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175 Signs-of-Justice from Around the Globe

September 24, 2018
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Stand united against ALL oppression and injustice. In these brilliant signs from around the world, you’ll see many of the messages state that all oppression and injustice is connected. The signs speak of animal rights, women’s rights, racial rights, human rights, LGBT rights, climate justice,  gun reform, nonviolence, veganism, as well as the intersectionality of all oppression / discrimination. Each  
is a gem with a specific message, so enjoy them all. 
Fort Worth Texas, Women’s March – 2017 (intersectional sign)
United Kingdom Animal Rights March
New York Animal Rights March 2017
Glasgow Scotland Protest 
Animal Rights March U.K.
Northwest Animal Rights Network Demo
Dave / Flashmob

Amsterdam – Animal Rights March 2018


Animal Rights March 2018

Gun Control Protest, U.S. 2018
Women’s March 2017
National School Walkout – Gun Reform Protest – U.S. – 2018
Women’s March on Washington 2017


Paris, France Climate March sign speaking up for animals

Los Angeles Animal Rights March 2017
United Kingdom Animal Rights March 2017
Animal Rights Activist, James Aspey wearing his sign.

Animal Rights March London 2018

Vegan Actor; Joaquin Phoenix – Los Angeles ‘National Animal Rights Day’
Animal Rights March 2018 London
 
2018 London Animal Rights March
 
Animal Rights March 2017
 
Animal Rights March San Diego 2018 – photo credit: Ana Levley

Photo credit: LDN Vegans ~ Animal Rights March 2018
New York City Animal Rights March 2018 ~ Photo: VeganNewsNow

London Animal Rights March 2018 Photo credit: Laura McKay

Los Angeles Animal Rights March 2018

Berlin, Germany – Animal Rights March 2018 – Photo: Daniela Zysk


London Animal Rights March 2018

Hong Kong Animal March

Auckland, New Zealand – Animal Rights March 2018

ACT Australia – 2016 – Intersectional Sign

March for Our Lives Rally U.S. ~ A Student-led Protest for Gun Reform


Toronto Animal Rights March 2018

London Animal Rights March 2018 – 10,000 people marched 

Boston, MA. Women’s March 2017 – U.S. 

Los Angeles, California

United Kingdom Animal Rights March 2018

Vegans at the Women’s March 2017

Intersectional Sign for All Humans (but missing speciesism)

Women’s March 2017

London 2016
Vegan Demo
Anti-Racism Rally – intersectional sign
United Kingdom – 2017 Animal Rights March

Melbourne, Australia
Paris France “Close the Slaughterhouses” Protest

Animal Rights Protest
Veganism-Sexism Message – Women’s March
End Animal Experimentation

Vegan against All Oppression ~ One Struggle; One Fight 
France
Jews and Arabs march together for Animal Rights and Veganism
People’s Climate March
Pamplona Spain – Protesting the “Running of the Bulls”
Chicago, Illinois – Women’s March 2017 – intersectional sign

‘Friends of Animals ‘ Anti-Fur March in New York 

Paris France – anti-speciesism march – LGBT intersectional sign

Vegans protest against all violence at Gun-Control March

Gun-Control USA – 2018
U.S. Embassy in Pariser Platz, Brandenburg Gate, in solidarity with Women’s March U.S.
Signs in Arabic and Hebrew at the Arab-Jewish march for Animal Rights

Vancouver, Canada
Croatia – Marching Against Animal Exploitation

Women’s March
Canada – Student Gun Control March

Vegan/Animal Rights Protest

Anti-Fur Protest
Animal Rights / Global Warming Protest

New York City Animal Rights March

Pro-Choice Women’s March

Students march “March for our Lives” Protest – Benicia, California  – 2018

DxE Protest

DxE Protest

‘Dominion’ March – Australia – (Watch the movie Dominion)

Animal Rights Protest

Health Care is a Human Right – California Protest

Indigenous women of the Amazonian Quechua march through Puyo, Ecuador – International Women’s Day – 2018. Photo: Kimberley Brown/Mongabay.

Houston, Texas – March 2018
Hansen and Goodman at P.E.T.A. Protest of Animal Experiments

Intersectional sign for women/climate justice

VeganEasy Protest – Australia

Anti-Nazi Protest

London, U.K.

