Today, October 1, is World Vegetarian Day, and you could win $1000 for doing the right thing, that is—going on a vegetarian diet. If you are already a vegetarian, convert one of your meat-eating friends and split the winnings.
You will be improving your friend’s health by joining The North American Vegetarian Society (NAVS) in the annual observance it began in 1977 to promote the health and humanitarian benefits of vegetarianism.
You will also be contributing to a better life for animals used as food, something that the Farm Animal Rights Movement (FARM) does every day. Tomorrow, October 2, you can join them as they celebrate 30 years of observing a World Day for Farm Animals to bring attention to the needless egregious suffering and death of sentient animals raised and slaughtered for food.
“Farmed animals are confined, mutilated, and bred to grow so large, so quickly, that many of them literally suffer to death,” said Michael Webermann, FARM executive director. “Each year, World Day for Farmed Animals seeks to expose the public to the shocking truth of animal agribusiness, and has become an international movement to take action on behalf of these innocent animals.”
FARM, one of the nation’s oldest and most established animal advocacy organizations, will lead a coordinated, targeted series of peaceful demonstrations at slaughterhouses and similar facilities around the world to respect and memorialize the 65 billion of animals killed each year for food.
To learn more, watch this video, and have a chance to win some free movie tickets. More than 130,000 people have watched the entire video either online or in-person, 80 percent of whom then pledged to eat fewer animal products. FARM estimates it has saved 1.5 million animals lives with this video. If you would like to help FARM screen the video to more students, look here.
FARM events will be held in more than 100 U.S. cities including Washington, DC at the Department of Agriculture. Given the partial government shutdown, details on this event to be confirmed.
In Canada, FARM is organizing protests in cities such as Vancouver and Toronto. FARM demonstrations are also scheduled in several other countries, including England, Spain, Chile, India, and Israel. Find an event near you here or register an event here.
FARM had planned to have billboards in several of the US cities where demonstrations are taking place. However, Clear Channel refused to approve the campaign. FARM established a petition at Change.org against Clear Channel. So far, nearly 3,000 people have signed. The public has a right to know where their food comes from, so FARM is fighting the censorship on your behalf.
You need to know what the the meat industry is trying to hide. A plant-based diet is good for you, the animals, and the planet. You can’t go wrong.
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