Jammu 28 May: Have you ever thought why a dog is sold for Rs 50,000? When a certain telecom operator used a Pug in their advertisement, pugs were sold for as much as a Lakh because of the sudden demand? Do you know that there are biddings done to procure the rare species of Parrots and many other birds and these bids run into unbelievably vulgar sums of money?
This is all done to satisfy the needs of people who think that animals and birds are JUST animals and that they can be bought, sold and butchered at will.
Are you one of those people who think Animals are individuals too?
For the first time in India, a nation-wide march is set to take place on Sunday, May 31, 2015 across 17 cities (and counting) to sensitize people to the fact that animals are individuals like us who deserve freedom, not commodification.
You are invited to the Jammu chapter of the march, ‘India Marches for Animal Liberation’ on Sunday, 31 May 2015 from 5:00 pm to 6:00 pm. The march will start from Dusshera Ground, Apsara Road and end at Swarn Theatre, Gole market.
The aim of this march is to spread awareness about speciesism, which refers to discriminatory actions that exploit sentient beings on the basis that they are not human. Justice and kindness should not be confined to humans alone when we know that animals too can suffer acutely. When it is not fair to discriminate against or hurt members of other genders, races, castes and religions, we ask how is it fair to exploit or hurt animals merely because they belong to other species.
The march will also mark the launch of a pan-India effort called India Against Speciesism, under which awareness sessions will be conducted in public places, forums, educational institutions and so on across all cities to reach out to people.
Contact – Malvika Kalra at 9906099071 OR Anu Jain at 9596707482.
You could simply be present at the venue this Sunday, 31 May at 5:00 pm. An hour of your time can make a difference!