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Wednesday, June 17th, 2009

Subject:If this is off topic please forgive me and delete post.
Posted by:errattum.
Time:11:29 pm.
As of 11:30 tonight my 60 year old crippled mother was issued a multiple count citation for feeding stray cats. (each citation will cost $50+) All but 3 of these cats are fixed and are people friendly who, for the most part stay on her property. My parents live in the country and thanks to a neighbor across the street, will by next month be watching their beloved friends be legally killed thanks to the local police being on his speed dial. (he took to these measures after authorities had to be contacted once he was found violently killing them, and was told "you can't do that".)

If you are capable of taking in a rescue cat or two that are clean, friendly fixed with their shots please contact me... I'll post pictures soon, we have big little old and young. We're just looking for good friendly homes for these cats rather than watching them die because ONE person has a problem with them.

and no kidding my mom has made these stray cats her life, without them she'd have very little to get out of bed for for the last couple years. I am not trying to be manipulative when I say this will put a serious dent in her health to watch her babies die.


I Live in Northwest Illinois

again, I am sorry if this post is unwelcome it's just an emergency. Thank you in advance for your patience.
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Thursday, July 24th, 2008

Subject:Sioux Falls, SD
Posted by:xemcats.
Time:6:13 pm.
Hey all! I'm taking an unexpected trip up to Sioux Falls, South Dakota on Monday. Does anyone know of a good veg restaurant in town? There's only one listed on Happy Cow, so I thought I'd ask around.

x-posted to vegantravel
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Tuesday, May 22nd, 2007

Subject:You gotta be kidding me!!!
Posted by:jencam1981.
Time:12:58 pm.
Mood: infuriated.

They honestly think that dog fighting should not be a crime?  Are you kidding me?

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Tuesday, May 15th, 2007

Subject:I'm not sure how to feel
Posted by:staceisacase.
Time:10:24 pm.
Mood: cranky.
about the fact that two seperate people emailed me chain letters (with pictures) of animals being tested on, and then one about animals being rescued after a hurricane. I love to hear good stories about all kinds of animals, but it pisses me off that all of these people sending these around eat meat. It makes my heart ache to think how many people are acting like they are pro animal rights, when the only animals they care about are domesticated ones. I responded to one person thanking them for passing the "anti animal testing" one around, but then I told him that those animals aren't the only ones suffering. Farm animals are too.  :(

I just wanted to vent. Thanks for reading.
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Saturday, September 23rd, 2006

Subject:St. Louis Animal Rights Team
Posted by:doja.
Time:8:07 am.
The St. Louis Animal Rights Team has a brand new Myspace profile. If you live in or around St. Louis, add us. :)

We're going to use the myspace so members can keep track of local AR events such as Fur Free Friday, Turkey Free Thanksgiving, our upcoming Halloween Dinner/Cocktail Party/Silent Auction. It will also be used to help aspiring vegans in the area.

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Wednesday, September 20th, 2006

Subject:Halloween Celebration in St. Louis for good cause
Posted by:doja.
Time:8:24 am.
St. Louis Animal Rights Team will be having their annual "An Evening for the Animals" Cocktail Party on Saturday, October 28th at 6:30 pm at the Regional Arts Center on the Delmar Loop.

$15 includes a vegan gourmet dinner, dessert and drinks (alcoholic or non) this is a great deal!

The party is a costume contest but costumes are optional.

There will also be a silent auction during the party to raise money to support START's efforts.

Please email me if you are interested in purchasing tickets. ginthefer at gmail dot com.

Tell anyone you know who might be interested. This is START's most important fundraiser and it will be a lot of fun for everyone who attends.
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Monday, September 11th, 2006

Subject:bento box
Posted by:doja.
Time:2:49 pm.
Does anyone know where I can buy a bento box in the st. louis area?

I want to start carrying my lunch in one of those but I can't seem to find one and can't buy it online due to lack of CC or Debit card.
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Wednesday, August 30th, 2006

Subject:Walk for Farm Animals
Posted by:dolmadez.
Time:1:53 pm.
Mood: hopeful.
Walk for Farm Animals, a walkathon that benefits Farm Sanctuary, is coming up! I will be attending the walkathon in Kansas City, MO, on Saturday, September 23rd. Please visit my fundraising page.

