Animal Rights Collective Blog

The 30-Day Vegan Challenge! Join us this Friday with author Colleen Patrick-Goudreau by christine
September 20, 2011, 8:00 pm
Filed under: Animal Rights @ GMU, AR Event, Benefit Show, Local Events, Vegan

Join us this Friday for author and activist Colleen Patrick-Goudreau!

Colleen will be presenting at Fall For The Book, discussing her latest endeavor “The 30-Day Vegan Challenge: The Ultimate Guide to Eating Cleaner, Getting Leaner, and Living Compassionately.” Learn about how a vegan lifestyle is excellent for improving personal health and increasing compassion for animals and the environment.

Colleen is an educator, activist, cooking instructor, public speaker and the award-winning author of five books. She is also the dynamic host of the podcast “Vegetarian Food For Thought” which works to educate people to make informed food choices, to debunk myths about veganism and animal rights, and to inspire others to live compassionately. Colleen’s books will be available for purchase at the event!

Are YOU up for the challenge?!

WHEN: Friday, September 23rd 2011 | 4:30-5:45pm FREE!

WHERE: Dewberry Hall North in the Johnson Center (bottom floor), George Mason University Fairfax Campus

This event is sponsored by the GMU Animal Rights Collective and Compassion for Animals. 

We hope to see you there!! 



Saturday, Sept. 24 — DC VegFest @ George Washington University 11am-6pm (More Info @

Sunday, Sept. 25 — Poplar Spring Animal Sanctuary Open House, Poolesville MD 1-5pm. (More Info @

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.