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Opportunity for Action: World Weeks for the Abolition of Meat (WWAMs)

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  • Pamela Rice
    Join the world action. Organize a local event. --Pamela R. Web page link: http://www.meat-abolition.org/en/wwam World Weeks for the Abolition of Meat (WWAMs)
    Message 1 of 1 , Sep 8, 2012
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      Join the world action. Organize a local event. --Pamela R.

      Web page link:
      http://www.meat-abolition.org/en/wwam


      World Weeks for the Abolition of Meat (WWAMs)

      The World Weeks for the Abolition of Meat (WWAMs) are intended as a
      means of promoting a political debate around the idea of abolishing the
      production and consumption of the flesh of sentient beings. *Worldwide,
      six million sentient beings are killed for food every hour. The number
      of water animals killed is even greater. Meat consumption causes more
      suffering and deaths than any other human activity although it is
      completely unnecessary.*

      Many groups are mobilizing to promote this demand. They are not urging
      people to change their individual consumption behavior (by advocating
      vegetarianism and veganism); they are promoting the demand, on ethical
      grounds, for the legal ban of the production and consumption of animal
      flesh.

      We hope that this initiative will strengthen the animal rights movement
      over the years. It is important to address people not only as consumers
      but also as citizens just like the anti-slavery activists who, although
      they were only a small minority, not only sought a boycott of sugar
      produced by slaves but also clearly expressed the idea that slavery
      should be banned.

      It is important today to call into question the meat issue so as to open
      as soon as possible a public debate on its legitimacy.

      During the World Weeks for the Abolition of Meat, conferences, street
      actions, leafleting and information stands are organized in order to
      spread the idea that the consumption of meat cannot be justified
      ethically and should therefore be forbidden -- just as human slavery was
      in its time.

      The World Weeks for the Abolition of Meat are organized every year at
      the end of the months of January, May and September.

      The World Day for the Abolition of Meat (WDAM) has been held each year
      since 2009 and continues to be held on the final Saturday of the month
      of January.

      Below is the video of an original action held by Swiss activists in
      2007. You are welcome to use the same format.




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