World Day for the End of Speciesism MelbourneSaturday, 26 August 2017 - 11:00am
Melbourne Treasury Gardens, Spring Street, MelbourneVictoria
On Saturday 26 August we are marching through the city to let the public know that Animals are NOT ours to use for food, clothing, experiments or entertainment.
Yes, it is time to End Speciesism NOW!
Pigs, Sheep, Cows, Chickens, Fish, Goats and Rabbits are just as IMPORTANT as Cats, Dogs, and Horses.
There will be banners and signs available but feel free to design your own. Please wear WHITE on the day to show solidarity with the animals and as a symbol of peace.
Guest speakers will be announced soon!
About World Day for the End of Speciesism
Speciesism is the notion that some are superior to others, based purely on their species. Like racism and sexism, speciesism is a belief system that judges others and deems them to be inferior, simply because they are different in some way to those doing the judging. Despite the fact that animals are intelligent, emotional, social, and vocal, many humans refuse to acknowledge the value of their lives and commit to not harming them. They believe animals are not as worthy of life, love and respect as humans are, just because they are a different species. This is speciesism.
Even those who claim to love animals are often speciesist. Many people believe in treating dogs and cats like part of the family and are outraged to hear of them being harmed in anyway – but don’t care about other animals, like those farmed as food, experimented on in science labs, or used for fashion. To love and want to protect some animals, but eat and wear others, is speciesist, as it places value on some and not others, purely because of their species.
The World Day for the End of Speciesism aims to raise awareness of this issue, educate the public about the injustice, and develop strategies to overcome speciesism.