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Until he extends the circle of his compassion to all living things, man will not himself find peace.

Albert Schweitzer, French philosopher, physician, and musician (Nobel 1952)

Instead of “Mmm…Bacon”: A Meat-Eaters Guide to Disarming Vegans with Honesty

November 5, 2018
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By Marla Rose

 

Meat defenders, you may have noticed that vegans are a little too quick to dismiss your objections to their objections these days. Because I’m in a generous mood, I’ll give you a little insider knowledge as to why: it’s because we have heard the same rationales, nonsensical platitudes and diversionary tactics over and over again, some of us for years. I know you think you’re super original but, yeah, we’ve heard it before. So instead of saying something that is going to make us roll our eyes, vent about you to our vegan friends and think you cannot create an original thought, why not try another strategy? Why not try honesty? I have provided some common tropes vegans hear again and again and how you can rephrase it to slip in under our radar. It won’t work but, still, give ’em a try!

• Instead of saying, “Mmm…bacon,” you could say, “My preoccupation with salt-cured pig flesh is bizarre, creepy and obsessive, and my need to proclaim it to the world borders on being a neurotic tic.”

• Instead of saying, “Plants feel pain,” you could say, “I may lack the most basic understanding of a central nervous system and its role in pain perception but I am going to go ahead and create a false equivalence to temporarily but futilely assuage my guilt. Now where was I?”

• Instead of saying, “What about the homeless/the hungry/gun violence, etc.?,” you could say, “I am going to randomly mention other Bad Things in the World I don’t personally do anything to fix in an attempt to make you feel like your advocacy is trivial despite the fact that 1) creating a more compassionate world has a positive ripple effect in building a less violent world and doesn’t take away from anything 2) many activists are inclusive with their outreach and support a variety of causes, and 3) I personally don’t do squat beyond troll vegans on social media.”

• Instead of saying, “What about lions?,” you could say, “I’m grasping at straws because I have an uncomfortable feeling in my chest region so I am going to align myself with lions even though I just ate a three-day-old hot dog from 7–11 and really don’t share many characteristics with lions other than I like to consume other animals’ flesh.”

• Instead of saying, “What about soy?,” you could say, “I am going to mention a legume as an approximate counterpart to the widespread destruction that consuming flesh causes, ignoring the fact that a large percentage of the soy grown in the world is grown to feed the animals people eat, and its supposedly feminizing qualities are a fiction repeated by special interests and believed by the gullible.”

• Instead of saying, “I have canine teeth for a reason,” say, “I like to reimagine my teeth as fangs in my spare time. How about you?”

• Instead of saying, “You know, Hitler was a vegetarian,” you could say, “I am more comfortable mining the logical fallacy of Reductio ad Hitlerum than honestly examining my own habits, despite the fact that Hitler was not a vegetarian and even if he were, nearly every other mass murderer ate meat so that kind of defeats my point. I’ll shut up now.”

• Instead of saying, “Ugh, vegans are just such extremists,” you could say, “Despite the fact that we are literally growing sentient beings in order to consume their secretions and flesh and this unnecessary custom is destroying ecosystems, wasting and polluting vast amounts of water and changing weather patterns to the point where Earth may not be habitable in the near future, I am going to go ahead and call vegans extremists.”

• Instead of saying, “At least I’m not a vegan nazi,” you could say, “Nazis tortured and killed many millions of innocent individuals just for being unlike them but despite this, I am going to be blatantly ahistorical and refer to vegans as nazis when they are trying to prevent other beings from being warehoused for consumable parts and helping extend the circle of compassion to include those who are very unlike us because blah, blah, blah, I literally don’t know what I’m talking about.”

Good luck!


Marla Rose is a Chicago-area writer and co-founder of VeganStreet.com, Vegan Street Media and Chicago VeganMania.

 




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the unknowing resort to platitude
one step before devolving to rude.
so we could either respond or
ignore.
the meaningless words of
those total denying bores.

Karen Lyons Kalmenson

 


Former ‘Slaughter-Free Dairy’ Farmer: No Such Thing As Humane Dairy

October 29, 2018
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Andrea Davis: Goat mother and baby at Broken Shovels Farm Sanctuary. (Source Andrea Davis, Free from Harm)

 

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With more and more consumers ditching dairy after learning about the many cruel practices involved— including the slaughter of male calves as well as the killing of young mother cows once their milk production declines— a segment of the niche “humane” dairy sector is working to popularize the notion of “slaughter-free dairy.”

