Animal Rights Collective Blog


“Farm to Fridge” Pay-Per-View Reportback by christine

On April 8th, 2011 the Animal Rights Collective and Compassion for Animals hosted a Pay-Per-View of Mercy for Animal’s “Farm to Fridge” at GMU. Members of the Mason community were given $2 and a vegan cookie for watching a 4 minute video clip exposing the truth about factory farming. We had 58 viewers!! Woot, woot! Thanks Holly and Compassion for Animals! Also, thanks to Cece and Gabby from ARC who helped kiosk!

Host your own PPV Screening!

Upcoming Pay-Per-Views:

+ May 3rd: “Earthlings” PPV

Earn $5 to watch this 90 minute documentary about how animals are used for food, clothing, entertainment, and as pets. You must sign in and stay the entirety of the film. Free vegan snacks and discussion to follow. Limit 50 persons. With Compassion for Animals. 4:30-6:30pm, JC Meeting Room F.

+ May 5th: “Farm to Fridge” PPV

Earn $2 and a vegan cookie to watch a 4 minute video clip exposing common practices in the animal agriculture business. With Compassion for Animals. 11-3pm, JC kiosk B.

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Watch the expanded video (12 mins):

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Reportback: “Meat Your Meat” Pay-Per-View 9/16/2010 by christine
September 21, 2010, 12:12 pm
Filed under: AR Event, ARC Events, Local Events, Reportback, Video | Tags: , ,

ARC and Compassion for Animals (CfA) screened “Meat Your Meat” to GMU community members on September 16th, 2010. Students, staff, and

faculty could earn $1 for watching a 4 minute segment of the film which documents the suffering and exploitation of animals endured as standard practices at factory farming facilities and slaughterhouses. We encourage everyone that partakes in meat consumption and animal exploitation to educate themselves about what they are endorsing and to question if these choices are truly aligned with their morals. 36 people watched the full segment, and 5 people refused to take the dollar.

The next PPV at GMU is on Thursday, October 7, from 3-7pm at JC kiosk B!

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Watch “Meet Your Meat!”



Reportback: Save the Frogs Protest of Frog Consumption by christine

On Saturday, September 4th protestors of all ages took to the streets to demand that Uncle Julio’s Rio Grande Cafe stop selling frog legs. Not only does the consumption of frogs deplete wild populations, but it also causes the spread of infectious diseases and invasive species. Currently, one-third of amphibian species are threatened with extinction, and over 200 species have disappeared in recent years.

From the Save the Frogs website:

“Supporters of the environmental conservation group Save The Frogs congregated outside the Uncle Julio’s Rio Grande Café in Arlington, Virginia yesterday to protest the restaurant chain’s sales of frog legs. Far from your ordinary protest though, the majority of the protesters were under the age of 13. Eight middle and elementary school students joined two George Mason University students and five others to raise awareness of the rapid disappearance of frog species worldwide — and the Rio Grande Café’s contribution to the problem. This was the largest protest in defense of frog populations in the planet’s history, and signifies a growing movement to save the world’s remaining amphibian species, one-third of which are on the verge of extinction.

These farm-raised bullfrogs are known carriers of a deadly skin disease called chytridiomycosis, which has caused the extinction of up to 100 amphibian species worldwide. As well as spreading the deadly chytrid fungus, the bullfrogs are harmful invasive species. Being farmed around the world has allowed them to invade 15 countries outside their native range, where they eat native frogs and other wildlife, damaging ecosystems.

Amphibians are faced with an onslaught of environmental problems, including climate change, pollution, infectious diseases, habitat loss, invasive species, and over-harvesting for the pet and food trades.”

Learn more and sign the petition!



February Pay-Per-View Reportback by christine
February 10, 2010, 7:29 pm
Filed under: AR Action, ARC Events, Reportback, Video | Tags: , ,

Compassion for Animals (CfA) and the Animal Rights Collective (ARC) hosted our third Pay-Per-View session at GMU last week. Students earned $1 to viewed a four minute segment of “Meet Your Meat” to teach them more about standard farming practices. Over 35 students watched the video and several participants even refused the dollar! Thanks to CfA for helping out and coming up with this innovative concept!

Special thanks to Gabriela Galeano for being our photographer!

Watch “Meat Your Meat” and start changing your life!



World Go Vegan Week: Vegan Bake Sale by christine

For World Go Vegan Week ARC had a Halloween Vegan Bake Sale on campus to encourage students to try vegan treats and reduce their consumption of animal products.

Thanks to everyone that volunteered, including Nick, Nathaly, Karen, Martin, and Dr. Verardo – who made those famous scones that all her students stopped by to try!

Vegan Cupcakes!

 

Dr. Verardo's Famous Scones!

 

Vegan Literature!

ARC will be sponsoring these cuties at Farm Sanctuary with 100% of the proceeds from the bake sale!

Meet Mello and Bubbles! This Thanksgiving, don’t eat your friends!

Sponsor a turkey in need this Thanksgiving. 

Mello!Bubbles!



Earthlings Reportback by christine
October 23, 2009, 10:08 am
Filed under: Animal Rights 101, ARC Events, Reportback, Video | Tags:

Thanks to everyone that made it to our Earthlings screening on Tuesday night! I know it is a difficult film to watch, and I commend you all for making it through the entire documentary. So many people are determined to remain ignorant to the suffering of animals on this planet at our hand, thank you for refusing to accept business as usual.

For those that did not get to see it, Earthlings is definitely a film that EVERYONE should see. You can watch the entire documentary free online. It is a powerful and enlightening film addressing the ways in which humans exploit animals for food, clothing, scientific research, entertainment, and as pets. This documentary teaches us what animals endure every day for our lavish and selfish demands. They do not have the option to turn away from the truth, and neither should we. It will change how you view the world and your fellow earthlings. Please watch it. Click the banner below to see the full length feature.

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