Officially Introducing R.O.A.R. (Respect Our Animals’ Rights)

Published August 27, 2015 by Maryanne

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R.O.A.R. (Respect Our Animals’ Rights) is a new animal rights activist group, inspired by the murder of Cecil the Lion. We all came together August 1, 2015, bonding over the loss of Cecil, and our love for animals. Our home base is in New Jersey, but we have online members from all over the world. Every day we sign petitions, share beautiful photos of animals and post about events/fundraisers that benefit animals.

Originally our goal was to raise funds to make July 1 National Save the Lions Day in order to bring awareness to senseless trophy killings. We needed to raise $1499 for National Day Calendar to officiate the day. However, we were almost halfway to our goal when it was brought to our attention there already was a World Lions Day. So we decided to send our monies raised thus far to various animal rights organizations in need.

For our first fundraiser, we have raised $550 and just sent the money to the following organizations:

1. Wild Cru (via Americans for Oxford, Inc.) – $250 (http://www.wildcru.org/)
2. Farm Sanctuary$50 (http://www.farmsanctuary.org/)
3. Panthera$250, to sponsor a lion! I thought that would be awesome to have in honor of Cecil! In addition to many things, the donation supports the salary of a well trained community scout in Africa to help track and protect lions from being hunted! (More info can be found on the Panthera website). (http://www.panthera.org/)

Those who have donated include: Mickey Wnek, Lynelle Behler, Patricia Blythe, Sarah Geer, Judith Smith, Joan Bunda, Dave Aver, Susan George, Iben Skjernaa Lyhne, Margaret Villa, Jerry Bedfor, Ellen and Greg Policastro, Beverly Russell, Corinne Wood, and Anonymous.

Follow us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/respectouranimalsrights/

Everyone is welcome, but please note, this is not a vegan group. We’d like everyone who loves animals to feel welcome.

 

 

 

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