Perhaps the most well known “slaughter-free dairy” label currently operating is the UK-based Ahimsa Dairy, a Hare Krishna initiative in which male calves are not killed but are used for forced labor once they are old enough, and female cows are “retired” to pasture after years of being milked. Ahimsa Dairy has offered slaughter-free milk and cheese to customers in London since 2011, and the movement is slowly spreading in the US. The offshoot Gita Nagari Creamery, in Pennsylvania sells its slaughter-free milk for $10 a gallon, which includes a $2.50 cow “retirement fee” and $1.50 for “boy calf care.”

In addition to still being inherently exploitative, this and other models of slaughter-free dairy pose significant and unavoidable environmental, animal welfare, and scalability problems, which we’ve explored in depth previously here. Below, please find a first person perspective from former slaughter-free dairy farmer and cheesemaker turned vegan, Andrea Davis.

Andrea had a change of heart after recognizing that her work, like all dairy farming, depended on bringing more and more babies into the world, and breaking up families with lifelong bonds, all to satisfy a taste for mother’s milk stolen from other animals. She went vegan and in 2017, transitioned her farm into an animal sanctuary and vegan education center.  (Read the full story of her change of heart, here.) Andrea writes:

We still get asked, often, why we decided to ditch dairy when no one was being killed in order for us to produce it. Here is one of several reasons this was a choice I had to make.

As a mother myself, I could not overlook parallels I could clearly see between myself and animal parents. Because running a dairy meant needing animals to become mothers year after year, there was always a sad, painful separation of families at some point. Although mother goats on our farm raised their own newborn babies, we had to separate them after weaning and rehome the kids in order to ensure we weren’t eventually overrun with goats.

I often see dairy farmers defend the practice of removing babies from mothers...


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people trying to justify
but to themselves, too
they lie.

Karen Lyons Kalmenson

 

3.4 Million “Live Inventory” – Chickens and Turkeys – Drowned or Starved to Death in North Carolina Storm

October 22, 2018
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Chicken farm buildings inundated with floodwater from Hurricane Florence near Trenton, N.C., Sunday, Sept. 16, 2018. (AP Photo/Steve Helber)

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By Karen Davis, PhD, President of United Poultry Concerns
Afterword by Merritt Clifton, Animals 24/7



A caring person’s reaction to learning that millions of chickens and turkeys and pigs drowned in North Carolina this month is the gut-wrench of sorrow and pity for these helpless souls and outrage at the companies that didn’t see fit to protect their captives from the hurricane they knew was coming.

But just as farmed animal businesses are indifferent when a fire burns and suffocates to death millions of chickens and other animals trapped in cages, crates, and confinement sheds, so they are indifferent when, instead of flames, the disaster occurs in the form of floods.

The North Carolina Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services reported last week that 3.4 million chickens and turkeys and 5,500 pigs died in Hurricane Florence. The company most cited was Sanderson Farms who told journalists that 1.7 million of its 20 million chickens drowned or starved to death in the sheds when the company couldn’t get food to them.

Pleased to report that none of its personnel appear to have died in the storm, Sanderson Farms noted, by contrast, that its “live inventories” were not so lucky, and that its focus now is on “replenishing our live production inventories.”

Companies like Sanderson needn’t worry. Between insurance payouts and the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s indemnification program, agribusinesses can comfortably repair and rebuild their flood-or-fire-damaged buildings and quickly restock millions of new individuals, the same as they always do whenever weather or diseases such as avian influenza devastate their “inventory.”

Does anyone think that companies permitted by the U.S. Department of Agriculture to suffocate millions of chickens and turkeys to death in rolling tides of fire-fighting foam as a means of mass extermination – does anyone think these companies care about the animals? An article in Poultry World on September 20th exemplifies what matters to them: North Carolina-based Butterball, the largest turkey producer in the U.S., assured everyone that the storm’s impact “would not lead to any pre-Thanksgiving turkey shortage.”

While businesses that “own” animals have an obligation to protect them against foreseeable disasters, the unfixable problem is that the entire life of the majority of animals in food production is so miserable that just about anything that ends their life sooner than later may be viewed as preferable to being “saved.” Saved for what? The experience of chickens and turkeys, in the words of veterinary scientist John Webster, is, he said, “in both magnitude and severity, the single most severe, systematic example of man’s inhumanity to another sentient animal.”

