Past Events

Roger Swaine

 

Join us at the Georgia Animal Rights and Protection (GARP) general meeting featuring guest speaker: ROGER SWAINE.

 

About Roger: Roger has been an active force in the animal rights movement for many years including organizing direct action against bloodsports and campaigning to outlaw hunting with dogs in the UK. Before coming to the U.S., Roger ran the Derby Animal Rights/Derby Hunt Sabs in the UK and was also tactics officer on the committee of the national Hunt Saboteurs Association for a number of years. Some of his campaigns included: the Foston pig factory farm which was featured in Vegnews.

 

At the meeting, Roger will explain hunt sabs and share his experiences protecting animal rights.

 

DATE: Saturday, June 7

 

TIME: 10:30 a.m. to noon

 

LOCATION: Green Sprout Restaurant (1529 Piedmont Ave. across from Ansley Mall)

 

After the meeting stay for lunch and connect with other people who care about animals! Green Sprout Vegetarian Restaurant offers a wide variety of delicious vegan options.

 

We will have updates and announcements on upcoming events during the meeting.

 

GARP t-shirts (perfect for wearing to GARP events) will be available at the meeting for $20 (cash or credit card).

 

SPACE IS LIMITED SO ARRIVE ON TIME!

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speciesismJoin Georgia Animal Rights and Protection (GARP) for the special Atlanta premier of Speciesism: The Movie. Following the movie there will be a Q & A with director Mark Devries.

Speciesism: The Movie takes viewers on a sometimes funny, sometimes frightening adventure across the country, to expose the biggest secrets about modern factory farms, and to ask the biggest questions about the belief that our species is more important than the rest. You’ll never look at animals the same way again. Especially humans.

TICKETS:
http://SpeciesismAtlanta.eventbrite.com/

(tickets are ONLY available online)

SEE THE TRAILER AT:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=tJYzia6KUbs

MORE INFO AT:
http://speciesismthemovie.com/


What people are saying about the movie:

“BRILLIANT AND COMPELLING … THE BEST OF THE ANIMAL RIGHTS DOCUMENTARIES”
-Michael Shermer, Scientific American and Skeptic magazine

“AN ADVENTURE THAT IS TREMENDOUSLY ENTERTAINING AND OFTEN LAUGH-OUT-LOUD FUNNY”
-The Huffington Post

“WATCH THIS MOVIE, WATCH IT AGAIN, AND SHARE IT WIDELY. IT IS THAT IMPORTANT.
-Psychology Today
See you there!

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empty the tanksWill you join us and others around the globe for the second annual Empty the Tanks Worldwide event? Together we stand against the marine mammal parks and aquariums that continue to enslave and exploit marine animals.

Parking: There are two parking lots at the intersection of Baker St. and Centennial Olympic Park NW, just a block from the aquarium. Driving east on Baker St., pass the aquarium on the left and turn right on Centennial Olympic Park NW. The first parking lot is on the immediate left and another is just a half a block up on the left.

Questions? Contact Julie Robertson at julie@garpga.org or 404-680-5771

Signs and leaflets will be provided, but you are welcome to bring your own sign as well.

Marine-mammal facilities are part of a billion-dollar industry built on the suffering of intelligent, social beings who are denied everything that is natural and important to them. In the wild, orcas and members of other dolphin species live in large, intricate social groups and swim up to 100 miles a day in the open ocean. In aquariums and marine parks, these animals can only swim endless circles in bleak concrete tanks and are unable to engage in most natural behaviors. They are forced to perform silly tricks for food and are frequently torn away from family members as they’re shuffled between parks.

In June 2012, Georgia Aquarium submitted an application to National Marine Fisheries Service’s (NMFS) for a permit to import wild-caught beluga whales from Russia. NMFS found this permit application did not satisfy the Marine Mammal Protection Act’s requirements and that the proposed import could have a significant adverse impact on the wild beluga whale stock and potentially encourage the capture of additional belugas from this stock for the purpose of public display worldwide. NMFS also determined that five of the beluga whales proposed for import were likely nursing at the time they were captured, thus making their import illegal under the MMPA. The Georgia Aquarium has filed a lawsuit challenging the agency’s decision.

It’s time to EMPTY THE TANKS! See you there!

 

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jon campJoin us at the GARP general meeting featuring guest speaker: Jon Camp, director of Vegan Outreach. Vegan Outreach is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization working to expose and end cruelty to animals through the widespread distribution of their illustrated booklets. More info at: http://www.veganoutreach.org/

Throughout the last nine years, Jon has traveled throughout North America, reaching out to college students with the plight of farm animals. In this time, he’s visited over 500 schools and has reached close to a million students with his outreach efforts. Jon regularly speaks on farm animal issues, and his commentary on animal advocacy has has been featured in various books and documentaries.

At the meeting, Jon will talk about his experiences working for Vegan Outreach, why we should focus our efforts on the suffering of farm animals, and how each one of us can use our limited time and resources towards making a big difference for animals. If you are interested in being a more effective advocate make sure to join us.

SPACE IS LIMITED! WE CAN ONLY ACCOMMODATE 45 PEOPLE. FIRST-COME FIRST SERVED.

After the meeting stay for lunch and connect with other people who care about animals! Green Sprout Vegetarian Restaurant offers a wide variety of delicious vegan options.

We will have updates and announcements on upcoming GARP animal rights events during the meeting.

If you would like a GARP t-shirt (perfect for wearing to GARP events) we will have them available ($20) at the meeting.
See you there!!!

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Jghosts_poster_27X39_cs5_14.1.23.inddoin Georgia Animal Rights and Protection (GARP) for a special exclusive screening of the critically acclaimed new documentary, THE GHOSTS IN OUR MACHINE.

Special Q&A session following the movie with Dr. Lori Marino, neuroscientist and faculty member at Emory University, and Executive Director of The Kimmela Center for Animal Advocacy.

 

Date: March 1 and 2, 2014

Time: 4:00 pm

Location: Plaza Theater, 1049 Ponce De Leon Ave N, Atlanta, GA 30306

For Tickets: Call the Plaza Theater at 404.873.1939, or purchase in person. Seating is limited!

THE GHOSTS IN OUR MACHINE is a multi-award winning consciousness raising documentary that gently reveals one of the most haunting moral dilemmas of our modern world. While the provocative film BLACKFISH made waves for exposing the consequences of keeping orcas in captivity, GHOSTS illuminates the plight of many other animals rescued from and living within the machine of our modern world, from captive foxes to rescued dairy cows.

