Started as National Animal Rights Day in the US in 2011, grew into in fact an international event. With the aim of both to commemorate the non-human animal victims, as well as to celebrate the progress being made for animal rights.
This year was the first time this manifestation took place in the Netherlands, on Sunday June 6. At busy Dam square, a great amount of speakers talked about the conditions in which animals are suffering in various industries. The motto of National Animal Rights Day is ‘Our planet. Theirs too’ – we are sharing this Earth with the other animals and have to acknowledge their rights as well. Read more
Photos of yesterday’s Official Animal Rights March Amsterdam! Afterwards we had a short conversation with organizers Linda Guijt and Amadesha Assie:
Linda: “We read on Facebook about the march in London and thought, hey we should have this one here as well. Then we just took the initiative and organised it last year ourselves.”
Amadesha: “We thought it was a success and wanted to keep on doing it. We got noticed and people heard the message. We chose to put ‘End Speciesism’ on the banner, because a lot of people don’t know that word. So that when people think ‘Oh what’s that?’, that finally they will get the idea that it is really a form of discrimination, that we think there are humans and animals, and animals are worth less, even though humans are also animals. Read more
The vegan movement is gaining momentum, also activism wise! Next to smaller outreach actions happening every so often, we just had a massive Cube of Truth in May, and the March Against All Slaugherhouses in June. In the coming months several other big demo’s are taking place, check out our overview! Read more
Inspired by similar student associations in cities like Gent and recently Groningen, a group of students in Amsterdam decided to establish the Vegan Student Association Amsterdam!
According to their mission statement, it was founded with the aim of “increasing the visibility of the vegan movement and start a conversation about animal rights, building at the same time a network of like-minded students. We offer support to anyone interested in approaching the vegan lifestyle.”
Their first event will be Sunday next week, a vegan picnic at Vondelpark on Sunday June 2nd! More info here.
Follow them on Facebook or Instagram.
Today at Dam Square, 24 h non-stop vegan outreach by about a thousand vegan activists from Anonymous for the Voiceless!
Activists position themselves in a square shape, the ‘Cube of Truth’, showing footage of animals in the industry. Other activists have conversations with curious bypassers, motivating them to try out a vegan diet.
The action named ‘One Dam Day’ continues throughout the night until tomorrow at noon. Read more
Massive attendance at this weekend’s March to Close Down All Slaughterhouses!! A demonstration held at 38 cities all over the world. The first demonstration took place in Paris in 2012. For Amsterdam this was the first year. It was organised by animal rights group Bite Back, who also organised the march a week ago in Brussels. Read more
Initiated by animal rights organisation Bite Back and supported by Dutch vegan society Nederlandse Vereniging voor Veganisme and development ngo Plenty Food comes this awesome vegan ad campaign! Accompagnied with the hashtag #kiesvegannu (‘choose vegan now’) the posters show the consequences of the consumption of meat and dairy products for animals and the planet. The website encourages people to inform themselves and to join the vegan challenge! Read more
A classic! ‘Eating animals’ sticker added to a STOP traffic sign. Spotted At Jan Van Galenstraat.
Spotted at Ceintuurbaan. Twist at the prominent ads of a foundation asking attention for ALS disease.
‘Ik ben inmiddels overleden. Sponsor de verwerpelijke vleesindustrie niet’ (‘In the meantime I died. Don’t sponsor the objectionable meatindustry’).
The biggest slaughterhouse of Amsterdam is located in a residential area in the west of town. Today The Save Movement is holding a peaceful vigil, bearing witness to the fate of the cows arriving at the abattoir.