vegan news anti-speciest news animal rights news
vegan news anti-speciest news animal rights news


October 08, 2019 - The Vegan Authority

Latvian Animal Rights Activists Launch First Slaughterhouse Campaign

Latvian Animal Rights Activists Launch First Slaughterhouse Campaign
Credit: Riga Animal Save

In the first campaign of its kind in Latvia, 30 animal rights activists gathered peacefully in front of the gates of a slaughterhouse in Vidzeme to witness the cows, sheep and other animals brought by truckloads.

The bear witness campaign of animal rights activists at the slaughterhouse was peaceful and benevolent today Sandris Ādminis, organizer of "Riga Animal Save" told LETA.

He stressed that the aim of the campaign was to pay respectful attention to animals and to encourage the public to think about the connection between animals and meat.

"We will conduct peaceful vigils (from the Latin vigilia - awake) or sympathy actions at slaughterhouses to witness creatures whose lives are taken away to be turned into sausages," said Adminis.

He emphasized that cattle, sheep, pigs and other animals brought up for slaughter from a biological and capacity point of view are not significantly different from the dogs and cats that people want to protect because they understand that their desire to live and not suffer should be respected. But cows, pigs, sheep and other animals are treated as commodities.

Every year in Latvia about 100,000 cows and calves, 450,000 pigs, 22,000 sheep and 17 million poultry are slaughtered. That's a huge amount, but because they are hidden from the public eye, people therefore they do not think about them. Animal rights activists plan to organize such campaigns at Latvian slaughterhouses on a regular basis and invite everyone to join to look at the animals in the slaughterhouse.

Riga Animal Save is a branch of the international Animal Save Movement in Latvia. The movement started, with the inception of Toronto Pig Save in Canada in 2010 and currently operates more than 600 groups worldwide.

Activism — Feature Articles

Got a News Tip?
Please email the URL and your comments directly to our editor. Thank you!

Most Read - Last 30 Days

  1. UK Needs to Embrace Veganism to Reach Net-Zero Carbon Emissions by 2050
  2. USDA Deregulates Pig Slaughterhouses Making A Horrific Process More Horrid
  3. One Man's Battle to End Horse Racing
  4. More Animal Lives Saved By Putting Vegan Products Alongside Meat and Dairy
  5. IMF: Whales Can Help Solve Climate Crisis
  6. A Sea of Suffering - Undercover Video Shows Salmon Factory Farm Cruelty
  7. Latvian Animal Rights Activists Launch First Slaughterhouse Campaign
  8. ARGENTINA: Veganism making inroads to a meat-centric nation
  9. Finland's Fur Farm Cruelty Exposed
  10. Rodeo Documentary Reveals Animal Cruelty Masquerading as Sport

Some photos and photo services
generously donated by Photabulous


Fabulous Photos