World Farm Animals Day: today, 2nd October

Posted on October 2, 2012


Today (2nd October) is World Farm Animals Day, and also the birthday of Mahatma Ghandi. ‘ [By] employing non-violent civil disobedience, Gandhi led India to independence and inspired movements for non-violence, civil rights and freedom across the world …’ (Wikipedia); he was a vegetarian.

‘… World Farm Animals Day, observed on October 2nd, is dedicated to exposing and memorializing the 65 billion land animals raised for food who suffer and die every year …

A Day Just for Farm Animals?

Yes: Each year, approximately 65 billion animals are killed in the world’s animal farms and slaughterhouses to produce meat, eggs, and dairy. Most of these animal are raised onfactory farms, where they are confined, mutilated, and raised to grow so large, so quickly, that many of them literally suffer to death.

Even animal raised on small family farms endure many of these abuses, and all animals raised for food face a gruesome slaughter. Learn more about animal farming.

What Can I Do?

If you haven’t yet – move away from eating meat, dairy, and eggs …’



On Saturday 6th October, a March for Farmed Animals is being held in Brighton: for more information, go to


Go vegan, and stop the slaughter!


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