Update on the Historic #BeFairBeVegan Moving Billboard Campaign in Times Square and Javits Center New York City

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Latest Vegan Trove podcast Ep 39 Listen here:  Just a little update on the historic ‪#‎BeFairBeVegan‬ moving billboard campaign in ‪#‎TimesSquare‬ and ‪#‎JavitsCenter‬ New York City. Just a few of the many contributions by the public. See below. For more, visit BeFairBeVegan.com or our Facebook page Be Fair Be Vegan or Twitter.

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Largest Ever High-Profile Abolitionist Vegan Moving Billboard Campaign, Times Square & Javits, Kicks Off NYC Aug 8, 2016

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Hi Friends,

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I wanted to share with you a media advisory about a high-profile moving billboard and poster campaign. It will be the largest abolitionist vegan campaign of its kind in the United States and it starts Monday (tomorrow) August 8th and runs till September 4th and it will be shown in in New York City, NY in Times Square, Javits Center, around the NYC city. So look out for this campaign. I’ve seen previews of it, and I think it’s great, and the website is great as well. It has been created by Joanna Lucas who as some of you may know is an excellent writer and has done many blog posts about residents of Peaceful Prairie Sanctuary. So Joanna has been working very hard on creating the artwork for these excellent moving billboards which will be displayed around NYC and she’s created the website that goes with it. There will be a Facebook page and Twitter account that will accompany this campaign, so feel free to join it when it the campaign goes live at Monday 8th (that’s tomorrow) August at 5am Denver Colorado time, or 7am NYC time or 9pm if you live in Sydney on the east cost of Australia. So if you are in Times Square NYC tomorrow or Javits Centre, look up and see if you can take some photos and if you manage to, please feel free to send them to

info  (at ) VeganTrove (dot) com

and I’ll share them on the social media page (Be Fair Be Vegan on Facebook) associated with the campaign. I’ll post the link to the Facebook page in the information section of this podcast episode.

Here’s part of the media advisory composed by Angel Flinn from Gentle World. Angel Flinn and myself will be admins on the social media page just in case anyone has any questions about the campaign or questions about veganism.

“Be Fair Be Vegan is a campaign featuring moving billboards as well as static street posters, aimed at introducing viewers to the faces and feelings of the animals we use for food, clothing, research and entertainment.

For four weeks, these provocative slideshows will be displayed in two of the most high profile billboard locations in the country (Times Square and the Javits Center), accompanied by a series of street posters inviting passers-by to consider the circumstances of the victims of the animal industry while seeing them for who they are: sentient beings who value their lives.

The movement for the emancipation of nonhuman animals is now the biggest social justice movement since the abolition of slavery. Not only is the animal industry holding hostage the natural world and its inhabitants as well as sabotaging the health of our society, its practices are a violation of the most basic rights of the individuals it enslaves.

These billions upon billions of sentient beings are considered, by today’s ‘civilized’ society, to be nothing more than chattel property, and their owners are legally entitled to subject them to many forms of barbaric cruelty in the name of profit, convenience or pleasure.

As consumers, we have the power to take back control, and demand an end to the use of animals as commodities and resources. When we advocate for the widespread adoption of vegan values, we speak for the entire population of humanity’s victims – from wild animals who are hunted and exterminated to make way for the ravages of human excess, to domesticated animals who are bred and confined (whether in crates or pastures), and ultimately killed so that people can make use of the products of their misery.

The pandemic of violence in the world calls to us to reevaluate our relationship with non-human animals – who are victims of the most extreme forms of our collective violence – and to recognize that they are no more meant to be our possessions than are people with different colored skin, women, children, or any other living beings. They too, are individuals, who value their lives, feel pain, fear death, and have a right to live free from oppression.

BeFairBeVegan.com

(Angel’s phone number is announced in the episode)

Angel Flinn, Media Coordinator

angel.flinn (at) gmail (dot) com

So if you know anyone who might like to interview Joanna Lucas or Angel Flinn about this campaign, please get in touch with them at the contact details provided in this media release. I will put it details in the information section of this episode.

Let’s have good thoughts, that anyone who sees any of these prominent moving billboards and associated material with think about what they are participating in and seriously consider going vegan. Every billboard has a strong vegan message, and there is an associated vegan resource website where they can go to find out more about how to be vegan and more about veganism. So let’s support this Be Fair Be Vegan moving billboard campaign as much as possible and try and spread the word to media outlets, to bloggers and so forth, so that they might consider doing a piece on it. That’s how we can help spread the message far and wide. I’m certain there’s going to be some amazed people standing in Times Square and Javits Center tomorrow and for the next few weeks, who have never had the opportunity, which is a really precious opportunity, to think about veganism before and who have never had a clear message about sentient animals and their right not to be used as resources.

So this is a really wonderful opportunity for a lot of people, it’s a wonderful gift for them to have access to this most important message. So let’s do our best to spread this message far and wide about this campaign and this will reach other people who are not lucky enough to live in these particular cities to see these campaigns.

Thanks for listening. Till next time. Bye for now. 🙂

 

 

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Vegan Trove Podcast Ep 35: “Clean Meat” Part 2: Some Practical Implications and Unforeseen Outcomes

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Here is Vegan Trove Ep 35 “Clean Meat” Part 1: Some Ethical Considerations

 

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Vegan Trove Podcast Ep 35: “Clean Meat” Part 1: Some Ethical Considerations

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Clean Meat” Part 2: Some Practical Implications and Unforeseen Outcomes

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Vegan Trove Podcast Ep 33: An Emotional Response

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Recently, I was asked what emotional impact the behaviour that happens on online abolitionist pages has on me. I’ve spoken in an earlier podcast episode 25 about the facts of an online attack in mid-October 2015, and don’t feel the need to revisit that. In that episode, I made an effort to keep it factual and non-emotional. But the request made recently led me to consider how I feel,  not specifically about that attack, but about some of the bad behaviour I see daily within the “community”. I ask some questions. This podcast episode is the result. It’s not a detailed setting out of facts, like the previous one. It is, instead, my emotional response to the whole issue of aggression online. I chose to do it as stream of consciousness, rather than a more structured talk.

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Vegan Trove Podcast Ep 34: Some Unseen Consequences of Not Being Vegan (Pt 1)

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An account of a conversation I had recently with someone who was not vegan. And also a discussion about just a few of the unseen consequences of our society not being vegan. A bit of a ramble 😉extinction

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Vegan Trove Podcast Ep 32: Star Trek and the Issue of Sentience

Listen here Star Trek is a vehicle for science fiction themes, and like many science fiction stories, it sometimes uses the future to focus on issues that touch us today. I look at the issue of sentience, as seen in respect of the character, The Doctor on the series Star Trek: Voyager. After a brief look at the way this pop-cultural icon addresses the issue, I launch into other considerations of sentience, highlighting moral inconsistencies and moral compartmentalisation and the way this relates to non-human animals.VT ep 32 header

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