What is Veggie Parade?
Veggie Parade is an
international celebration of an ethical attitude to animals, and is held in different cities
each year. The aim of the parade is to inform the
general public about the truth behind the abuse of
animals, and to encourage them to take a behind-the-scenes
look at farms and factory farming. We seek to provide an
ethical solution to this wide-ranging issue;
highlighting the unjust treatment of animals and
discussing the futility of existence in the big picture.
The parade in Prague will celebrate the values of
compassion, nonviolence and respect for the lives of all
creatures on this planet.
The event is a celebration created in an effort to
bridge the gap between vegans, vegetarians and those who
still consume and use animal products. Come to publicly
support those who do not have a chance to speak for
themselves. Lets be the voice for the silent ones, and
show that we are not indifferent to their suffering.
This two hour march through Prague with music and
banners will be a great opportunity to show your
goodwill. An integral part of the event is the street
party, which will include vegan product tastings,
distribution of informational materials, themed booths,
masks, musical instruments and live music as well as
sound systems. You can also look forward to the unusual
veggie after-party, supported by great bands and DJs.
VEGGIE PARADE MANIFESTO
compassion for the animals, who are victims of the
ideology of speciesism.
We believe that each life has its own value; therefore,
we have no right to treat living beings like things. We
don‘t see animals as commodities, just like other human
beings are no longer degraded to commodities in our
compassion for all animals, not just for pets, who are
favoured by people. If it is wrong to abuse and kill a
dog or a cat, it is equally wrong to do the same to pigs,
calves, fish, mice, chickens or dolphins.
the exploitation of animals not just for food but also
for fur, cosmetics tests and other – often pointless –
experiments or so called entertainment, such as circuses,
without exception, want to live according to their
natural needs. All sentient beings are unique creatures
who deserve freedom, respect, love and understanding.
For a long enough time, reputable medical institutions
and scientists have been producing evidence proving that
anappropriately planned diet without meat or any other
animal products provides all that our bodies need, even
throughout pregnancy and childhood.
not just been proven by scientific studies but also by
millions of vegans and vegetarians from all around the
Yet a lot
of people – including some doctors – still believe that
it is a health hazard to exclude meat from a diet, let
alone all animal products. All this just because of
dogmas and prejudices, passed without criticism from
generation to generation and fed by the commercial
interests of those who profit from the suffering of
If it is
possible to live without killing and exploiting living
beings, there is nothing to justify the monstrous
violence that is inflicted on them in today‘s world.
Let's give our voices to animals and show that we are
not indifferent to their suffering.
June 18, 2016
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