Hello to all Leeds Animal Protection members and supporters.
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 :-
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
– information about the Leaping Bunny symbol, and about cruelty-free companies
“Our Best Friends” campaign – to end the use of dogs and cats in scientific research
League Against Cruel Sports
– info about their petition to get snares banned.
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
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
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’s online survey of supporters is asking people what campaigns you think they should prioritise etc.
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.
Inkwell Saturday veggie cafe, 31 Potternewton Lane, Leeds, LS7 3LW. Open Sat 10-4. Large garden, family friendly.
Bundobust is Leeds’ newest vegetarian Indian street food kitchen. It combines world beers and food by vegetarian Indian restaurant Prashad.
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 email@example.com.
Cafe in Beverley
Sugar and Spice veggie/vegan cafe in Beverley, E Yorks.
and at THE SEASIDE
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]
C-A-L-F Cafe Compassionate, Animal, Liberators and Friends
Vegan Cafe and Takeaway
62 Eastborough, Scarborough, North Yorks YO11 1NJ
They also have an online shop. All profits from their shop go towards running their animal sanctuary Tel Sharon on 07919310839
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]
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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