ARC (Awakening Respect and Compassion for all Sentient Beings) 

Join us for our First Annual ARC Vegan Chili Cook-Off! 

Enter your most delicious vegan chili in the competition for a chance to win bragging rights and some great prizes, or come out and taste/judge and just enjoy eating some delicious chili while hanging out with some awesome friends in this vegan-friendly craft-beer microbrewery.

Tickets to enter the competition are $10 a piece and can be pre-purchased at the link below. 

Tickets for judges (everyone not entering competition), also $10, can be purchased on-line or at the door. 

Details: If you are entering the competition, please bring your chili in a warming crock with a serving spoon. The only requirement is that it be vegan. Prizes and bragging rights go to winners in the following five categories:

Best Overall

Best Traditional

Most Creative

Best for Carnivores

Best for Crunchy Hippy Vegans

Prizes include framed photos of rescued animals and other lovely goods to support a compassionate awakened lifestyle (which means TBD :)).

More details and updates can be found at the facebook event page:

Judge (Not submitting chili)
Chefs (Enter Competition)

Peaceful Demo Against Rodeo Cruelty

Animals used in rodeos often experience injuries including broken bones, snapped necks, and bruising. They are chased, whipped, roped, dragged to the ground and experience untold terror. This is not entertainment. It is abuse of vulnerable innocent beings. 

Events being held at this rodeo rely on painful tools and techniques including sharp sticks, tail-twisting, spurs, electric prods, and bucking straps to make bulls, horses, and baby calves appear wild.

Dr. Charles Haber, a veterinarian and former federal meat inspector who has observed many discarded rodeo animals asserts: "I have seen animals with 6 to 8 ribs broken from the spine and, at times, puncturing the lungs. I have seen as much as 2 to 3 gallons of free blood accumulated under the detached skin." In the calf-roping event, delicate young animals suffer considerable damage to the ligament that secures the neck to the body. According to Dr. Robert Fetzner, wounded calves indisputably endure extreme pain. 

The rodeo teaches children that abusing animals is an accepted form of entertainment. Let's teach our kids to be kind to all beings. Help us raise awareness and put an end to this tradition of cruelty.