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Toronto March to Close Down All Slaughterhouses

April 13, 2015

Toronto March to Close Down All Slaughterhouses

It is now time to demand loud and clear the end of animal slavery and the abolition of all practices that cause them the most harm: breeding, fishing and slaughter.

On June 13, 2015 in Toronto, Canada compassionate citizens will demand the closure of all slaughterhouses and to end the violence that we inflict on nonhuman animals. Citizens across the globe will march in solidarity in Australia, Belgium, England, France, Germany, Switzerland, Turkey, and USA.

The food industry is the largest contributor of animal exploitation, abuse, violence and death. Yet it is the most accepted by our society and is largely kept invisible from the public eye. For this reason, we must begin to unequivocally demand the end of killing animals for food.

As a society, we have marched against sexism, racism, and heterosexism. Now, we ask you to join us to march against another oppression: speciesism. It is time to state clearly the necessity to abolish nonhuman slavery, provoke a social debate and present animal exploitation as a social justice issue. We want to engage citizens in order to change social organizations, institutions, ideologies and culture.

The prohibition of animal slavery and consumption should never be compromised and presented as an option, nor as a matter of personal choice. It is a matter of justice for the exploited and murdered victims. We believe that if we do not boldly and directly demand this social change now, the status of animals as commodities will remain the default option.

Why we are demanding the abolition of animal exploitation, torture and killing

BECAUSE meat production involves killing the animals that are eaten;
BECAUSE their living conditions and slaughter cause them to suffer;
BECAUSE eating animal products isn’t necessary;
BECAUSE sentient beings must not be mistreated or killed unnecessarily;

Therefore, farming, fishing and hunting, as well as selling and eating animal products, have to be abolished.

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