Reading Time: < 1 minute Vegans Joaquin Phoenix and Rooney Mara at the event (Photo: YouTube/Wild Vegans)
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Vegan actors Joaquin Pheonix and Rooney Mara led a funeral procession for animals in commemoration of National Animal Rights Day on June 2.

Video footage shows the pair looking somber as they hold the bodies of animals who’d been killed by humans on factory farms.

They both dressed in black, wearing matching T-shirts that said: “Our Planet. Theirs Too.”

Video footage of the event (credit: Wild Vegans)

Vegan procession

The event in West Hollywood, commemoration the ninth National Animal Rights Day, was attended by tens of thousands of people in 32 cities around the world including New York, London, Paris, Frankfurt, Copenhagen, and Mumbai among others.

Phoenix and Mara lead the Funeral March down Beverly Blvd as they were followed by thousands of other activsts carrying dead pigs, chickens, lambs, and other farm animals.

After the march, participants gathered at the north Lawn of Pan Pacific Park, for a short Memorial Service for the animals with music and speeches.

Maria Chiorando

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.