Helen and Steve Rayschick are coordinating. Please consider attending this important and well-organized public educationAL outreach … AND PLEASE R.S.V.P.
WHAT: Educational outreach to the general public to promote and explain veganism and to expose the truth about animal agriculture and the suffering and death of 10 billion farmed animals in the US each year (this doesn’t even include freshwater or sea animals). And to highlight the toll all of this carnage has on our fragile environment.
WHEN: Sunday, August 25, 2-4 pm.
WHERE: Copley Square, Back Bay, Boston, across the street from the Boston Public Library. (See Directions, below.)
RSVP (Yes): firstname.lastname@example.org or just answer this email or just show up. (Event is weather permitting only. Check for postponement email or call 978-257-7062 on morning of event.) Banner and literature provided.
WHY: For the pigs, chickens, cows, dairy calves, lambs, sheep, and goats. Over 90% of farmed animals live in horrible factory farms, where they are overcrowded, neglected, and never go outdoors. Worldwide, 51 billion farmed animals are killed each year. The suffering this represents is staggering. Hidden away, animals are abused and neglected in factory and family farms throughout the U.S. Female pigs, egg laying hens, and veal calves are kept in cages and crates so small that they cannot turn around. Common practices include tail docking, beak cutting, castration, branding, and forced
impregnation, all without anesthesia. Starvation for 7-14 days (forced molting) is routinely practiced on laying hens. Animals’ deaths are just as bad. They are dragged, terrified, to their deaths. They are often skinned while still alive. Chickens and other birds are killed without even the most lenient protections. Most “food animals” are killed at such young ages, that if they were dogs or cats, they would still be called puppies or kittens. If people did to companion animals what is done to farm animals, they would be in jail.
DIRECTIONS to Boston Public Library & Copley Square (call on cell if you need directions on the road):
By Commuter Rail – From the North/Northwest - Take the Commuter Rail into North Station. Transfer to the Orange Line. See below for T directions from there. From the South/Southwest – Take the Commuter Rail into Back Bay Station. See next paragraph for T directions from there.
By MBTA - If you are taking the Orange Line, get off at the Back Bay/South End stop. Follow the signs for Dartmouth Street. Exit the station, walk down Dartmouth Street and library is across the street on left, within two blocks. If you are taking the Green Line (B, C, D or E), get off at the Copley stop. Exit the station, turn right, walk to corner and you will be at the intersection of Boylston Street and Dartmouth Street. You will see the Boston Public Library steps on your right. Copley Square is across the street from the library.
(For parking, see below.)
Interstate 93 (from north or south) Take Storrow Drive exit. Take Copley Square exit off of Storrow Drive. The exit deadends at a signal light. The cross street is Beacon. Take a right on Beacon Street. While on Beacon Street, you will cross Berkeley, Clarendon, and Dartmouth Streets. The next street is Exeter. Take a left onto Exeter (it is a one-way street). While on Exeter, you will cross Marlborough Street, Commonwealth Avenue, and Newbury Street. The next cross street is Boylston. The Library is on the corner of Exeter and Boylston Streets. Copley Square is across the street from
the library. We will be near the Dartmouth and Boylston Street entrance, 1 block further downtown.
Mass Pike (Interstate 90) Come all the way into the city on the Mass Pike. Take the Copley Square exit (the sign will read: Prudential Center, Copley Square). The exit road will split, follow the Copley Square (right) lane. You will exit the tunnel onto Stuart Street. You will be on the right hand side of the street. Move to the lane furthest left. Take the left at the next light, Dartmouth Street (approximately 500 feet from the tunnel exit). You will see the library steps on your left within two blocks. Copley Square is across the street from the library.
Directions to Copley Place Parking Garage:
Parking is available at the Copley Place Mall parking garage–get ticket validated at one of the stores.
From the North: Take Route 93/Route 1 South. From Route 93 South take the Storrow Drive Exit. Follow Storrow Drive for approximately 1/2 miles. Take the Copley Square Exit (this is a left hand exit). Turn right onto Beacon Street. At your 4th intersection turn left onto Exeter Street. Follow Exeter Street to the end (the intersection of Huntington Avenue). The entrance for the Copley Place Parking Garage is slightly to the right in front of you, across Huntington Avenue. After parking, walk through mall to Neiman Marcus exit; walk to corner; turn left onto Dartmouth, then walk down Dartmouth; library is on left within two blocks. Copley Square is across the street from the library.
From the South: Take Route 93 North. Take the Massachusetts
Avenue/Roxbury Exit. Turn right onto Massachusetts Avenue. Follow approximately 1.5 miles to the intersection of Huntington Avenue (Symphony Hall is on the corner). Turn left onto Huntington Avenue. The entrance to Copley Place Parking Garage is on your right at the set of lights immediately after the glass pedestrian walkway. After parking, walk through mall to Neiman Marcus exit; walk to corner; turn left onto Dartmouth, then walk down Dartmouth; library is on left within two blocks. Copley Square is across the street from the library.
From the West: Go East on the Mass Pike (Route 90). Take the Prudential Center/Copley Square Exit #22. When the exit divides, stay to your right (Copley Square) and you will exit onto Huntington Avenue (the Westin Hotel will be on your left). Drive around the Westin Hotel, keeping the hotel immediately on your left at all times. At the set of lights just beyond the hotel, you want to be in the far left lane, turn left to enter the Copley Place Parking Garage. After parking, walk through mall to Neiman Marcus exit; walk to corner; turn left onto Dartmouth, then walk down Dartmouth; library is on left within two blocks. Copley Square is across the street from the library.