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. These caring, sensitive individuals are denied food, water, and rest on their journeys for several hours, up to days. They are scared. They are starving. And their suffering is silenced by an industry that doesn’t want us to know the truth.

Yet we refuse to be silent. Together, tens of thousands will rise on October 2nd to speak the truth about farmed animals. In the historical tradition of Cesar Chavez, Martin Luther King Jr., and Mahatma Gandhi, we will join together in a one-day Fast Against Slaughter in solidarity with these innocent victims.

Through our voluntary sacrifice of food on this day, we will amplify the voices of the billions of farmed animals suffering around the world. We will inspire others to learn the truth. And we will mobilize a compassionate global community who will not wait for justice, but who will make it a reality.

Join the movement and take the Fast Against Slaughter pledge below.

Share Your Pledge

After you have pledged, please share a photo of yourself using ##FastAgainstSlaughter with the reason why you will fast for the animals on October 2nd. If you are not able to feel free to share any of the images below using #FastAgainstSlaughter to help us promote World Day for Farmed Animals. Find more ways to share and fasting tips here.

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