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Pig scramble?!

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Last Updated on Friday, 06 July 2012 16:14 Written by Laura Tuesday, 26 June 2012 14:40

UPDATE! The church canceled the pig scramble in response to widespread opposition. Thank you to the church for this compassionate decision and for all those who spoke up for the pigs!

On July 4, the Bridge Foursquare Church in Christiansburg, Virginia, has scheduled a "Greased Pig Scramble" at its "Old Fashioned July Fourth Celebration." These events typically involve frantic groups of people chasing, grabbing at, and tackling terrified pigs in pens lined with screaming crowds. Pigs often sustain severe injuries such as broken limbs and backs. Politely urge the Bridge Foursquare Church to cancel the Greased Pig Scramble by emailing Joey Lyons, Youth/Associate Pastor, This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it , and Becky Sellers, Children's Ministry Director, This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it . And please, spread this alert far and wide!

   

Volunteer Opportunity to Help Dogs

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Written by Laura Wednesday, 11 April 2012 15:29

Metro Richmond PetSavers is having its second birthday event on Saturday, April 14, from 11-3 at the Carmia Way PetSmart. Houlagans' Rest (http://houlagansrest.com/) is asking us to consider volunteering for this event (and more, too!!). Volunteers should plan to attend from 10:15 - 3:30 to help with the setup and tear down. Houlagans has had a WONDERFULLY SUCCESSFUL 2012 so far. More than 30 dogs have found their forever homes. The more volunteers they have, the more dogs they can take. Contact This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it if you'd like to volunteer!
   

Gene Baur in Richmond

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Written by Laura Wednesday, 15 February 2012 17:40

Gene who is the Farm Sanctuary President and Co-Founder will be speaking in Richmond Wednesday, February 22nd!  You can even get a free vegan lunch at one of the speaking engagements!  Please crosspost to anyone you think might be interested!

February 22, 2012
Richmond, VA: Meet Gene Baur at the University of Richmond
Hear Farm Sanctuary President and Co-Founder Gene Baur speak at the University of Richmond School of Law. The event will take place from 11:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. at the University of Richmond, T.C. Williams School of Law, Room 101 (located in Building 19 off of Richmond Way), Richmond, VA, 23226. The event, which is sponsored by the Student Animal Legal Defense Fund of the University of Richmond School of Law, is free and open to the public. Free vegan lunch provided!  Gene will also be on hand to sign copies of his national best-seller, Farm Sanctuary: Changing Hearts and Minds About Animals and Food. You must register in advance by  This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or calling Sarah at 804-387-4064.

February 22, 2012
Richmond, VA: Meet Gene Baur at The Fountain Bookstore
Hear Farm Sanctuary President and Co-Founder Gene Baur speak at the The Fountain Bookstore. The event will take place from 6:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at The Fountain Bookstore in Historic Shockoe Slip, located at 1312 E. Cary St., Richmond VA 23219. This event is free and open to the public. Gene will also be on hand to sign copies of his national best-seller, Farm Sanctuary: Changing Hearts and Minds About Animals and Food.



   

Animal Issues on WRIR

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Last Updated on Tuesday, 14 October 2014 14:29 Written by Laura Tuesday, 14 February 2012 17:24

Join IndyMediaLive today at 12:30 PM on WRIR 97.3 FM (www.wrir.org) to hear Laura Donahue, the Virginia representative from the Humane Society of the United States, who will be giving a legislative update on animal protection legislation in the 2012 General Assembly, and Richmond Friends of Animals rep Amy B., who will talk about the circus and ways to fight animal cruelty in the entertainment industry.  You can listen through the web by going to the website and clicking the red "listen" button on the right. 

This program will be rebroadcast tomorrow on the webstream at wrir.org at 11:30 AM and 2:30 PM. You can listen to the show over and over!  Please cross post this info- it's important to get these issues out in the media!


   

Valentine's Fur Protest + Ringling Brothers Circus Protests

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Last Updated on Thursday, 22 March 2012 19:20 Written by Laura Sunday, 05 February 2012 17:50

Have a Heart for Animals Alan Furs Protest

Please join us for the annual Valentine's Alan Furs Protest! New posters and all materials will be provided plus some Valentine's Day goodies!

Saturday, February 11, Noon - 1:30 (you don't have to stay this long- even 15 min makes a difference!!)

Alan Furs, 1515 North Parham Road, Richmond, Virginia


Ringling Brothers Circus Protests

We will protest at multiple Ringling shows starting 1 hour prior to the show and demonstrating 30 minutes after the show starts.
**The most important protest is opening night- Wed, February 15th, we will start earlier - at 5:30 pm!!**
We have new banners- 8 in all and we need lots of people to hold all the banners! We will use the "chains" again like last year, and because we will be out when it's dark, we will use dvd players and portable flashlights. Lots of goodies and snacks will be provided! We need as many participants as possible - friends, significant others, children, anyone who thinks the abuse of these wonderful wild animals is wrong.
You can see all the shows with dates and times below - please let us know which ones you'll be able to attend!

Richmond Coliseum - 601 East Leigh St, Richmond, VA 23219

Wednesday, February 15 - 5:30 pm
Thursday, February 16 - 6:00 pm
Friday, February 17 - 6:00 pm
Saturday, February 18 - 2:00 pm
Saturday February 18 - 6:00 pm
Sunday, February 19 - 2:00 pm
Sunday, February 19 - 6:00 pm



   

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