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Humane Exploitation?

July 15, 2019
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Source Vegan Education Group

 

Source Species Revolution
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Over the last few decades, there has been an general increase in our compassion towards other animals. Animal-exploiting industries have tried to capitalize on our empathy and awareness by attempting to sell us the myth of humane animal exploitation.

The very existence of the concepts of “humane slaughter” and “humane animal products” is testimony to the increasing awareness about nonhuman welfare and suffering. Industries are responding to the fact that more and more humans are starting to care about other animals. However, this form of exploitation, however “humane,” falls short of providing any meaningful welfare reforms to enslaved animals for the reasons discussed below.

1. Humane exploitation is betrayal

Even if we assume that some exploiters treat nonhuman animals compassionately before killing them, it does not make the concept any less cruel. Imagine a guardian or a parent killing a human child after giving them a very happy life – would we consider that humane? Killing someone who trusts you to take provide them care and love is a violation of that trust. “Humane slaughter” is not loving or kind, it’s betrayal.

2. Humane exploitation is speciesist

Speciesism, like other forms of bigotry and discrimination, is unjust and unethical. If we would not enslave humans for food, there is no rational reason to do it to beings of other species. All sentient beings deserve the right to not be treated as objects.

3. Humane exploitation is mostly a marketing ploy

Multiple investigations into “humane farms” have shown widespread cruelty and abuse. It is very clear that many corporations use the humane myth to exploit our empathy and compassion towards other animals. If corporations really cared about animals, they would completely stop exploiting them for food.

4. The problem is use, not just cruelty

The root cause of animal abuse in “farms,” labs, circuses, and zoos is that animals are there in the first place. Whenever we see other animals as commodities to be used, abuse naturally follows. Why should we expect animal exploiters to be kind to those they profit off of? Why should we expect anything but abuse from those who imprison and murder animals?

5. There is no such thing as the humane exploitation of sentient beings

Animals are sentient beings who want to live free with their friends and family. There simply isn’t a humane way of killing someone who does not want to die. And there isn’t a humane way of enslaving someone who wants to be free. Animals deserve more than “humane” exploitation. All animals deserve to be happy, safe, and free.



We can keep trying to find right ways to do the wrong thing or we can reject nonhuman exploitation completely. The answer to the widespread and systemic abuse of animals does not lie in bigger cages, longer chains, or larger tanks; it lies in the absolute rejection of nonhuman commodification. It lies in the total liberation of nonhumans animals.







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just by its definition
exploitation is not humane
and anyone who thinks so
is really quite insane!!!!

Karen Lyons Kalmenson






75 Exquisite Photos of Children Embracing Animals

July 8, 2019
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Source Veganism: A Truth Whose Time Has Come
By 



Enjoy these uplifting photos of children embracing other species. These photos were selected because of their uplifting beauty. Part of their beauty is that they were not taken at a zoo, or where animals are a commodity for human profit or entertainment. Many of the animals digitally captured in this collection are rescues in sanctuaries, as opposed to being exploited, or in captivity. The animals are not being ridden, nor do they have harnesses on their faces. Also, I chose photos where the animal looks happy. Many photos of children with animals are for the entertainment of the parents; however the animals don’t look happy about being there, it’s a forced pose. These photos, however, were chosen because they convey a real feeling between two souls. Let the joy that emanates from the children teach us all to respect animals.  Respecting animals means living vegan…

 

Russian photographer Elena Shumilova

 

Giraffe Manor, Nairobi, Kenya

 

Boy & Fawn (by Walk in the Woods Photography)

 

Diksa Anil Mehta with Ramu the orphaned baby langur monkey
that his parents rescued and adopted.

 

Kellie Parry Photography

 

Dove Delight

 

‘Grazing on Buttercups’ by Clare Ahalt Photography, Maryland.

 

Ashley Gilley Photography

 

Computer Wallpaper Image

 

Boy gently petting kangaroo at Tanganyika Wildlife Park – Wichita
credit: http://www.ohmyomaha.com

 

Andrea Martin Photography

Girl from Panama caring for her pig friend

 

Bah Bah Baby Bliss

 

Russian photographer Elena Shumilova

 

Sadly, this photo comes from an agricultural fair, but it shows that cows
should not be seen as “burgers / milk”, but as gentle, feeling beings with rights.

