Grass Roots and Hometown Hearts

As we prepare to welcome Give Local York 2019, let’s take a moment to reflect on just what it means to channel your efforts at Home. For most of us, the idea of charitable giving is second nature. Many national and international organizations thrive off of the generosity of donors, and it is this financial… Read more »

Poetry by Savannah Conley

Savannah is a vegan teen living in York County. She shares with you some of her written words about nature and animal suffering.

Why Animal Advocacy Matters – A Letter to the Editor

This was a letter to the editor of the York Daily Record written by Joe Kirkenir   We at Animal Advocates of South Central PA promote a compassionate and healthy vegan lifestyle, which aligns with our values of nonviolence and respect for all living creatures. There are countless statistics that show how impactful refraining from animal-based products… Read more »

Central Pennsylvania Save Chapter: Origins

Origins of Activism On the way home from a concert in Pittsburgh last year, I was looking out onto the scenic Pennsylvania backroads when, out of the corner of my eye, I caught glimpse of something large and silver – a truck. I see trucks fairly often in my daily life (since I live near… Read more »

Not Your Typical Path to Veganism : My Vegan Story

“There Is No Way that Is Why You Became a Vegan” That’s the reaction I get when I tell someone my story. Not every vegan journey is a heart-warming stroll through a sunny pathed park surrounded by rainbows. Some are a shade darker and, dare I say it, sillier. I loved steak, ice cream, buffalo… Read more »

Animal Advocates: Our first year as a nonprofit!

2017 was an intense year for us at the Animal Advocates of South Central PA. We started the year off learning that our Lush Charity Pot grant had been approved. We worked on the grant during the last few months of 2016 and submitted it in the middle of December. The news was amazing, and… Read more »

Effective Activism: Everyday Life

Welcome to another installment of the Effective Activism series! This time, I will be sharing my favorite tips and tricks of how to be an effective activist in your everyday life.

Animal Advocates at Woofstock 2017

Opening Hearts and Changing Minds at Woofstock

On an unseasonably warm day in September, I set out to do something for which I was excited, yet apprehensive. Having not volunteered or voluntarily signed up to meet new people in years, I was a bit out of my comfort zone.