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Commemorate, Educate and Celebrate Animal Rights Day: Our Planet, Theirs Too

May 30, 2016 09:44PM
Nationally observed annually in the U.S. and Canada for the purpose of giving a voice to the trillions of animals who suffer or are killed by humans, Animal Rights Day will be commemorated in Washington, D.C. from 12 to 4 p.m. on June 5 at the Ellipse, near the White House. All are invited to join the event and raise awareness for the plight of animals and their right to live free from human harm. The tagline for the event is “Our Planet-Theirs Too,” notes that we humans share our planet Earth with many other living creatures. The goal is to champion animal rights until all are free from enslavement and all forms of violence, and their rights are established and protected by law.

The program for this special celebration includes a requiem ceremony, the reading the Declaration of Animal Rights and speakers such as Alex Hershaft of the Farm Animal Rights Movement, Will Tuttle, known for the World Peace Diet, Karen Davis of United Poultry Concerns, Mary Finelli of Fish Feel, Dr. Ruby Lathon of Roadmap to Holistic Health and Naijha Wright-Brown from the Land of Kush (café).

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