Body Meeting this Thursday, SA Endorsements and More!

General Body Meeting and Screening of Shelter Me!

On Febuary 20th, we will be hosting our monthly board meeting! Come on out at 6:30 pm in MSSC 104. We would love for all of our members to be there and give us their great ideas for how to improve our amazing organization!

We will go over all the great things we’ve done in the past month and try to find ways to get everyone more included in Animal Advocates.  We will also be  featuring FREE vegan comfort food to drive away the February cold. (Who doesn’t love free food?)

In keeping with our dog theme of our Puppy Love, we will continue our monthly documentary screening with Shelter Me.This is an uplifting documentary that celebrates the human-animal bond with positive stories about shelter pets and their new homes. The film follows the journey of two stray dogs, from the day they are picked up on the streets and brought to the shelter until the day they became a beloved family pet.

We have lots of great events coming up to talk about, and will be discussing sweet T-shirts!! Come and get ’em in MSSC ROOM 104!

Student Association Endorsements:

Congratulations to all of our candidates!

After meeting with a number of students running for positions in the Student Association, we have identified some who stand out as driven, progressive animal supporters.

We are proud to endorse the following candidates:

SA President: Daniel Egel-Weiss
Executive VP: Avra Bossov
Senators at Large: Omeed Firouzi and Ben Pryde
CCAS Senators: Logan Davis, Henry Klapper and Will Block
ESIA: Kyle Hanna
Business School: Carlo Wood
CEAS: Zachary Graybill

Be sure to get out and vote this Wednesday at 9 am through Thursday at 9 pm! Click here to vote.

Thank You for Supporting our Bake Sales!

We raised over $250 last week with all of our vegan baked goods! With the money, we will be sponsoring a dog at the Washington Human Society. Thank you for everyone who came and supported this local cause!

Come Join Us at Our Board Meetings

The Animal Advocates board would love to hear from you!

This Wednesday evening, February 19th, come join the board at their weekly meeting! Find us on the fourth floor of the Marvin Center talking events, food and advocacy at 6:30 pm. Let us know about any ideas you might have or events you’d like to work on. We want to hear from our members!

Jeremy Rosenberg, a representative from the League of Humane Voters of Washington, DCwill be coming to speak to the board as well. Join us!


Save the Rock Creek Park Deer!

One of our newest initiatives that we have been working on is saving the deer of Rock Creek Park.

For 120 years, Rock Creek Park has been an oasis in the middle of a bustling capital city, providing refuge to visitors tired of the urban grind. Comprising fewer than five square miles, this small jewel has provided sanctuary to native wildlife, protecting the animals and their habitat from the encroachment of human development. This is a place given over to nature, and people have never been allowed to kill any of the native wildlife that lives there.

Until now.

For the first time in the history of Rock Creek Park, the National Park Service plans to kill native deer. This bloody cull – which involves baiting and shooting deer at close range – will occur over several years and will decimate the deer population, killing half of the deer in the first year alone. But there’s a better way. Reproductive controls can achieve the same result without the violence.

We’ve stopped the kill this year by filing an emergency litigation, but we need your help to stop it forever. Let’s keep Rock Creek Park safe. Let’s save the Rock Creek Park deer.

Stay tuned for action you can take to save the deer! We are planning to have an event to lobby City Council in the near future.

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