 

Austrian Matteo Walch, when 8 years old, befriends a clan of Alpine marmots.

 

“Kindness is a Lifestyle”

 

Russian photographer Elena Shumilova

 

Cow Kiss

 

True Love

 

Cicida and Patrick Poole petting turkey,(2005), Cedar Row Farm Sanctuary, Ontario, Canada.

 

Theo, the dog, and Beau (the toddler) ‘Nap-time Love Story’

 

Lacey Gray Photographer catches her 2 yr. old daughter; Kinley loving a rescued 3 day old calf.

 

Bunny Boy

 

Stories of Joy Photography

 

Freedom Hill Animal Sanctuary Australia

 

Andrea Martin Photography

 

Kathamandu, Nepal – Asia for Animals

 

Hummingbird Girl (wallpaper)

 

Russian photographer Elena Shumilova

 

‘Eye-to-Eye Chicken High’

 

Osa Wildlife Sanctuary, Costa Rica

 

Photo: Farm Sanctuary

 

A girl and her rescued friend, a baby monkey. Taken in Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh, India.

 

Baby Goat Kiss

 

Boy – Rabbit Love

 

Interspecies Kiss

 

Austrian Matteo Walch, at 8 years old, befriends a clan of Alpine marmots.

 

Girl Kisses Dolphin (not in captivity)

 

Creative Commons Photo of Child playing with Guinea Pig.

 

Freedom Hill Sanctuary rescued Helen as a blind calf.

 

Woodland Friends by Lisa Holloway

 

Frog Admiration

 

Freckled Flower Child Photography

 

Lamb-Love

 

Photo Credit: Chelsea Noyon of BC. “A Child’s Love”

 

Boy with Galápagos Tortoise in Honolulu, Hawaii.

 

Duck Heaven

 

Photo Credit: Dafna Ben Nun, taken in a forest in Israel with gentle miniature horses.

 

Ashley Gilley Photography

 

 Beauty and the Baby

 

Iwona Podlasinska Photography

 

Butterfly High

 

Boy and desert tortoise from Wildwood Wildlife nature park in Wisconsin.

 

Boy’s Best Buddy

 

Kangaroos Deserve Kindness.

 

Andrea Martin Photography

 

Pigeon Pleasure

 

Portraits by Elena Mironova | Елена Миронова

 

Watch the amazing video HERE

 

I’d like to make a habit of petting a rabbit.

 

Monkey See, Monkey Do Love You!

 

Andrea Martin Photography

 

Feeding Animals is FUN!


Julie O’Neill – Photography for a Compassionate World

 

Teach children to respect animals.

 

Russian photographer Elena Shumilova

 

Boy Pets Fish in a Pond

 

From the 2017 Documentary ‘Citizen Animal’

 

Indian Village Girl and her Parrot Friend

 

Cambodian girl in the Angkor Area with her puppy pal



Andrea Martin Photography

South Australian boy with his pet kangaroo

Maerim Elephant Sanctuary, Thailand, where elephants are loved and respected, not ridden.

Puppy Love




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child is father to the great human he/she will become

Karen Lyons Kalmenson




Watch: Unprecedented Animal Rights Protest at Pig Farm

July 1, 2019
by



Source Sentient Media
By Matthew Zampa

 

A sign posted inside the farm read, “What happens in the barn, stays in the barn,” an explicit reminder of the industry’s aversion to transparency.

At 6 a.m. on Sunday, April 28, a group of 50 Meat the Victims animal rights activists entered Excelsior Hog Farm, owned and operated by a board member of the British Columbia Pork Producers Association in Canada. Once activists were inside, Meat the Victims organizers reported that the facility promptly went on lockdown. The activists didn’t budge. They stayed to bear witness, pleading with farmers to help the distressed animals, many of which were found pregnant and dehydrated.

Meat the Victims protests are part of the animal rights movement’s effort to create more transparency and accountability in the animal agriculture industry, not just in Canada, but the United States, Australia, Britain, and anywhere there are farm animals suffering. Check out footage of the unprecedented demonstration at Excelsior Hog Farm here.

