Veg Week Highlights

APRL's 3rd Annual Veg Week was more successful than we could have imagined - here are some highlights:
  • More than 1,600 people took the veg pledge (more than double last year)!
  • Two San Diego Councilmembers, Todd Gloria and Marti Emerald, took the pledge and blogged on Facebook about their experiences
  • At least 10 media outlets covered Veg Week
  • The County of San Diego passed a resolution honoring Veg Week, at the request of Supervisor Pam Slater-Price, an animal lover and friend of APRL (see photo of resolution below)
  • Los Angeles became the 8th City Council to pass a resolution against foie gras cruelty in September, at the request of APRL. 
  • Approximately 5 restaurants dropped cruel foie gras after being contacted by APRL in July.
  • APRL co-founder Kath Rogers was acknowledged as one of Patch's Top 30 Under 30 Leaders in San Diego County - here is the article.
  • Attendees at APRL's Veg Week Celebration proved that vegetarians can in fact dance (see below photo)! Click here for more event photos.
Talk Back: What You are Saying about Veg Week...
  • “Discovering great food and thinking more about what I eat. Thanks for this opportunity to eat healthier and feel better.” – Councilmember Marti
  • "I am getting informed on health. I win, the animals win. I think that is what keeps me going." --Utlandi in South Africa
  • Being a vegetarian has been very fun. I enjoy the way I feel and am having a great time visiting new restaurants and creating new dishes." --Gabriel in San Diego
Upcoming Events:
Leafleting, Little Italy Festa -
Sun, Oct 9
APRL Table, Escondido Fair -
Sun, Oct 16
APRL Night at Local Habit - 
Thurs, Oct 20
Forks Over Knives screening -
Sun, Oct. 23
Save the Date: 
8th Annual Turkey-free Vegan Thanksgiving
Saturday, Nov 19
Orange County Events:
Long Beach Zombie Walk for the Animals
When: October 30, 3:30-5:00
Where: Gaslamp Restaurant and Bar, 6251 Pacific Coast Highway, Long Beach, CA 90803
Event includes a zombie walk through Long Beach, live music, a costume contest, a silent auction, prizes and more!
Click here to buy tickets ($25 online or $35 at door). Contact Brenda@APRL.org for details!
Click here for more Orange County events!
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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!