Melbourne, Australia

USA 
Women’s March Los Angeles 2018

Montreal, Canada ‘March for Our Lives’ Gun Control 2018

Northwest Animal Rights Network Protest

Central Park, New York 2014 – People’s Climate March

National School Walk-Out 2018 – Protesting Gun Control in the U.S.A.
Intersectional sign asking for equality for ALL
World Trade Center Protest – Borneo, Indonesia, Asia
Paris, France – March to End All Slaughterhouses
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA

Raleigh, North Carolina (intersectional)

San Diego – Gay Pride Parade  

Intersectional signs rally in Raleigh, North Carolina

Seattle Center – March for Our Lives 2018

Toronto, Canada

Animal Rights/Vegan Protest

Animal Rights March – New York

U.S. Free-Speech Protest

Salt Lake City, Utah Pride Parade 2017

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Animal Rights March New York City – 2017

Charlottesville, Virginia

Moral March – Raleigh, North Carolina – 2018

Women’s Rights March

MeToo Movement protesting sexual harassment and abuse towards women

U.K. Animal Rights March founded by Surge

DxE Protest 
Portland, Oregon protesting a zoo

Gender Equality – Empowering Girls

Anti-Racism Rally USA

Women’s March ~ Pro-Choice America; Reproductive Freedom

Black Lives Matter Demonstration, USA
DxE Protest California

Animal Rights March 2017

Animal Rights March 2017

vegan/animal rights march
‘March for Our Lives’ – 2018 – Gun Reform protest led by high school students nationwide.

Animal Rights March – Miami – 2017 

Napa, California – 1989 – entrance to a white supremacists rally. Photo: Eric Risberg/AP

Protesting using animals for entertainment

Animal Rights March 2017 – New York, New York

Animal Rights March – Los Angeles – 2017

Asian-Americans at ‘Black Lives Matter’ Rally

Emily Hinners of Raleigh, NC protesting white nationalists – 2017 – Photo: Jason Miczek

Bloomington, IN. – protesting the white nationalists rally and violence in Charlottsville, VA.

Berkeley, California – Animal Rights Protest

People’s Climate March – 2014 – New York City

Vegan Shift Parade Columbus, Ohio

Animal Rights March London 2016

March to Close all Slaughterhouses – Toronto – 2017
Animal Rights Activists protest a zoo in Ottawa, Canada

The world’s largest Animal Rights March – Tel Aviv – 2017
Indonesian activists protest animal abuse in Jakarta

Kalamazoo, MI – denouncing racial hatred rally, Charlottesville, VA – Photo: Malachi Barrett

Animal Liberation March in San Francisco – 2018

Dublin, Ireland

March to Close all Slaughterhouses – Münster, Germany

Anti-Animal Experimentation – Dunedin, New Zealand

March for Our Lives – protesting Parkland School Shootings – Gun Reform – 2018

March for Our Lives protest – 2018

Worldwide ‘MeToo Movement’ highlighted sexual harassment and abuse – South Korea

The Official Animal Rights March founded by Surge, U.K. 

Women’s March 2017 – Washington D.C. 

Women’s March – 2017

London, U.K. 2016

Women’s March 2017

United Kingdom Demonstration

Boston ‘March for Our Lives’ 2018

March for Our Lives Rally – Boston

Animal Rights March in Stockholm, Sweden – 2017

Women’s March – Washington D.C. – 2017

Oakland CA protesters react to the Neo-Nazi demonstrations in Charlottesville, VA.

Animal Rights Demonstration – New York

Animal Rights March 2018 – Philippines

Animal Rights March 2017

Scotland – Animal Rights March 2018

Animal Rights March 2018

Photo: Auckland Vegan Actions – 2018 Animal Rights March, Auckland New Zealand

Sydney, Australia Animal Rights March 

Animal Rights March 2018 – 10,000 protesters marched through London

100 Vegan Doctors rallied in front of the white house in Washington, D.C.

Animal Rights March London 2018

2018 Animal Rights March

Los Angeles Animal Rights March 2018

2018 Animal Rights March U.S.

Photo credit: Karen Denton 


Rise for Climate Protest – Seed the Commons – San Francisco

Women’s March Washington D.C. 2017
Stand United Against All Oppression and Injustice. 







