I love our community. In the face of unspeakable horror, and the completely inexplicable failure of the self-proclaimed animal-loving public to bring themselves to care about what’s going on with farmed animals, people in the animal protection community just keep coming up with new ways to tell the animals’ story. You know the ones I mean. The ones who, as soon as they find out about the nightmare we have made of our world, are on fire with the need to do something about it. I am repeatedly inspired by the creativity and devotion of our people.
Case in point. Recently, a small group of Australians, human and canine, under the aegis of Our Place on Earth, decided to bring attention to the disaster that has befallen farmed animals by striking out on a 500 km walk. (For those who are metrically challenged, that’s 311 miles. Yeah. 311 miles.) It took them 42 days, and on the way they held silent vigils at factory farms and slaughterhouses and, at other times, conducted free vegan feed-ins. They also got some press.
It just doesn’t get more grassroots, more devoted, more passionate than this.