Nearly 200 animal rights activists gathered outside of an industry-leading pig farm in an industry-leading country: to bring awareness to the crimes of animal agriculture. On the back of the shirts worn by the demonstrators, Meat the Victims adorned this simple truth, “One has a moral responsibility to disobey unjust laws.”

In a sweeping act of defiance, activists can be seen sprinting past the “No Trespassing” signs and attempting to gain access to the pig farm. In doing so, they put themselves at certain risk of facing criminal trespassing and breaking and entering charges. “That’s okay,” said Amy Soranno, a spokesperson for the group of activists who made it inside the facility. “We’re challenging the law. That’s what we came here to do.”

Soranno was later taken into custody. The rest of the activists walked peacefully off the property, many with tears streaming down their faces, holding peace signs and white flowers in their hands.

Excelsior Hog Farm is located in Abbotsford, British Columbia, a community that earns a higher dollar per acre of agricultural land than any other city in Canada. More than 1,000 pigs are currently being held at the facility.




The following excerpt is from a statement released by Meat the Victims activists (May 4, 2019):

“Once we arrived at the farm and began filing out of buses, we could hear dogs barking and sirens blazing in the distance,” stated a Meat The Victims participant. The group jogged down a long path, heading for the back of the farm, stating what they saw when they arrived was just the beginning of a “horrific nightmare.” “The first thing we saw was dumpsters full of dead rotting pig carcasses, my heart was racing, and hands were shaking, I didn’t have any fear of being caught, but was so terrified of what we were about to witness inside.” Due to the secrecy of animal agriculture, many people have never seen inside an industrial animal farm. The group’s goal was to bring the truth to light.

Soon after the group arrived, around 140 activists formed a protest outside of the facility, and 65 activists (fully dressed in biosecurity suits, masks, and booties) attempted to go inside. Of the 65 activists, 50 successfully gained access into the farm. “As I stepped inside, at first all I saw was darkness, but as my eyes adjusted, I began to see hundreds of eyes curiously looking at me, my stomach sunk.”

The activists inside occupied a room full of gestation crates. “Gestation crates are used to immobilize pregnant pigs for weeks on end,” stated an activist, continuing “we occupied an entire row of crates and documented the animals’ heartbreaking existence. The air was nauseating, the concrete slatted floors were cold and filthy, many of the pigs could barely fit into the crates–with their legs, tails, and noses hanging out, pushed against the metal bars. All of these pigs had various cuts and sores, and were conducting unnatural repetitive behaviors, showing signs of insanity.” At least one pig appeared to be lying in a pool of her own blood, with a severely bruised face, and the group witnessed a pig having a miscarriage. “The hundreds of pregnant mothers had a variety of different markings spray painted on their bodies, one row of females in particular really struck me–the pigs were all facing the concrete wall, unable to turn around,” stated an activist.

“This just goes to show that there is no right way to do the wrong thing. This farm is as good as it gets.”

The activists refused to leave the facility until the owner of the farm agreed to allow accredited media inside, to which the farm eventually agreed. Based on information passed between the outside and inside groups, the media tour was delayed by three hours while the farm cleaned-up specific areas and decided who would be allowed in. Eventually, five out of the 11 news outlets were approved. The investigative outlet The Intercept and CTV News were of the group who were removed from the tour. We had full bio suits available for anyone entering the barn, but the farmers were not concerned about this. Therefore media, farmers, police, and even the vet went in without any protection.

Throughout this delay, activists begged the farm to help the most distressed animals. “In exchange for immediate veterinary care, we agreed to leave the gestation room, but the vets who arrived only took a brief look at any animals,” stated an activist who was inside. The activists also pleaded with the farmers to give the pigs water, of which their trough was empty upon the activist’s arrival. “These pregnant pigs were so dehydrated, desperately nudging their trough and frothing at the mouth.” The farmers eventually agreed to give the pigs water.

The media tour went roughly as the Pork Producers Association wanted it to go, but nothing could hide the cruel reality of animal agriculture. Excelsior hog farm is owned and operated by a board member of the BC Pork Producers Association, and Excelsior is considered an industry leader. “This just goes to show that there is no right way to do the wrong thing,” stated an activist. “This farm is as good as it gets.”

