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Plant Based News presents:
The London Animal Rights March
September 2nd 2017
Central London
5,000 Vegan Activists
One Purpose
Total Animal Liberation
Today shows, and our numbers of 5,000 that we are truly not alone.
And every time we go out and fight on the behalf of animals,
we fight with thousands, tens of thousands of people behind us.
We fight united as a community.
But let it be known that when we leave here today,
that it's not the end.
It is only the beginning.
It is the beginning of a new era of animal rights;
the beginning of a new world where all animals are treated with love, respect, compassion, and kindness,
regardless of their species.
Let it be known that when we leave here today,
we leave as activists,
bound by our moral duty to speak up on behalf of those who are oppressed.
It is time for us to do what must be done, and not what is easy.
To do what is necessary, and not what is convenient.
We have an obligation to fight on behalf of those who cannot fight for themselves.
It is believed by many that veganism is the moral baseline;
however, this is untrue.
Vegan activism is the moral baseline.
There's an analogy that sums this up perfectly,
and the analogy goes:
There is a man beating a dog with a stick.
A second man comes down the road and sees the man beating the dog.
Then the man with the stick says to the other man,
"I have another stick. Come join me, and we'll beat and kill this dog together."
Though, the second man has three options.
The first choice he can make, is he can say, "Sure. I'll grab that second stick, and I'll beat that dog with you."
The second choice the man can make, is he can say, "I see what you are doing.
What you are doing is wrong and immoral, and I will not participate in what you are doing."
In essence, the second choice is veganism.
Veganism is non-participation.
It is seeing an industry or an act that you don't agree with,
and it's saying that you will not participate in it.
But most importantly, the dog still gets beaten and still dies if man takes the second option.
The third option the man can take, is he says, "I see what you are doing.
What you are doing is wrong and immoral,
and not only will I not participate,
but I will actively intervene and stop you."
The third choice is vegan activism.
Because it's the only choice the man can make where the dog's life is saved.
And as such, becoming an activist is the only choice that we can make,
we saved the lives of animals.
It is time for us to stand up, speak up,
and say, "No longer will we tolerate these industries that exploit and murder animals."
"No longer will we remain silent whilst those we care about are suffering!"
"No longer will we allow these industries to continue!"
"No longer will we allow these acts of evil to be carried out!"
It is time.
It is time for us to rise up and shout,
"Not in my name!"
These industries may have fooled us,
deceived us into thinking it was okay to support the slaughter of animals,
but no longer will we stand for it!
And the fight ahead...
The fight ahead will not be easy.
We'll face challenges because the corporations and industries that we're up against
will not go down without a fight.
For they will not win.
They will never win!
Because for all of their money,
or for all of their political influence,
we have one thing they will never have.
We have the truth!
Wow, this is really incredible.
Thank you so much. That was really powerful.
Thank you.
It is time for us to stand up
and put ourselves in the position of these animals.
What if it was you in the truck on the way to the slaughterhouse?
What if it was you tied down to the operating table in the laboratory?
What if it was you in that cage in the fur farm,
or you in that circus ring be going to perform tricks?
What would you expect of those who claim to care about you?
Would you expect them to be silent?
Or would you expect them to rise up, stand up, and protect you?
To understand why you must all be active,
we need to only put ourselves in their position,
feel their pain,
feel their suffering,
feel their anguish for one second.
This is why we must all be active.
Because if it was us in their position,
we would expect others to fight on our behalf!
I promise you a future exists where the last wall of every slaughterhouse is knocked to the ground.
I promise you a future exists where every cage in every laboratory is empty forever.
I promise you a future exists where every animal in the wild is allowed to roam freely
without fearing of being hunted by humans.
I promise you a future exists where every animal is treated with love, respect, kindness,
dignity, and compassion.
I promise you a future exists where that last animal farm
is closed and burned to the ground!
But it we want to make this future a reality,
if we want to see a vegan world,
then it's time that we all face the burden that lies on each and every one of our shoulders
Don't expect others to fight the battles that we all must collectively share.
Don't expect others to create this world on their own.
The future is there in front of us,
but we must seize it together!
There is no more time for excuses,
no more time for complacency or apathy.
Now is the time to come together, to FIGHT together, and to WIN together!
Each and every one of you came here today
because you felt that FIRE inside of you,
the obligation to make your voice heard,
and to oppose the industries that think they can exploit and kill animals without consequence.
Every single one of you came here today because you felt that responsibility!
That desire to create a brighter future for ALL life.
Every single one of you came here today,
so that when the future generations ask you,
"What did you do?"
you could say that you stood on the right side of history!
Most of us weren't born vegan.
Many of us paid for animals to suffer and die.
Animals suffered and died for us,
so that we can eat their flesh
and wear their skin.
And as such, we have a moral obligation to fight,
to protect their brothers and sisters.
While we fight not only to protect the animals that are yet to be bred,
we fight to BEG...
To beg for forgiveness from the ones that died for us before!
The way I see it, animals have their lives taken from them BY US.
So the least we can do is fight with the rest of our lives for them!
Our existence on this planet is only temporary,
but the world that we leave behind will define the future and outlive us forever.
Now is the time.
NOW is the time!
The time to FIGHT!
We FIGHT together!
We FIGHT for the animals!
We FIGHT for the planet!
And we NEVER stop fighting!!
We NEVER back down
until ALL of the animals are free!!
I ask you now,
"What will you do today, tomorrow, and the next day,
to change the world and save the animals?"
Thank you!


5000 Vegans MARCH in London for Animal Rights 2017

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