Mark Dawes, 18 August 2019, Tags:
Waltham Forest & Redbridge Greens joined the blockade of Trafalgar Square and Charing Cross to call for the end of animal oppression. The blockade was organised by Animal Rebellion and was part of the Official Animal Rights March organised by SURGE that took place on Saturday August 17th 12,000 animal activists marched from Hyde Part to Parliament Square opposing animal exploitation and promoting veganism. Everyday millions of animals suffer by being farmed for food, by vivisection, being killed for fur, by hunting, shooting and being exploited in zoos.
Animal Rebellion is a mass volunteer movement that uses methods of non-violent civil disobedience to end the animal agriculture and fishing industries, halt mass extinction and minimise the risk of climate breakdown and social collapse. In solidarity with Extinction Rebellion, Animal Rebellion will mobilise 10,000 animal advocates for a two-week rebellion in October in London to blockade Smithfield Market, the UK's biggest meat market.
As well as causing unnecessary and extreme cruelty to the animals, animal agriculture and fishing are leading causes of climate change and the collapse of our ecosystems. If we are to stop climate change and the damage to our environment, we need to move towards a plant-based diet. Going vegan is the single biggest way to reduce your impact on the planet.