This Week in NJ

We have TWO (!!!) volunteer days at Skylands Animal Sanctuary this week. For information on the September 4th, click here, and for September 7th, click here. Wednesday has many spots available still, but Saturday is filled up. Join our Facebook group to stay up to date on these events and more. Many of our events (including volunteer days) are private for the Facebook group only.

On Monday, please keep Animals First on the Second in mind. This is not an event to attend; rather a monthly day of reflection and remembrance. Each day, millions of farm animals are starved on their way to slaughter. On the second day of every month, fasting is encouraged in protest of the treatment of these sentient beings. Join us as we amplify the voices of the billions of farmed animals suffering around the world. You can find more information about this campaign here.

Anonymous for the Voiceless's Cube of Truth is a peaceful static demonstration akin to an art performance. A demonstration will take place Friday evening in Stamford, CT and Sunday afternoon in Montclair, NJ. These demonstrations operate in a structured manner that triggers curiosity and interest from the public; they attempt to lead bystanders to a vegan conclusion through a combination of local standard-practice animal exploitation footage and conversations with a value-based sales approach. Masks, signs, and outreach literature are provided. Black upper clothing appropriate for the weather is essential, and please bring a fully charged laptop or tablet if you have one. Interested volunteers should join this Facebook group for Stamford, CT and this Facebook group for Montclair, NJ.

NJVeg will be crossing the Delaware Friday night for a dinner at Cafe Con Leche in Newtown, PA. They kindly ask that you RSVP by 09/05 one of these ways: NJveg.org/rsvp, NJveg.org@gmail.com, or 609-557-7077 (text/voice). Cafe Con Leche's Vegan Menu can be found here. They will also be attending the Red Bank Street Fair and doing vegan outreach on Sunday. Volunteers will answer questions and provide free literature on the benefits of a plant-based diet. They are in need volunteers for this and other outreach. Come out for an hour, or the entire event. Help spread the word that a plant-based diet saves animals, protects the environment, and improves your health! No experience is necessary. They particularly need help setting up (at 10am) and packing up (to about 5:30pm). If you're interested in joining NJveg's outreach team, please contact us at NJveg.org@gmail.com or 609.557.7077.

Shop Vegan! Eat Vegan! Share Vegan this Sunday at Tattooed Mom in Philly! The market, hosted by V Marks the Shop, will feature 10-15 vegan & vegan-friendly makers & shakers with the goods & services to support vegan lifestyles in Philly and beyond! Admission is free as always and all are welcome!

On Sunday, a local grassroots group of caring animal rights activists will be protesting to stop SeaQuest from opening a new Aquarium planned for Fall of this year at the Woodbridge Mall Center in Woodbridge. Contact Denise Morgan at (732)525-9536 or at wellnessfrommorgan@gmail.com.

Finally, the Jersey Shore chapter of Food Not Bombs will be feeding those in need at the Asbury Park Train Station between 3:00 and 4:00. If you want to donate something, contact them via their Facebook page or by emailing them at jerseyshorefoodnotbombs@yahoo.com. The Jersey City chapter meets at the Journal Square plaza at noon every Sunday. For donations, contact them via their Facebook page or at foodnotbombsjc@gmail.com.