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Free online vegan event Sept 19-23

September 17, 2018
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Beginning September 19th, immerse yourself in this life-changing, 5-day video conference with over 30 vegan experts from around the globe. This summit will help you discover the key insights and strategies for restoring, balancing, and invigorating your body, mind, and soul so you can spark new pathways for personal and global change and we can create that compassionate, vegan world we all wish to see!





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If we learn and teach
Each other a little
Each day,
Perhaps together
We can send cruelty
Forever away

Karen Lyons Kalmenson

 

If you would like to place an animal through Free for Life

September 10, 2018
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​If you would like to place an animal through Free for Life, please click HERE

Are you raising an animal as a student agricultural project? Are you having a change of heart about selling or slaughtering your animal? You have a choice. You can let them live. You can let them be free for life. We accept or can help find placement for cows, pigs, sheep, goats, chickens, turkeys, rabbits, and other animal species.

​If you are a student and you want to place an animal with Free for Life, or if you have questions, please fill out this form and we will contact you asap. You can give as much or as little information as you feel comfortable with right now. If you are a parent/advisor, please see next section below HERE.






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look into the depths of an animals eyes
see your soul and the soul
behind the eyes you see.
there dwells your true
humanity.

Karen Lyons Kalmenson

 

The Impact of Anonymous for the Voiceless

September 4, 2018
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(Note: I’ve always been rather opposed to, and reluctant to use, the term “voiceless” in reference to animals: non-human animals are not voiceless, human animals just choose to not listen.)


Source Their Turn
By Donny Moss

During Direct Action Everywhere’s (DxE) 2018 Animal Liberation Conference, an estimated 500 animal rights activists took to the streets of San Francisco to participate in what was, at the time, the largest Anonymous For the Voiceless (AV) event ever.  As more than 100 video screens displayed footage of animal exploitation in six “Cubes of Truth,” dozens of advocates conducted vegan outreach with pedestrians who stopped to watch the videos.  Animal rights activists Chase Avior, Jane Velez-Mitchell and James Aspey spoke to TheirTurn about the impact of AV.

Anonymous for the Voiceless uses “standard-practice” footage of animal agriculture to expose the public to the atrocities that the industry goes to great lengths to hide, and it provides people with tools to switch to a vegan lifestyle.

Since its inception in April, 2016, AV has staged over 4,000 “Cubes of Truth” in 650 cities around the world, convincing over 214,000 people to consider making the transition to veganism.


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Source Their Turn: Cube of Truth in San Francisco organized by Anonymous for The Voiceless and Direct Action Everywhere during the 2018 Animal Liberation Conference.




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It is up to us to articulate
What animals would if they could
And this cannot wait.

Karen Lyons Kalmenson

 

My Journey from ‘Humane’ Dairy Farmer to Vegan Cheese Maker

August 27, 2018
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By Free From Harm Staff Writers

The following is a first person account of Susana Romatz’s transition from dairy goat farmer to vegan cheesemaker.

My life has been a tapestry of contrasting and at times contradictory threads.

As a youngster, I binge-read books like Little House on the Prairie and My Side of the Mountain. I loved the idea of self-sufficiency and homesteading. I made acorn pancakes with my best friend Krista (we ground up acorns with a brick and added water; they were delicious! Just kidding, they were awful, like eating bitter sand). I once tried to whittle a log into a bust of a famous president with a jackknife knicked from my dad’s wardrobe. I was jealous of my cousins in the country who fished and hunted.

And so, many years later, when I saw the ad requesting help on a “humane dairy” goat farm in Oregon, I jumped at the chance to get my country girl on.

It’s relevant to note that ten years before that, I had tried to go vegan. I was working at PetSmart and it was there that I met Pinkie, a tiny black and white spotted puppy with blue eyes. I fell in love with her and adopted her. But alas, her kidneys weren’t formed correctly and as she grew larger and larger, topping the scales at 80 pounds, her kidneys began to fail. She only lived for two years, but in those two years I learned what it meant to love a dog. I was crushed when she died.

After that time, I couldn’t bring myself to eat animals any more. I just couldn’t see the difference between my beloved dog and the animals on my plate. I began to watch videos on animal welfare, and donated money to animal activism groups. I tried to go vegan altogether, but didn’t pull it off for a myriad of reasons, mainly willpower and lack of education. I was a vegetarian for years.

