Sunday, April 18, 2010

Support World Week for Animals in Laboratories

World Week for Animals in Laboratories (WWAIL) is an annual event designed to expose the plight of animals used for testing and research. WWAIL seeks to educate the public about the scientific, moral, and economic objections to animal experimentation, also known as vivisection.

In 1986, in an effort to increase the effect of the event, In Defense of Animals (IDA) expanded a day of observance for lab animals into a week-long observance. Since then IDA has served as the international coordinator for WWAIL.

Join Animal Connection of Texas (ACT) in a peaceful demonstration against the University of Texas Dallas’ unjust treatment of animals in their laboratories. If you're not sure where you stand on the issue, check out this great interview with Dr. John J. Pippin about animal experimentation.

Alicia Townsend hosted the last demonstration against UTD, which was picked up by The UTD Mercury. Let's try to ruffle a few more feathers this time!

UTD Demonstration
University of Texas Dallas
Tuesday, April 20, 2010
1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
800 West Campbell Road
Richardson, TX 75080

**We will meet at the intersection of W Campbell and N Floyd Road**

Contact Anthony Dean - - 817-637-2716 with any questions or concerns.

WWAIL starts April 17th and end on April 24th so it is not too late to email us at to get your event listed. Outreach is the key to ending vivisection.

Thursday, April 15, 2010

Earth Day Events This Weekend - Ben Shaberman and MFA


Quick tip on a couple of great events to check out this weekend…

Plano Live Green Expo / Ben Shaberman

In addition to a wide array of green exhibits, vegan essayist Ben Shaberman presents a reading from his book of humorous essays, The Vegan Monologues, at 9:30am and 12:00pm. This is an an amazing opportunity to see a nationally published vegan author and show our Dallas Vegan support!

Plano Live Green Expo
Saturday, April 17, 2010
9am – 7pm

Plano Centre
2000 E. Spring Creek Pkwy. Plano, TX 75074

Oak Cliff Earth Day

Head to the 4th annual Oak Cliff Earth Day celebration on Sunday. Our friends at Mercy For Animals will join over 100 exhibitors on everything from green living to tips on the environmental benefits of switching to a vegan diet. Check out what should be a great event!

Oak Cliff Earth Day 2010
Sunday, April 18th, 2010
Noon – 5PM

Lake Cliff Park
1200 N Zang Blvd, Dallas, TX 75203

Email us at events@dallasvegan.comto get your event listed.

Tuesday, April 6, 2010

Dallas Vegan Drinks – This Thursday, April 8th!


Okay, we’ve received some comments on the post-load (or lack thereof) recently. Rightfully so – we admit things have been a little quiet here on the blog – but rest assured it’s not because nothing is going on for vegans in Big-D.

We’re feverishly putting the final touches on the new Dallas Vegan website (something we’re going to need your help with to finish). Between that, the benefits, and all the pizza eating going on (more on that next week), time has not been our side.

But never fear – the one constant you can count on every month is Dallas Vegan Drinks, going on this Thursday, April 8th at Idle Rich Pub.

Invite some friends and join us and other veg*n friendly peeps for networking, tasty beverages, and fun. Bring your business cards, lit, and anything else you want to share with a great bunch of motivated, awesome people.


Dallas Vegan Drinks
Thursday, April 8th
6:00pm - 8:00pm
Idle Rich Pub
2614 McKinney Avenue
Dallas, TX 75204