The only way out of “man’s inhumanity” for these animals is to be rescued or dead. “Rescue” must mean more than literally removing a certain number of animals from whatever human-engineered horror they are in – important as every rescue is. The rescue these animals need most from us is from the plate. If people don’t buy them, they won’t be born, and that will be good.




References in order of citation:

United Poultry Concerns, National Fire Protection Association Rejects Pleas for Farmed Animals in Second Round of Proposals, January 17, 2015.

Sanderson Farms, Sanderson Farms assesses damage from Florence. September 18, 2018.

Hurricane Florence claims 3.4 million US poultryPoultry World, September 20, 2018.

United Poultry Concerns, Avian Influenza (Bird Flu) – What You Need to Know, 007.

United Poultry Concerns, Government Approves Firefighting Foam to Exterminate Birds, 2006.

John Webster, A Cool Eye Towards Eden, Blackwell Science, 1994.


Afterword by Merritt Clifton
Among the grossest of ironies associated with the enormous loss of farmed animal life resulting from Hurricane Florence, and at least four previous hurricanes that have devastated North Carolina farm country since 1995, is media coverage using careless phrases such as “pig and poultry farmers are hard-hit,” “hen and hog farmers are devastated,” etc.

While the farmers are economically harmed to some extent, and a farmer is occasionally hit by flying debris or drowned when his pickup truck slides off the road, almost all of the hard hits and devastation––by more than a million-to-one ratio––are experienced by the animals involved, not the humans.

Disaster vs. daily routine
The major difference, when natural disaster such as a hurricane hits, is that suddenly the humans experience––for a few hours or days––some of the stress and terror felt by farmed animals as a matter of daily routine. For the animals, the stress and terror merely takes a different form.

The violence the animals absorb and witness throughout their brief lives in time of disaster gives way to terminal neglect, sometimes ended by “depopulation” before the neglected animals would otherwise die.

Ironically, as United Poultry Concerns founder Karen Davis has written about elsewhere, the “rolling tides of fire-fighting foam” now used in state-of-the-art poultry “depopulation” are both a killing method which is no longer legally used to kill dogs and cats in almost every state, and markedly less cruel than the former standard methods of manual strangulation or neck-breaking, asphyxiation with exhaust fumes, live burial, and even burning flocks alive, all of which are also still legal and still used to some extent by agribusiness.

“Depraved indifference”
In almost any other context, such “depopulation” might be prosecuted as “depraved indifference” to animal suffering, but down on the factory farm it is business as usual, done somewhere almost every day to clear barns of “spent” hens or diseased poultry, while unwanted male chicks hatched by the egg industry are macerated alive by the multi-millions and mixed into feed or fertilizer.

In context, even the biggest natural disasters ever to hit the U.S. have caused very little animal suffering compared to the routine operations they have temporarily disrupted.






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some people think what we do is futile,
that is old news…
but win or lose,
this is the battle we choose!

Karen Lyons Kalmenson

 

Costco’s Hidden Graveyard

October 15, 2018
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Picture a farm. You’re likely seeing rolling hills of green grass dotted with a few dozen cows. What most Americans don’t know is that the typical small family farm now breeds thousands of animals and confines them in horrendous living conditions. Drone footage of this Costco farm revealed over 20,000 hutches designed to imprison baby cows and separate them from their mothers. There are as many calves on this one farm as there are humans in the entire city.



Confinement

Calves were confined in hutches so small they could barely turn around. They live in these hutches their entire childhood, never let out to run or play.


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Greed

The farm owners live nextdoor in a $1.7 million mansion with a pool, tennis court, and boat. Profiting off of the backs of baby animals they tear away from their mothers.


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Death

DxE investigators found a mass graveyard with bodies of cows piled on top of one another. This is the only place babies and mothers were seen together.


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whoever accepts this insanity
has lost whatever is left
of their humanity

Karen Lyons Kalmenson

 

Heading in the direction of being vegan

October 8, 2018
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‘…or if we can’t be vegan we can at least head in that direction.’ I’ve seen so many variations on that theme as a comeback to the call to be vegan that appears in almost every piece I write. Today I saw it again. I’ve given the words a lot of thought and I have to conclude that when ‘heading in the direction of veganism’ is thought to be a possibility, it is a clear illustration that the speaker hasn’t really grasped what veganism is.

