Today - October 2 - marks World Day for Farmed Animals.
This initiative, which has been around for more than 30 years, is dedicated to exposing and ending the use and abuse of farmed animals around the world.
Every year since 1983, activists have gathered on October 2 to call for an end to animal agriculture.
Last year saw the first annual Fast Against Slaughter on World Day for Farmed Animals.
The fast is intended to be a day of solidarity with and remembrance of the billions of farmed animals who are routinely starved as they are transported to slaughter.
Last year more than 12,400 people in 96 countries pledge to join the first annual fast, using hashtags like dayforanimals and #fastagainstslaughter to bring attention to their plight.
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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