Reading Time: < 1 minute Farmed animals suffer immensely (Photo: JoAnne McArthur)
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Today – October 2 – marks WorldDayforFarmedAnimals.

This initiative, which has been around for more than 30 years, isdedicatedtoexposing

gatheredonOctober2 tocallforanendtoanimal


Last year saw the first annual FastAgainstSlaughteronWorldDayforFarmedAnimals.


Last year more than 12,400peoplein96countriespledgetojoin the firstannual fast, using hashtags like dayforanimalsand#fastagainstslaughter to bring attention to their plight.


If you want to highlight the suffering farm animals needlessly suffer, you can share images and memes – remember to hashtag your posts.

World Day For Farmed Animals says: “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. Regardless of how they were raised, all animals raised for food face a gruesome slaughter. 

“We envision a kinder, more compassionate world where animals are no longer seen as commodities, raised for their flesh and by-products.” 


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Maria is a news and features writer for Plant Based News. As a former magazine editor, newspaper reporter, and features writer, her work has been published by The Guardian, The Huffington Post, and various regional newspapers, as well as Vegan Life magazine and Vegan Trade Journal. She has interviewed a huge range of people, from Prime Ministers to authors, activists, pop stars and actors, and enjoys the varied range of topics writing for PBN allows her to tackle. She was previously the editor of Plant Based News for over 3 years.