National Animal Rights Day, established by “Our Planet, Theirs Too”, is an annual day observed in Canada and the U.S. in May/June, for the purpose of giving a voice to all animals and raising awareness for their rights, until all animals are free from enslavement and their rights are established and protected by law.
This year, special events were held in fifteen cities throughout North America. This was the first time the event was held in Charlotte, North Carolina. The event included a requiem ceremony for the billions of animals who die every year by human hands. Participants as well as observers had an opportunity to honor and pay respect to animals that have already last their lives and bless them on their last journey. Following the respectful acknowledgement of the connection between our actions and their suffering was reading and signing the Declaration of Animal Rights.
Finally, the event ended with volunteers and participants enjoying free vegan food, songs, poetry and speakers who lead the animal rights movement.