11 July 2020
12:00 - 14:00
Animal Rebellion, London, United Kingdom
We are at a turning point in human history.
It’s becoming clearer every day that the Government isn’t capable of getting us out of the coronavirus mess, or preventing climate breakdown and animal suffering. They are more concerned with getting us back to “normal” as rapidly as possible.
But it’s normal that is killing us.
So as the UK lockdown begins to ease, we stand at the crossroads:
⚡A plant-based food system OR a broken food system. We have a choice.
⚡Bail out people and the planet OR bail out the industries that are killing us. We have a choice.
⚡Trust the people OR trust a negligent government. We have a choice.
⚡Mass extinction OR mass action. We have a choice.
🌪️WHY? To highlight the animal suffering and environmental effects of animal agriculture. Also, to highlight the threat of future pandemics caused by animal agriculture. We can’t be silent any longer.
⏰ WHEN? 12pm (midday) on Saturday 11th July for 2 hours.
📍WHERE? Outside local authorities, MPs offices, national assemblies and in a central location in London, UK. Join this global Telegram chat to find people in your local area and to find out your local place of protest: https://t.me/joinchat/NlP0oxOWstwuaDlZwtepUw. If you’re in London, join this chat: https://t.me/joinchat/NlP0oxqKDhS0zThyAN-_kQ
🚫 WHAT? Come alone, wear a mask and gloves, stand strictly 3 metres apart and send a message to our leaders – local, regional and national – that we must rebuild for the vulnerable and the strong, the young and the old, for all beings, together.
You can either hold a sign or stand with ‘blood’ on your hands. Some signs will be provided and designs will be made available to print at home. Otherwise you can make your own and write a message to the government, such as:
“ANIMALS BLEED FOR HUMAN GREED”, “THE GOVERNMENT HAS BLOOD ON THEIR HANDS”, “ANOTHER WORLD IS POSSIBLE”, “CHANGE IS NOW”, “PREVENT FUTURE PANDEMICS”, “END ANIMAL FARMING”, “PLANT-BASED FOOD SYSTEM NOW” etc.
🖐 WHO? Everyone and every part of everyone, standing separated, but united in grief and hope.
The government has blood on their hands and is responsible for the suffering and deaths of trillions of animals used for food every year.
The government is responsible for the destruction of habitats and climate change caused by animal agriculture.
Animal agriculture has been linked to the recent COVID-19 pandemic and may cause future pandemics.
These problems can be solved by transitioning to a plant-based food system.
Note: in our messaging we aim to tell the truth, boldly, but non-violently. We avoid violence and aggression in our language and have a principle of no blame/no shame. We also focus on system change, i.e. targeting Government & the industries of animal farming, rather than individual change, such as personal dietary choices.
🎨Arts – Placard designs will be made available to print at home. Otherwise you can make your own and write a message to the government (“ANIMALS BLEED FOR HUMAN GREED”, “THE GOVERNMENT HAS BLOOD ON THEIR HANDS”, “ANOTHER WORLD IS POSSIBLE”, “CHANGE IS NOW”, “PREVENT FUTURE PANDEMICS”, “END ANIMAL FARMING”, “PLANT-BASED FOOD SYSTEM NOW” etc).
📱 SOCIAL MEDIA: Please post photos of your local action and your ‘choice’ signs using the hashtags #PlantBasedFoodSystem, #AnimalRebellion and #PreventFuturePandemics – Animal Rebellion UK Social Media will share and retweet them.
⛑HEALTH & SAFETY & ⛓LEGAL FULL GUIDELINE DOC:
To attend this action you must agree to strictly follow all government advice on social distancing and abide by additional guidelines included in the doc.
This protest will strictly NOT be a gathering. By staying minimum 3 metres apart you will be conducting a solo protest nearby others doing the same.
Guidance will be differ for Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland.
Info from recent XR action: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1ib0NJMH_FDInTMtzsAPoC32-h-ksmbFVtANor0InGfM/edit?usp=sharing
Press release available below. Please make sure you download it and edit it specific to your group’s action.
🌪️UPDATES & CHAT: Join the Blood on Your Hands Telegram chat for key action updates and to chat and connect with other groups for advice and inspiration: https://t.me/joinchat/NlP0oxOWstwuaDlZwtepUw