Monthly Archives: February 2014

[saro_events] Slaughterhouse meeting information + ivory trade

For anyone interested in attending the slaughterhouse zoning commission event it is in ROME not Utica, as written in the previous message.  Sorry for the misinformation- contact Amber at for more details.

Additionally, as you may be aware the USA has one of the biggest black markets for the ivory trade in the world.  Though President Obama has issued an executive order to restrict the domestic trade of ivory, more funding must be allocated to ensure that the proper regulations will be implemented.  Please sign this petition to support the allocation of $50 million to the US Fish and Wildlife Service to accomplish this task and help save elephant populations from merciless slaughter:

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[saro_events] Reminder: Bold Native Screening Tonight!

“Bold N=
ative” Screening
Join Syracuse Animal Rights Organization for a free screening of Bold=20
Native, a feature film about animal liberation. Vegan cookies and other=20
snacks will be provided. This film screening night will take the place=20
of our weekly general interest meeting.
Watch the film’s trailer here: =

This event is free and open to the public- ESF, S.U=
. and non-students are welcome to attend.
When: Tuesday, February 25th =
from 7-9pm
Where: Illick Hall, Room 5 on SUNY ESF CampusYou can RSVP here:

Amber Canavan
Environmental Studies
Environment, Communication=
and Society
SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry


[saro_events] SARO Meeting Minutes 2/18

Utica town meeting regarding the slaughterhouse:
-When: town meeting on March 3rd at 6:30pm, zoning commission meeting on March 5th
at 6:30pm
-Where: Utica city hall
-SARO members will be meeting with resident activists on March 3rd before the meeting,
and attend it together with a prepared side of debate
-SARO carpool will meet at Recess Cafe (110 Harvard Place) at 4pm
-Contact Amber if interested at

Peter Young speaking event
-SU funding request was approved!
-When: March 28th at 7pm
-Where: Life Sciences Complex, Room 011 (Keech classroom)
-Who: Peter Young is an animal rights activist, protestor, public speaker, author,
animal liberator, and founder of the Animal Liberation Frontline.

Bold Native Screening
-When: February 25th at 7pm
-Where: Illick 05
-Free food!

Vegan bake sale
-When: March 6th from 10am-4pm (will likely end around 2pm)
-Where: table in Gateway building (the new building on ESF campus, directly behind Moon
Library and right above the field in front of Sadler)
-Possible Farm to Fridge pay-per-view screenings at the bake sale

Rod Coronado
-First I would like to apologize for the typo in the last meeting minutes- Coronado
will NOT be coming to Utica, he will be speaking in the following New York locations:
Buffalo (2/26), Troy (2/27), Brooklyn (2/28), and possibly Saratoga Springs (3/3)
-SARO is unable to arrange a carpool, but anyone who is able to should check out one of
the events

Lemon Grass foie gras situation
-Lemon Grass recently put up a picture of their foie gras dish and asked for public
opinion on the dish- share a comment on their picture here
(if you can’t follow the link, go to the SARO facebook page and scroll down to the post
by Anneka that announces Lemon Grass’s foie gras addition, and check out her comment
with a link to “Mobile Uploads”)

Meeting documentary screening
-Continued to watch Speciesism, a documentary that explores the concealed truths of
factory farms
-You can learn more about this movie at:

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[saro_events] SARO Meeting Minutes 2/11

Utica slaughterhouse
-News update: a slaughterhouse is up for a zoning commission in Utica, NY
-Planning to slaughter up to 400 animals/day
-Read more at:

Pay-per-view recap
-Handed out 510 booklets on veganism and showed Farm to Fridge to 60 people

Rod Coronado speaking tour
-Coronado is an indigenous animal rights activist known to have freed thousands of
captive animals in animal research facilities and be an active supporter of the Animal 
Liberation Fund and the Sea Shepherd Conservation Society
-His speaking tour will come to Buffalo (2/26), Troy (2/27), and Utica(2/28)
-See facebook page for more details:
-SARO will try to carpool for one of the events- email Amber if interested at

Documentary-watching continued
-Watched part of Vegucated
-You can watch this online on Amazon Prime

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SARO Meeting Minutes 2/4

Pay-per-view at SU
-When/Where: Was held on Thursday 2/6 at Schine Student Center from 10am-2pm
-What: Gave $1 to people who watched a 4-minute Farm to Fridge video on the inhumane
slaughter of factory farm animals

Bold Native screening
-When/Where: Tuesday 2/25 at 7pm in Illick Hall Rm 05
-What: Bold Native will be shown, a fictional narrative about animal liberation, plus
free food!
-Learn more about the movie at:

Peter Young presentation
-We are planning for him to speak in the Life Sciences Complex Rm 011 (Keech classroom)
on March 28th at 7pm
-Will find out the funding situation this week- more details to come

Weekly documentary screening
-We started the documentary Speciesism- to be continued next meeting
-Learn more about Speciesism here:
-We will continue to watch documentaries at weekly meetings during the semester

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