Saturday, January 31
12pm – 2pm
La Granja Live Poultry
1355 Amsterdam Ave. (@ 126th St.)
Please RSVP on our Facebook event page.
Please join us for another vigil in front of this live market. At the last vigil, they put newspaper on the back door so we couldn’t see in. I think they’re hoping we’re going to feel discouraged and not go back. Nope. We’re going back.
If we continue to educate people about veganism, the demand for animal foods will go down. We are on the front lines, planting seeds and creating the awareness. Awareness is the beginning of change.
“When the suffering of another creature causes you to feel pain, do not submit to the initial desire to flee from the suffering one, but on the contrary, come closer, as close as you can to him who suffers, and try to help.” – Leo Tolstoy, A Calendar of Wisdom
“What else can we do for those who are not here? We cannot help save 6 million men, women and children who died. But to forget them would be a second death. I don’t think I am responsible for their first death. But I can be responsible, if I am not careful, in the second death.”
~Elie Wiesel, Holocaust Survivor, Nobel Peace Laureate, Boston University Professor
Bearing witness together touches the collective spirit. It nourishes community support while sustaining the activists and building the movement. The public and even workers involved in animal slaughter can be positively affected and moved by love-based approaches to witnessing, so critical to building a massive, grassroots movement for animal rights and social justice. It also makes the individual grow stronger, as Ramakrishna recognized in the nineteen century: “But my heart has grown much, much larger, and I have learnt to feel [the suffering of others].” ~Anita Krajnc, Founder of Toronto Pig Save