Other midwest locations can be found here

Click the links in this entry for more information! Please show your support!
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Friday, June 30th, 2006

Subject:Open Letter to Jay-Z
Posted by:go_by_bicycle.
Time:5:08 pm.
Have you seen

I wonder what he's going to say!
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Thursday, June 22nd, 2006

Posted by:classy_ass_lass.
Time:2:14 am.
Howdy. I'm Kara Marie. Right now I'm living out in Oklahoma City with my kid sister, and four lil' (b)rats I adopted from a local rescue. The area isnt too bad...not the most vegan friendly, but at the same time I dont have to go on a wild goose chase to find vegan friendly items. I just wish there were more of us around here. Umm...well nice to meet ya'll.
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Tuesday, April 4th, 2006

Subject:Free Stuffs!
Posted by:go_by_bicycle.
Time:5:15 pm.
Just thought I would let everyone know that the vegan straight edge folks at Motive and peta2 are giving away free vegan shirts and a vegan messenger bag. You can enter to win the stuffhere. Motive makes some really awesome stuff. Check out their MySpace if you get a chance. Enjoy!

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Thursday, February 16th, 2006

Subject:new veg friendly community
Posted by:doja.
Time:10:37 am.
hello, the goal of the new community is to share vegan and vegetarian recipes with others like us and meat eaters as well. feel free to join... swap recipes, share news stories, and whatever you'd like.

there will be several meat eaters in teh community. they are very open minded and most are looking to learn more about the cruelty free lifestyle.

here is our change to change someone's life for the better and meet some new veggie friends at the same time.

join veggie_bitches
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Tuesday, January 31st, 2006

Subject:Homeland Security Busy Protecting Honey-baked Hams from Vegetarians, Our Nation's Greatest Threat
Posted by:kaleboy.
Time:12:21 pm.
ACLU Releases Government Photos
Reported by Jon Shirek

The ACLU of Georgia released copies of government files on Wednesday that illustrate the extent to which the FBI, the DeKalb County Division of Homeland Security and other government agencies have gone to compile information on Georgians suspected of being threats simply for expressing controversial opinions.

Two documents relating to anti-war and anti-government protests, and a vegan rally, prove the agencies have been "spying" on Georgia residents unconstitutionally, the ACLU said.

For example, more than two dozen government surveillance photographs show 22-year-old Caitlin Childs of Atlanta, a strict vegetarian, and other vegans picketing against meat eating, in December 2003. They staged their protest outside a HoneyBaked Ham store on Buford Highway in DeKalb County.

An undercover DeKalb County Homeland Security detective was assigned to conduct surveillance of the protest and the protestors, and take the photographs. The detective arrested Childs and another protester after he saw Childs approach him and write down, on a piece of paper, the license plate number of his unmarked government car.

"They told me if I didn't give over the piece of paper I would go to jail and I refused and I went to jail, and the piece of paper was taken away from me at the jail and the officer who transferred me said that was why I was arrested," Childs said on Wednesday.

The government file lists anti-war protesters in Atlanta as threats, the ACLU said. The ACLU of Georgia accuses the Bush administration of labeling those who disagree with its policy as disloyal Americans.

"We believe that spying on American citizens for no good reason is fundamentally un-American, that it's not the place of the goverment or the best use of resources to spy on its own citizens and we want it to stop. We want the spies in our government to pack their bags, close up their notebooks, take their cameras home and not engage in the spying anymore," Gerald Weber of the ACLU of Georgia said during a news conference.

"We have heard of not a single, government surveillance of a pro-war group," Weber said. "And I doubt we will ever hear of a single surveillance of a pro-war group."

The ACLU wants Congress and the courts to order government agencies, including the FBI, to stop unconstitutional surveillance.

Weber said the ACLU of Georgia may sue the government, in order to define, once and for all, what unconstitutional surveillance is in a post-911 America.

The FBI in Atlanta declined to comment. According to the Associated Press, FBI spokesman Bill Carter in Washington, D.C. said that all FBI investigations are conducted in response to information that the people being investigated were involved in or might have information about crimes.

As for Caitlin Childs' protest against meat eating, the files obtained by the ACLU include the DeKalb County Homeland Security report on the surveillance of Childs and the others. The detective wrote that he ordered Childs to give him the piece of paper on which she had written his license tag number, telling her that he did not want her or anyone else to have the tag number of his undercover vehicle.

The detective did not comment in his report about why his license tag number was already visible to the public.

