Friday, 4 October 2013

World Day for Farmed Animals in Spain: 'A plate of human flesh'

Under the slogan "How much cruelty can you swallow?", a live "performance" took place on Wednesday at the Mercat del Born in Barcelona, Spain, to make the public aware of all the suffering behind their food. 

A giant plate of human activists was posed in front of the market in honor of the World Day for Farmed Animals (WDFA) by activists from the international organization, Animanaturis (website in Spanish).
 
The director of Animanaturalis in Spain, Aïda Gascón, told the Spanish media that actions like this "invite society to reflect on where the food that is on their plates comes from."
 
The performance was held in Barcelona on Wednesday to make sure that people "are aware of all the suffering and all the cruelty that is behind a plate of steak."
 
The action on October 2nd was part of the celebration of the birthday of Mahatma Gandhi, a vegetarian for ethical reasons. It is a day dedicated to remembering the suffering of billions of animals that are raised, transported and slaughtered for human consumption.
 
50 billion land animals are killed annually in the world to make food.
 
Since 1983, the NGO FARM (Farmed Animals Reform Movement) has established this day as a day to expose the plight of animals in factory farms and slaughterhouses. In several countries in the world, vigils, offers of information, events, rallies and vegetarian food tastings are held to encourage people to think about the unnecessary suffering of these billions of animals.
 
Besides factory farming and slaughterhouse abuses, the organization, AnimaNaturalis, is dedicated to denouncing animal rights abuses in all forms, including bullfighting, the sale of fur, and the use of circus animals, dolphins etc. for entertainment.

To the source, with video: http://www.digitaljournal.com/article/359534