LAP Newsletter August 2014

Hello to all Leeds Animal Protection members and supporters.

RECENT EVENTS

We have been busy campaigning for the animals at Horsforth, Garforth and Kirkstall Summer Fairs.

LEEDS ANIMAL PROTECTION CAMPAIGNING

Our current campaigning  includes the following issues :-

Animal Aid

vivisection – information leaflets about animal experiments, petitions and  lists of medical research charities which do/do not test on animals
– information about factory farming  and petitions
www.animalaid.org

BUAV

– information about the Leaping Bunny symbol, and about cruelty-free companies
www.crueltyfreeinternational.org
“Our Best Friends” campaign – to end the use of dogs and cats in scientific research
www.buav.org/undercover-investigations/born-to-die

League Against Cruel Sports
– info about their petition to get snares banned.
www.league.org.uk

Captive Animals Protection Society

– We are giving out information about the zoo industry and circuses. CAPS have several campaigns, including one against pinioning – where captive birds have part of one wing severed, and will never be able to fly again – so that they can be held captive in zoos.  Also information about  reasons to boycott aquariums. details at   www.captiveanimals.org

SOME NEWS

WILD ANIMALS IN CIRCUSES

Captive Animals Protection Society, along with other animal campaigning groups, have had a meeting with the Minister responsible for the promised ban  on the use of wild animals in circuses. The Minister was keen to reiterate his department’s commitment to the ban, but parliamentary time has not been given to allow the ban to pass into law.On the CAPS website  www.captiveanimals.org/uk-circus  there is a link to contact the government and demand immediate action on the implementation of a ban on the use of wild animals in circuses.

PAMPLONA BULL RUN

League Against Cruel Sports report that STA Travel have stopped all sales to Pamplona – following the LACS campaign – to not support bull running and bullfighting
Details at  www.league.org.uk

ANIMAL EXPERIMENTS
The government has admitted that during 2013, the number of animal experiments rose to 4,121,582, which is, shockingly more 11,554 experiments started than in 2012. Behind every number is an animal’s life – a life of suffering and fear. BUAV point out that what makes the rise even more shocking is that it is the third consecutive increase since the Coalition Government took office in 2010 – pledging to reduce animal experiments.
Details at   www.BUAV.org

VIVA

Viva’s online survey of supporters is asking people what campaigns you think they should prioritise etc.
http://www.viva.org.uk/survey

and now……. SOME LOVELY PLACES TO VISIT!  These places are new to us:- Please check their current opening times before you set off

NEW veggie restaurant in Leeds

Anand Sweets, 109 Harehills Road, Leeds, LS8 5HS.  Until about a month ago it was an Indian takeaway only,  but they have now opened a restaurant. It serves plenty of curries and savoury foods, and their samosas are very highly rated. Tel: 0113 248 1234.

Hollybush Conservation Centre, Broad Lane, Leeds, LS5 3BP has a veggie cafe open Tues – Thurs 11 – 2. It’s run by the Conservation Volunteers and has a wildlife garden. Tel: 0113 274 2335.

http://www.tcv.org.uk/hollybush/cafe

Inkwell Saturday veggie cafe, 31 Potternewton Lane, Leeds, LS7 3LW. Open Sat 10-4. Large garden, family friendly.

http://www.inkwellarts.org.uk/cooking-up-a-treat/

Bundobust is Leeds’ newest vegetarian Indian street food kitchen. It combines world beers and food by vegetarian Indian restaurant Prashad.

6 Mill Hill, Leeds LS1 5DQ
email  hello@bundobust.com
www.bundobust.com      and Facebook

The founder of Facebook group “Leeds Vegan Families” has had recent success with Catering Leeds in getting vegan school meals for his early years kids. He is happy to give advice to other vegan parents in this situation. Email Drew on drewmonkey@btinternet.com.

Cafe in Beverley

Sugar and Spice veggie/vegan cafe in Beverley, E Yorks.
http://www.happycow.net/reviews/sugar-and-spice-beverley-33604

and at THE SEASIDE

Bridlington

Little organic bakery and cafe, 12 Wellington Road, Bridlington YO15 2BG
Vegetarian and some vegan dishes  also an outdoor garden eating area,  Tel – 07853 303049  and on Facebook
[closed July 25th – August 6th]

Scarborough

C-A-L-F Cafe  Compassionate, Animal, Liberators and Friends
Vegan Cafe and Takeaway
62 Eastborough, Scarborough, North Yorks  YO11 1NJ
www.c-a-l-f.com
They also have an online shop. All profits from their shop go towards running their animal sanctuary  Tel Sharon on  07919310839

FUTURE EVENTS

We will have stalls at the following events

SATURDAY AUGUST 2ND

LAP stall at UNITY DAY, HYDE PARK, LEEDS 11.30am till 6pm

SUNDAY AUGUST 3RD

DR HADWEN TRUST  information stall at  DOGS TRUST OPEN DAY at Dogs Trust Rehoming Centre,  York Road, Leeds LS15 4NL  11am onwards

SATURDAY AUGUST 9TH

Ramble against Bloodsports on Ilkley Moor  https://www.facebook.com/stoptheshoot/photos/gm.324595364358059/740233532685187/?type=1&theater

SATURDAY AUGUST 23RD

Street collection for Animal Aid, in Leeds City Centre – please see www.animalaid .org.uk  for details of their campaigns that we will be supporting.

SATURDAY AUGUST 30TH

LAP stall at CHAPEL ALLERTON  ARTS FESTIVAL, LEEDS  [tbc]

October 15th

Dr Dan Lyons, who is the CEO of the Centre for Animals and Social Justice [CASJ]  will be giving a lecture in Leeds on October 15th. The lecture is on “Animal Protection Public Policy: Questions of Ethics, Power and Democracy”
At the Centre for Applied Social Science, Leeds Metropolitan University
3.00pm – 4.30pm

Please see their website  www.casj.org.uk   for more details, and to register [which is free].

On the website there is also information about putting animal protection into General Election manifestos, calls for the establishment of an Animal Protection Commission – as a new independent regulatory body, and much more.

If you can help at any of the stalls or the collection  please let Jenny know

email  jenny@bluecloud.plus.com    Thanks

The following meetings – for 2014 – will be   Wednesday July 23rd (where Luke Steele will be doing a talk on Grouse Shooting), Wednesday August 27th and Wednesday September 24th.  Meetings are at Leeds Civic Hall at 7.00pm

New members are always welcome.  Hope to see you soon and Happy Holidays!

Jenny and Carla

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