Award-winning filmmaker Liz Marshall directs this visually arresting documentary through the heart and lens of photojournalist Jo-Anne McArthur. The film follows Jo-Anne over the course of a year as she documents several animal stories in parts of Canada, the U.S. and in Europe. Each story and photograph is a window into global animal industries: Food; Fashion; Entertainment and Biomedical Research.

For more information, please visit the event page here.

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GARP Day at Loving Hut – Join us for dinner.

The Loving Hut Restaurant in Norcross has generously offered to donate 20% of their sales to GARP for all purchases made ANYTIME on Monday, February 3, 2014. Anything purchased that day will benefit GARP.

The restaurant is open 11 AM – 3 PM and 5 PM – 9 PM (closed From 3 PM – 5 PM). This event is ONLY at the Norcross location.

If you would like to dine with a group, please join us from 6:30-9:00 PM at the restaurant.

Loving Hut offers fresh and delicious vegan food and desserts. For more info on Loving Hut Norcross go to: http://lovinghut.us/georgia/index.html

Thank you for supporting GARP. See you there!

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PROTEST THE CRUELEST SHOW ON EARTH!

Please make plans to join GARP and concerned citizens as we speak out against Ringling Brothers cruelty. GARP will lead protests in Atlanta and Duluth.

Why do we protest? In the Ringling Brothers Circus, elephants are beaten, hit, poked, prodded, and jabbed with sharp hooks, sometimes until bloody.

Constant travel means that animals are confined to boxcars, trailers, and trucks for days at a time in extremely hot or cold weather, often without access to basic necessities such as food, water, and veterinarian care. Elephants, big cats, bears, and primates are confined to cramped and filthy cages in which they eat, sleep, drink, defecate, and urinate, all in the same place.

In November 2011, Ringling was fined $270,000 by the USDA for multiple violations of the Animal Welfare Act. This is the largest fine ever assessed against a circus under the Animal Welfare Act. Ringling has made history as The Cruelest Show on Earth.

IMPORTANT: THE MEDIA HAS BEEN INVITED TO THE PROTEST ON
Feb 12  11:45 am – 1:00 pm. We need to have a good showing. Please join us at 11:45 am that day if possible.

Please join us and speak up for the animals. This is a legal and peaceful gathering. Posters, banners, and leaflets will be provided.

Gwinnett Arena:
Feb. 8 1:30 – 3:00 pm

Feb 9  1:30 – 300 pm

LOCATION: We will meet at the main entrance to the Gwinnett Center, 6400 Sugarloaf Pkwy, Duluth, GA 30097. Parking is available across the street in the Kroger’s plaza.

Questions?
Contact: Sarita Raturi
saritaraturi@hotmail.com
678-469-2406

Phillips Arena:
Feb 12  11:45 am – 1:00 pm
Feb 12  6:00 pm – 7:30 pm
Feb 13  6:00 pm – 7:30 pm
Feb 14  6:00 pm – 7:30 pm
Feb 15  1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Feb 15  5:45 pm – 7:00 pm
Feb 16  1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Feb 16  5:45 pm – 7:00 pm

Questions?
Contact: Julie Robertson
julie@garpga.org
404-680-5771

LOCATION: Meet at Philips Arena, Techwood Entrance, 51 Centennial Park Dr. (formerly Techwood Dr.) Atlanta, GA 30303.

 

For more info on Ringling Brothers, visit ringlingbeatsanimals.com

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To see photos of our events and get the latest animal news, “Like” GARP on Facebook.Join us at the Georgia Animal Rights and Protection Holiday Party 2013 as we celebrate our commitment to compassion! Fun, friends, and vegan food – don’t miss out!

Date: Saturday, December 7, 2013

Time: 7:30-9:30 PM

Location: Dough Bakery is located next to the Inman Park Marta Station. Free parking available on the street near the bakery. For more info about Dough Bakery go to: www.doughbakery.com

Menu: Vegan Nacho Bar
Chips and Salsa
Vegan Queso
Guacamole
Re-fried Beans
Ground “beef” (vegan)
Grilled Veggies
Jalapeno Corn Fritters
Assorted Holiday Desserts
Sangria (guests may also bring their own “spirits” such as wine or beer to the party)

Cost: $20 per person

Pay online at: http://garpga.org/backup-home-page

PLEASE REGISTER BY DECEMBER 2! Space is limited.

Dress: Casual

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Protest Ringling Bros Circus

Notorious animal abuser Feld entertainment, owner of Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey circus, is coming to Atlanta December 5. Feld Entertainment’s public relations representatives will be speaking at the Georgia Chapter-Public Relations Society of America to help attendees “understand behind the scenes at Feld Entertainment.”

Where: Maggiano’s Buckhead, 3368 Peachtree Road, NE Atlanta, GA 30326 (Demonstration will be held on the public sidewalk in front of Maggiano’s.)

With the introduction of legislation to ban the bullhook, Atlanta is a major battleground for Ringling. GARP and supporters will be demonstrating outside the venue to show attendees precisely what’s behind the scenes at Feld Entertainment – horrific animal abuse. Join us to let Ringling know that they are not welcome in Atlanta.

In the Ringling Brothers Circus, elephants are beaten, hit, poked, prodded, and jabbed with sharp hooks, sometimes until bloody. Ringling breaks the spirit of elephants when they are vulnerable babies who should still be with their mothers.

Constant travel means that animals are confined to boxcars, trailers, and trucks for days at a time in extremely hot or cold weather, often without access to basic necessities such as food, water, and veterinarian care. Elephants, big cats, bears, and primates are confined to cramped and filthy cages in which they eat, sleep, drink, defecate, and urinate, all in the same place.

In November 2011, Ringling was fined $270,000 by the USDA for multiple violations of the Animal Welfare Act. This is the largest fine ever assessed against a circus under the Animal Welfare Act. Ringling has made history as The Cruelest Show on Earth.

For more information about Ringling go to: http://www.ringlingbeatsanimals.com/

ringling pr dec 5 2013

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“Flesh Is For Zombies”

Join GARP, PETA supporters & Isufa in spreading the message that “Meat Is Murder and Flesh Is For Zombies” on November 29, 2013 · 11:30 AM at Lenox Square Mall

Feel free to dress up as a zombie or come as you please. Please meet at the south corner of Peachtree and Lenox roads, Atlanta, GA 30326.

Contact: Anna at ajw61@bellsouth.net.
See you there!

