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15th Annual Vegan Chili Cook-Off Fundraiser!
It’s time for Alliance for Animals’ 15th Annual Vegan Chili Cook-Off Fundraiser which will feature chefs from area restaurants engaged in a friendly competition to see whose vegan chili will reign supreme. Each restaurant brings their own unique chili recipe to the event and no chilies taste the same. Attendees will sample all chili and vote on their favorite. There is also a panel of judges who will give their own opinion of the Best Vegan Chili of 2018.
Saturday, November 10, 2018, 5:00 – 8:30 pm
Masonic Center, 301 Wisconsin Avenue, Madison
Use the E. Johnson Street entrance.
Ticket price includes all chili samples, hot dogs, corn bread, and an assortment of desserts – all vegan and DELICIOUS!
Doors and bar open at 5:00 to allow guests to get a sneak peek at the raffle items. Chili will be served starting at 5:30. Tickets are $30 regular, $15 with student ID, and $5 for kids under 12. Discounts are available for volunteers.
Announcing our 2018 Vegan Chili Cook-Off restaurants: Willy Street Coop, Weary Traveler, Surya café, Hop Cat, Fuegos, Expressly Leslie, Belair Cantina, and Adamah Neighborhood Table!
Thank you SERRV!
Thank you to Madison based SERRV for supporting Alliance for Animals at their Fall Fashion Show on August 23, 2018. All featured fashions were vegan – no silk, no wool, no leather – and beautiful which proved we do not have to wear the skins or products of animals to look marvelous. SERRV donated a portion of all sales to AFA. It was a great night. Be sure you stop by SERRV at 224 State Street and thank them for supporting the animals!
Speak Up For Animals this Fall at Madison Farmers’ Market!
Will Your Child Be Dissecting in School This Year?
Should students be forced to dissect animals in school? Unfortunately, Wisconsin has no current language pertaining to dissection in grades K-12 in the state statutes. Here in Wisconsin our student population includes a variety of cultures with diverse religious, moral, or ethical beliefs regarding animals, and many students at all levels are uncomfortable with dissecting.
Therefore educators must clearly convey the message to parents that students need not compromise personal beliefs in order to learn science.
Dissecting is not only disrespectful to animals, it also drains school budgets, and is not as effective as using computerized models in learning about the anatomy and physiology of animals and humans. Want to help make a change? Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org. Read more here.
Our summer issue contains information about the 126 geese who were killed by the Madison Park District. Despite our efforts and willingness to help, the geese were rounded up and killed.
Also read about our dedicated volunteers, and a bit of good news about a pig wrestling event that has been canceled (and we’ll take some credit for that!).