Last Saturday, a public square in the streets of Paris, saw many animal rights activists campaign for the “animal suffering and meat consumption“. Hundreds of vegan protesters coated their bodies in fake blood, re-enacting an “open slaughterhouse” at the Place du Palais Royal. This scenario is linked to the 269 Life campaign organisation events, that take place throughout the world and throughout the year , for the Abolition of Meat, originally beginning in 2009. In a powerful message a man was hung by his legs, while two acted as butchers, showing the double standards for the way animals are killed, raising the question of ethics to get people’s attention. Take a look at the graphic picture below:
The 269 Life group – who demonstrated the cruel world of the slaughterhouse -describe the slaughter of animals as a “holocaust” and urge that “veganism is is an essential step that any responsible and sensible person must take”. Read the statement given on their website below:
We aim to bring the pain and horror other animals face each and every day out of the suppressed darkness and into the realm of everyday life. Most people are well aware of what is being done to other animals, and yet remain apathetic in the face of the atrocities committed in their name, even after witnessing the utmost graphic evidence.
The World Weeks for the Abolition of Meat (WWAMs) takes place every year during the end of January, May and September.
The demonstrations take place in the hopes of “abolishing the production and consumption of the flesh of sentient beings”. The organisation is asking that the consumption of meat to be prohibited on “ethical grounds”. Below is another picture from the demonstration:
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