gravy combination pack. Congratulations Josh!  We hope you enjoy your Tofurky and just to let you know, our feelings won’t be hurt if you want to share said Tofurky with some friends.  (Hint, hint.)

>Get Your Tickets Now!!!


This year SARO wants to help you have a cruelty free thanksgiving. SARO will be raffling off a Tofurky Roast and Gravy pack for you to enjoy for Thanksgiving.  Raffle tickets are $2.00 each and can be purchased anytime at Strong Hearts Cafe located at 719 E. Genesee St. near downtown Syracuse. Cash only.  The raffle will be drawn November 2nd 19th, the Thursday before Thanksgiving.

Learn more about the horrors turkeys go through for thanksgiving dinner, go here: ‘Free Range’ Turkeys do not have it any better:

>PETA Dumping Dairy Covered In Post-Standard


PETA’s downtown protest focuses on poor treatment of cows

By The Post-Standard

October 22, 2009, 3:06PM

By Lynette Chen / Contributing writer
Syracuse, NY — Dressed as a cow, a supporter of People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals dumped gallons of “milk”— actually floured water — today in front of a downtown Syracuse grocery store.

The action at C.L. Evers & Co. on Water Street was part of a protest against what PETA refers to as factory dairy farms and their poor treatment of cows.

Virginia Fort, assistant campaign coordinator at PETA, wore a body-screen TV showing newly released footage taken by a whistleblower at a farm that supplies the Land O’Lakes company. The video shows sick, exhausted cows struggling to stand and being forced to hobble through a massive build-up of their own waste.

“You may want to stop drinking dairy after seeing this,” Fort said. “We want people who go in there and buy milk to know what’s going on behind the scenes of factory farms.

Dairy cows are kept consistently pregnant and forced to produce up to 10 times more than they actually would, Fort said. After several years of abuse, their bodies are shipped off to slaughters where they are made into ground beef , soup or hamburgers, she said.

The footage was taken during a PETA undercover investigation at a farm in Pennsylvania. PETA regularly sends volunteers wearing hidden cameras to factory farms and warehouses to capture footage of what may be shoddy practices, Fort said. Investigators found cows that were sick and unable to move, denied medical care despite being in pain and abused by the farm’s owners. PETA said it is filing complaints against the farm.

No one at the grocery store agreed to comment on the record about the demonstration.


>SARO To Hold Vegan Bake Sales

>Tomorrow SARO will hold the first of four vegan bake sales for October.  The profits from the bake sales go to help fund SARO’s cat rescue and foster program.  Currently, SARO is fostering 9 cats and kittens awaiting adoption. Each week they need food, litter and vet care.  Tomorrow’s bake sale, with it’s delicious treats, will be in the lobby of Marshall Hall on SUNY ESF campus from 10am to 3pm.

SARO is always looking for new baking talent.  Even if you’ve never baked before you make still have baking talent. So why don’t you check out a few vegan recipe websites ( Vegweb, VegCooking, ChooseVeg, The Post Punk Kitchen, etc ), throw on an apron and bake up a storm.  Even if tomorrow’s bake sale is too soon for you.  SARO will have another three during the weekend of October 24th, on Saturday, Sunday and Monday.  For all the bake sales, please drop your items off, with a list of ingredients and your contact info (so we can return your dishes) on the front porch of 708 East Raynor St. ( a block down from Sadler Hall), preferably the day before the bake sale.

When picking recipes for SARO bake sale please keep a couple of things in mind:

  • Popular items are: muffins, banana bread, apple crisp, cookies etc.
  • Students like to buy things they can eat easily and cleanly in class.
  • All items should be vegan.