Aug 19, 2013 – Montreal animal advocates will participate in the global day calling for animal liberation on Saturday, Aug 24, 2013. According to the coordinator of one of the first events, Michaela Johnson, this day is to join efforts with fellow animal activists from all over the world. “We have been blinded to the reality of animal suffering in our society. This demonstration is about 'taking off the blind fold.” Her event will take place at Place Émilie-Gamelin (known informally as Berri Square). Michaela has followed a compassionate diet for 8 years and for this special day she has organized an event where there will be speakers, music, entertainment and most importantly education for the masses. The event will be from 1pm to 4pm.
From there, animal activists will continue the day of remembrance and learning at Parc Lafontaine. The 2nd vegan BBQ of the summer in Montreal will take place preceding the screening of the French version of the film Earthlings, narrated by Georges Laraque. Free vegan food will be made available by The People’s Kitchen. According to a Facebook page, The People’s Kitchen is a volunteer collective born out of the camp kitchen of Occupy Montreal during October and November 2011. Their mandate is to offer free meals to all that need them and to participate in other free public activities where they believe their support is needed.
This event is in conjunction with the presentation of the documentary Earthlings sponsored by the animal rights group Resistance Animale. Earthlings covers the topic of the exploitation of animals by humankind. Through powerful scenes people can witness the injustices that happen in this world. Actress and animal activists Patricia Tulasne will present at the event. There will be a second presentation of the documentary on Sunday, Aug 25, 2013 at the same location if people cannot attend on Saturday. During the first part of the event, Professor Carl Saucier-Bouffard and Chuck Pepin will present a trailer video of their mini-documentary series on animal ethics.
WARNING: some scenes may shock young children and sensitive people.
In case of rain, the event will be postponed till September.