Fighting for animal liberation and an end to speciesism
500km Walk for Freedom
For Immediate Release:
We are calling all activists to get involved to help the animals. This event will be made up of various types of activism that we hope you can be a part of.
This event begins in Canberra during the Million Paws Walk on May 15.
AND THEN .... Our 3 Stages to stopping factory farming:
Canberra - Calling for change, May 16 - 23.
Canberra to Byron Bay – Walk for Freedom, May 23 - July 2.
Bryon Bay – Welcome home, July 2.
Canberra - Starting in Canberra on Sunday May 15, a group of committed animal advocates will spend a week out on the lawns of Parliament House, in Canberra with their animal embassy tent to raise awareness for the plight of factory-farmed animals. Then on Monday May 23, they will embark on a 500km Walk For Freedom.
Parliament House Gathering:
Date: Monday, 16 May 2011
Time: 12 noon sharp
Place: Parliament House, Parliament Drive, Capital Hill
Jodi Ruckley from Our Place on Earth, and her friends from all over Australia, are banding together with other like-minded, compassionate people, in a hands-on way to send a powerful message to our leaders that cannot be ignored.
The group aim to highlight the reality of pigs, chicken, cows, sheep and fish as sentient beings. Fun Facts include:
· Pigs are very similar to dogs they are incredibly intelligent, friendly and loyal.
· Chickens are inquisitive animals, they form friendships and social hierarchies, recognise one another and develop pecking orders, and they love and care for their young.
· Cows form life-long friendships with one another and have demonstrated the ability to be vain, hold grudges, and play games.
· Sheep have recognition and memory abilities using faces, similar to that of humans. They also have good powers of concentration and will watch television.
· Fish have nerve structures that are anatomically similar to those of humans and other mammals, especially their lips and mouths.
The Walk For Freedom group will embark on a 42-day journey from Canberra to Byron Bay with stops along the way at Sydney, Newcastle, Ballina and other towns along the Pacific Highway route. They will be giving away free ethical food samples and also partaking in various silent protests near abattoirs and factory farms throughout the walk.
“We would love to see you and your four-legged animal friends participating in our Journey Home,” says Jodi Ruckley. “Like any social movement there are inevitable consequences of positive change and we hope we can raise awareness to the link between animals in factory farms and the food on our plate.”
For more information visit Our Place on Earth:
Founding Director, Our Place on Earth
0416 142 019
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