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Join a protest at an Uncle Julio's Rio Grande restaurant near you

The Problem With Frog Legs
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Protest stories and photos - April 30, 2010
Protest stories and photos - July 2 & 3, 2010
Protest stories and photos - September 4th, 2010

We've removed the protest registration form: if you want to organize a protest please read this page then contact us!

Frequently Asked Questions

Why are you protesting?

Uncle Julio's Rio Grande restaurants sell American Bullfrogs farm-raised in China. These frogs regularly escape their rearing facilities and spread infectious diseases to native frog populations. A recent study showed that up to 62% of the American Bullfrogs entering the USA for food are infected with the chytrid fungus, responsible for the extinction of up to 100 amphibian species worldwide. The bullfrogs are also voracious predators of native frogs and other native wildlife.

We can't think of many ways worse ways for a frog to die than to get munched alive by a huge American Bullfrog, and I can't think of many more excruciatingly slow ways for a frog to die than to have millions of chytrid fungi eating away at their skin until they finally go into cardiac arrest, their species being driven to complete extinction. You're not going to let that be the fate of the world's remaining frog populations are you?

What are the protests like?

They are fun, peaceful, fulfilling and enlightening. They will be even better with you there!

Protest stories and photos - April 30, 2010
Protest stories and photos - July 2 & 3, 2010
Protest stories and photos - September 4th, 2010

What is the goal?

The goal is to raise awareness of the problems related to the frog legs trade, and to persuade potential customers to boycott the restaurant, so that the Uncle Julio's Corporation (which cares about money, not the environment) feels compelled to remove frog legs from their menu.

What to bring

A positive attitude! Assuming you have filled out the registration from above, we can provide you a sign. Or you can make one for yourself:
- Uncle Julios: Stop Driving Frogs To Extinction!
- SAVE THE FROGS! Boycott Rio Grande
- Get Your fungus Covered Frog Legs At Uncle Julio's!
- SAVE THE FROGS! Eat Somewhere Else

Can I bring my kids?

Sure. The protests are peaceful and fun. Plus, kids can SAVE THE FROGS at least as well as adults.

Are you guys going to be breaking windows?

No! But we will be distributing educational flyers on frog extinctions, how people can help, and of course on Uncle Julio's Rio Grande restaurants deplorable environmental policies. So leave your rocks and bottles at home. Feel free to bring a clever sign. We'll supply the leaflets.

Where are the restaurants?

VIRGINIA: Arlington (Ballston - 4301 N. Fairfax Dr.)
MARYLAND: Bethesda (4870 Bethesda Ave.)
MARYLAND: Gaithersburg (231 Rio Boulevard)
TEXAS: Dallas (4125 Lemmon Ave.)
TEXAS: North Dallas (16150 Dallas Parkway)
TEXAS: Fort Worth (5301 Camp Bowie Blvd.)
TEXAS: Grapevine (1301 William D. Tate Ave.)
TEXAS: Allen (N.bound 75 traffic exit Exchange Pkwy 190 E. Stacy Rd)
ILLINOIS: Lombard (2360 Fountain Square Drive)
ILLINOIS: Chicago (855 W North Ave)
FLORIDA: Boca Raton (449 Plaza Real)
GEORGIA: Atlanta (1860 Peachtree Rd NW)
GEORGIA: Atlanta (Sandy Springs Perimeter Area 1140 Hammond Dr. NE)

Protests? Really? Are protests necessary?

Absolutely. But Save The Frogs would never lead a protest against a restaurant without first contacting its CEO and informing him/her of the problems associated with frog legs, and offering them positive publicity should they remove frog legs from the restaurant's menus. Save The Frogs would also first contact the restaurant's manager to inform them of the issue and seek their assistance. Save The Frogs' strategy is to first target upscale restaurants and large chain corporations that are unlikely to incur serious negative consequences should their customers no longer be able to eat frog legs.

Following our contacting a company's CEO and the restaurant manager, should such a company fail to take action to remedy the ecological problems it is causing, Save The Frogs feels that peaceful protests are warranted, as they:

(1) Educate the restaurant's patrons, employees and passersby about frog extinctions and the problems associated with frog legs;

(2) Raise awareness of amphibian conservation efforts;

(3) Motivate people to take action and inspire others to do so; and

(4) Lead to the target restaurant eventually and inevitable ceasing frog legs' sales due to the negative publicity and loss of profits it incurs due to the protests.


Questions regarding protests?


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