Please note that as always, this statement does not refer to new vegans who are currently transitioning, incorporating the ethic into their life. This transition period is generally very short (for many it can’t happen quickly enough), but can vary depending on circumstances.

Pragmatism or betrayal – it’s a matter of perspective

At this point I can almost hear the rasp of keyboards being dragged into position by the ‘every little helps’ and ‘can’t all be perfect’ brigade (some vegan, some not), ready with their ‘world won’t go vegan overnight’, and ‘we have to be realistic’ preludes to a blistering criticism of such ‘purist attitudes’. Yes, I’ve been around on social media a good while and I’ve seen and heard most of the put-downs. The phrases lack originality, probably because they have become overused stock items, plucked whole and unconsidered from the shelf of platitudes that we have all, at one time, been guilty of using without due examination.

Just to be clear, although born vegan as I think we all are, I was not raised vegan and am ashamed to say I spent most of my life that way. I woke up with a jolt in 2012.

That year, and for as many of my (then) 56 years as I could recall, I thought of myself as a reasonably intelligent person, ethically aware, honest and honourable. I wasn’t perfect (who is?) but I thought that I was trying. I often said that I thought of myself as an animal lover. I abhorred what I considered to be cruelty to any animals, and as well as sharing petitions and ranting about ‘cruelty‘ and the need for compassion to any that would listen, I donated to a number of organisations that claimed to look out for the interests of animals. In return, they sent me images in the post, many of which were so vile that I have been unable to forget them. I once even received a manicure kit (?) in a leather wallet if I  recall, inscribed with the logo of some ‘Humane Society’ or other. I detected no irony in this.

Of course, as an animal lover and a hater of ‘cruelty’ I shopped for the very best, most ‘humane’ labels (as endorsed by the XYPCA of course), spending as much as I could afford on the animal products that I had grown up to believe were essential for the health of my family.

The curse of compromise

So, without a trace of conscience (why would I have, what with the humane labels and donations and the back-patting of the ‘animal welfare‘ organisations whose staff were paying their mortgages with my cash?), I snoozed on in my ethical bubble. I didn’t eat ‘meat’ or at least, not often (doesn’t everyone say that?), but cheese… oh, how I loved the taste of cheese. And eggs. And I delighted in wearing wool. Angora – bliss! I loved leather; boots, shoes, jackets, bags, chairs. Touching it and breathing in the scent was so pleasurable. Now, as my gorge rises at the memory and I fight not to gag with disgust it is hard to believe the person I was, but that’s how I can write about this. I’m not pointing a superior finger and finding fault. I’m writing from bitter and heartbreaking experience. But moving on.

I made it clear to my conscientious consumer contemporaries that I was very much one of them. Saving the forest, planting trees, worrying about litter, sending (most of – well it’s not always convenient, is it?) my glass bottles for recycling, visiting second-hand shops for clothes and furniture.  I was ‘mostly’ vegetarian, except for the odd occasion (to be sociable, you understand – I mean, when someone goes to the bother of cooking something for you…). And prawns. Oh – and apart from the leather. And the sweets loaded with gelatin. And silk scarves (well so what? They were presents!). Oh yes, what a trooper I was!

Where was I heading?

So, since I was so ethical and conscientious, would you say I was ‘heading in the direction’ of being vegan? After all, many of the things that I was doing were the very things we see so many ‘pragmatic’, ‘realistic’ people suggesting that we could all do to ‘cut down on animal cruelty’ and ‘reduce suffering‘ because we ‘can’t be perfect’.

I’m sure some would say I was definitely ‘heading in the direction’ of veganism. But they’d be talking absolute rubbish. I was not moving at all, not heading in any direction, wallowing smug and satisfied in the absolution that I bought every so often with donations. I was not vegan. I remained completely committed to using other individuals for my own most trivial interests without even questioning why. I wasn’t even aware that there was such a thing as veganism; except of course what I’d heard about the stereotypical, undernourished, sandal-wearing hippy, choking down worthy muesli only one step removed from sawdust, while taking a break from hugging trees.

The loop of mistaken need and entitlement

And this brings me to the whole point of this and it’s a point I’ve made before. When we are not vegan, we are hurting, harming and killing innocent and defenceless individuals who value their lives and don’t want to die. There are no exceptions.

