FVA's Recent Events
FVA held its annual Have-A-Heart Fundraising Dinner & Silent
Auction at Trang Viet Cuisine. Fun outbidding each other for great
items. Cathy Unruh & Jonathan Balcombe were key speakers.
FVA held many Ringling Circus demos to help educate the attendees about the
animal abuses that Ringling imposes on the wild animals.
October 13th, 2012: The
3rd Annual Tampa Bay Veg Fest featured local restaurants with vegetarian and
vegan food; live music; fun and games for kids; healthy-living and eco-friendly
exhibitors; info on local nonprofits; animal adoptions; and well-known national
and local guest speakers.
September 155th, 2012: FVA held its annual Dog &
Car Wash at Rolling Oats, Cypress & MacDill, to benefit
The Little Cats Rescue.
March 25th, 2012: FVA held its annual
Fundraising Dinner and Silent Auction at Trang Viet Cuisine. Lots of fun
outbidding others and socializing. Guest speaker was Michael Budkie from
February 2012: FVA had an educational table at the Florida State Fair for 12 days! We educated fair attendees about the plight of farmed animals. See photos of our tabling
Thanksgiving Day 2011: 260 people attended the annual
ThanksVegan feast! Great food and friends!
October 2011: Our very successful 2nd annual Tampa Bay Veg Fest! Thank you to everyone who made it possible!
February - Oct. 2011: Many Guest Speakers!
Jill Robinson of Animals Asia spoke in Tampa.
Dr. Melanie Joy did a presentation about her book Why We Love Dogs, Eat Pigs, and Wear Cows: An Introduction to Carnism.
Dr. Will Tuttle, author of The World Peace Diet, spoke about peace and compassion.
Dr. Armaiti May, DVM spoke about veterinary issues and veganism.
More than 200 people attended Dr. Neal Barnard's presentation at the University of South Florida in Tampa! Colleen Patrick-Goudreau of Compassionate Cooks was our fabulous guest speaker at Trangs!
January 2011: We held 8 Ringling protests on 5 days, educating the public about the plight of circus animals.
Nov & Dec 2010: We had great turnouts for our Fur Free Friday demo in Tampa and our Petland Demo in Lutz.
Thanksgiving Day, 2010: Over 200 people attended our annual ThanksVegan Feast! Celebrating great food and great friends! See photos here
Oct. 2010: FVA members participated in the annual Walk for Farm Animals (fundraiser for Farm Sanctuary). Approx. 60 people walked to raise funds and to raise awareness of the plight of farmed animals! Photos here
Oct. 2010: FVA participated in the Central Florida Veg Fest in Orlando. We gave out hundreds of samples of non-dairy milks (rice, soy, and almond). Photos here
Oct. 2010: Our 1st annual TAMPA BAY VEG FEST! Such a huge success. See comments and photos here!
Sept. & Oct. 2010: FVA members attended meetings of the Animal Advisory Board of Hillsborough County to show support during discussions of a dog Anti-Tethering Ordinance. To sign the anti-tethering petition click here.
Sept. 2010: We had our annual fundraiser car & dog wash. We had fun while raising funds for Wildlife Haven and Sarasota In Defense of Animals. Photos here
June 2010: FVA joined In Defence of Animals to demonstrate for Elephants in captivity. Watch the video!
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