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Atlanta Veg Fest 2013

Vegan, vegetarian or veg-curious? Mark your calendars and get ready for a day of engaging speakers, delicious food and vegan-friendly vendors. Speakers include vegan cookbook author Isa Chandra Moskowitz, vegan lifestlye coach Victoria Moran, authors Annie & Dan Shannon, and more to be announced soon. The event is free, all ages and open to the public.

veg fest

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GARP GENERAL MEETING: October 26, 2013

WHERE:  Green Sprout Vegetarian Restaurant (1529 Piedmont Avenue, Suite D, across from Ansley Mall)
WHEN: Saturday, October 26, 2013 from 10:30 am – 11:30 am

Join us at the next GARP general meeting featuring guest speaker: Melanie Joy, author of Why We Love Dogs, Eat Pigs, and Wear Cows: An Introduction to Carnism.

Dr. Melanie Joy is a Harvard-educated psychologist and professor of psychology and sociology at the University of Massachusetts, Boston. Dr. Joy has written articles on psychology, animal

protection, and social justice, as well as the award-winning Why We Love Dogs, Eat Pigs, and Wear Cows: An Introduction to Carnism. She has been featured on programs including the

BBC, National Public Radio, PBS, ABC Australia, Good Morning Croatia, and the Austrian Der Standard. She has been active in the animal protection movement for over twenty years, and has

trained activists around the world in effective advocacy,nonviolent communication, and strategic social change. Dr. Joy is also the author of Strategic Action for Animals.

Dr. Joy

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We need volunteers this weekend at Pride (booth and in the parade). If you are available to give a few hours to help spread the word about compassion

to animals join us!

BOOTH: GARP needs volunteers to help out at our booth. If you can help show up AFTER noon, or text Julie at: 404-601-5771. The GARP booth is located near the 12th street entrance, BOOTH #B-44.

PARADE: PETA needs volunteers to be in the parade on SUNDAY, October 13 at 1:00 PM sharp. To volunteer contact Katie at KatieA@peta.org.

More info at: https://www.facebook.com/events/461630277269568/?ref_dashboard_filter=upcoming

Thank you for caring about the animals. See you at Pride!

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Please join PETA and GARP in speaking up for the animals held captive at the Georgia Aquarium, this year’s venue for the Atlanta Pride Kick-off Party.

Sadly again, the Pride party is being held at the aquarium where hundreds of sea animals, including beluga whales, penguins, and dolphins have been

imprisoned for entertainment. Although people have a choice to attend the party, the animals at the aquarium do not, and are forced to endure the loud

music and flashing lights without an escape.

Join us to demand FREEDOM for all at the Georgia Aquarium Pride Party. We will be having two events this year, and we need volunteers for both. If

you can’t make it to both events, we need the most people for the one taking place at 12:00 noon because we are inviting media.

When: Friday, October 11, 12:00 p.m.–1:00 p.m.

Where: Georgia Aquarium, 225, Baker St. NW, Atlanta, Georgia 30313 (Please

meet at the Main Entrance)

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When: Friday, October 11, 6:45 p.m.–8:00 p.m.

Where: Georgia Aquarium, 225, Baker St. NW, Atlanta, Georgia 30313 (Please

meet at the Main Entrance)

Contact: Katie Arth at KatieA@peta.org or (757) 969-0421

Posters and leaflets will be provided.

move pride party

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GARP GENERAL MEETING: July 20, 2013

WHERE:  Green Sprout Vegetarian Restaurant (1529 Piedmont Avenue, Suite D, across from Ansley Mall)
WHEN: Saturday, July 20, 2013 from 11:00 am – noon
GARP is proud to announce that Dr. Mel Richardson will be the guest speaker for this meeting! Dr. Richardson is a captive wildlife veterinary consultant with more than 42 years of experience. He works to ban performing wild animal use in circuses, movies, TV, and advertising and actively advocates for the end of animal experimentation.
Join us and learn about animal issues in and around Atlanta and meet like-minded compassionate people.  Stay after the meeting for a great vegan lunch. See you there!
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GARP WINE TASTING FUNDRAISER: MAY 4

Where:  Private Residence at 8120 St. Marlo Country Club Pkwy, Duluth, GA
When: Saturday, May 4, 2103 from 6p to 9p

Enjoy an evening of wine, vegan food and good company.

Join us for an exclusive wine tasting fundraiser on Saturday, May 4, from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m benefiting Georgia Animal Rights and Protection.
Tickets are $35 per person and must be purchased in advance online by clicking here.

ONLY 40 tickets will be sold to this event.

A silent auction will be held at the event, items ranging fromm $35 to $200. Cash and checks will be accepted.

Parking: Up to 8 vehicles can be parked in the homeowner’s driveway.  After this, please park along the street on the right side.  A club house (with swim/ tennis area) with ample parking is on the left side of the road about 1/4 mile before the residence.  Please call the day of the event if you have questions about parking.

RSVPs will be closing at 5p on May 2–49 hours before the start of the event–as security at the subdivision’s gates must be given a list of guests 48 hours in advance.

GARP is 501c3 organization operated solely by volunteers. That means 100% of your tax deductible donation of $35 will be used to cover operating expenses such as outreach at local events, signs, banners, website fees, literature, materials, advertising, and more.

Wine will be provided by Whole Foods.

You must be at least 21 years old to attend.

wine tasting

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OUTREACH AT INMAN PARK: APRIL 26-27

Where: Inman Park (click here for directions)
When: All day Saturday and Sunday, April 26 and 27

GARP will have a booth at the Inman Park Festival, Atlanta’s largest Street Market.

We will be taking our message of compassion and education to the public.  GARP will be paying people to watch the factory farming video “Farm to Fridge” and will have literature on hand explaining our campaigns and animal exploitation issues.   We will also have copies of the movie Earthlings, and we will have GARP t-shirts for sale.

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INTERNATIONAL LAB DAY: APRIL 20

Where: Stone Gates at Emory University on the corner of North Decatur Rd. and Oxford Rd
                  (We will be meeting at the stone gate entrance– across the street from Everybody’s Pizza  at 1593 N. Decatur Rd., Atlanta GA 30307)
When: Saturday, April 20, 2013 from 1130a to 1p
Join GARP as we speak up for the millions of animals burned, blinded, poisoned, maimed and killed in labs each year.  We will meet at the stone gates at Emory University, focusing our protest on the plight of Wenka, a 58 year- old chimpanzee who has been researched on since the day she was born.  Wenka remains in a cage at Emory’s Yerkes Research Center as activists all over the world are working to free her to a sanctuary.
Please park on the street, not in the parking lot of the pizza restaurant.
For more info on Wenka, visit here.
Lab Day
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GARP ACTION TEAM: APRIL 13

Where: Georgia House Rabbit Society at 2280 Shallowford Road, Marietta, GA
When: Saturday, April 13, 2013 from 1145a to 3p

Join the GARP Action Team for a hands-on volunteer day at the Georgia House Rabbit Society. The Georgia House Rabbit Society is an all volunteer organization dedicated to the rescue, care and re-homing of domestic rabbits in need. Enjoy a day making a difference while connecting with other people who care about animals.

