Every year, on the first Sunday in June, in cities around the world, people gather to take part in a dramatic memorial service for... animals. It's called National Animal Rights Day and it's a visually stunning ceremony with a point. Sometimes, the participants are holding the bodies of animals who have been killed by humans at factory farms, slaughterhouses or fur farms. The service is dedicated to all the unknown animals who are being caged and enslaved all around the world. A funeral service is a sign of respect one gives to an individual. That is why this is so powerful. Each of the more than 80 BILLION animals killed by humans every year was an individual who wanted to live as much as you do.
Los Angeles actor/activist Aylam Orian is the founder of this rapidly-growing project which is run by OurPlanetTheirsToo, a 501c3 non-profit. You can help by visiting ourplanettheirstoo.org and thenard.org.