The detective wrote that Childs was "hostile, uncooperative and boisterous toward the officers."
Childs said today that the agents shouldn't have been there in the first place, squelching legal dissent.

"We have the right to gather and protest and speak out."


See also:
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Tuesday, December 20th, 2005

Posted by:doja.
Time:5:19 pm.
I'm 25. mostly vegan. in st. louis.

anyone cool nearby?
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Sunday, November 27th, 2005

Posted by:dolmadez.
Time:12:11 am.
This is just a quick introduction. I recently moved to northwest Missouri a few weeks ago from Florida. I'm wondering... anyone here live near St. Joseph?
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Sunday, November 20th, 2005

Posted by:elbow.
Time:1:36 pm.
Does anyone in this community go to Missouri State University?
They offer an animal rights class there which I think is neat.
I get to go and speak about being vegan and I am excited.
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Tuesday, November 1st, 2005

Subject:Happy World Vegan Day! Hooray for vegans!
Posted by:elbow.
Time:12:07 am.


And one more comment....the other day I was cutting through a mall to get to a healthfood store....strange I know....but I ride the public bus. Anyways. I glanced in Old Navy and there in front was a big display with a Kiss My Face sign. I wandered in and it was indeed true. Kiss My Face is making the beauty and personal care products for Old Navy. They launched these products starting October 27th. Not that I'm a big fan of Old Navy, but I think this is pretty neat that a big name brand store would carry products with no animal ingrediants and no animal testing. Hopefully others will follow in this.
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Thursday, July 28th, 2005

Posted by:claudiasharon.
Time:9:11 pm.
Mood: bored.
Just joined this community so I thought I'd say hi.

So hi!

I've been a vegetarian since 9th grade (going to be a sophmore in college) and when I'm out on my own I'll probably go vegan since my parents will only buy me so much...and I only have so much money.

And recently I've tried to eat real meat again.

Just because.

I wanted to test if it was just my mind that hated the meat.

And I just...don't like the taste anymore either.

At all.

Strange. But I guess after...what...5 years? you lose the taste buds for it.

*shrugs* Works for me though!

So anyways...if you wanna learn more about me check out my user info...

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Monday, June 27th, 2005

Posted by:ar_activist.
Time:11:35 am.
I'm getting ready to move back to a small town in the Midwest (where I'm from - I moved for college but then changed career choices again) and it's a very redneck area so there isn't a good selection of vegan foods, such as soy ice cream and etc. The only place to shop is seriously Walmart - there is one other grocery store, but it's worse than Walmart. I would shop at some area health food stores that have a great selection of veg food, but that's expensive!

Does anyone have any ideas/suggestions on what kind of stuff I should be buying at a Walmart in a redneck area? (As I said, it's the only place to shop for food. I hate Walmart because they have crap for food, but... it's all I've got to shop at.)

NOTE: I've lately been rather lazy when cooking, so I've buy some convience foods like Amy's. It doesn't help that I'm in a rather progressive area in the Midwest right now with a SUPERB selection of veg foods in a -regular- grocery store. I guess I've been spoiled and won't know what to do when I move back to my hometown area.

My eating habits lately have been rather sad, too, because I'm too lazy to cook. So, I'm also wondering what suggestions you would have that are quick and easy to make, yet cheap and would be available at Crap-Mart (err, Walmart).
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Friday, June 24th, 2005

Posted by:quatre_vingts.
Time:7:53 am.
From stranded_in_mo:


I'm posting here because there are two Siberian Huskies that really need your help this weekend. These two sisters are trying to make it from a kill shelter into their approved rescue. They spent their days wandering a small town in Kansas, where they became infected with heartworms; when the local shelter picked them up, there was not much hope for them. When their ten day period was up, a shelter volunteer pulled them and transferred them to another kill shelter in a larger city in a desperate bid to buy them more time and a better chance at being adopted. Now, they've been accepted into a rescue that is fully aware of their medical condition and wishes to save them, if only they can get there. I'm not asking for donations, and I'm not asking for someone to adopt them (although that is certainly an option once they've been evaluated in rescue); they have a place to go, they just need to get there. Can you help them? Now traveling through Sweet Springs, Columbia, Warrenton, and St. Louis, MO on their way to rescue.

If they do not make it to rescue this weekend (June 25 or 26), they will be put to sleep. This is their only chance.

More details here:
(Please feel free to comment here or there with any questions you may have)
(Please cross post)
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