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Born To Be Wild-Imax Film Opens 4/8

azvegan April 4th, 2011 No Comments

There is not only one, but two great movies debuting this week in the valley!  In addition to Elephant in the Living Room, Born To Be Wild Imax film opens this Friday, 4/8, too!

New from Warner Bros. and IMAX, “Born to be Wild 3D” is a remarkable documentary about orphaned orangutans and elephants — and the extraordinary people who rescue and raise them.

Venturing into the rainforests of Borneo and the savannahs of Kenya, the filmmakers use IMAX 3D technology to achieve an amazingly up close look at these beautiful creatures being rehabilitated and returned to their natural habitats. With a powerful narration by Morgan Freeman, the film gives you a glimpse into the lives of these animals as you’ve never seen before.

“Born to be Wild 3D” starts rolling out exclusively in IMAX theaters April 8 — find out when it’s playing near you.


The Elephant In The Living Room- May 6th!

azvegan April 4th, 2011 No Comments

No, we’re not encouraging you to keep an elephant in your living room, but, the highly anticipated film, The Elephant in the Living Room movie premieres in Scottsdale Camelview on May 6th!

The film blows the doors off the exotic pet issue in the United States and has won 4 BEST DOCUMENTARY Awards as well as a recent GENESIS Award nomination. 

There is a lot of buzz around this film with high praise from film critics and animal lovers alike. It opens in select theaters on April 8th and we and encourage all of our local animal advocates to join The HSUS in supporting the filmmakers’ sacrifice and effort to bring this important issue to the forefront and GO SEE THIS MOVIE!

Opens in Phoenix on Friday, April 08! 

Harkins Camelview

57001 E. Highland Ave.
Scottsdale, AZ 85251
Phone: 480-947-8778 

NOTE: The time is listed as 7:00pm, but show times have not been published yet. Please check the theatre listing for actual show times!  I will update the time as we get closer to the date.

Mercy for Animals Farm to Fridge Tour in Tempe 3/16

azvegan March 15th, 2011 No Comments

Join MFA’s Phil Letten in Phoenix, AZ during the official Farm to Fridge nationwide road tour. Traveling nearly 12,000 miles to more than 40 cities, MFA’s Farm to Fridge tour aims to expose millions of consumers to the cruel plight endured by animals in factory farms, hatcheries, and slaughterhouses.  The tour spotlights a mobile multi-media advocacy center – featuring a custom-built truck retrofitted with 80” TV screens, speakers and billboard-sized banners.  During the day, the truck will circle city centers, parking for educational outreach events, and then conclude in the evenings with screenings of MFA’s powerfulFarm to Fridge documentary.

Please join us in Phoenix, AZ to speak up against the cruel treatment farmed animals are subjected to before becoming burgers, hot dogs, and nuggets, and encourage consumers to adopt a healthy and compassionate vegetarian diet.

Volunteers are needed to wear our iPad shirts that will play the Farm to Fridge documentary, hand out leaflets, and talk to people about factory farming and veganism.

For more information about this event, please email Phil Letten, Tour Coordinator, at or call 810-599-1278.

Note: Exact tour stop locations are subject to change based on weather, parking availability, and traffic. If you are able to assist with this event, please contact Phil directly to RSVP.

Where: S. Mill Ave. & W. 5th St., Tempe, AZ
When: Wednesday, March 16, 2011 at 7:45 to 8:45 p.m.


Brendan Brazier-Whole Foods Market Scottsdale 2/27!

azvegan February 27th, 2011 No Comments

Professional triathlete, plant-based nutrition expert, and bestselling author, Brendan Brazier shares how to thrive on a whole foods, plant-based diet.

Brendan’s seminar will be based on his bestselling book, Thrive: The Vegan Nutrition Guide to Optimal Performance in Sports and Life.

• Lose weight and reduce body fat
• Boost energy, productivity and mental clarity
• Reduce stress and enhance mood
• Eliminate hunger and junk food cravings
• Build a stronger immune system
• Diminish visible signs of aging
• Lower cholesterol
• Stay healthy for life

Brendan will explain how to reduce nutritional stress by the means of plant-based nutrition.

Time: February 27, 2011 from 2pm to 4pm
Location: Whole Foods Market
Street: 7111 E. Mayo Blvd
City/Town: Phoenix

Please RSVP to (480) 515-3777

Farm Sanctuary Walk Results Are In…Phoenix Is In The Top 3!

azvegan February 7th, 2011 No Comments

Thank you to everyone who supported the Walk and Party in 2010!  Thanks to you we were able to raise over $16k for the animals at Farm Sanctuary and is critical to their rescue, education, and advocacy programs!  Below is the breakdown for Walk results from other cities.  This year there were 78 Walks and a total of 5,500 Walkers….a 50% increase over last year!

New York City $76,688 Berkeley $19,903 Phoenix $16,243 Washington $14,633 Baltimore $14,326 Pittsburgh $12,793 Chicago $12,314 Santa Monica $10,537 Boston $9,701 Philadelphia $8,861

We cannot thank everyone enough for their continued local support of Farm Sanctuary.  From collecting signatures, donating items to the silent auction, to helping setup and takedown the events, we couldn’t do it without each and every one of you and the people that come out each year to support the events.  We appreciate it greatly and hope to see you again in 2011!  Check out the link on the main page for 2011 event dates!