Mark Dawes, 01 June 2021, Tags:
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The 11th National Animal Rights Day will be commemorated this Sunday June 6th in more than 70 cities around the world, including London, along with a global event on Zoom.
The National Animal Rights Day was created for the purpose of giving a voice to all animals and raising awareness for their rights – which are ignored as every year billions and billions of animals are used for food, clothing, entertainment and vivisection. Annually, 75 billion land animals are killed for meat as well as many trillions of fish and shellfish – the excellent recent documentary Seaspiracy highlighted the appalling destruction of life in our oceans.
As well as the horrendous suffering of animals, the meat and dairy industry has a terribly detrimental effect on our environment and health. It is one of the leading causes of climate change and it was our exploitation of animals for food that caused the current global Covid pandemic.
We need to live in harmony with animals, nature and the environment if we are to avoid environmental catastrophe.