*** – whether we have one victim or billions is irrelevant. By not being vegan we are harming and killing others because we think it’s somehow acceptable to do so; maybe because we think we have to; maybe because we feel entitled, maybe because we consider our own interests are more important than those of our victims.  However we square our actions with our conscience – if we even have a conscience about them – we are killing other individuals when we have no need or right to do so. We can do it to fewer individuals, we can do it to fewer species; we can obsess about the environments or practices that facilitate our consumer choices; we can make judgements and protest about the degrees of brutality and violence that are completely inevitable elements of our demands, make different menu choices one or two days a week, but – Return to *** and keep reading the loop. It’s the way it is.

Breaking out of the loop

I say that I woke up in 2012. It was in 2012 that I stumbled across information that led me to understand what veganism is, and I broke out of the loop and became vegan. I was not heading that way. How could I be? I was stuck in the loop of self-congratulatory ‘conscientious’ consumerism. I was a killer. When I was a killer, I couldn’t gradually head in the direction of not being a killer, because it’s a binary thing. One is a killer or one is not a killer. And each of us is a killer until the final time that we take a life. It’s really that simple and it’s not on a sliding scale. And we can only make the switch from killer to non killer, non vegan to vegan, once we actually know what veganism is.

Once we know, we each have a personal choice to make, and no other can make that choice for us. We can choose to be vegan. Or we can choose not to bother. It is a personal thing, a decision driven by the values that we hold and the way in which we wish these to define us.

As a vegan advocate, all I can ever do is explain how veganism is the only way that allows us to live in a way that reflects the values that most of us like to claim are important. The issue that we must address is not how we treat our unnecessary victims but rather the fact that we have victims when it is unnecessary. Once we, as individuals, deal with that as consumers at the checkouts, everything; health, environment and everything else will flow directly from our changed behaviour.

Before we have even heard about veganism, we cannot be ‘heading in its direction’ because it’s binary and we are stuck in a loop. Once someone knows what veganism is, reallyknows that it is a rejection of harm to other individuals who value their lives and want to live, it is at best disingenuous to excuse continued harm and killing by claiming to be ‘heading in the direction’ of being vegan. I’ve heard it said that once you know what it is, the only honest reason not to be vegan is ‘because you don’t give a shit’.  There’s a lot of truth in that.

Be vegan.

*In case any readers wonder if it’s safe to click on any of the links in my essays, please note that I do not use images depicting violence and gore.






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be your own process evolution
or an epiphany, revolution
share the goodness
that you have learned
and perhaps a few more hearts
and minds
will turn.

Karen Lyons Kalmenson

 



Mindful Meats: My Neighborhood Slaughterhouse

October 1, 2018
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By Hope Bohanec

“Mindful” Meats?

I live in ag country. When you drive around Sonoma County, especially getting out of any city just by a couple of miles, there are signs of animal agriculture everywhere. I often drive by dairy operations with signs posted that say “Real California Milk” and “Certified Organic Dairy,” as if appeasing the people driving by implying that “only good things are happening on this farm.” Yet if you look closer you may see rows and rows of white plastic calf hutches, like uniformed cartons of milk, each containing a tiny baby calf who was taken from her mother at birth, chained to the plastic hutch in all weather extremes–alone, frightened, and miserable. For each of these calves there is a grieving mother who will never know her baby, traumatized with each calf dragged from her after birth.

My Neighborhood Slaughterhouse

Most people have no clue what is truly going on inside animal agriculture, especially the slaughterhouse – that ominous place that ends all tomorrows for farmed animals. There is a slaughterhouse down the street from where I live in Petaluma on a major road just outside of downtown. For many years it was called Rancho Veal. Of course, veal has been exposed to be the poster-child of cruelty and most people now agree that confining a baby cow so tight that he can’t even turn around, then slaughtering him when he is just weeks old, is callous and cruel. But what people don’t realize is that most animals who are slaughtered for meat are just weeks or months old when they take their portentous journey to the abattoir.

Rancho Veal was recently acquired by Marin Sun Farms and received a fresh coat of bright white paint complete with their logo, looming two stories high, on the front of the building. On the west wall, facing the oncoming traffic heading to downtown, they added huge letters spelling out the name of a producer they’re in partnership with, “Mindful Meats.” When I first drove by this new sizable marketing endeavor, I had to pull over and take a moment for a figurative face-palm. Shaking my head, I pondered what I was seeing. It’s truly appalling and as a spiritual person, I am deeply disturbed.

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to possibly consider any form of slaughter humane
is morally bankrupt
and frankly,
insane!

Karen Lyons Kalmenson

 

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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