Animal Rights Collective Blog

The “Animal Liberation Project” at GMU, October 5-8 by christine
September 24, 2009, 3:10 am
Filed under: Announcement, ARC Events, Video | Tags: ,

Live up to your values and stop making excuses for supporting animal cruelty!

Watch this video to learn more about the impacts your decisions have on animals. Remember – you have a choice, the animals don’t.

The Animal Rights Collective and peta2 will be hosting the Animal Liberation Project at GMU from October 5-8, 2009. This series of events will include a visual display, a vegan cooking class, and a film screening. Through a series of visual display panels, the Animal Liberation Project looks back at how we justified human exploitation throughout history, and continue to use the same excuses to justify the exploitation of animals today.

ALP Schedule:

Monday, 10/05: Easy Vegan Cooking Class. We will host a easy vegan cooking class featuring recipes from “PETA’s Vegan College Cookbook,” which teaches students how to make healthy and cruelty-free items with a few ingredients and a microwave. Check out some sample recipes.

Tuesday, 10/06: The Animal Liberation Project will be on the JC North Plaza, 11 am – 7 pm.

Wednesday, 10/07: Animal Liberation Project will be on the SUB I Main Quad, 11 am – 7 pm.

– Thursday, 10/08: The Animal Liberation Project will be on the JC North Plaza, 11 am – 7 pm. Then join us for a screening of “Liberation,” a longer version of the video clip featured above – 8 pm, SUB II Room 4.

Visit the ALP Interactive Gallery.

Urge Dunkin’ Donuts to Stop Using Eggs and Dairy by christine

In August 2009, a Compassion Over Killing investigator worked inside an egg factory farm in Minnesota owned by Michael Foods, one of the nation’s largest egg producers. While employed there, the investigator used a hidden camera to document horrific abuses including:

  • Hens immobilized in the wires of their cages, unable to access food or water
  • Decomposing and “mummified” corpses left in cages with live birds
  • A Michael Foods employee decapitating a hen
  • Birds suffering from overcrowding, severe feather loss, and untreated injuries.

Minnesota-based Michael Foods supplies eggs to several national restaurant chains, including Dunkin’ Donuts. Compassion Over Killing has reached out to Dunkin Donuts numerous times to inquire about the treatment of hens in its supply chain and to encourage the company to make meaningful changes for hens–and consumers–by making vegan donuts.

Dunkin’ Donuts is the world’s largest coffee and baked goods chain serving more than 3 million customers daily. There are an estimated 6,400 stores in the U.S. alone, offering more than 52 varieties of donuts–and every single donut served contains both egg and dairy products from animals forced to endure miserable conditions on farms.

Switching to vegan donuts is easy and cruelty-free. Not only will items be healthier for consumers because they will not contain cholesterol and have less fat, they will also create less suffering for animals. Many other companies such as Morningstar Farms, Lightlife Foods, and Boca have addressed this issue and have promised to phase out egg and dairy ingredients from their products. Your voice as a consumer speaks volumes and determines the products that companies supply, please take a few minutes today to use your voice for the animals.

Please share your concerns, letting the company know you want it to stop using eggs and dairy in its donuts and offer vegan menu items to meet the growing demand for healthier and more compassionate foods:

Email Dunkin’ Donuts Now!

Call the Company: 800-859-5339
Send a Letter to the CEO:
Dunkin Brands
Attn: Nigel Travis
130 Royall Street
Canton, MA 02021 

Sign the Pledge at!

Tips for Letter Writing.

9/28 Benefit Show for AETA Victims by christine
September 22, 2009, 2:48 am
Filed under: Benefit Show, Local Events | Tags: , , , ,

Who: Peregrine/Revolta/Brickshitter/The Buddy System

What: Benefit show for the AETA4 and AETA2, activists charged with violating the Animal Enterprise Terrorism Act. A Vegan Bake Sale will raise support funds as well. 

Where: St. Stephen’s Church, 1525 Newton Street, NW DC (Near the Columbia Heights Metro Station)

When: September 28, 2009, 7:30 pm. $5

Why: More information at AETA4 and AETA2. 

AETA2 Benefit Flyer - Peregrine

AETA4 — On February 19 and 20, 2009, four people, Nathan Pope, Adriana Stumpo, Joseph Buddenberg, and Maryam Khajavi, were arrested by the FBI and charged with violating the “Animal Enterprise Terrorism Act.” They are now facing a maximum of ten years in prison for their alleged crimes, which include attending demonstrations and other First-Amendment protected activity. They will need your support as they face a long trial process to prove their innocence. 

AETA2 — William “BJ” Viehl and Alex Hall were arrested Thursday March 5th by the Joint Terrorism Task Force with the FBI. They were indicted by a grand jury and charged with 2 counts of violating the “Animals Enterprise Terrorism Act.” The first charge is for the alleged liberation of 600 mink from a mink farm in South Jordan, Utah. Resulting in over $50,000 dollars in damages. This felony charge can result in a maximum of 5 years in federal prison and a $250,000 fine. The second charge is for the alleged “attempt” of a raid at a mink farm in Hyrum, Utah. This is a misdemeanor charge and can result in a maximum of 1 year in federal prison and a $100,000 dollar fine. Both Alex and BJ have pleaded not guilty to these charges, and are innocent until proven guilty. 

John Robbins: Is it wrong to eat animals? by christine
September 16, 2009, 9:52 pm
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Apathy by christine
September 16, 2009, 6:40 pm
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hello world! by christine
September 11, 2009, 4:40 pm
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Welcome to the Animal Rights Collective (ARC) Blog. We are (mostly) members of George Mason University, but we welcome members from the greater community that are interested in animal rights.

The Animal Rights Collective (ARC) is a group dedicated to raising awareness about animal rights on our campus and within the surrounding community. ARC was founded by a group of students that came together to protest the Ringling Brothers Circus on campus and to organize events pertaining to animal rights and vegan outreach.

We are a non-hierarchal group, meaning that our members are not arranged in any rank of authority. We do not recognize positions of president, vice president, etc. Collectives are an attempt to share power and typically operate on a consensus-driven and egalitarian basis. We believe that this allows each member of the group to feel empowered, remain autonomous, and know that their voice is equal to that of every other member. We welcome everyone to bring their thoughts and desires to the table, and our goals and campaigns will be determined by this collective energy. 

We do not discriminate on the basis of race, class, gender identity, sex, sexual orientation, ethnicity, age, linguistic background, religion, or physical ability.

We’ll be blogging regularly about our campaigns, events, meetings, and doing our best to keep you up to speed about what’s going on with the Animals Rights Movement.

Stay tuned…

p.s. Visit our website!