World Farm Animals Day is dedicated to exposing, mourning, and memoralizing the needless suffering and death of cows, pigs, turkeys, chickens, and other innocent, sentient animals raised and slaughtered for food.
The date, October 2nd, honors the birthday of Mahatma Ghandi, an outspoken advocate of non-violence towards animals.
World Farm Animals Day observances are hosted by volunteers in communities in all 50 U.S. states and 2 dozen other countries. Participants include animal advocacy groups, individual activists, and newcomers alike...anyone and everyone who cares about animals is encouraged to join them in this global outcry.
Activities traditionally include vigils, marches, leafleting, tabling, and exhibiting. More dramatic events include die-ins, cage-ins, and video rigs. Activists encourage governors and mayors to issue special proclamations denouncing creulty to farmed animals.
Visit the WFAD Action Center to find out how easy it is to get involved.
October 1, 2009
I'm a Master Naturalist and an outdoor enthusiast -- mostly kayaking, and I live on a Peninsula in the Chesapeake Bay. I'm the author of The Nature Fan, Nature Fan Activists, Green Earth Almanac, and Amanda's Geographic. Formerly, I ran the nationally syndicated column "National Green Activism" for The Examiner, and I was a key factor in the success of many campaigns. Make sure you don't miss a post, and subscribe by email! Thanks for reading.