Cleveland Animal Rights Alliance Updates
Cleveland Animal Rights Alliance
On Wednesday, May 15th from 6 to 8pm, the Cleveland Animal Rights Alliance will be holding our next book club meeting. The book we're reading for May is "Every Twelve Seconds: Industrialized Slaughter and the Politics of Sight" by Timothy Pachirat. The book is a riveting, first-hand account of a professor's undercover work in a slaughterhouse where 2,500 cattle were killed every day -- one every 12 seconds. With much to say about issues ranging from the sociology of violence and modern food production to animal rights and welfare, "Every Twelve Seconds" is an important work which has been highly praised by critics including The Atlantic, as "a very good book if not a flawless one". We'll gather upstairs at Visible Voice Books in Tremont (1023 Kenilworth Ave) for our book discussion. Feel free to bring vegan snacks if you'd like and enjoy Visible Voice's wine and coffee bar. We have a very special guest for this book club meeting -- author, Timothy Pachirat, will be Skyping in with us live at 7:15pm for Q&A discussion!! On May 18th and 19th, CARA will have a vegan advocacy table at the Hessler Street Fair in University Circle. Stop by and visit us at this street fair which attracts over 10,000 people and has become a fun annual spring tradition in Cleveland! This is always a fantastic event where we reach a large receptive crowd with our message of compassion and justice. We'll have plenty of vegan literature to distribute along with free vegan food samples. For those interested in promoting cruelty-free vegan living, please consider joining us in this important community outreach and staffing the CARA booth for a few hours. To volunteer for this event or future events, send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org or call 440-941-7064. Stay up-to-date on the latest CARA events and happenings by signing up for our monthly e-news through www.clevelandanimalrights.org and "liking" us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/clevelandanimalrightsalliance.
Join Cleveland Animal Rights Alliance as we come together to raise funds to help horses who have been victims of the horse racing industry (as well as many other farmed animals). Chenoa Manor in Pennsylvania is a sanctuary that practices vegan values and has taken in several horses who have been exploited by the horse racing industry as well as the laboratory research industry. $50 ticket cost includes a variety of delicious vegan hors d'oeuvres catered by Pura Vida by Brandt and a mint julep. Enjoy the inspiring, energetic, and soulful poppy folky music brought to you by vegan peace advocate, Zach Friedhof!
Tickets can be purchased through the CARA site here - please note in the "comments" that you're purchasing tickets. $75 tickets are also available with unlimited select cocktails/beer/wine. Tickets will be at "will call" on the day of the event.
Wear your biggest hat, don your fanciest frock, there is reason to celebrate when we make the conscious choice to not exploit others!
Where: Tri-C Hospitality Management Center, 180 Euclid Ave (next to Pura Vida restaurant on Public Square) When: Saturday, May 4th from 4 - 7pm
Ticket proceeds go to Chenoa Manor and CARA (85%/15%).
Find more info about Chenoa Manor here: http://www.chenoamanor.org/
A very thoughtful essay on horse racing by Lee Hall: http://www.onegreenplanet.org/lifestyle/out-with-the-races-the-cruel-truth-behind-horse-racing/
Hope to see you there!
The Cleveland Animal Rights Alliance has brought a large number of wonderful speakers and films to our area, and has helped educate many. Healthy and Humane also strongly suggests reading the essay on horse racing by Lee Hall.