ARC (Awakening Respect and Compassion for all Sentient Beings) 

Holiday Tasting
In lieu of our regular monthly dinner, please join ARC in the Community Room at Whole Foods for a delicious vegan holiday tasting.  Sample some delicious vegan holiday foods that will help us all enjoy a compassionate and tasty holiday season. This was a super fun and popular event last year, and we can't wait to do it again this year! 

Some of the foods we'll be sampling include: 
Field Roast Celebration Roast
Cheese spread
Selection of vegan egg nogs
A range of vegan cheeses including Miyoko's and Kite Hill
Holiday cookies and pies
And more!

We'll also be raffling off some fun holiday gifts and door prizes. And the tap room next door will be featuring several vegan beers and wines that will be available for purchase. 

Happy Holidays Everyone! Let there be peace on earth, and let us all remember that peace begins on the plate ♥

Photo by Caroline Attwood on Unsplash

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.