APRL 2011 Successes
  • Since January, we have convinced 13 more restaurants to remove foie gras in California.
  • A regular seal harasser was cited for violating the Marine Mammal Protection Act when our staff at Casa Beach reported him with video to federal authorities.
  • San Diego super-activist Judy Ki has helped get legislation introduced to ban shark fin sales statewide in CA--write to your legislators to support!
  • We have reached thousands with outreach at the Multicultural Festival, the Heritage Day Festival, San Diego High School and Garfield High School.
(Above: APRL and OCPA protesting cruel foie gras outside of Brasserie Pascal on Feburary 14, 2011)
How You Can Help In March
The week of March 7th, we will be leafleting with Vegan Outreach at colleges in San Diego. This month, we will also be tabling at the St. Patrick’s Festival, Indiefest, and two locations for International Meatout (see below). To get involved in our upcoming events click here. We also need volunteers to help in the office on a regular basis with phone calls, data entry, research, button making, mailings, etc. Email us if you can volunteer in the office. 
March is International Meatout! 

Join activists all over the world and in all 50 states to ask people to kick the meat habit! APRL will have two Meatout events in San Diego--one on Saturday, March 19th in North County and the other on Sunday, March 20th outside of People’s Organic Food Co-op in Ocean Beach. Click here to see all upcoming events.

Animals in Escondido need your voice!
On March 2 at 4:30pm, the Escondido City Council will be voting on a proposal to remove charreadas, which are small time rodeos filled with animal cruelty, from a piece of city owned property. Please contact the city council to say you SUPPORT the  action of the city council in removing the rodeo. 
In Memoriam - Dani Thumma:

We are saddened by the passing of Dani Thumma, a determined and passionate activist who made the plight of animals a personal priority and encouraged others to do the same. We at APRL came to know Dani because of her tireless campaign against the cruelty of foie gras in her home state of Arizona. She was a shining example of how one person can inspire countless others to choose compassion. Her daughter Ashley Yarbrough told us, “My mom's heart knew no bounds and was filled with so much love and generosity. She was the kind of person who would give you the shirt off her back, a shoulder to lean on, and an open ear to listen any time of the day or night.  From the second she watched 'Meet your Meat' she knew something had to be done to defend the animals condemned to the slaughterhouses across the world.” Our hearts go out to Dani’s husband Steve, her daughter Ashley, son Kyle, and all of their family and friends during this difficult time. 
Upcoming Events:

Thursday, March 3 -
KFC Protest
Thursday, March 3 -
APRL Night at Evolution
Saturday, March 12 -
St. Patrick's Veg Booth
Saturday, March 12 -
Indiefest Veg Booth
Saturday, March 19 -
Meatout North County
Sunday, March 20 -
People's Co-op Meatout

Click here for full calendar
Above: Volunteers Tina, Kath and Hugh at APRL table at San Diego's 2011 Multicultural Festival
Shop at or donate to the APRL Thrift Store

Stop by APRL’s thrift store to check out a variety of clothes, housewares, jewelry, books and more. You can feel good about shopping and donating because all of the proceeds go toward helping animals. Then, head next door to Sipz Vegetarian Restaurant!
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