Donations needed for Caged Hen Display at LGBT Pride

Tuesday, June 8th, 2010
Caged Egg Laying Hen Display

Caged Egg Laying Hen Display

One of the most effective displays that we use at the BAVeg info booth is a life-size replica of battery caged hens, with a sign telling people why and encouraging them to stop eating eggs. This is a very striking display and people always stop to look and read the sign, and yes, take photographs.

The photo from the BAVeg booth at Pride 2007 shows what the display looks like with three stacked cages (the middle cage is the one we own, and the other 2 were borrowed).  We no longer have access to the other 2 cages.

So, to recreate this display, it is costing us $237.40 to purchase 1 cage and rent the 2nd. If we can raise $400, we can purchase both displays to use on an ongoing basis. Any additional donations over this cost will be use towards costs for the booth space, booth structure rental, insurance, literature and other costs of the booth.

DONATIONS NEEDED — Please support this effort with a donation to help defray the cost. All donations are tax-deductible as allowed by law, as BAVeg is a 501(c)(3) non-profit. Donations can be made payable and sent to Bay Area Vegetarians, P.O. Box 371215, Montara, CA 94037-1215

We can also accept donations via credit and debit cards, as well as PayPal

SPECIAL REQUEST — The late Polly Strand, who originally donated the cage to us, enhanced the display with fake poop hanging on the top of the cage. It has fallen off over the years, and now we have a new cage. Is anyone artistically inclined to manufacture more fake poop that we can use? This simulate what happens in the real conditions (looking for visual image only, no olfactory recreations).

$2,299 for Animal Place!

Friday, June 20th, 2008

For some, it was just another lovely June evening in Berkeley.  For the standing room only crowd gathered at the D. King Gallery on June 17th, it was much more.  Animal Place, an animal sanctuary & education center in Vacaville, is raising $2.7 million to relocate to a larger and better space.   We wanted to do more than just hope they made it, we wanted to help, so earlier this month, we announced our vegan pizza party & boutique fun(d)raiser event.

Frank, Murray and Ernie at Animal Place, Vacaville, CA

Three weeks later, we’re pleased to announce that $2,299.30 was raised for Animal Place, and the critters like Frank, Murray and Ernie who call it home.

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