A sign posted inside read, “What happens in the barn, stays in the barn,” an explicit reminder of the industry’s aversion to transparency.

Since the negotiations had been met, the group of activists inside agreed to leave. The police informed them that they were all under arrest for trespassing and breaking and entering and that they could possibly be charged eventually, but would otherwise be free to go.

“We celebrated our accomplishments,” stated one of the activists. “But none of us will forget those we left behind.”

Read Sentient Media’s breaking news coverage from Excelsior Hog Farm.







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pigs are pigs but man is the swine!

Karen Lyons Kalmenson

 



Open Rescue Day 2019

June 24, 2019
by



Source Direct Action Everywhere (DxE) , YouTube



For its third consecutive year, animal liberation groups around the world have coordinated the release of a brand new video giving you a look into the growing movement for animal rescue – and introducing you to nine animals whose lives have just changed forever.


See more:

Exposing the Truth

Rescuing Animals

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can you feel our hearts
see our fear
as in sorrow
we sit here
can you see our lives
broken and shattered
will you save us
ALL lives matter

Karen Lyons Kalmenson

 



Fair Oaks Farms: This is the rule, not the exception

June 17, 2019
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Source Animal Recovery Mission (ARM)
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On June 4th, 2019, ARM released disturbing footage of one of its most grueling factory farm investigations to date. Initiating in 2018, an ARM undercover investigator captured surveillance evidence of the systematic and horrific animal abuse that is occurring at the Fair Oaks Farm’s Dairy Farm Adventures, located in Indiana, USA.

Owned and operated by Mike and Sue McCloskey, under the Fair Life Corporation, Fair Oaks Farms not only stands as one of the largest dairy farm corporations in the United States, but it has also repeatedly and publicly, prided itself as ‘acting as a window to the agriculture world’  by providing complete transparency into the everyday operations of a dairy farm.

Every year, Fair Oak Farms educates millions of people and provides public tours of the entire process dairy process of farm to table. On the Fair Life website, it states that (the animals are) “Always in Good Hands”. Despite these claims, ARM revealed what it considers to be, the first realistic and honest audit of the Fair Oaks Farm and Fair Life Corporation’s operations, including the daily mistreatment of the resident farm animals. Information that has been hidden from the public.

ARM’s investigation of Fair Oaks Farms Dairy Adventures also exposed a connection to the cruel and inhumane veal industry where male calves are transported to locations in North Manchester from Fair Oaks Farms.

Fair Oaks Farms is one of several dairies belonging to Select Milk Producers Inc, who is also the producer of the Fairlife label. Fair Life and Coco-Cola additionally have a joint venture with Select Milk including Fair Life Milk, Core Power and YUP dairy products which are sold in major grocery chains nationwide.

Click HERE to read ARM’s Entire report to learn more about the animal cruelty and abuse that the dairy cows of Fair Oaks Farms are subjected to on a daily basis (or see below).

As consumers, you can make your voices heard by contacting Fair Oaks Farms, Publix and Coca Cola and demand that these products, and companies cease supporting this incredibly cruel treatment upon dairy cows.

One of the most significant ways that the public can contribute to change in this industry is to choose plant-based choices and discontinue the consumption of dairy products.

Click HERE for dairy-free alternatives.


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please we pray
pain go away
we want to live
another day.

ALL animals facing slaughter

Karen Lyons Kalmenson

 

Earthling Ed’s The Ostrich Effect: The truth we hide from ourselves

June 10, 2019
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Source TEDx Talks, YouTube



Why do we hide our heads in the sand when we get confronted with a challenging reality? Ed explores what truths we hide from ourselves by drawing on his experience as a documentary maker and activist. Ed Winters or “Earthling Ed” devotes his life to be a voice for the voiceless as an animal rights activist. He went from a meat-eater to vegan, and as a social media phenomenon, regular visitor on major new channels such as BBC, he advocates for animals using discussion and debate.






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we try to hide,
under cover we run
we try to deny
lifetimes go by
but eyes of the
heart,
when open
can see
and know that which
is reality!!!

