Opportunity for Action: World Weeks for the Abolition of Meat (WWAMs)
- Join the world action. Organize a local event. --Pamela R.
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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
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
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
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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