Activists to Host Nationwide Animal Rights Day Ceremony at Balboa Park

Letitia Denham
National Animal Rights Day
A Nationwide Animal Rights Day occasion in Los Angeles. Photograph credit score: “Our Planet. Theirs Too” through Fb

Nationwide Animal Rights Day – an annual occasion that honors the billions of animals killed every year for human meals, clothes and experimentation – returns to San Diego Sunday.

The ceremony, which follows final yr’s inaugural occasion, begins at 3 p.m. Sunday at 698 El Prado, on the fringe of Balboa Park.

Organized by the non-profit “Our Planet – Theirs Too,” the ceremony “is meant to indicate the general public first-hand the outcomes of our society’s brutal remedy of animals and to commemorate the 56 billion animals who’re killed yearly for meals, their fur and skins, laboratory assessments, and leisure,” in keeping with organizers.

NARD occasions have been held in Los Angeles since 2013. Previous gatherings have included a solemn ceremony by which volunteers maintain the our bodies of useless animals, however for this yr’s occasion they’ll stand in unified formation “displaying posters of actual animals who died on account of human abuse and exploitation,” organizers mentioned.

The ceremony – which will even embrace speeches, poetry, music and large-scale visible shows – might be adopted by a celebration by which contributors and the general public are invited to share what impressed them to turn out to be animal advocates. Plant-based drinks and snacks might be served.

In keeping with NARD’s web site, occasions might be held in practically 150 cities around the globe this yr, together with 11 within the U.S.

Aylam Orian, the Los Angeles actor who based NARD in 2011, in earlier interviews credited a 2010 journey to Madrid with inspiring him to type the NARD motion. He noticed the group Animal Equality conducting a small, silent demonstration with laptops displaying the deaths of animals at manufacturing facility farms to passersby, and a lightweight went off.

The aim, he has mentioned, is to increase NARD’s profile sufficient that the hassle turns into “the Memorial Day for animals in each metropolis.”

– Metropolis Information Service

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