Karen Lyons Kalmenson

 

The Rise of Veganism: 75-Photo Essay

June 3, 2019
by

Source Veganism: A Truth Whose Time Has Come
By  


It’s 2019 … and there are signs everywhere that vegan living is infiltrating the mainstream. The expansion of the vegan philosophy and way of life is unstoppable. There are public vegan-themed signs and billboards, vegan shops all over the world, vegans from all walks of life, and some proving we can accomplish great feats like climbing the highest mountains, and breaking world-records in running marathons. There’s animal liberation protests and marches spanning both hemispheres. Vegan education booths on the street, and vegan fairs and festivals are taking place globally. Vegans, or the word vegan, is on TV everyday in the U.S.A.  Plant-based meat, cheese, and ice cream are taking off and more and more non-vegan food companies are adding a line of vegan products. All this and more is conveyed within this photo collection: The Rise of Veganism.


Bristol U.K. has 2 Chilled Vegan Vending Machines called ‘Vegan Vend’

 

Nominated for a Nobel Peace Prize, Swedish schoolgirl; Greta Thunberg 
is a climate activist. In May 2019, at the age of 16, she was featured on the 
cover of Time magazine. She adopted a vegan diet as part of her fight for 
halting climate change and inspired many, including her parents. 

 

Vegan Information Project takes to the streets of Dublin, Ireland 
with grassroots activism. Roger Yates, a long term vegan since 1979,
and a professor of sociology, is part of the group. 

 

Britain’s Fiona Oakes is a long-term vegan and holds 4 world records in 
extreme marathon running, including the World Record for running a 
marathon on every continent. She is the subject of a new documentary;
‘Running for Good’, focusing on her 155 mile run through the
Sahara Desert. Fiona runs to draw attention to the suffering of animals. 
She owns the Tower Hill Stables; a sanctuary and home to 
450 rescued animals in her care. 
 
 
VeganLand has 4 Locations in Prague, Czech Republic. 
restaurant and store with the task to increase the percentage of vegans, 
and try non-violently, lovingly and morally to expand the vegan concept. 
Veganland will always be on the side of peace and compassion.






A ‘Vegans for Peace’ Woman holds an Intersectional Message Sign at a 
Protest in Raleigh, North Carolina. 




 

The U.K.’s Official Animal Rights March, organized by Surge, 
is a well organized and growing march. In 2018, there were 28,000+ 
attendees marching in 25 cities worldwide for the end of animal oppression. 

 

 

Italian bodybuilder Massimo Brunaccioni went vegan for the animals.
 He competes in international bodybuilding tournaments. He placed 1st and 2nd
in major national tournaments. 




 

Seoul, South Korea hosting a Vegan Festival. In 2018, they had the 5th vegan festival.

 

 

Women’s History Month was celebrated in Portland with a women’s right’s march 
where vegan animal rights protesters joined in to be a voice for all females.   
Photo: Dani Rukin reporting for #JaneUnChained Network News.

 

Mark Cuban of Television’s Shark Tank invests $550,00 in vegan, ethically-sourced dog treats by Wild Earth. They’re made with koji; a clean protein source containing the 10 essential amino acids that dogs need.  Wild Earth’s CEO;
Ryan Bethencourt, brought his (vegan) dogs to the show.

 

Ethan Brown, Founder and CEO of  Vegan Meat-Substitute: ‘Beyond Meat’ rings
the opening bell at the company’s initial public offering at the Nasdaq MarketSite
in New York, on May 2, 2019…with a record-breaking day showing
that people want to invest in this change to vegan-meat.





 

Vegan Comedian; Preacher Lawson is a finalist on America’s Got Talent; The Champions.  He mentions that he’s vegan during his act, and rips off his shirt at the end, displaying his beautiful vegan body!  


 

BeFairBeVegan billboard over Times Square, New York City. The campaign
was launched by Joanna Lucas (in New York City) and has since gone live to Tasmania and Melbourne, Australia, Cleveland, Seattle, Connecticut, and St. Johns, Newfoundland.   Anyone who can raise the funds can bring a ‘BeFairBeVegan’ campaign to their area.

 

Hong Kong, CHINA: Green Common, opens a Vegan cafe within a food court.

