Rest in Peace, Beautiful Cecil ❤
R.O.A.R. (Respect Our Animals’ Rights) is a non-profit organization founded August 1, 2015 by Maryanne Christiano-Mistretta. We are a group of animal lovers who got together and bonded over the murder of Cecil the Lion.
We are unique in that we are not waving the vegan flag. We believe you can be a meat eater and love animals. Everyone is welcome to be a part of us as long as there is no criticism of lifestyles and cultures. We also respect non-trophy hunters.
For our first fundraiser, we have raised $550 and just sent the money to the following organizations:
1. Wild Cru (via Americans for Oxford, Inc.) – $250 (http://www.wildcru.org/)
2. Farm Sanctuary – $50 (http://www.farmsanctuary.org/)
3. Panthera – $250, to sponsor a lion! I thought that would be awesome to have in honor of Cecil! In addition to many things, the donation supports the salary of a well trained community scout in Africa to help track and protect lions from being hunted! (More info can be found on the Panthera website). (http://www.panthera.org/)
Those who have donated include: Mickey Wnek, Lynelle Behler, Patricia Blythe, Sarah Geer, Judith Smith, Joan Bunda, Dave Aver, Susan George, Iben Skjernaa Lyhne, Margaret Villa, Jerry Bedfor, Ellen and Greg Policastro, Beverly Russell, Corinne Wood, and Anonymous.
Here are links to their “thank-you” letters:
R.O.A.R. Adopts a Lion for One Year: https://maryannemistretta.wordpress.com/2015/09/17/r-o-a-r-respect-our-animals-rights-adopts-a-lion-for-one-year/
Thank you from American Oxford/Wild Cru: https://maryannemistretta.wordpress.com/2015/09/22/r-o-a-r-receives-thank-you-letter-from-american-oxford/
Thank you from Farm Sanctuary, Watkins Glen, N.Y.: https://maryannemistretta.wordpress.com/2015/09/26/r-o-a-r-receives-thank-you-from-farm-sanctuary/
Founder, Maryanne Christiano-Mistretta on “Phoenix Rising” Long Island Cable Television: https://maryannemistretta.wordpress.com/2015/09/21/guest-on-phoenix-rising-show/
Maryanne Christiano-Mistretta is an author and public speaker. Her latest book is “Love Cats” available on Amazon in paperback and kindle editions: http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/1681020513
If you are interested in purchasing a R.O.A.R. t-shirt or making a donation please contact Maryanne at: firstname.lastname@example.org
Portions of t-shirt proceeds will be divided among various animal groups.
R.O.A.R. Respect Our Animals’ Rights, copyright 2015.