Don't miss out on The Bond celebration!
Join Wendie Malick ("Hot in Cleveland"), Wayne Pacelle (CEO of the Humane Society of the US) and Jerry Cesak (of "Jeff and Jer Showgram") for a very special evening celebrating Wayne's nationally acclaimed book The Bond on Tuesday, May 3 at 7:30pm in Spreckles Theater, San Diego. Tickets are on sale now, and proceeds benefit the Humane Society, so don't miss out!
Upcoming Events for Animals in May
Volunteers are needed to staff our table at the at the North Park Street Fair and help pass out leaflets at the Escondido Street Fair. You are also invited to attend a city council meeting, rally and court hearing on behalf of the La Jolla Seals! See more events.
Above: people flocked to APRL's booth at Earth Day
  • APRL volunteers passed out over 5,000 pro-veg leaflets at festivals in April. Today a woman who took and read a leaflet told volunteers she was going vegetarian on the spot!
  • A number of restaurants and events, including a high profile dinner at the Four Seasons on Maui, have dropped foie gras after being contacted by APRL, resulting in international news this past month.
  • APRL helps pay for printing the roughly 30,000 leaflets super-activist Nikki Benoit passes out at colleges each month for Vegan Outreach. We are now defending her free speech rights in court!
  • We are monitoring the situation in Florida, Iowa and Minnesota, where legislators are attempting to criminalize taking photos of factory farms.
  • APRL hosted a fundraiser for the Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine (PCRM) that was attended by Elizabeth Kucinich last month. We will be working closely with PCRM to battle the Farm Bill subsidies that are coming up for renewal next year, which tend to promote unhealthy and inhumane animal-based foods.
Elizabeth Kucinich (center) with APRL staff at our thrift store.
Eat, Drink, Read!
APRL encourages you to attend a fundraiser for the San Diego Council on Literacy May 18. We learned that a contributing chef was planning on serving a foie gras dish, so we contacted the event organizers, who had the item removed! We encourage you to attend this fundraiser to thank them for this humane decision. Literacy is necessary for an educated and informed society, which helps us get our message out as well!
Stand Up for Seals
The San Diego Union Tribune ran a great editorial and cartoon poking fun at anti-seal agitators who harass the La Jolla seals, as reported by their news department. The SD Reader also ran a very apt cartoon. Please attend an upcoming City Council meeting, a rally, and a court hearing to support the seals! See our events page for more info.
Monday, May 2-
City Council hearing for seals
Tuesday, May 3 -
The Bond with Wayne Pacelle
Saturday, May 7 -
Pro-seal rally
Friday, May 13-
Court hearing for the seals
Saturday, May 14-
Halfsgiving Vegan Potluck
Sunday, May 15-
North Park Festival of the Arts
Sunday, May 15-
Escondido Street Fair
Friday, May 20-
Forks Over Knives
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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!
Can you adopt these dogs?
APRL is working with the San Diego Dept. of Animal Services to rescue six American bulldog/ bordercollie mixes from a hoarding situation in Ramona, California. They are all friendly and spayed and neutered. Please contact us if you can provide a forever home or foster for any!