 

Buenos Aires, Argentina – Zoo Graffiti 





Ireland – 2019 New Year’s Resolution Campaign – Signs from GoVeganWorld; 
a public vegan advertising campaign. 

 

Germany – The Vegan Rainbow Project – Mechanisms of oppression such as 
homophobia, transphobia, sexism, racism, classism, and speciesism, work in similar ways, are interconnected and therefore must be combated together. The Vegan Rainbow Project wants to draw attention to and explore these interconnections of oppression. They aim to build networks in the joint struggle for the liberation of all beings.


London’s Hilton Bankside redesigned a Vegan Suite, with pineapple leather, 
eco-cotton carpet, and a plant-based key card, vegan toiletries, a vegan 
minibar and in-room menu. Even the stationary and pens/pencils have no 
animal ingredients. And the housekeeping crew uses cleaners that
are plant-based and not tested on animals, such as ‘Method’. 


The Veganz chain was founded in 2011 in Germany by Jan Bredack. The company motto is “Wir lieben Leben” (we love life).  There’s 3 branches in Berlin and 2 more in Germany. Outside of Germany, there are branches in Prague (Czech Republic), and Vienna (Austria), with plans to expand to London and Portland.
Veganz is the first vegan supermarket chain in Europe.  

In April 2019, Vegan Activists “cause chaos” with coordinated protests across the 
country. They were trying to bring attention to the new documentary ‘Dominion’ 
that shows footage inside Australia’s abattoirs. There were large organized protests  in Sydney, Melbourne, and Queensland; blocking streets and walking into abattoirs.


Australian protesters disrupted the streets and carried signs telling the public
to watch Dominion, a film on 
the treatment of animals in Australia,
narrated by celebrities such as Joaquin Phoenix, 
Rooney Mara, Sia …
Dominion has been viewed 55,000 times in 
the 48 hours after the protests. 



Senator Corey Booker and 20/20 Presidential hopeful is enjoying a vegan
burger from Atlanta’s ‘Slutty Vegan’. 


Texan; Renee King-Sonnen, formerly had a cattle ranch, turned vegan, and founded Rowdy Girl Sanctuary where the cows are not exploited and live in sanctuary. 


Montreal, Canada – Gusta Food company makes vegan sausages, cheese, burgers,
and kebabs. They also serve brunch food, and breakfast burritos with scrambled tofu.


Berlin Germany reportedly has many vegans, and they can enjoy Kiez vegan
coffee shop with delicious vegan pastries and food. The coffee is fair-trade.


Los Angeles airport welcomed its first dedicated plant-based eatery, Real Foods Daily, a well-established small chain in L.A., is also in the American Airlines Terminal 4.


Japan, on April 21, 2019, a Vegan Gourmet Festival was celebrated in Kiba Park, 
a thriving event space in Koto City, Tokyo.


Russian March for Animal Rights in 2019.




Australian Mountaineer; Dean Maher easily climbed to the top of Nepal’s Himalayan mountain, which rises 7,126 meters high. His equipment was 100% vegan. He carried the Vegan Flag, which he proudly waved when he reached the peak of the Himlung Himal mountain in the Himalaya range. 


Jewish and Arab Animal Rights Protesters join; holding up signs in Hebrew & Arab.


Emirates Airlines serves over 20,000 vegan meals in January 2019.



New Zealand is home of the lovely Vegan-Organic Garden in Palmerston North, 
grown by Fiona Harman. 


Tel Aviv, Israel – A large billboard calling for compassion for cows and calves
exploited in the dairy industry. 

The U.K.’s Vegan Organic Network (VON) at Brighton Vegfest 




American Award-Winning Actor, and activist, and 40 year vegan; Joaquin Phoenix is giving water to animals about to be slaughtered, at a vigil in California. 



London’s Unity Diner Wall Mural. ~ Unity Diner is 100% Vegan and located in the
thriving region of Hoxton, London. It’s Non-Profit; all 
proceeds fund the Animal Rights Organization SURGE. It is co-founded by popular activist Ed Winters,
known as ‘Earthling Ed’, who helps organize the official animal rights march,
where he speaks. He also speaks on TV, and recently did a TEDx Talk. 



