World Day for Farmed Animals 2023 Partners
Each year, an estimated 70 billion chickens, cows, pigs, turkeys, and other sentient land-based animals are suffocated, caged, crowded, deprived, drugged, mutilated, and macerated in the world’s factory farms. But what about aquatic animals? Each year, 40-120 billion farmed fishes and other sea life are slaughtered for food worldwide. This does not include the estimated 1-3 trillion wild sea life caught and suffocated annually, so we can have our fish filet or tuna salad. In 2023, we are raising awareness for them.
Since 1983, the annual observance of World Day for Farmed Animals (WDFA) on October 2nd, in honor of Gandhi’s birthday, has offered people an opportunity to memorialize and mourn these innocent lives and an opportunity to educate their friends and family about the senseless atrocities they pay for at their supermarket checkout counter. Hundreds of groups and individuals throughout the world participate each year.
We hope that you will participate this year.
We encourage you to visit our updated Activities Section that will guide you through various activities you can undertake to reach out to your community.
Please consider requesting a government proclamation from your hometown and state representative. All the information you need to get started can be found here.
Our Resources Section contains popular hashtags and memes that can be shared within any of your social media platforms and downloadable artwork for posters, brochures, and banners, as well as a list of educational films that showcase the truth about the exploitation of animals.
The Abuses Section, for folks who need additional persuasion, lists the tragic devastating impacts of animal agriculture on animals, on our family’s health, and on our environment, including global warming.