Monthly Archives: October 2011

>October/November Events

>SARO General Interest Meeting

When: Every Wednesday at 7pm
Where: The next SARO meeting will be DOWNSTAIRS in Schine Student center in Ludwig lounge. The space is smaller, quiet and has computers available so we can look things up and watch educational films together during meetings. We will test this space out for a meeting and will decide if this is preferable to Panasci. We will be watching a short documentary about the foie gras industry in order to discuss the future of doing outreach in our attempts to get L’Adour to remove foie gras from the menu.

SARO Vegan Bakesale
We have met our fundraising goals for our members who will be attending the National Conference to End Factory Farming. Thanks to everyone who helped by baking, selling or buying! Now we are focusing on saving up some funds for some future events and to just have a safety net for the 8 animals we are currently sponsoring through our foster network. Help by baking and delivering your baked goods the morning of the bakesale, or volunteering to sit at the table and sell the baked goods. Inivite your friends here:
What: Vegan bakesale( 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 10am-3pm Wednesday November 9th.

Anti-KFC cruelty protest (Non- SARO event)
What: Hold signs(including a huge full color banner) and distribute literature to passerby about the cruelty practices the fast food giant KFC condones. This will be a peaceful protest on the sidewalk outside of a KFC restaurant. KFC is responsible for the miserable lives and horrific slaughter of over 1 billion chickens every year. KFC suppliers cram birds into huge waste-filled factories, breed and drug them to grow so large that they can’t even walk, and often break their wings and legs. At slaughter, the birds’ throats are slit and they are dropped into tanks of scalding-hot water—often while they are still conscious.Visit for more information.
Where: KFC located at 825 Butternut St. Syracuse, NY 13208

When: Saturday, October 22nd from 1pm-2pm

Volunteering at the Dome to help cats
We need people to pour beer during games at the Dome on S. U. campus- the Dome pays the Cat Coalition an hourly ‘wage’ for each volunteer who works and is a major source of funds for this all volunteer run organization, which spays, neuters and finds homes for hundreds of cats a year. Volunteers will get a free baseball cap, and a free food voucher for the food stands. You are also welcome to stay in the Dome and watch the rest of the game for free if you wish!
Volunteers need to register with Michelle a minimum of 3 days before each game.Contact Michelle at or 812-599-5983
Nov 11 Fri. starts 8pm, vol need to be at Dome at 6pm
Nov 28, no time yet

SARO info tables on campus:
What: Ethics of Eating Conference you must register by emailing Caroline at if you want free dinner
Where: ABC rooms in the Panasci Lounge of the Schine Student Center
When: 6pm-8pm Monday October 24th

Rescued lab rats need homes
Syracuse Animal Rights Organization is currently fostering 5 former classroom lab rats rescued from a private University in NJ. These rats would have been gassed or beheaded in order to ‘get rid of them’ after their usefulness was done for the semester. As more and more Universities have been allowing rescue groups to take in ‘used’ animals after classes end, it is becoming harder and harder to find homes for them. Now they have made a journey through multiple foster homes and volunteer transporters up to Syracuse where they can find a good loving home and forget their stressful upbringing. to see these rats, check out their adoption profile here:
These rats are all males who are approximately 10 month old with white fur and red eyes. They do not have any injuries from their time in the lab- it was psychological testing that was done on them. Though a bit shy in a new home, they are used to human contact. There is a $3 adoption fee per rat to help cover transportation costs and supplies used for the rescue of these rats. A phone interview is required to determine potential adopters have adequate housing and a plan for the last 2-3 years of their lives. It is preferred to adopt rats in pairs(unless you already have another rat) so they will have the company of their own species, especially when you are away at work etc. Contact Amber at toneuteriscuter 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 recently abandoned cats who were just left carriers in the parking lot. There are different colors, sexes, and temperments, 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 Supplies such as litter boxes, food and litter can be provided if needed.

Veganism 101 cooking workshop (non-SARO event)What: In this event, sponsored by the Mundy Branch Library, Nick Ryan of Strong Hearts Café willpresent a program at Mundy Branch Library in honor of National VeganMonth. Nick will review Vegan practices and philosophies, andalso do a brief cooking demonstration with enough small samples toshare with the audience members. Please call the library to register in advance at 315-435-3797. People for Animal Rights of CNY will have a literature table at the event.
When:Wednesday, November 9th from 6:30-7:30pm.
Where: Mundy Branch Library 1204 South Geddes Street Syracuse, NY 13204-3937

Fur Free Friday 2011
What: Every year, millions of animals are electrocuted, poisoned, or skinned alive for their fur. Join hundred of people across the country to protest the horrendous fur trade on the busiest shopping day of the year. Signs and leaflets will be provided. Not in Syracuse for the holiday? Visit to find an event near you.
When: Friday, November 25th from 12noon-1pm
Where: Skaneateles Furs at 42 E Genesee St Skaneateles, NY
Note: Dress appropriately for the weather! Wear gloves, hats, scarves, legwarmers etc. The shop is on the shore of a lake, and the wind coming off of it is very chilly!
Help Spread the word by inviting your friends to attend from here:!/event.php?eid=191764910898271
S.U. Carpool Information: Meet at the Schine Student Center loading dock located at Waverly Avenue( near where University Ave. dead-ends onto Waverly) on the edge of S.U. campus promptly at 11am. Look for a silver car. People who are late may be left behind- we need to get to Skaneateles with enough time to find parking and walk to the fur store and cannot wait around for people who are late.