Read Fall 2017 Animal News Newsletter

Alliance for Animals 14th Annual Vegan Chili Cook-Off and Raffle

Saturday, November 4, 2017
Masonic Center
301 Wisconsin Avenue, Madison

5:00 – Doors open – come and enjoy a beverage and peruse the raffle items
5:30 – Chili tasting begins. Enjoy chili, tofu dogs, desserts, cash bar
7:30(ish) – Raffle ends and winners announced
8:30 – Doors close

If you want to volunteer for the event email Kim at

Is there a particular restaurant that you think should be invited to compete – one that hasn’t been a part of the Cook-Off before, send in your suggestions!

Winkie Community Memorial Gathering

Winkie was a former Vilas Zoo resident who retired to The Elephant Sanctuary in Tennessee in September of 2000. She died there on May 11, 2017, at the age of 50. Please stop by Hawthorne Library on Saturday September 30 between 2 – 4:00 PM to learn about Winkie’s life and what you can do to advocate for animals in zoos.

Light vegan refreshments will be served.

Hawthorne Branch, Madison Public Library,2707 E. Washington Street, Madison

Do You Want to Serve on the AFA Board of Directors?

The AFA Board has played an important part in the organization since its inception in 1983. Serving on the Board is a rewarding and interesting commitment. We welcome new members who are committed to all areas of animal rights.

The current two year vacancy will begin in January 2018.

More information about serving on the Board can be seen here: Do You Want to Serve on the AFA Board?

School Starting Soon: Will Your Child Be Required to Dissect?

Does your child prefer not to dissect a rat, cat, fetal pig, or any other animal in school?

Unfortunately in Wisconsin there is no policy or law granting your child the right to opt out of dissection and instead use computer models or other means of learning the material. Read about dissection in Wisconsin here.

Alliance for Animals – Youth

AFA Youth seeks to educate and empower others and lead by setting a positive example. We’re accepting to all and are working on building a team of volunteers and people dedicated to learning as much as they can about animal justice. Along with our discussions and volunteerism, we also want to have fun! We have monthly events such as cooking, crafts, and other things.

See the AFA Youth website for more information!