Thursday, June 4, 2009

Worldwide Vegan Bake Sale

Found out about this through Post Punk Kitchen's blog...Who the Atlanta Vegan Bake Sale Helps:
"We chose CatSnip to be the recipient of the proceeds from the Atlanta Vegan Bake Sale because on average, about 8 out of every 10 cats that enter Metro Atlanta shelters are euthanized. Sterilization is a non-lethal method of reducing cat overpopulation and the most humane way to prevent the birth of unwanted, homeless cats. CatSnip offers very low cost spay/neuter services using a mobile feline surgical unit, so low cost spay and neuters are easy and affordable for everyone. CatSnip is a project of the Atlanta Animal Alliance, a nonprofit 501(c) 3 charity. The vehicle CatSnip uses costs $150,000 to purchase and $250,000 annually to operate. CatSnip's non-profit, low-cost spay/neuter operation is sustained by private donations."

A little about the Worldwide Vegan Bake Sale:
"On June 20 through June 28 (two weekends and the weekdays in between), groups from across the world will hold vegan bake sales. Each participating group gets to choose its venue, what to sell, and how it uses the proceeds. We invite you to participate! You can hold the bake sale on any day during the period—or on more than one day if you like. Just about anyone can join in. Read on...

WHY participate?
It's a fun way to introduce people to the joy and tastiness of vegan foods.
Raise money for your cause.
Be part of an event that will publicize the many benefits of an animal-free diet.

HOW do you participate?
Plan to hold a vegan bake sale sometime between June 20 and June 28.
Let us (and the world) know by using our handy signup form (preferred) or emailing us at
Hold the bake sale.
If inclined, please let us know how you did. Send a photo, or a link, whatever you'd like—celebrate and inspire.
It's that simple.
If you want to participate but cannot do so during the "official" time period, get in touch with us—we've got you covered. We're striving to be as inclusive as possible.

There are only two rules:
Goods sold must be vegan. For baking, most importantly this means no dairy or eggs.
Don't sell or distribute anything during the bake sale (books, brochures, etc.) that contributes to the intentional harming of animals.
You don't have to be a vegan group or even an animal group to participate. We're inviting school clubs, Girl Scout troops, church/temple/mosque organizations, even bunches of friends who want to join.

It's an easy and enjoyable way to raise funds, and to raise awareness about food that is delicious and satisfying but does not involve exploiting or mass-killing animals. (Note that animals are slaughtered in huge numbers, and at all ages starting at newborn, in the dairy and egg industries). In addition, many people are allergic to dairy or eggs, and holding a vegan bake sale shows that you can make super-tasty versions of cakes, pies, cookies, and other desserts without these ingredients.

The Worldwide Vegan Bake Sale is sponsored by Compassion for Animals (CfA), a Washington, DC-area grassroots group that “works to reduce human-caused harm to animals, primarily through educating people on animal-friendly lifestyles and cultivating empathy and respect for the nonhumans with whom we share the earth.” Our website (under construction) is

CfA is handling the national publicity, and we've already got some well-known authors, chefs, activists, and humane groups ready (or starting) to promote the event. We're gradually adding content to the web site, and soon it will have a plethora of information, along with a roster of who's participating. Also a tiny bit of useless frivolity."

Go.  Buy tasty goods.  Help the animals.  

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