Tracye Bennis-Sine: All Mothers’ Milk

Can we celebrate Mother’s Day? Can we celebrate being at home and feeding our babies (and toddlers, if they want it) our own milk? Can we celebrate our ability to make nourishing, delicious meals for our children without causing the unbelievable harm that is caused when people choose to support the factory farming of animals?

Motherhood has always been a feminist issue to me. Long before I became a mother, myself, I was angered to live in a society that valued women (and, especially, mothers) so little and gave such inordinate power to men. As a vegan, too, it’s clear to me that the dairy industry is a horrifically exaggerated version of the way we, as a society, treat human mothers and children.

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Happy Mother’s Day 2020: Respect ALL Mothers

On this Mother’s Day, we ask that everyone consider the questions and images we have posted here, and do what you can to incorporate more compassionate choices into your daily lives, for the sake of all mothers.

The Mother/Child bond is powerful, and is equally important to all of the non-human species who carry their children in their bodies, or keep them warm as they grow and hatch, or otherwise protect and watch over them while they prepare to enter the world. These mothers, when allowed to do so, also nurse their young, teach them to find food, nuzzle them for comfort, model appropriate social behaviors, and are fiercely protective.

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Upcoming Healing Retreats

Our good friend Lisa is part of a group hosting the following retreats that particularly apply to anyone involved in animals rights, veganism, and other activist issues:

Enjoy the healing and the fall!

Love, MFA PA

AmazonSmile Donations for Prime Day 2019

Just a friendly reminder that as Amazon’s Prime Day approaches, if you shop through AmazonSmile and select MFA PA as your charity, then a percentage of your purchases will be donated to help support on ongoing work and projects. So while taking advantage of any deals, please keep MFA PA in mind 🙂

love, MFA PA

Two Huge Losses: Priscilla Cohn Ferrater-Mora & Val Trivigno

It’s with a very heavy heart that I must announce the passing of two wonderful animal advocates and dear friends. I’m sure many of you have already heard of these sad events through social media and other outlets, but I wanted to pass it along just in case.

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EcoFest@Pottstown 2019: Volunteers, Participants, and Social Media Experts Needed!

Hi Everyone!

Here’s the link for our new and improved second year Ecofest, to take place on April 27, 2019 in conjunction with the Pottstown Climate March:

http://pottstownecofest.com

We need lots of volunteers to help set up, help vendors get set up, monitor the park to make sure people are properly using the recycling and composting areas, staff the Mobilization for Animals’ registration and information tables, and help pack up at day’s end.  Please spare a few hours for the Earth and all the species who share it!

Please post to any email lists, social media outlets, bulletin boards, or anything else to which you have access.

Also, if your organization or business would like to be a vendor or sponsor, that information is also on our website.

Hope to see you there, one way or another!

Thanks for anything you can do!

Take care,
Jenny

EcoFest@Pottstown 2019

For our Earth, For the Animals, For your Health

We are happy to invite you to our Second Annual Pottstown EcoFest (@PottstownEcoFest), a free, family-friendly, vegan-friendly, annual street festival featuring rescue animals, vendors, food, activities, and music. This year’s fest will be taking place on Saturday April 27th (severe weather rain date Saturday May 4th) from 12 to 5 PM once again at lovely Smith Family Plaza Park (100 E High Street, Pottstown, PA 19464).

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Request for Comments Against Deer Hunting in State Parks

As a follow-up to her recent post regarding the hunting in Ridley Creek and Tyler State Parks, our own Jenny has penned a thoughtful and thorough guest column in the The Delaware County Daily Times AKA The Delco Times entitled “Deer are not our enemy”.  Please show your support for the deer by commenting on the article and sharing widely.

love, MFA PA

Deer slaughters in OUR state parks, please call or email

Once again, the horrific slaughter of deer in our state parks will occur this week.  Ridley Creek State Park actually had an extra day, last week!  I was UNAWARE of this or would have asked people to call in right at that time. Continue reading “Deer slaughters in OUR state parks, please call or email”