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World Day for Farmed Animals Vigils
October 2, 2020 @ 8:15 am - 10:15 am
Each year, an estimated 70 billion cows, pigs, chickens, turkeys, and other sentient land-based animals are caged, crowded, deprived, drugged, mutilated and macerated in the world’s factory farms. Then they are brutally slaughtered for our dinner table. Countless aquatic animals are caught and suffocated by vast trawler nets, so we can have our fish fillet or tuna fish salad.
Since 1983, the annual observance of World Day for Farmed Animals on October 2nd (Gandhi’s birthday) has been offering people of conscience a superb opportunity to memorialize and mourn these innocent lives. An opportunity to ask their friends and neighbors to stop subsidizing senseless atrocities at their supermarket checkout counter. Hundreds of groups and individuals throughout the world participate each year.
Meet us at the North / East corner of Appleby Line and Harvester Road.
There may be an opportunity to bear witness on the median when the trucks are stopped at the red light but that is not always possible. Nobody is obligated to try and bear witness but some of us will given the opportunity. If you are on the median there are some safety rules that we will provide you.
Signs, stickers and leaflets are provided but feel free to bring your own.
Hope to see you there, the animals need us! 💜