Each year, an estimated 70 billion cows, pigs, chickens, turkeys, and other sentient land-based animals are caged, crowded, deprived, drugged, mutilated and macerated in the world’s factory farms. Then they are brutally slaughtered for our dinner table. Countless aquatic animals are caught and suffocated by vast trawler nets, so we can have our fish fillet or tuna salad.
Since 1983, the annual observance of World Day for Farmed Animals (WDFA) on October 2nd (Gandhi’s birthday) has been offering people of conscience an opportunity to memorialize and mourn these innocent lives. An opportunity to ask their friends and neighbors to stop subsidizing senseless atrocities 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 Activities Section that will guide you through various activities you can undertake to reach out to your community. Know of an event or maybe you’re looking for an event? Check out the VegEvents calendar on our Activities page.
Our Resources Section contains popular hashtags and memes that can be shared within any of your social media platforms, as well as a list of educational films that showcase the truth about the exploitation of animals. In addition if you do have an event happening in your area which you would like to safely attend, we also provide posters and booklets for you to use and distribute..
The Abuses Section, for folks who need additional persuasion, lists the tragic devastating impacts of animal agriculture on animals, on our family health, and on our environment, including global warming.
Finally, we ask that you sign our #FastAgainstSlaughter pledge promising to fast on October 2nd and post on social media a photo of yourself holding a sign that explains your pledge.
Stand up for animals on World Day for Farmed Animals … and every day.
World Day for Farmed Animals Asia is an organization that focuses on the importance and urgency of Farm Animal Welfare in Asia and its interlinkages with other global issues affecting animals, people, & our planet. World Day for Farmed Animals has been organized each year since 1983 by the Farm Animal Rights Movement (FARM), this year with the participation of The Save Movement and Animal Outlook.