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What do we love? Animals! What do we want? To keep them from being sold in pet stores in San Francisco! How can we do this? By attending today’s Animal Welfare Commission meeting at 5:30 p.m. in room 408 at City Hall!
The city already prevents selling cats and dogs in stores, but animals like birds have it hard. Last year, Mickaboo took in over 400 birds, “most of which originally came from pet stores,” according to Director Tammy Azzaro. And a lot of them are now exotic parrots like Macaws, African Greys, and some species of Amazon, which are going extinct because people are so crazy about owning pretty birdies.
Go on tonight and support this issue. Thanks to Tammy and Mickaboo for alerting us to it (hence our focus on birds). It doesn’t take much to show up and say, I do not want animals sold in stores in my city, and it means a lot.
Tonight—and you might even be able to do both!—is also the first meeting of the SF Orchards project, supported by TransitionSF. The idea is to plant perennial fruit trees around the city, which sounds so, so great. Fruit trees! Fruit for the citizenry! This first meeting will “create a working group that will assess the available spaces, organizations that need to be onboard, design a plan for planting, caring, and harvesting trees.”
So what are you going to do, activists? Sit at home in front of all three-and-a-half hours of today’s Tour de France stage? You DVRed that shit, watch it after you’ve been a good citizen! Besides, you already know what all those jerks are going to say, anyway, and would it kill fucking Versus—or professional cycling—to feature women outside of the podium girls? Never mind all that, San Francisco, tonight you’re going to speak against selling animals, and you’re going to help plan urban fruit trees, and we love you for it.
Patxi’s Chicago Pizza (two SF locations, one in Palo Alto RICH KIDS NEED PIZZA TOO) has shown interest in serving vegan pizza (!!!). And we can help the process by letting them know that we’ll eat TONS OF IT.
Fatties, you know what this means. Go to Patxi’s Get Satisfaction page and click “I’m interested” (You can sign in with your Facebook or Twitter accounts so CALM DOWN, lazy!) and pretty soon we’ll have vegan deep dish pizza in SF! AHHH!!!!!!
(Thanks to Virag for the heads-up!)
UPDATE!!!! Paxti’s just replied on the Get Satisfaction thread… THERE WILL BE VEGAN PIZZA!!!!:
Hello everyone! We are absolutely going to add Daiya cheese - and soon. Here’s the deal: we’ve tested out the cheese and have placed the order. We are also in the process of updating our menu. The Daiya cheese will be replacing our soy cheese option on the menu (and that will be reflected on the new menu). However, we will have the Daiya cheese “live” before the new menu is published. The day we do the switchover to the Daiya vegan cheese, we’ll Tweet it, post it here, and post it on our facebook page. So follow us on twitter to be the first to know.
All of our crust and sauce is already vegan, so this cheese is the last component for the truly vegan pizza. We’ve been wanting to do this for a long time, but until Daiya came along, the quality was just not there. So, we’re super excited to be able to do a vegan pie for all of you vegan pizza lovers!!!
Expect the announcement before the end of May!