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We advocate on all animal protection and exploitation issues, including experimentation, factory farming, rodeos, breeders and traveling animal acts.

Animal Defenders of Westchester
P.O. Box 205
Yonkers, NY 10704

Events

GET INSPIRED....

PLEASE JOIN ANIMAL DEFENDERS OF WESTCHESTER FOR...

AN EVENING WITH EDDIE LAMA

WE ARE PROUD TO ANNOUNCE THAT NOTED ACTIVIST EDDIE LAMA WILL BE SPEAKING AT THE GRINTON WILL LIBRARY IN YONKERS

WHERE: 1500 CENTRAL AVENUE, NR TUCKAHOE ROAD, YONKERS

DATE: SEPTEMBER 21, 2005

TIME: 7 PM

FREE ADMISSION

REFRESHMENTS, MUSIC, SCREENING OF THE AWARD-WINNING FILM, "THE WITNESS" AND AWARD CEREMONY WILL FOLLOW.

Eddie’s inspiring story has been told on the MONTEL WILLIAMS SHOW, and captured on film by producer James LeVeck for the ground-breaking film, THE WITNESS. Eddie Lama was a drug-using thug from Brooklyn, who happened to cat-sit for a girlfriend; and though he was raised to consider animals ‘dirty, the little cat changed his life, nurturing a spark of compassion and humanity in him. He became an advocate for indigent, ‘disempowered’ people - and ultimately, for animals. He runs a successful construction business; and he is founder of the Oasis Sanctuary in North Branch, NY, a refuge for abandoned, needy animals and a ‘way station’ for former alcoholics and drug users who live and work at the sanctuary www.oasissanctuary.org .

Not satisfied with participating in demonstrations to raise awareness of animal cruelty, he fashioned a ‘traveling movie screen’ out of an old van and a tv; he then loaded it up with undercover video of fur and factory farms, laboratory testing on animals, etc - and drove it slowly through the NY streets... not stopping, not asking for money - just letting the tape roll. The public saw images they’d never seen in their lives - and were shocked. A new van will soon be traveling throughout NY, putting a ‘ face’ on animal suffering, and our sameness with them.

ADOW will be presenting Eddie with an award in conjunction with Mary and Peter Max, and the NY Whale and Dolphin Action League, and we will be screening THE WITNESS in its entirely. Refreshments will be provided free of charge, and music will be provided by professional pianist Taffy Williams.

LIBRARY: (914) 337-1500

FOR MORE INFORMATION (914) 924-0708, ADOW@ADOW.ORG 

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