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Hello animal rights activists!

I think you would be interested in this important international event:

The first World Day for the Abolition of Meat will be held on 31 January 2009.

What is World Day for the Abolition of Meat?

World Day for the Abolition of Meat is intended as a means of promoting the idea of abolishing the murder of animals for meat. Worldwide six million sentient beings are killed for their meat every hour! That figure doesn't even count sea animals, which of course are included in the demand for the abolition of meat. Meat consumption causes more suffering and death than any other human activity and is completely unnecessary.

Many groups will mobilize to promote the abolition of meat (and other animal products). They will not only advocate vegetarianism and veganism to individuals but will call for society to abandon the practice of killing animals for food. We hope that this initiative will strengthen the animal rights movement over the years. It is important to address people both as consumers and as citizens – like the anti-slavery activists who, although only a small minority, not only sought a boycott of sugar produced by slaves but also clearly expressed the idea that slavery should be banned. It is important today to question society as a whole about the murder of animals for meat so that it can no longer avoid a public debate on the legitimacy of this practice.

On 31 January conferences, street actions, leafleting and information stands will be organized to spread the idea that the consumption of meat cannot be justified ethically and should therefore be abolished – just as human slavery was in its time.

Here is the video of an original action for the abolition of meat, made by Swiss activists in 2007 (other groups are welcome to use the same format):

Your actions can be reported on this website:

We already know that activities are planned in Italy, France, Switzerland and Germany. Send us an email if you plan something in your country.

Feel free to inform all animal rights groups that you know about this international day. And don't hesitate to contact us if you have any question.

We hope to see you raise your voice for the animals and participate in the World Day for the Abolition of Meat.

With best wishes

Committee for the promotion of World Day for the Abolition of Meat

PS: A FAQ about the movement for the abolition of meat

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