Interfaith Celebration for Animals – 2021

Theme: Extending the Golden Rule to Animals in All Faiths

Sunday 21st March – 3.00pm-4.30pm GMT – by Zoom

ALL WELCOME!

Join the Animal Interfaith Alliance in their annual Interfaith Celebration for Animals led by AIA Chair, Rev. Feargus O’Connor, featuring talks, readings, prayers and reflections from all the major faiths.
To register and obtain the link to join the meeting, please contact Barbara at Barbgard.aia@gmail.com

AIA Partners with the Interfaith Vegan Coalition

The Animal Interfaith Alliance (AIA) has formed a partnership with the Interfaith Vegan Coalition, its counterpart based in the US. The Interfaith Vegan Coalition (IVC) is an initiative set up by In Defence of Animals (IDA) and its founders are Lisa Levinson, IDA’s Sustainable Campaign Director, and Judy Carmen joint founder of Prayer Circle for Animals and Peace To All Beings. Judy is also author of the book Homo Ahimsa.

Barbara Gardner of AIA said: “I’m delighted that AIA is partnering with the Interfaith Vegan Coalition as this means that we can share our resources and extend our reach to further the interfaith message of extending our circle of compassion to animals. AIA is an alliance of seventeen faith-based animal advocacy organisations. IVC is also made up of faith-based members and so the partnership represents a fantastic synergy”.

Timeline and Milestones in the Antivivisection Movement since 1980 – Webinar by Dr Andre Menache

In this ground-breaking webinar, Dr Andre Menache BSc (Hons) BVSc MRCVS explains why it is imperative, based on the latest scientific evidence, to move from outdated animal research to 21st century alternatives, if we are going to get the best and most efficacious results for human health.

Dr Menache is AIA’s European Representative and Scientific Advisor.  He is a veterinarian who advises extensively on animal welfare matters.  He is Scientific Consultant to (and former director of) Antidote Europe, based in France. He has been President of Doctors and Lawyers for Responsible Medicine (UK) and General Manager of The Federation of Animal Protection Societies in Israel.  He is a patron of Quaker Concern for Animals and provides scientific support to several grass roots organisations.

Invitation to Webinar by Dr Andre Menache – ‘Timeline and Milestones in the Antivivisection Movement since 1980’.

The Animal Interfaith Alliance

Invites you to

TIMELINE AND MILESTONES IN THE ANTIVIVISECTION MOVEMENT SINCE 1980

A Webinar by Dr Andre Menache

Saturday 12th December 2020 at 2.00pm

The webinar will be hosted on Zoom and will consist of a half hour presentation followed by a Q & A session.  The presentation will examine the history of the antivivisection movement and the arguments for using alternatives to animal research.  This follows Dr Menache’s very successful webinar held last July on ‘What Lessons can be Learned from the Corona Virus Pandemic?’.

Dr Andre Menache

Dr Andre Menache BSc (Hons) BVSc MRCVS is AIA’s European Representative and Scientific Advisor.  He is a veterinarian who advises extensively on animal welfare matters.  Dr Menache is Scientific Consultant to (and former director of) Antidote Europe, based in France. He has been President of Doctors and Lawyers for Responsible Medicine (UK) and General Manager of The Federation of Animal Protection Societies in Israel.  He is a patron of Quaker Concern for Animals and provides scientific support to several grass roots organisations.

If you wish to attend the webinar please email Barbara Gardner at barbgard.aia@gmail.com and you will be sent the link to join the webinar.

Urgent Request for Signatures for Asian Elephant Petition

Our friends at STAE, fighting hard to curb the awful abuse of Asian elephants in tourism, so much of it generated in the UK market, have two important petitions afoot, on change.org at: http://bit.ly/STAEpetition demanding new UK law to ban such adverts and sales, and to allow ads for genuine sanctuaries only (which has nearly 1 million signatures of support).

Also a Parliamentary petition at https://bit.ly/ParliamentaryPetition. On this latter one STAE is striving to get 600 more signatures in just 5 days to reach 10,000 signatures, which is the threshold needed to obtain a formal response from Govt. That petition closes on 27 Sept.

Please can we ask you to sign and share these petitions immediately, thanks so much. AIA.