WHAT TO WEAR:
GARP t-shirt or a black t-shirt. (GARP t-shirts will be available to purchase that day for those who want one).

WHAT TO BRING WITH YOU:
– Gloves
– Hat/sunscreen
– Water/snacks to enjoy with other participants at the end of the day

HOW WE WILL HELP:
Part of the day we will work with a master gardener to create an herb garden for the rabbits (herbs are expensive so this will help the center save money that can be spent to help more rabbits). The other half of the day we will spend helping socialize the bunnies.

WISH LIST:
Everyone is encouraged to bring an item from their wish list below.

  • Dark Green Leafy Vegetables – Romain Lettuce, Parsley, Cilantro.
  • Litter boxes – especially the extra large ones for bigger bunnies and pairs.
  • Paper towels – for cleaning up little bunny spills.
  • White vinegar – for cleaning litter boxes and little bunny accidents.
  • Garbage bags – 33 gallon heavy duty drawstring – for lining litter boxes and taking out trash.
  • Newspapers – for lining litter boxes. If you can separate and leave out the shiny weekly fliers and coupons that’d be an even bigger help!
  • Used towels – kitchen or bath or hand size.
  • Spray bottles – for vinegar and disinfectant. (found in household or garden sections)
  • Toys – to throw, to chew and to make noise, as long as they are bunny safe.
  • Cardboard boxes – for hidey boxes or lining the floor in bunny pens.

PARKING
Everyone should park at La Petite Academy Daycare which is about a block from the Rabbit Center as there is very limited parking at the center itself. La Petite Academy Daycare Address – 2358 Shallowford Rd., Marietta, GA 30066

This will be a rain or shine event.

See you there!

GA House Rabbit Society

For more photos, click here.

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MOVIE SCREENING: MAXIMUM TOLERATED DOSE

WhereEmory University’s White Hall -White Hall Rm 205 (301 Dowman Dr., Atlanta, GA)
When: Friday, April 4, 2013 at 4p
A screening of Maximum Tolerated Dose – the first feature-length documentary by Decipher Films that charts the lives of both humans and non-humans who have experienced animal testing first-hand.
Presented by the Emory University Dept. of English and the Hightower Fund. The screening will be followed by a panel discussion with the film’s director, Karol Orzechowski.
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RINGLING BROS IN DULUTH PROTEST

Where: Gwinnett Civic Center (6400 Sugarloaf Pkwy #100, Duluth, GA 30097)
When: Saturday, February 23, 2013 from 130p-3p
                 Sunday, February 24, 2013 from 130p- 3p
                 Saturday, March 2, 2013 from 130p- 3p

In the Ringling Brothers Circus, elephants are beaten, hit, poked, prodded, and jabbed with sharp hooks, sometimes until bloody. Ringling breaks the spirit of elephants when they are vulnerable babies who should still be with their mothers.

Constant travel means that animals are confined to boxcars, trailers, and trucks for days at a time in extremely hot or cold weather, often without access to basic necessities such as food, water, and veterinarian care. Elephants, big cats, bears, and primates are confined to cramped and filthy cages in which they eat, sleep, drink, defecate, and urinate, all in the same place.

In November 2011, Ringling was fined $270,000 by the USDA for multiple violations of the Animal Welfare Act. This is the largest fine ever assessed against a circus under the Animal Welfare Act. Ringling has made history as The Cruelest Show on Earth.

Philips Arena is a wonderful opportunity to educate circus goers because they must stand in line a few feet from our demonstration. We have poster displays and behind the scene video for their viewing.

The more activists we have to protest, the bigger the effect.  This is a legal and peaceful gathering. Posters, banners, and leaflets will be provided.

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PROTEST WALMART’S ABUSE OF PIGS

Where: Wal-Mart  on 2427 Gresham Rd. SE. (on the public sidewalk on Gresham Rd. SE.), Atlanta, GA
When: Friday, February 23, 2013 from 1030a- 12p
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Following a Mercy For Animals undercover investigation exposing shocking animal abuse at a major Walmart pork supplier, we are now calling on the world’s largest retailer to require its suppliers to phase out inherently cruel gestation crates.
Join Mercy For Animals in Atlanta for an eye-catching protest outside a Walmart store. Protestors will be joined by a 10-foot-tall inflatable pig, covered in bloody sores and crammed inside a tiny gestation crate.
Signs, banners, and leaflets will be provided. Media is expected at the event, so please dress professionally. Encourage your friends and family to join you at this peaceful protest.
And, before attending, please be sure to sign MFA’s petition urging Walmart executives to phase out gestation crates, then share the petition and undercover video with others.
For more details about the campaign, visitwww.WalmartCruelty.com.
For additional details about the event, please email Phil Letten, national campaign coordinator, at PhilL@MercyForAnimals.org or call 810-599-1278.
MFA walmart 2013
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RINGLING BROS IN ATLANTA PROTEST

Where: Philips Arena, Techwood Entrance {51 Centennial Park Dr. (formerly Techwood Dr.) Atlanta, GA 30303}

When: Wednesday, February13, 2013 from 6p- 7:30p
                 Thursday, February 14, 2013 from 6p- 7:30p
                 Friday, February 15, 2013 from 6p- 7:30p
                 Saturday, February 16, 2013 from 1p- 3p
                 Sunday, February 17, 2013 from 1p- 3p

In the Ringling Brothers Circus, elephants are beaten, hit, poked, prodded, and jabbed with sharp hooks, sometimes until bloody. Ringling breaks the spirit of elephants when they are vulnerable babies who should still be with their mothers.

Constant travel means that animals are confined to boxcars, trailers, and trucks for days at a time in extremely hot or cold weather, often without access to basic necessities such as food, water, and veterinarian care. Elephants, big cats, bears, and primates are confined to cramped and filthy cages in which they eat, sleep, drink, defecate, and urinate, all in the same place.

In November 2011, Ringling was fined $270,000 by the USDA for multiple violations of the Animal Welfare Act. This is the largest fine ever assessed against a circus under the Animal Welfare Act. Ringling has made history as The Cruelest Show on Earth.

Philips Arena is a wonderful opportunity to educate circus goers because they must stand in line a few feet from our demonstration. We have poster displays and behind the scene video for their viewing.

The more activists we have to protest, the bigger the effect.  This is a legal and peaceful gathering. Posters, banners, and leaflets will be provided.

 

DEMONSTRATION OUTSIDE INT’L POULTRY EXPO: JAN 29

Where: Georgia World Congress Center: 285 Andrew Young International Blvd. N.W., Atlanta, GA 30313 (Please meet on the median near the intersection of Andrew Young International Boulevard N.W. and Philips Drive; see this map.
When: Tuesday, January 29 from 1145a- 1p

The International Poultry Expo will be at the Georgia World Congress Center, so join Georgia Animal Rights and Protection (GARP) and People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) for an upbeat and peaceful demonstration outside as “Flock of Chickens” activists.

Volunteers will be wearing chicken costumes and/ or holding signs, speaking out for chickens bred and killed for food and urging passersby to try veganism!

This will be a fun demonstration! Signs and leaflets will be provided. There will not be any reserved parking.

We will meet on the median near the intersection of Andrew Young International Boulevard N.W. and Philips Drive.  Here is a map.

If you would like to wear a chicken costume, please contact Lauren Stroyeck at LaurenS@peta.org or 757-962-8205.

Join us on your lunch break to speak up animals!

Posters and leaflets will be provided, and please note that reserved parking will not be available. We welcome everyone to come out.  These events are a fun and upbeat way to help animals!

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 SAY NO TO TRAPPING PUBLIC MEETING: JAN 29

Where: Church of the Epiphany, 2089 Ponce de Leon Avenue NE, Atlanta 30307.  The church is at the corner of East Lake Rd. and Ponce de Leon Ave.  The entrance drive to the church is on East Lake Rd.  The meeting will be held in the parish hall.
When: Tuesday, January 29 at 730p
Please attend this public meeting to oppose the trapping of coyotes in Atlanta Urban areas.  Let’s find a more ecologically responsible, effective way to deal with coyotes in the neighborhoods, by promoting coexistence through education.
Coexistence management plans work, as attested to by cities such as San Francisco, New York, Chicago, Vancouver, Denver and many others throughout the country. We ask officials in leadership positions to become proactive in stopping the trapping and in reaching out to the public with educational materials to promote a plan for coexistence.The current method of trap and kill does not work because vacated niches are soon filled by newcomer coyotes. The trapping and killing is never ending. Published research shows that indiscriminate killing of coyotes throws off their natural social structure which keeps their own numbers in check. Trapping and killing is simply not effective.Trap and kill is terrifyingly cruel to the animals and causes suffering and pain to individual coyotes and entire family structures.Please attend the meeting to show our elected and officials that we want effective, compassionate solutions!
To learn more and to sign the petition, visit http://www.coyotecoexistence.com

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GARP HOLIDAY PARTY: DEC 8, 730P-930P

Where: Dough Bakery (100 Hurt St. x Dekalb Ave, Atlanta, GA 30307)
When: Saturday, December 8, 2012 from 730p-930p
Join GARP for our annual Holiday Party on December 8th from 730p to 930p.  The party will be at the vegan restaurant Dough Bakery near Inman Park.   We will have catered Mexican food buffet and sangrias!  See below for a menu list!
Tickets will be $20 per person, and 100% of the proceeds fund GARP’s work on behalf of animals.
To pay, click on the blue “Donate” button on the upper right-hand side of this page. Please be sure to note in the “Add special instructions to recipient” box that it your payment is for the holiday party). You can also pay cash at the door that evening.

Vegan Nacho Bar Menu:
Chips and Salsa
Vegan Queso
Guacamole
Re-fried Beans
Ground “beef” (vegan)
Grilled Veggies
Jalapeno Corn Fritters
Assorted Holiday Desserts
Sangria (guests may also bring their own “spirits” such as wine or beer to the party)

Dress: Casual.

Location: Dough Bakery – 100 Hurt St. at Dekalb Ave., Atlanta, GA 30307, (404) 380-1400. Dough Bakery is located next to the Inman Park Marta Station. There is free parking on the street near the bakery. For more infomation about Dough Bakery go to: www.doughbakery.com.

Give: GARP is holding a donation drive for Planned Pethood, a low cost, high-volume spay/neuter clinic in Gwinnett. Please choose an item(s) off of the wishlist below and bring it with you to the party. A GARP volunteer will deliver all of the items to the clinic.

Planned Pethood Wishlist:

  • Adult Cat Food (canned and kibble)– Authority brand, sold at Petsmart
  • Bleach
  • Paper Towels
  • Pink, Blue, and Yellow Paper
  • AA & AAA Batteries
  • Distilled Water
  • Copy Paper
  • Sharpies
  • Feline Pine Cat Litter
  • Towels, sheets, washcloths
  • Garbage bags (30 gallon black, 28 qt, tall kitchen)
  • Baggies (gallon or jumbo size)
  • Plastic Grocery Bags
  • amazon gift card for refurbished ink for printer
  • 30-LTD from Tru-Catch cat traps
  • Q-Tips
  • Drape material
  • Face masks/caps
  • Gauze
  • Gloves (sterile and non-sterile)
  • Needles/syringes
  • Sharps containers

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FUR FREE FRIDAY: NOV 23, 11A- 1P

Where: Lenox Mall (intersection of Lenox Rd NE and Peachtree Rd NE)
When: Friday, November 23, 2012 from 11a- 1p
Stand up for animals bred and slaughtered for their skin.  GARP will celebrate Fur Free Friday– the day after Thanksgiving– educating shoppers of the exploitation and suffering inherent in the fur industry.  Please join us in front of Lenox Mall on the biggest shopping day of the year.
GARP will have a Santa/ Elf theme, so please wear your red and green!  If you have any costumes/ props to donate for this demonstration, please contact Belle at belle@garpga.org.

For more photos, click here.

ATLANTA VEG FEST TABLE: NOV 10, 10A- 5P

WhereAmbient Plus Studio, 585 Wells St. SW Unit A, Atlanta, GA 30312

When: Saturday and Sunday, November 10, 2012 from 10a- 5p

GARP will have a table at Atlanta Veg Fest.  We will have GARP t-shirts for sale– 100% of the profit goes towards GARP’s work on behalf of animals.  We will have have animal rights literature and copies of Earthlings.  Please come by and say hello.

ATLANTA PRIDE FESTIVAL BOOTH: OCT 13- 14

Where: Piedmont Park

When: Saturday and Sunday, October 13- 14, 2012

GARP will have a booth at the Atlanta Pride Festival Oct 13-14.  We will be paying festival-goers to view Farm to Fridge, a 4 minute factory farming video.  We will have GARP tshirts for sale and lots of free information on animal rights, and we will gathering signatures for the Ban the Bullhook petition.

GARP is looking for volunteers for our Pride Booth.  We need people to hand out leaflets, wear an animal costume, help with the pay-per-view video, and/or gather signatures. If you can spare a few hours to help, please contact Julie Robertson at: Julie@garpga.org.

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 “MOVE THE PRIDE PARTY!” DEMO AT GA AQUARIUM: OCT 12, 615P- 730P

Where: In front of the Georgia Aquarium, 225 Baker St. N.W.

When: October 12, 2012 from 6:15-7:30 p.m.

Please join GARP as we support PETA, and members of the LGBT community, in a “Move the Pride Party!” demonstration this Friday at the Georgia Aquarium.

Glee actor Jane Lynch and No Doubt’s Tony Kanal have both spoken out about how marine mammals are tormented by loud music and now they need your help.  We need demonstrators to pass out leaflets, hold posters, and explain to those attending the Atlanta Pride event why an aquarium is no place for a party.

 

 

GARP GENERAL MEETING: OCT 6, 11A- 12P

Where: Dough Bakery (100 Hurt St. and Dekalb Avenue – near the MARTA station).

When:  Saturday, October 6, 2012 from 11a- 12p

Join GARP at Dough Bakery on Saturday, October 6th.  GARP will have guest speaker Dr. Carrie Packwood Freeman, a professor at Georgia State University who specializes in Media Ethics and Animals in the Media. Dr. Freeman will lead a discussion on how changing the way we talk about animals, and how they are portrayed in the media, can change the way our society views them and ultimately treats them.

GARP will have updates on all of the local campaigns, a a preview of upcoming events, info on how you can get involved, the opportunity to have your picture taken for a visual petition against the GA Aquarium and GARP t-shirts for sale.
Stay after the meeting for lunch at Dough and to connect with other people who care about animals.

 

DEATH AT SEAWORLD BOOK SIGNING AND PANEL DISCUSSION: SEPT 17, 6p

Where: Barnes & Noble at Emory Bookstore, 1390 Oxford Rd, 30307

When: September 17, 2012 at 6p

Join GARP at the Emory bookstore for a book signing of Death at SeaWorld by New York Times bestselling author David Kirby and for a panel discussion with David Kirby, Dr. Naomi Rose, and Dr. Lori Marino about the controversy and the consequences of keeping marine mammals in captivity.

 


JAPAN DOLPHINS DAY 2012 AT ATLANTA’S JAPANESE CONSULATE: AUG 31, 12P- 2P

WhereJapan Information Center, Consulate General of Japan in Atlanta, 3438 Peachtree Road, Suite 850 , Atlanta, Georgia

When: August 31, 2012 from 12p- 2p

Please join GARP on August 31 in for Japan Dolphins Day, a global protest against the September 1 start of the annual Taiji dolphin cull.

For more info and to RSVP, click here.

PROTEST ST. JOSEPH’S SURGICAL TESTING ON LIVE PIGS AUG 20th AND 21st: AUG 20, 1145A- 1P

Where: Saint Joseph’s Translational Research Institute 380 Northyards Blvd. Atlanta, GA 30313– Meet at the corner of Northyards Blvd., NW and North Avenue NW

When: August 20, 2012 from 1145a- 1p

Join GARP  August 20, 2012 to protest St. Joseph’s Hospital’s decision to test and perform surgeries on live pigs Aug 20- 21.  Doctors will surgically insert and remove experimental medical devices again and again in these pigs to test the devices’ effectiveness.  After  two days of repeated surgeries and pain, the pigs will be euthanized.

St. Joseph’s Hospital, founded in 1880 by the Sisters of Mercy, is paying an undisclosed amount of money to  Healthcare Research & Analytics (HRA), a for- profit animal-testing business, for “help” with this crude research (aka, procuring the live pigs, killing them and disposing of their bodies).

Please join GARP  in informing St. Joseph’s and HRA that we won’t stand for such archaic, profit- driven barbarity here in Atlanta.

GARP GENERAL MEETING: AUGUST 4, 11A- 12P

Where: Green Sprout Vegetarian Restaurant (1529 Piedmont Avenue, Suite D, across from Ansley Mall)

When: August 4, 2012 from 11a to 12p

Join GARP for their bi-monthly meeting.  Learn what is happening in and around Atlanta for animals, and please stay after the meeting to eat lunch and mingle with like-minded, compassionate people.

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PRESS CONFERENCE FOR ELEPANTS: JULY 23, 12P

Where Atlanta City Hall 68 Mitchell St. S.W. Atlanta 30303 (between Central Avenue S.W. and Washington Street S.W.)

When: July 23, 2012 at 12p

Fred Schneider, lead singer with The B-52’s and longtime animal rights activist, will be holding a press conference in front of City Hall next Monday asking Atlanta City Council Members to support the ban on the bullhook that was recently introduced by Councilmembers Felicia Moore and Natalyn Archibong.

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GA AQUARIUM PROTEST: JULY 21, 12- 3P

Where: Main entrance of the Georgia Aquarium, 225 Baker Street. (There is plenty of inexpensive parking in roadside lots near the entrance on Baker St, and other streets nearby)

When: July 21, 2012 at 12p- 3p

The Georgia Aquarium has applied for a permit to import 18 wild-caught belugas captured from Russian waters. The aquarium never intends to release these whales back into the wild, and they will be used to breed more whales to increase the captive whale population. The whales have already endured the terrifying experience of being captured from their home in the Sea of Okhotsk in eastern Russia, and they are currently being held at a facility that gathers and sells belugas to marine parks every year.

Join this protest to let the Georgia Aquarium know we will fight this permit and to educate the Aquarium-goers of the Aquarium’s participation in Russia’s round-up of wild beluga whales.

Every year Russia has a yearly roundup and capture of wild beluga whales.  Those whales are then sold to marine parks around the world.

The Georgia Aquarium is turning to Russia for new beluga stock, because the Marine Mammal Protection Act makes it difficult for any captive facility to take belugas from US waters. The Act states that these mammals must be captured by a method considered humane, and there truly is no feasible way of capturing large marine mammals without causing them undue stress. Thought it is illegal in US waters to capture these wild animal, it is legal– with a permit– to import the inhumanely captured and wild whales.

Last year Ocean Park Hong Kong set to purchase six belugas from this secret Russian facility.  They quickly abandoned the purchase due to public outcry.  We need to show the GA Aquarium our displeasure and stop their purchase of these captured whales.  If Russia has no buyers for these whales, they will stop the yearly roundups.

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GARP HAPPY HOUR: JUNE 2, 6- 8P

Where:  El Azteca, located at 939 Ponce de Leon Avenue
404-881-6040; http://elaztecamidtown.com/

When: June 2, 2012 from 6- 8pm

Join GARP for their bi-monthly Happy Hour.  Mingle with like-minded, compassionate people while enjoying good food and great conversation. Vegan options are available for those who want to eat dinner.

For more photos click here.

WENKA’S 58TH BIRTHDAY: MAY 21, 1145A- 1P

Where: Stone gate entrance of Emory University at the corner of North Decatur Rd. and Oxford Rd. (across from Everybody’s Pizza, 1593 N. Decatur Rd., Atlanta GA 30307)

When: Monday, May 21, 2012 from 1145a- 1p

This day is Wenka’s 58 birthday. She was born into captivity and has been subjected to experimentation her entire life. We know a weekday is difficult since for many it is a work day, but there is always a better chance of getting media on a weekday and we think it is important to hold the protest on the day of Wenka’s birthday.

For more infofreewenka.com

For more photos click here and here.

 

 

GARP ACTION TEAM: MAY 19, 1115A- 230P

Where: Iron Gait Horse Rescue,  located at 114 Hancock Mountain Trail, Waleska, Georgia 30183.

When: Saturday, May 19, 2012 from 1115a- 230p

Join the GARP Action Team for a work day at Iron Gait Percherons, a refuge for abused and neglected horses. Iron Gait recently took in an abused/neglected horse from the Atlanta Carriage horse business downtown. And, now they need our help!

Some of the chores we will help with are pasture cleanup, fence repair, barn clean up, and possibly brushing the horses. The horses will be around and we are welcome to mingle with them after completing our work tasks.

PLEASE ARRIVE AT 11:15 AM for check-in. We will be working as a group so please be on time.

What to wear: GARP t-shirt or a black t-shirt. (GARP t-shirts will be available to purchase that day for those who want one).

What to bring with you:
– Work gloves
– Hat/sunscreen
– Water/snacks to enjoy with other action team participants after we have finished volunteering

Iron Gait is located on 34.5 beautiful acres, in beautiful Salacoa Valley, Cherokee County, Waleska, Georgia – minutes from Canton.

Questions? Contact Kim at: kzern@aol.com. Or, Melody at: melodyparis@gmail.com

More about Iron Gait Percherons: Most drafts horses are only used for a purpose such as breeding, pulling farm equipment, carriage, etc. When their job can no longer be performed to the owners liking, the horses are just thrown away to the auction where most end up in the slaughter/kill pen.

Iron Gait Percherons tries to save as many horses as they physically can by going to auctions and purchasing (saving) them, refurbishing all their medical and nutritional needs, and finding them safe, loving forever homes.

Join GARP and enjoy a day outside helping horses while connecting with other compassionate people. See you there!

 

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GARP GENREAL MEETING: MAY 5, 11A- 12P

Where: Green Sprout Restaurant (located at1529 Piedmont Avenue, Suite D Atlanta, GA 30324)
When: Saturday, May 5, 2012 from 11a- 12p
Join GARP to learn what is happening in Georgia for animals and what you can do to make a positive difference.  Please stay for lunch at 12p after the meeting!

DR. WILL TUTTLE LECTURE AND BOOK SIGNING: APR 28, 630- 8P

Where: Atlanta Dog Spa, 707 Edgehill Avenue Northwest  Atlanta, GA 30318

When: Saturday, April 28 from 630p- 8p

Dr. Tuttle is author of The World Peace Diet, a #1 Amazon best-seller in March, 2010.  The book offers a compelling and liberating new understanding of our food and our culture.  It has been called one of the most important books of the 21st century: the foundation of a new society based on the truth of the interconnectedness of all life.

Dr. Tuttle is an acclaimed pianist, composer, inspirational speaker, and recording artist, as well as a Dharma Master in the Zen tradition, best-selling author, and former philosophy professor. He has presented concerts, lectures, and workshops widely throughout the United States, Canada, and Europe.

There is NO CHARGE TO ATTEND the evening with Dr. Will Tuttle. Dr. Tuttle will offer his book, signed, with a complimentary CD (Living In Harmony With All Life) for $20 for attendees. He will also have his original music CD’s for $15. His wife and artist Marilyn will have her artwork available as well.

Schedule:
6:30-6:45 PM – Check-in and vegan snacks provided
6:45-7:30 – Lecture
7:30-8:00 PM – Meet Will and get a signed book

We look forward to seeing you there!

INMAN PARK FESTIVAL BOOTH: APRIL 28- 29, 11A- 8P

Where: Inman Park, Little Five Points, Atlanta, GA– directions

When: Saturday, April 28, 2012 from 11a- 8p; Sunday, April 29, 2012 from 11a- 7p

GARP will have a booth at the Inman Park Festival, Atlanta’s largest Street Market.

We will be taking our message of compassion and education to the public.  GARP will be paying people to watch the factory farming video Farm to Fridge and will have literature on hand explaining our campaigns and animal exploitation issues.   We will also have copies of the movie Earthlings, and we will have GARP t-shirts for sale.

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WORLD LAB DAY DEMO: APRIL 21, 1130A- 1P

Where:  The stone gate entrance of Emory University at the corner of North Decatur Rd. and Oxford Rd.  This site is across from Everybody’s Pizza which is located 1593 N. Decatur Rd., Atlanta GA 30307.

When: Saturday, April 21, 2012 from 1130a- 1p

Please join us in our quest to end animal experimentation and in our compassion to remember the millions of animals who have been poisoned, blinded, burned, maimed and killed in laboratories around the world in the name of Science.

At Yerkes National Primate Research Center, located on the campus of Emory University, there are approximately 1,200 nonhuman primates and 16,000 rodents and an undisclosed number of cats and dogs which are being used for biomedical research.

In fiscal year 2011, researchers at Emory University received $370.7 million in federal funding, much of which is used for animal research.

Georgia Animal Rights and Protection is leading an ongoing campaign to gain the release of Wenka, a fifty seven year old chimpanzee held at Yerkes. Wenka was born at Yerkes, and was taking away from her mother and put into research on the day of her birth.

Please join us as we speak up for the thousands of animals tortured daily at Emory, and to demand the release of Wenka and the elder chimpanzees to sanctuary, and to ask Emory to stop wasting our tax dollars on cruel and pointless experiments.

Posters, banners, and leaflets will be provided.

For More Info: www.freewenka.com   

 

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GARP ACTION TEAM: MARCH 17, 1145A- 3P 

Where: 712 LG – Griffin Road, Locust Grove, Ga, 30248; Phone: 770-957-0888

When: Saturday, March 17, 2012 from 1145a- 3p

Join us for a hands-on volunteer day at Noah’s Ark Animal Rehabilitation Center,a refuge for abused, orphaned and unwanted animals.  Enjoy seeing the rescued wild animals while helping improve the sanctuary. Have fun and get to know other people who care about animals.

Meet at the Welcome Center. We’ll be working as a group so please be on time.

What to wear: 
GARP t-shirt or a black t-shirt. (GARP t-shirts will be available to purchase that day for those who want one).

What to bring with you:
– Gloves (we will be picking up sticks/debris)
– Hat/sunscreen
– Water/snacks to enjoy with other participants at the end of the day.

 

For more photos, please click here and here.

GEORGIA LOBBY DAY: FEB 28, 9A- 4P

Where: 201 Washington St. NW, Atlanta, GA 30303

When: Tuesday, February 28, 2012 from 9a- 4p

Please join the ASPCA, The Humane Society of the U.S. and fellow animal lovers on Tuesday, February 28, in Atlanta for Georgia Humane Lobby Day.  This is your opportunity to let state lawmakers know, in person, that you support animal protection and oppose laws that would allow animals to be hurt and exploited.

During Lobby Day, you will be the voice for the animals you care about!

Lobby Day provides animal advocates with a structured, comfortable setting in which to meet their elected officials. We’ll organize and help prepare you for these meetings with insider tips and an overview of pending or upcoming legislation that directly impacts animals.

This annual event is critical to our lobbying efforts, is a great networking activity, and is invigorating, inspiring and very personally rewarding.

RINGLING BROS DULUTH PROTEST: FEB 25- 26, 1-3P

Where: Gwinnett Arena, 6400 Sugarloaf Parkway, Duluth, GA 30097 (Across the street from Kroger)

When: Saturday, February 25, 2012 from 1p- 3p; Sunday, February 26 from 1p- 3p

Thank you everyone who joined GARP in our protest of Ringling at Philips Arena. We made front page news in the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, several local TV stations, and in the Los Angeles Times. Thank you everyone for making this happen! We brought a considerable amount of attention to Ringling’s animal cruelty. The circus animals would certainly thank you if they could!

We have more work to do. Join Georgia Animal Rights and Protection in protesting The Cruelest Show on Earth at Gwinnett Arena onFebruary 25 and 26.

Gwinnett Arena is more difficult visibility for our protests than Philips Arena, so the more activists we have to protest, the bigger the effect.

Posters, banners, and leaflets will be provided. Join us for this important demonstration!

For more information about Ringling: http://www.ringlingbeatsanimals.com/

 

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RINGLING BROS COLUMBUS, GA PROTEST: FEB 23, 630- 8P

Where: Columbus Civic Center; on the corner of 4th St and Veterans Pkwy

When: Thursday, February 23, 2012 from 630p-8p

Join us in Columbus, GA to kick off the Ringling Protests with an opening-day demonstration against cruelty.

There will be additional protests 7 p.m. Friday, 2:30 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. Saturday, and 2 p.m. Sunday.

For more information about Ringling: http://www.ringlingbeatsanimals.com.

 

 

RINGLING BROS ATLANTA PROTEST: FEB 15- 20

Where: Philips Arena, Techwood Entrance, 51 Centennial Park Dr. (formerly Techwood Dr.) Atlanta, GA 30303

When: February 15, 16, 17, from 6 pm – 7:30 pm
February 18, 19, 20, from 1 pm – 3 pm

Join Georgia Animal Rights and Protection in protesting The Cruelest Show on Earth. Ringling Brothers Barnum and Baily Circus will be performing at Philips Arena from February 15 through February 20.

Philips Arena is a wonderful opportunity to educate circus goers because they must stand in line a few feet from our demonstration. We have poster displays and behind the scene video for their viewing. The more activists we have to protest, the bigger the effect.

For more information about Ringling: http://www.ringlingbeatsanimals.com/

 

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GARP GENERAL MEETING: FEB 11, 11A- 12P

Where: Green Sprout Restaurant (1529 Piedmont Avenue, Suite D Atlanta, GA 30324, 404-874-7373)

When: Saturday, February 11, 2012 from 11a- 12p

Find out what’s going on in Georgia to help animals and how you can get involved. Stay after for lunch with other like-minded people.  Hope to see you there!

CAREERBUILDER PROTEST: FEB 3 745- 9A

Where: CareerBuilder, Intersection of Peachtree Pkwy. and Spalding Dr., Norcross (Please meet at the intersection on the public sidewalk)

When: Friday, February 3, 2012 from 745a–9a

Join GARP, One Call for the Animals, and PETA in protesting CareerBuilder’s exploitation of chimpanzees in their advertisements.

All materials will be provided.

RINGLING BROS BIRMINGHAM PROTEST: JAN 25, 1145A- 1P

 Where: Jefferson Convention Complex, 2100 Richard Arrington Jr. Blvd. N… please meet at the intersection of Richard Arrington Jr. Blvd N. and 22nd St N.

When: Wednesday, January 25, 2012 from 1145a- 1p

Join PETA and GARP in Birmingham, AL to kick off the Ringling Protests with an opening-day demonstration against cruelty.

There will be additional protests
Wednesday, January 25, 6-7:30 p.m.
Saturday, January 28, 6-7 p.m.
Sunday, January 29, 2-3 p.m.

 

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FUR FREE FRIDAY: NOV 25, 1130A- 1P

Where:  Perimeter Mall, 4400 Ashford Dunwoody Road, Suite 1360, Atlanta, GA 30346

When: Friday, November 25, 2011 from 1130a- 1p

GARP will don cat, dog and other faces while greeting shoppers in front of Perimeter Mall on the nation’s largest shopping day.

Georgia Animal Rights and Protection (GARP) will lead the event in an effort to educate the public about the cruel realities of the fur industry — specifically Chinese fur farms where millions of dogs and cats are bludgeoned, hanged, bled to death, and strangled with wire nooses so that their fur can be turned into trim and trinkets. (video at:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G6gBWXZU74g)

Dog and cat fur is often deliberately mislabeled as fur from other species and is exported to countries throughout the world to be sold to unsuspecting consumers. China supplies more than half of the finished fur garments imported for sale in the U.S. So, if consumers are buying fur, there’s no way to tell exactly whose skin they’re wearing. Other animals such as minks, foxes, chinchillas also languish in cages around the world waiting to be violently slaughtered. Killing methods are gruesome, including anally electrocuted, poisoned with strychnine, gassing, decompression chambers, and neck-breaking. No federal humane slaughter law protects animals in fur factory farms.

Remember: “fur is someone, not something”.

 

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