Glasgow, Scotland – Michelle; owner of PICNIC Vegan Restaurant and Deli



On March 1, 2018, a group of adventurers climbed Mount Kilimanjaro 
on the first all-vegan expedition to Africa’s highest peak; some say the tallest 
free-standing mountain in the world. Of the team, 14 made it to the summit.
The first group 
unfurled the Vegan Kilimanjaro banner promoting
Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine’s Medical Center, 
the world’s
first plant-based medical facility. 




New Delhi India – March 2019 – Animal Rights Activists Stage Peaceful Demonstration ‘Call For Justice’ As Part of Vegan India Movement



Ft. Lauderdale, Florida – Vegan Fine Foods store and restaurant is 100%
vegan, including no sugar from bone char, strictly vegan. 




Budapest, Hungary’s Vegan Street Food Caravan



 Los Angeles hosts and boasts the largest vegan festival: ‘Vegan Street Fair’



Hong Kong – One Vegan Shop is stocked with 100% dairy-free vegan cheese Sheese,  Organic nut spreads, even cruelty-free Benevo pet food. 



Athens, Greece – 2019 Protest for Animals (lamb slaughter)



U.K. Animal Rights March organized by SURGE, grows and inspires other marches.



Jews and Arabs march together for Animal Rights



Buenos Aires, Argentina “Animal Rights Street-Art” displaying sorrow 
about Argentina’s mass production of “beef”.



Melbourne, Australia’s Vegan Vending Machine



Miley Cyrus and Liam Hemsworth had a Vegan Wedding Reception. 
Feb. 2019 Miley released photos on Instragram. Her friend/caterer released the vegan menu. 



Mexico City is home to Vegan Inc.



Edmonton, Canada – March to End Speciesism 

World Day for the end of Speciesism (WoDES) invites animal-rights groups around the globe  to organize events highlighting speciesist discrimination and demanding that the interests of animals be fully protected. 



Prague, Czech Republic Vegan Healthy Store



Havana Cuba – April 2019 – Activists march against cruelty to animals, in what is 
thought to be the first independent protest allowed in the country.



Ireland’s largest and longest-running  Vegan Advertising Campaign: Go Vegan World


Amsterdam’s Vegan Junk Food Bar (restaurant) has 4 locations.

Madrid, Spain Animal Rights Activists getting the public’s attention; in Puerta del Sol.


Budapest, Hungary is home to the ‘Vegan-Love’ Vegan Street Food Eatery


Cape Town, Africa Animal Rights Protest



Brussels, Belgium’s Vegan Street Fair



Allentown, PA. – The owners of the ‘Vegan Butcher Shop’ that just opened in 2019 





Wellington, New Zealand is where this Billboard was spotted. 



Ho-Chi-Min City, Vietnam hosts the Halo Vegan Cafe (Be-Vegan-Make-Peace)



Moscow, Russian Vegan Cafe


France protest – Justice pour del animoux (Justice for the animals)


Ireland’s ‘GoVeganWorld’ Campaign Bus Ad


Berkeley, California – May, 2019 – Activists protesting a popular “butcher” shop in Berkeley.


Veganz Vegan Ice Cream Stand



Ireland bus ad



Coconut Grove, Miami, has the world’s first unified plant-based enterprises called The vShops; bringing the finest tasting, ethically-sourced vegan foods, drinks, desserts and sundries.  This pioneering and trend-setting 2019 manifestation consists of an Ice Dream Parlor, Choices Cafe, a vegan pizzeria, a smoothie place, a bakery, etc.

Paris, France March to Close All Abattoirs (slaughterhouses). 



Melbourne, Australia – Animal Rights Activism


Manhattan, New York’s ‘Moo Shoes’ – An all vegan shoe
and accessory shop for both women and men. 



Toronto, Canada – March to Close All Slaughterhouses, Justice for Animals.  
 

Austin, Texas – 2019 Rabbit Food Grocery all-vegan store moves/expands. 

April 2019 – Thousands of protesters march for animal rights in Hong Kong. Organizers were surprised by the number of people who showed up for the rally that ended outside government headquarters.







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