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Nothing is more powerful than an individual acting out of [their] conscience,
thus helping to bring the collective conscience to life.

-Norman Cousins

Each year on October 2nd, activists around the world call for an end to animal agriculture by holding protests, candlelight vigils, information tables, documentary screenings and more in commemoration of World Day for Farmed Animals. Will you bring the message of compassion to your community?


Follow the tips below to plan a successful event on October 2nd. Be sure to register your event so others can find and join you!


 
 
 

Protests, Demonstrations, and Vigils

Since its inception, activists have hosted demonstrations on World Day for Farmed Animals to express their sorrow and outrage over the suffering of farmed animals. Whether it is through a protest, vigil, or other demonstration, these events are powerful opportunities to speak up and expose the cruel truth in animal agriculture. Here are some tips to help you get started on planning your own demonstration:


Create an Action Plan | Host a planning meeting with local vegan and animal rights groups and other interested individuals. Reach out to other groups and people you know—this is a great time to get to know other animal activists in your area! After all, the more people show up to your event, the bigger impact you can have.


Be Strategic! | Good locations for demonstrations include slaughterhouses, offices of meat/dairy/egg industry companies, or other sites of animal exploitation. The more foot and car traffic, the better. Be sure to choose a location located in or near a metropolitan area so that it is accessible to the media. When scheduling your event, choose times that maximize traffic and visibility.


Register Your Event | Once you know the basics of your plan, register your event on the World Day for Farmed Animals Event Registry. That way, people in your area who are interested in attending can find information about your event. No need to wait to register until you have everything figured out—if your plans change, you can always return to your event page to edit the details. Make sure to use your correct contact information when you register so interested participants can contact you!


Determine if you need a permit | Permits are required only if you are impeding traffic or otherwise interfering with free use of such property by others. For the vast majority of participants, the aim will not be to draw police attention, but to draw public attention to the suffering of animals. In order to avoid any disruption in your plan, you will want to check your local laws and ordinances to determine if you need any permits.


Promote Your Event | This is the fun part! It’s important to get the word out to your community about your event. This generally involves hanging and handing out flyers, social media and other online outreach, and taking advantage of local media. You may also consider public service announcements, calls to talk shows, letters to editors, and other advertising.


Conduct Your Event | Enjoy your time together speaking up for animals. Make sure to take plenty of pictures (or even video!). Post your pictures to social media, and make sure to use #dayforanimals and tag Farm Animal Rights Movement so we can see your event!


Report Back | Let us know how your event went! Send a brief report to info@dayforanimals.org, including any pictures, video, media coverage, or other information you have from your event.



Educational Outreach

World Day for Farmed Animals is a great opportunity to educate your community about the realities of animal agriculture. You can join our educational outreach effort by tabling, hosting a pay-per-view event, film screenings, or others. Here are some tips to get you started:

Create an Action Plan | Before fine-tuning your event plans, check your local event listings to see if there are any special events happening on October 2nd. Are there any festivals or other special gatherings happening in your community around that time? If so, those might be a great outreach opportunity.

 

Choose a Location | When you’re choosing a place to do educational outreach, choosing a good location is key. Make sure to pick a place with lots of foot traffic. Some ideas for good places include college campuses, local festivals and fairs, and other popular tourist destinations in your area.

 

Register Your Event | Once you know the basics of your plan, register your event on the World Day for Farmed Animals Event Registry. This allows other people in your area to find your event and support you! No need to wait to register until you have everything figured out—if your plans change, you can always return to your event page to edit the details. Make sure to use your correct contact information when you register so interested participants can contact you!

 

Promote Your Event | This is the fun part! It’s important to get the word out to your community about your event, especially if you’re looking for volunteers. This generally involves hanging and handing out flyers, social media and other online outreach, and taking advantage of local media. You may also consider public service announcements, calls to talk shows, letters to editors, and advertising.

 

Conduct Your Event | Make sure to arrive at your event early, and bring the supplies you’ll need for your event. Depending on your educational event, the supplies you need may vary. Make sure to keep track of the resources you distribute, as well as any sign-ups or volunteers you may have. Most importantly, have fun!

 

Report Back | Let us know how your event went! Send a brief report to info@dayforanimals.org, including any pictures, video, media coverage, or other information you have from your event.