Animal Rights Collective Blog


ARC at Poplar Springs by christine

On Saturday, May 15th the ARC joined CfA for a tour of Poplar Springs Animal Sanctuary in Poolesville, MD. Poplar Springs is a non-profit sanctuary for rescued farm animals and wildlife. Their mission is to:

  • Offer care, rehabilitation, and permanent sanctuary for neglected, abandoned or unwanted farm animals
  • Provide protected habitat for wildlife
  • Furnish information to the public regarding farm animal and wildlife issues
  • Promote compassion and humane treatment for all animals

The exquisite 400-acre property is home to rescued pigs, cows, goats, chickens, turkeys, peacocks, horses, sheep, rabbits, geese and ducks. Terry and Dave do an amazing job caring and advocating for these animals. We heard some amazing survivor stories that testified to both the strength and forgiveness of these creatures, it is amazing how they can learn to trust and love humans again. They reminded us to live compassionately and reaffirmed why a society based on animal exploitation is so wrong. To learn more about the animals and their rescue stories, click here.

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WVBS for Gulf Coast Wildlife by christine

ARC had a small Worldwide Vegan Bake Sale in the midst of finals. We still had some yummy vegan treats though, including mini banana bread loaves with coconut topping, organic apple muffins, toasted coconut or vanilla cupcakes, and “buttery” chocolate-chip oatmeal cookies. The proceeds went to grassroots wildlife rescue along the Gulf Coast in response to the devastating BP oil spill. Thanks to everyone that donated and helped out! This oil spill is far worse that the notorious Exxon-Valdez spill of 1989, releasing that same amount of oil as that disaster – every four days! Find out more, and boycott BP!

Donate to wildlife rescue efforts in the Gulf coast!

Tri-State Bird Rescue & Research and the International Bird Rescue Research Center.

A Brown Pelican being washed at the Fort Jackson, Louisiana rescue center. Photo from Tri-State Bird Rescue and International Bird Rescue Research Center.

The National Geographic Channel will air a documentary on the Deepwater Horizon blowout which sent oil gushing towards the coastlines oof Mississippi, Louisiana, Florida, and Alabama. “Gulf Oil Spill,” Thursday May 27th at 9pm, more info.