Then when I moved to Oregon, I began to hear the phrase “humanely raised” used in reference to meat and dairy products, and it piqued my interest. In Michigan, nobody had ever talked about humanely raised animals, because they weren’t much thinking about meat as animals— it was just meat, which is meant for eating. How the meat got that way only a few knew and fewer than that cared. In Oregon it seemed that more people were aware of what happens in commercial meat production, and they knew it was wrong.

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Our compassionate world
gratefully revolves
Around those who have
Thankfully,
Evolved

Karen Lyons Kalmenson

 

WoDES: World Day for the End of Speciesism – August 25, 2018

August 20, 2018
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Please click HERE for list of actions by country


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For the 4th year in a row, a great variety of actions will be held all over the planet for the World Day for the End of Speciesism.

Sexism, racism, speciesism: unjust ideologies

In our societies our relationship with animals is based on speciesism. By analogy with racism and sexism, speciesism refers to an ideology that considers the lives and interests of animals as insignificant just because they are of a different species. Speciesism is untenable because humans are not the only ones to feel emotions and therefore we have to respect the lives and interests of the other sentient beings who share this planet with us.

All sentient beings are equal

Regardless of the differences between species, it is clear that all sentient beings are equal in their capacity to feel pain. No matter what our ‘race’, sex, species may be, the important thing is what we feel, our interest in not suffering, in not being a victim of violence and in continuing to lead the happiest life possible. Discrimination based on species is just as arbitrary as any other discrimination based on an illogical criterion. Equality tainted by exclusions and arbitrary discrimination is by definition inequality, injustice.

Therefore all sentient beings, regardless of species, must be included within the circle of moral consideration. This does not mean treating them all in an identical way but really taking their interests into account as if they were our own.

Denying intelligence in order to neglect interests?

Our society does not disdain babies nor people with mental disabilities, although they appear to lack complex intellectual abilities, but grants them greater protection, and rightly so. Indeed, they also suffer, are unable to defend themselves and should therefore be protected. In the same way, regardless of their mental faculties, animals are sentient beings that have an interest in living the longest and happiest lives possible and should also be protected. In addition, more and more studies show that we have immensely underrated the mental capacity of most animals1.

Ethology: animals are individuals in their own right

Far from espousing the theory of animals-as-machines, modern ethologists invite us to see animals as individuals in their own right, feeling emotions, having preferences, desires and their own personality. We now know that self-awareness, culture, altruism and the ability to use tools exist in many animals.

Society must change

Injustices of the past have been abolished or reduced, such as feudality and the low status assigned to women. They too were so embedded in the collective consciousness that they were thought to be eternal. But history has shown the opposite and we can easily imagine that one day slaughterhouses will be deemed to be a symbol of barbarity. More and more of us are beginning to take a stand against injustice to animals, which has become one of the most important social debates of our time.

The goal of the World Day for the End of Speciesism is to denounce the unjust ideology that makes this barbarity possible.

We are working for a world that takes the lives and interests of all into consideration. This world is already on its way. Let’s work together so that it arrives as soon as possible!


1 Recently the chimpanzee Ayumu shattered the idea that humans always have better mental abilities than other animals by beating humans in a test of memory: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zsXP8qeFF6A


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In the eyes of our creator,
None are less
And none are
Greater

Karen Lyons Kalmenson

 


We Dropped 60 Massive Billboards Across Los Angeles Exposing the Dairy Industry

August 13, 2018
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Source In Defense of Animals

We’re excited to announce that our farmed animals campaign has teamed up with viral YouTuber Erin Janus to launch 60 massive billboards across Los Angeles featuring her Dairy is Scary video during June “Dairy Month.”

In both English and Spanish, the billboards invite onlookers to watch Erin’s video exposing common dairy industry practices of forcibly impregnating cows, stealing their babies, and turning them into veal and hamburgers long before their 25-year natural lifespan. The video finishes with Erin calling on the public to, “Try any milk but dairy milk,” and directs viewers to enjoy the health benefits of dairy-free by taking our 21-day dairy-free challenge.

In our fight for animal welfare, the environment, and our own personal health; making the decision to go dairy free is one of the most impactful steps that we as individuals can take.

Try our 21-Day Dairy-Free challenge today at www.dairyfreechallenge.com.







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be the milk of human kindness
be dairy free
farm animals so need
our advocacy!!!

Karen Lyons Kalmenson

 


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