It's been a busy year as we've worked together for changes to laws that penalize compassion toward cats, requested reform of Greenville animal services, and documented cruelties and suffering of animals confined to factory farms in our state.
Join us for this year's World Day for Farmed Animals, an international event taking place on Gandhi's birthday, Oct. 2nd. This event will coincide with the Worldwide Vegan Chalk Bomb happening on the same day.
4 a.m. Wake and begin fast (if you are able)
7 a.m. Public fast - Legislative building
Noon Meet for chalking! We'll distribute chalk and assign our quadrants of the city. Get inspired!
3:30 p.m. Return
4 p.m. Break our fast (if you are participating) with a vegan feast!
Sunday, Oct. 2, is a day of reflection, as we acknowledge the immense suffering of farmed animals. Participants are invited share poems, songs or any other expression of their sadness and hope for animal liberation.
Our day begins with a fast (if you are able). We encourage participants to fast for at least 12 hours beginning before the event and up until we enjoy a delicious vegan meal together at 4 p.m. Some of us will publicly fast starting at 7 a.m. at the legislature building.
Starting about noon, we'll distribute chalk and then head out for the afternoon to leave creative, colorful vegan messages on downtown sidewalks for thousands of people to see. Because we ♥ animals! Please sign up for the Worldwide Vegan Chalk Bomb here:
At the conclusion of our fast, we'll have vegan BBQ and chips for a small donation (whatever you can afford). Participants are also encouraged to bring a dish of their own to share (optional).
We hope you'll join us as we bring this international event to North Carolina in a meaningful way! *Please* share with as many friends as possible. We're planning on a huge turnout!
Thank you for your support. #fortheanimals
(Street parking is usually available on N. Blount Streeet, a couple blocks away.)
Call us if you have any questions: James 919-720-6927 or Marion 252-367-3928
GREENVILLE POLICY CHANGES REQUESTED FOR CATS
COMPASSION IS NOT A CRIME
Requested Changes to Greenville Trap-Neuter-Return Ordinance
•Feeding: Eliminate the feeding ban for cats.
Community cats are neither owned nor stray. Their distinctive status should be acknowledged and codified into the law.
Programs to manage and reduce cat overpopulation depend upon this understanding.
•Registration: Registration should protect the colonies. Citizens will be willing to register if they understand that this step will protect their cats.
For three or fewer cats, registration is recommended but not required.
•General: Animal Protective Services and animal advocates should work together to resolve the challenges involved in managing community cats in our city.
Communication and cooperation should be a goal for all parties involved in this work.
Make sure animal services can notify property owners in an expedient manner prior to trapping taking place, so there is no delay in helping cats and kittens in need.
Remove blanket approval for animal services to enter the home or premises of anyone registered as a caregiver. They may have the ability to enter the exterior premises where trapping is occurring.
Let experienced groups have the ability to do their own notifications and door tagging. Keep the location of the colonies protected information.