National Animal Rights Day: Spare a thought for the voiceless

Activists talk about animal cruelty in meat, poultry industries

Updated - June 03, 2019 10:27 am IST

Published - June 03, 2019 01:10 am IST - Mumbai

Fight continues:  People at the observance of National Animal Rights Day at Juhu beach on Sunday.

Fight continues: People at the observance of National Animal Rights Day at Juhu beach on Sunday.

With people clad in black shirts painted with slogans ‘Our Planet, Theirs Too’, National Animal Rights Day was observed at Juhu beach on Sunday.

Organised by United For Compassion, the objective was to give a voice to billions of voiceless animals, mourn their loss, and lead people to transition to a path of peace and plant-based lifestyle.

In a bid to attract bystanders, posters in the shape of tombstones with the epitaph of the animals who have died for the use of humans were put up. Organisers also carried posters of animals.

“We murder animals to eat them and when you consume these murdered bodies, they really have a bad effect on your body and mental health,” Anushka Manchanda, a singer and actor, said.

She along with actor Kitu Gidwani spoke about what happens to animals in the meat and poultry industries. The issue of climate change was also discussed.

Rubaina, an activist, made a speech in Urdu and talked about being a Muslim vegan, while another activist Latika spoke in Marathi, explaining the cruel testing procedures of the make-up and medical industries.

A moment of silence was observed to mourn the loss of animals, and the audience and many bystanders offered flowers.

0 / 0
Sign in to unlock member-only benefits!
  • Access 10 free stories every month
  • Save stories to read later
  • Access to comment on every story
  • Sign-up/manage your newsletter subscriptions with a single click
  • Get notified by email for early access to discounts & offers on our products
Sign in


Comments have to be in English, and in full sentences. They cannot be abusive or personal. Please abide by our community guidelines for posting your comments.

We have migrated to a new commenting platform. If you are already a registered user of The Hindu and logged in, you may continue to engage with our articles. If you do not have an account please register and login to post comments. Users can access their older comments by logging into their accounts on Vuukle.