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Ninety-eight percent of all animal suffering takes place in factory farms and slaughterhouses. World Farm Animals Day marks the one day each year when people of conscience are honor-bound to take action.

Popular activities include leafleting, information tables, lectures, marches, walks, fasts, and memorial services. For a more dramatic effect, stage a die-in, hold a vigil or protest, or have a cage-in or video screening in a public place. Don’t miss this chance to be part of an international day of action to raise awareness about the moral, environmental, and public health hazards of animal agriculture!

You can also help spread the word online by placing a WFAD banner on your website. Click here for details.

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Register your event today. Even if you haven’t finalized your activities, let us know your interest. You can update your plans as the details unfold.

How to register:

Online – click here
Phone – call 888-FARM-USA (327-6872)
Benefits of registering:

Publicizes your activities to local activists and media
Inspires other activists with your example
Allows you to download the WFAD Action Guide
Allows you to request an Event Pack, with a banner, colorful posters, handout materials, stickers, and more.

What You Can Do – A Look at Different Types of Activism

Cage-ins: An excellent way to bring attention to the plight of farmed animals. They are highly effective in conjunction with videos and can attract a media attention. Click here for cage-in details.

Die-In: A visually powerful and symbolic form of protest. They have traditionally been used to protest nuclear proliferation. More recently, they have been used to protest the war on Iraq. World Farm Animals Day die-ins take a stand for animals (whose suffering is invisible and denied). The idea is for a group of activists dressed in black to lie down motionless for a set amount of time (usually about 20-30 mins). click here for details.

Video Rigs: Playing a video to expose standard farming and slaughter practices is a sure way to simultaneously grab attention and create awareness. Click here for instructions on setting up a video rig.

Protests: A protest is a great way to express outrage towards an establishment’s treatment or policies regarding animals. It can also generate a lot of negative publicity for your target, if well-thought-out. If you are working on a campaign in your area, consider incorporating it into World Farm Animals Day by staging a protest on or around Gandhi’s birthday. Making your campaign part of an international day of action makes it much more news-worthy. When planning your protest, be sure to read up on local ordinances regarding the size, location, timing, and noise levels of protests. Depending on local laws, you may need one or more permits. And don’t forget: stay on public property!

KFC Demo: Kentucky Fried Cruelty demonstrations are a great way to support both World Farm Animals Day and the Kentucky Fried Cruelty campaign spearheaded by PETA (People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals). Click the link to learn more about the atrocities perpetuated by KFC, to find the KFC nearest you, and to take action. Be sure to register your event with both PETA and WFAD.

Vigils & Memorial Services: Vigils and memorial services are somber events that focus attention on the tragedy of factory farming. They are a time to remember the losses suffered by each of the more than 50 billion individuals animals murdered by agribusiness each year. These events can be as elaborate as funeral processions or as straightforward as candlelight vigils. Props like candles, black ribbons, somber music, and funeral attire can create a very dramatic effect. Activists can also conduct a fast to increase the media appeal of the event, and to bring attention to the millions of people who go hungry as grains are fed to livestock instead.

Ads and Billboards: A great way to reach thousands of people with minimal effort. Individuals and organizations that wish to contribute funds instead of or in addition to their time, can sponsor newspaper ads, bus cards, or billboards. Call 888-FARM-USA for details.

Banner Drop: A banner drop involves the placement of a large banner in a public area. It’s a quick and easy way spread your message to the masses and can be done with just a few people (1-3 is ideal). Get creative in making your own banner, customizing the message according to the location and target. Before proceeding, be sure to check local laws, as some jusisdictions consider it to be vandalism.

Feed-ins: Feed-ins demonstrate the benefits of a cruelty-free diet through delicious vegan food. Offer samples of meat-alternatives at a busy downtown intersection, feed homeless people, or conduct a workplace feed-in for your co-workers. Offering food samples works well in conjunction with leafleting or an info table.

Information Tables: A simple and easy way to get the message out. Information tables require relatively little planning and allow activists to engage the public in meaningful, one-on-one dialogues. Pick a popular location and busy time of day, get a permit (if necessary), then show up for a few hours with a large table, display materials and handouts. FARM will provide the materials you need; simply register online or call 888-FARM-USA to get your free Action Guide and Event Pack.

Exhibits: Exhibits are basically the unstaffed version of an information table. The typical duration of an exhibit ranges from one week to one month. Libraries and student unions are popular locations for exhibits, which tend to be more visual than information tables. Display materials, including books, are usually under protective glass cover, while handouts are available to passersby. FARM will provide the materials you need; simply register online or call 888-FARM-USA to get your free Action Guide and Event Pack.

Leafleting: Leafleting is a simple activity, as it requires no permits, no equipment, and little planning. Make sure to make the most of your efforts by hitting high-traffic areas at the busiest times. Lunch hour and quitting time are optimal times. Leaflet any occasion with your choice of our free colorful postcard-sized handouts.

Card Distribution/Literature Drop-off: If you’re short on time, simply drop our colorful WFAD handouts off at various locations throughout your community to spread the word. Locations can include animal shelters, vet offices, libraries, universities, health food stores, or anywhere else you see fit.

Ads and Billboards: A great way to reach thousands of people with minimal effort. Individuals and organizations that wish to contribute funds instead of or in addition to their time, can sponsor newspaper ads, bus cards, or billboards. Call 888-FARM-USA for details.

Web banners: Help us publicize the World Fam Animals Day message by posting a WFAD banner on your website. Click here to find out how.

Donations: If you are unable to hold an event of your own this year, please consider supporting the efforts of other grassroots activists by making a donation. Sponsor a WFAD billboard! Click here for details.