Today Is World Dayfor Farmed Animals: Help Share A Powerful Message

Animals raised to be eaten suffer more than we could imagine
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Farmed animals suffer immensely (Photo: JoAnne McArthur)

Farmed animals suffer immensely (Photo: JoAnne McArthur)

Today - October 2 - marks WorldDayforFarmedAnimals.

This initiative, which has been around for more than 30 years, isdedicatedtoexposing
andendingtheuseandabuseoffarmedanimals
aroundtheworld.

Everyyearsince1983,activistshave
gatheredonOctober2 tocallforanendtoanimal
agriculture.

Fasting

Last year saw the first annual FastAgainstSlaughteronWorldDayforFarmedAnimals.

Thefastisintendedtobeadayofsolidaritywithandremembranceofthebillionsoffarmedanimalswhoareroutinelystarvedastheyaretransportedtoslaughter.

Last year more than 12,400peoplein96countriespledgetojoin the firstannual fast, using hashtags like dayforanimalsand#fastagainstslaughter to bring attention to their plight.

People will share memes throughout the day

People will share memes throughout the day

Sharing

If you want to highlight the suffering farm animals needlessly suffer, you can share images and memes - remember to hashtag your posts.

World Day For Farmed Animals says: "Most of these animals are raised on factory farms, where they are confined, mutilated and raised to grow so large, so quickly, that many of them literally suffer to death. 

"Even animals raised on small family farms endure many of these abuses. Regardless of how they were raised, all animals raised for food face a gruesome slaughter. 

"We envision a kinder, more compassionate world where animals are no longer seen as commodities, raised for their flesh and by-products." 

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