World Day for Farmed Animals: October 2nd
World Day for Farmed Animals (WDFA), founded in 1983, is dedicated to exposing the needless suffering and death of sentient animals raised and slaughtered for food. World Day for Farmed Animals will continue until animals are no longer seen as commodities, raised for their flesh and by-products.
A Day Just for Farm Animals?
- Each year approximately 65 billion animals are killed to produce meat, eggs, and dairy. More animals are killed for food than for all other reasons combined.
- Most of these animals are raised on factory farms, where they are confined, mutilated, and raised to grow so large, so quickly, that many of them literally suffer to death.
- Even animals raised on small family farms endure many of these abuses, and all animals raised for food face a gruesome slaughter. Learn more about animal agriculture.
What Can I Do?
- If you haven't yet, move away from eating meat, dairy, and eggs!
- Join the protest! With events scheduled in dozens of cities across the globe, find the one nearest to you. If you cannot find one, we can help you organize a demo in your community.
- Leaflet! We can send you our brand new "You've Been Lied To" brochure to distribute on college campuses in your city.
- Share our 10 Billion Lives video online with friends and family, or reach a wider audience by screening the video while tabling at a community event. The video challenges viewers to see for themselves the abuses inherent to animal agriculture before concluding with an opportunity to pledge to eat more vegan meals. We will even help you set up a "pay-per-view" event, where viewers are given $1 each to watch the 4-minute video like on our 10 Billion Lives Tour.
Why October 2nd?
WDFA takes place on or around October 2nd to honor the birthday of Mahatma Gandhi, an outspoken advocate of non-violence towards animals. As he said, "The greatness of a nation and its moral progress can be judged by the way in which its animals are treated."