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Cattle Killed in Rollover Crash (See image below)
Introducing AFAE's New Executive Director
On behalf of the board of directors, I am pleased to introduce our new executive director of Alliance For Animals and the Environment, Alexa McCormack. She begins “officially” in January, although she, Lynn, and Rick are already working together for a smooth transition.
Alexa joins us at a time when AFAE's support and influence for a more compassionate and sustainable world have been growing year by year. All of us – volunteers, donors, other supporters, and board members – have accomplished many innovative projects and campaigns. Some are ongoing today. Others are on the drawing board. For all of this, we along with countless beings who have no voice can thank Rick and Lynn for their vision and leadership.
Alexa's knowledge, experience and skills will keep us moving forward. And more important than those qualities, she shares our passion for making a difference in a world that too often can seem indifferent. Look for news of an upcoming event to meet her. Welcome, Alexa!
A Note from Alexa:
"Accepting the position of executive director with the Alliance for Animals and the Environment is the fulfillment of a life-long dream to extend my lifestyle and beliefs into my career.
I grew up surrounded by respect and activism for the environment and I began following that path independently in my teens. I remained dedicated to volunteering for animal rights, conservation, and environmental organizations while working in the publishing and PR/marketing industries and moonlighting in higher education; later, I shifted my career to working for non-profits. My skills and the causes that I care most about have brought me here to the Alliance for Animals and the Environment to work on behalf of those who cannot speak for themselves.
My husband, Kelly, and our two children, Mose (a golden retriever-chow chow mix we rescued from abuse and neglect in Leadville, CO) and Lola (a Siamese we rescued from abuse and abandonment in Boulder, CO), are happy to welcome all that my work with AFAE will bring to us and to others. What you do and what you support cause me to know already that we are kindred spirits. Now, I look forward to getting to know you even better as we do this vital work together."
AFAE's Simply Vegan Draws Interest at Women's Expo
Alliance For Animals and the Environment has a great group of vegan volunteers and their talents were put to use the weekend of November 23/24 at the Brava Magazine's Women's Expo at the Alliant Energy Center.
We were pleasantly surprised that so many women were interested in veganism. At many times there were lines of people waiting to get samples. Even the beef council women came by to try our samples!
Among the many food samples at the table were Tofurky slices, Field Roast sausages, Sun Flour Baking Company lemon cookies, an assortment of Almond Breeze almond milks, homemade desserts, and Trader Joe's soy milks.
Samplers were also given a Vegetarian Starter Kit, compliments of Mercy for Animals, which provides easy vegan recipes and helpful tips for transitioning to a vegan lifestyle.
AFAE wishes to thank VegFund for help with tabling expenses. And thank you to volunteers Sara Andrews, Vicky Talbert, Lesley Crocker, Megan Ryan, Marina Drake, Gina Stuessy, Nicole Steck, Leslie Hamilton, and Ann Emerson.
Visit Simply Vegan to sign up for our upbeat and informative twice-monthly newsletter(scroll to bottom of page). The SV Newsletter has recipes, links, tips, and lots of vegan info!
Wisconsin Wolf Front Holds Caucus
Local organization, Wisconsin Wolf Front along with Wolf Defenders is holding a Stakeholders Caucus in Madison on Saturday, December 14 from 1:00-3:00 pm at Hawthorne Branch of the Madison Public Library.
This caucus is for all who care aboaut wolves and who want to create a unified approach to wolf advocacy. This is the formation of the first ever state wolf conservation political action committee.
For more information and to RSVP visit WWF's Facebook page.
Memorial Erected at Cattle Truck Accident Site
Thank you to AFAE volunteers Charlie Talbert and Steve Drake and to our friends at People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals, for helping us erect this tribute to the cows killed in this terrible accident and for all the cows being hurt, frightened, and killed everywhere.
See the news coverage here.
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