March to Close All Slaughterhouses
On June 15th, 2013 in Toronto, Ontario, a group of concerned citizens marched to demand the closure of all slaughterhouses. Our compassionate friends in Paris & Toulouse (France), London (England), Istanbul (Turkey), Houston & San Diego (USA), Zagreb, Rio de Janeiro & Sao Paulo (Brazil), Perth (Australia) and Florence (Italy) also held marches in solidarity.
Please visit our Photo Gallery to view photos of our march!
As a society, we have marched against sexism, racism, and homophobia. Now, we ask you to join us to march against another oppression: speciesism. Our fellow non-human earthlings desperately need us to act against their continuous pain and suffering at the hands of a meat-eating society. Veganism truly communicates mercy, justice, respect and reverence for all living beings.
Worldwide, more than 60 billion land animals and 100 billion aquatic animals are needlessly killed annually for 'food' products for humans. It's time to state clearly the necessity to abolish non-human slavery, and oppose the practices that exploit, torture, and murder them.
Animals in slaughterhouses and factory farms are forced to endure horrific environments not unlike the atrocities committed in concentration camps. To hear the screams and cries of their fellow creatures, to smell the blood spilled from their own families and friends, to witness the murder of their loved ones, and to experience, without any chance of escape, the terrifying and nightmarish event of their own killing.
Please join us for this critical event and speak out on behalf of those who cannot speak for themselves. This march is part of a movement needed to permanently shut down all slaughterhouses and will ultimately awaken the greatest transformation that humankind has ever known.
We are seeking donors, volunteers and community participants to support this peaceful event.
We are asking for your support. Please contact us if you and/or your organization can participate in any of the following ways:
- To officially endorse the march and have your organization's logo added to the supporters page on our website, please contact us.
- To join the march, please RSVP your attendance on our Facebook Event Page
- To donate funds, please use the PayPal link on the left.
- To host a fundraiser or volunteer, please contact us.
Exciting news - the Toronto Veggie Pride Parade is less than 6 weeks away! This year, the parade will take place on Saturday, June 1st. This is an inclusive, celebratory and family-friendly parade, followed by a fun-filled party. Please join the parade, and bring your family and friends! Find more details at: veggieprideparade.ca