Monthly Archives: November 2009

>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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>Dogs Deserve Better: Winter Outreach

>Please join SARO to remind people that a life on a chain is no life at all, but this holds especially true during the winter months.  On Saturday, December 5th SARO will be standing on the corner of Alliance Bank Pkwy and Park St asking people to please be kind to their dogs this winter and bring them indoors.

Why: To increase public awareness that having dogs on chains or in pens is not only inhumane and barbaric but also a public safety issue. More info at
When: Saturday, December 5th, 3:30pm-4:30pm
Where: Syracuse, NY, on the corner of Alliance Bank Parkway and Park St.
NOTE: The Carousel Mall entrance is directly across the street from where we’ll be. Mapquest: Type in 2100 Park St. for the Regional Market. If you are driving to this event please park in the Regional Market or the Regional Transportation Center parking lots not in the Carousel Center parking lot.
What to bring: Signs will be provided, or bring your own. Sign ideas are:”Dogs are family, too”; “Unchain your dog”; “No chains or pens for dogs”; etc.

Please remember to DRESS WARMLY!  We will be in the shade and it will be much cooler than you might expect.

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>Regional Fur Free Friday Demonstration

>Fur Free Friday is an anti-fur action day held every year the day after Thanksgiving-the busiest shopping day of the year. Join local anti-fur activists from across the state to protest the cruel and unnecessary killing of animals for their fur. We will hold signs and distribute literature encouraging consumers to choose cruelty free fashions. For more information about Fur Free Friday, visit Posters and literature provided or you can bring your own!

Where: Skaneateles Furs at 44 East Genesee Street, Skaneateles, NY 13152

What: Peaceful legal protest with signs, banners and fliers about the gruesome truth of the fur industry. It may be COLD! Wear a hat and gloves!

When: Friday Nov. 27th from 1-2pm

Carpool Info: Meet at the S.U. Schine Student Center loading dock area
on Waverly Ave. in Syracuse at 12noon sharp.

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>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.)

>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.

>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: