An amazing break!!!
Dear ANIMALS 24-7 readers:
I am writing to you from the Washington-Dulles airport, en route home with Beth after a useful and productive three days at the Animal Rights 2015 conference in Alexandria, Virginia.
Conference rumor had it, among those too young to remember that Alexander the Great was not a fat cat, that Alexandria was named after the legendary Farm Animal Rights Movement founder Alex Hershaft, who also founded the annual AR conference series 35 years ago and is still very active in the organization at the age of 82.
There were many conference highlights for Beth & I and ANIMALS 24-7, including the opportunity to meet and confer in person with many of our most valuable sources and subjects of news coverage; to share the podium at presentations with Daphna Nachminovitch of PETA and United Poultry Concerns founder Karen Davis; and to have dinner with & agitate old friend Steve Hindi, the dynamic founder of SHARK, along with his companion, Animal Rights Hall of Fame member Janet Enoch, and SAEN cofounders Michael & Karen Budke.
Many articles and investigations will appear soon in ANIMALS 24-7 as result of our participation in AR 2015, which was made possible by two very generous donors, investing heavily in our ability to inform, energize, and provide perspective to the international community of people who care about animals.
The incredible matching offer!!!
Now those same two very generous donors have issued an unprecedented challenge to the ANIMALS 24-7 audience: every donation we receive for the rest of this year, up to $101,000 total, will be matched!!!
What does this mean to us? In a nutshell (as vegans, we eat a lot of nuts), it means ANIMALS 24-7 has the opportunity to keep right on doing everything we are already doing, and do much more of it –– if you too can generously pitch in whatever you are able.
Think of it as feeding two cats from one can at once, or tossing two sticks for two dogs, or enabling us to go to two places to investigate breaking animal stories, instead of just one, or think of it any other way you like, but please feed the kitty with whatever amount and know we will get twice as much!!!
Here is our donations link: http://www.animals24-7.org/donate/
Beth & I don’t have tails to wag & we don’t purr, but our dog Bo and our cats, who frequently pose for ANIMALS 24-7 photos, will be wagging and purring their appreciation, & so would we, if we could.