We promote a healthy lifestyle that is good for the animals, people, and the planet. Holding cooking classes, workshops, movie nights, meetups, potlucks, and much more. 99% of meat, milk and eggs produced in the U.S. come from massive factory farms where animals are confined so tightly they cannot even stand up, turn around, or fully extend their limbs or wings. We work towards eliminating the suffering of animals by promoting informed, ethical eating. A vegan lifestyle is good for the animals, your health, and the planet. In collaboration with Vegan Outreach, APRL distributes tens of thousands of pamphlets each year with helpful tips, health information, Q&A and vegan recipes. We promote compassionate living through events like cooking classes, movie screenings, restaurant outings, and potlucks.
Outreach to our Community
APRL distributes tens of thousands of pamphlets each year with helpful tips and vegan recipes. We spread the word about the benefits of a plant-based diet to patrons at popular gathering spots and then relax to a tasty vegan meal, courtesy of APRL. We estimate that for every 200 pamphlets distributed, one person goes vegan. That's 100 animals saved per year.
We hold exciting festivals in Southern California celebrating the benefits of healthy eating and conscious living. Our goal is to inspire and support everyone who wants to learn more about living a healthy, environmentally friendly, compassionate life. These events include plant-based food samplings, musical entertainment, guest speakers, cooking demos, raffles, interactive booths, food vendors, humane organizations, a children’s area, and more. SOCALVEGFEST.ORG
Sponsored Trips to the Gentle Barn
APRL has sponsored Field Trips to Gentle Barn in Santa Clarita for members of the Paramount Animal Club from the Paramount Unified School District. The kids enjoyed hanging out with the over 200 rescued farm animals.
The GO VEGAN Billboard Campaign
Two billboards went up on December 30, 2014, next to the I-5 freeway in Los Angeles. Together, they were getting 300,000 impressions per day, or 2 million impressions per week!
Tens of millions of domestic cats and dogs suffer in the wild, on the streets, and in shelters. They are abandoned and alone, endure extreme weather, starvation, predation, are locked in cages, and euthanized. We work to rescue strays and promote pet adoption to reduce killing in the wild and in shelters.
Catalina Harbor Cats Project
Since 2015, APRL's Catalina Harbor Cats Project has provided aid to the colony of cats who live in the harsh environment of Catalina's rugged terrain. Spay/neuter and other veterinary services have been performed by a medical team flown to the island by volunteer pilots on private planes. APRL volunteers make regular trips to the island to ensure that the cats are being fed and cared for. Simple shelters and feeding stations have been installed. Now, because of the inhospitable conditions on the island and potential threat of harm by malicious people, APRL has taken on the ambitious endeavor of relocating the cats to safety in a mainland sanctuary operated by APRL.
Hundreds of thousands of dogs suffer in puppy mills in this country. They are locked in small cages where they must endure below freezing weather and sweltering heat. These dogs never go for a walk, never get a belly rub, and receive little to no vet care. They have been turned into breeding machines, bred over and over again until they die, are dumped in a shelter, or are killed by the breeder. We work on educating the public by holding several peaceful protests at Orange County retail stores that sell animals from mills. Informing customers will curb demand and help shut down puppy mills.We also promote pet adoption. According to the ASPCA, approximately 5 to 7 million companion animals enter animal shelters nationwide every year and approximately 3 to 4 million are euthanized (60% of dogs and 70% of cats).
A Thank You From Hendrix
A student found a young pit bull who was injured and sick. They took the dog named Hendrix to an emergency vet that was costly but produced little remedy. They did not have money to further investigate and just kept hoping he'd improve. He continued to lose weight, and his injured leg worsened. APRL agreed to assist with vet care and recovery. Hendrix was diagnosed with a broken leg and it was revealed through Xray that he had eaten a leash clip and a small battery (he's a puppy). He was treated, and is now recovering. Hendrix's family is grateful to APRL for helping their new family member. He's a lucky guy because pit bulls do not fare well in the area in which he was found. - Robyn (June 26, 2015)
Plastics and debris are frequently ingested by marine animals. The trash causes serious problems, including starvation and suffocation.
Monthly, we supply the buckets/trash bags, gloves, pinchy sticks, and sanitizing wipes for volunteers to clean up an OC beach. Volunteers help clean up our beaches for a fun morning, then we kick back afterwards with some vegan lunch and lemonade, or vegan breakfast - our treat!
Through education, protests, boycotting of stores, and implementing laws to ban these practices, we can stop these cruel industries.
Animals on fur farms spend their entire lives confined to cramped, filthy wire cages. Fur farmers use the cheapest and cruelest killing methods available, including suffocation, electrocution, gassing, and poisoning. Many people are not aware that more than half the fur in the U.S. comes from China, where millions of dogs and cats are bludgeoned, hanged, bled to death and sometimes even skinned alive for their fur.
Animals Used in Entertainment Protests
Animals being transported thousands of miles in traveling circuses and petting zoos spend a lifetime of misery and confinement. They are never allowed to move in a natural state or live in a natural setting.
Elephants spend up to 18 hours per day with one or more legs in heavy chains and unable to move. APRL worked with local government towards ending the use of exotic animals in circuses and ending elephant rides at State and County fairs and Zoos.