Toronto Mega Mall Flooded With Vegan Activists

Roughly 300 animal advocates came with a message of love and compassion
Vegan Activism Toronto
A similar demonstration staged in 2016 had roughly 120 attendees (Photo: Facebook)

Toronto's Eaton Centre was flooded with vegan activists on Saturday, aiming to raise awareness of the plight of animals.

An estimated 300 protesters filled the halls of the shopping centre, brandishing animal rights signs in a form of nonviolent protest.

Joining in a chorus of a pop hit from Jackie DeShannon, they sang: "What the world needs now is love, sweet love. No not just for some - but for everyone."

Activist for DXE
Activist Jenny McQueen was arrested at a recent DXE demonstration (Photo: Facebook)

Direct Action

The demonstration was facilitated by animal rights organization Direct Action Everywhere (DXE) - a group known for it’s in-person activism.

This event took place on the same day as London's Official Animal Rights March, the Surge activism event which saw an estimated 10,000 advocates flood the streets of London, also with a message of compassion for animals.

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Emily Court is a passionate ethical vegan from Eastern Canada. She is a Challenge 22 Mentor, Digital Writer, and experienced animal advocate driven by issues of animal liberation and social justice. She studied at Dalhousie University, where her thesis highlighted intercultural and gender relations. She is an established public speaker, writer, and world traveller with a drive to provide a voice to those who might not otherwise have one. You can follow her on Instagram @emily.j.court or on Twitter @_EmilyJCourt_.

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