Welcome to the TAVS E-newsletter for July 2015! It is packed with updates for you, as we have been so busy. Please read on and enjoy.
TAVS is an all-volunteer grassroots abolitionist vegan organization. One of the most exciting things to participate in and follow is TAVS Advocacy around the world. With the TAVS Challenge, TAVS Advocates have been engaging in vegan advocacy and education in Minnesota, New York, Virginia, California, Texas, and Mississippi in the United States as well as in Germany and Ireland. If you are already vegan, we encourage you to take the TAVS Challenge, and help shift the paradigm from nonveganism to veganism. We provide resources (TAVS Resources) and support (Contact TAVS) to help you do that.
In April, Sarah K. Woodcock the Founder and Executive Director (volunteer) of The Abolitionist Vegan Society spoke on the “Importance of Veganism” panel at the SALDF New York Animal Law Symposium at Pace Law School. Demosthenes Maratos of Sustainability Institute at Molloy College and Robin Helfritch of Open the Cages Alliance were also on this panel (but not in this recording). To watch/listen, click here.
In June, we added another resource to our library of FREE resources for you to use in your vegan advocacy — the Vegan Food Groups Info Sheet in German! This resource is now available in English, French, and German. To view/download, click here.
For a complete list of all of the FREE resources for you to use in your vegan advocacy: www.abolitionistvegansociety.org/tavs-resources
And if you cannot afford to print them, we will send some to you for FREE. This is one of the main reasons why The Abolitionist Vegan Society takes donations–so all vegans can participate in vegan advocacy, not just those who can afford to.
In June, we announced the TAVS 2015 Online Auction to fund its vegan educational initiatives. TAVS is now accepting donations for its TAVS 2015 Online Auction. This nonprofit fundraiser is being held online from November 2-15, 2015. To learn more, click here.
I have been admiring Elise Hollandsworth Hartmann’s “Dark Faerie Creations” vegan artwork for years now. Her work is colorful, creative, whimsical, and vegan! And during the month of July, she will be donating 10% of Dark Faerie Creation’s purchases to The Abolitionist Vegan Society to support vegan education. I encourage you to check out the huge selection of prints and originals she has available in her Etsy shop. She also has jewelry, plaques, boxes, dolls, and jester sticks. She also does commissions. This is a great way to add some gorgeous vegan artwork to your home, support a vegan artist, and support vegan education! Elise’s Etsy shop is located here: www.darkfaerie.etsy.com
We are raising awareness about our “Why veganism?” URL (www.WhyVeganism.com). This is one of our most valuable resources in that it is an easy-to-remember URL that leads nonvegans to unequivocal information and resources about veganism, why a vegetarian diet is not the solution, and why “humane” animal products are not the solution. We encourage you to refer people to it often in your vegan advocacy. Some people have asked us if they can purchase a newspaper ad and refer people to it. Absolutely! In addition to a newspaper ad, also consider a magazine ad, online ad, etc. The possibilities are endless. If you need help designing an ad or have any questions about promoting veganism in this way, please feel free to Contact TAVS.
If you would like to keep close tabs on what we are up to, we recommend following The Abolitionist Vegan Society’s Facebook page. Be sure to “Like” the page, and “Get Notifications” so you don’t miss a thing.
If you are not already vegan, please go vegan. To learn about veganism, click here.
If you are already vegan, please help shift the paradigm from nonveganism to veganism. To learn about TAVS Advocacy, click here.
Sarah K. Woodcock, Founder and Executive Director (volunteer)
The Abolitionist Vegan Society