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  • Plant Based News presents:

  • The London Animal Rights March

  • September 2nd 2017

  • Central London

  • 5,000 Vegan Activists

  • One Purpose

  • Total Animal Liberation

  • Today shows, and our numbers of 5,000 that we are truly not alone.

  • And every time we go out and fight on the behalf of animals,

  • we fight with thousands, tens of thousands of people behind us.

  • We fight united as a community.

  • But let it be known that when we leave here today,

  • that it's not the end.

  • It is only the beginning.

  • It is the beginning of a new era of animal rights;

  • the beginning of a new world where all animals are treated with love, respect, compassion, and kindness,

  • regardless of their species.

  • Let it be known that when we leave here today,

  • we leave as activists,

  • bound by our moral duty to speak up on behalf of those who are oppressed.

  • It is time for us to do what must be done, and not what is easy.

  • To do what is necessary, and not what is convenient.

  • We have an obligation to fight on behalf of those who cannot fight for themselves.

  • *Applause*

  • It is believed by many that veganism is the moral baseline;

  • however, this is untrue.

  • Vegan activism is the moral baseline.

  • There's an analogy that sums this up perfectly,

  • and the analogy goes:

  • There is a man beating a dog with a stick.

  • A second man comes down the road and sees the man beating the dog.

  • Then the man with the stick says to the other man,

  • "I have another stick. Come join me, and we'll beat and kill this dog together."

  • Though, the second man has three options.

  • The first choice he can make, is he can say, "Sure. I'll grab that second stick, and I'll beat that dog with you."

  • The second choice the man can make, is he can say, "I see what you are doing.

  • What you are doing is wrong and immoral, and I will not participate in what you are doing."

  • In essence, the second choice is veganism.

  • Veganism is non-participation.

  • It is seeing an industry or an act that you don't agree with,

  • and it's saying that you will not participate in it.

  • But most importantly, the dog still gets beaten and still dies if man takes the second option.

  • The third option the man can take, is he says, "I see what you are doing.

  • What you are doing is wrong and immoral,

  • and not only will I not participate,

  • but I will actively intervene and stop you."

  • *Applause*

  • The third choice is vegan activism.

  • Because it's the only choice the man can make where the dog's life is saved.

  • And as such, becoming an activist is the only choice that we can make,

  • we saved the lives of animals.

  • It is time for us to stand up, speak up,

  • and say, "No longer will we tolerate these industries that exploit and murder animals."

  • "No longer will we remain silent whilst those we care about are suffering!"

  • "No longer will we allow these industries to continue!"

  • "No longer will we allow these acts of evil to be carried out!"

  • *Applause*

  • It is time.

  • It is time for us to rise up and shout,

  • "Not in my name!"

  • These industries may have fooled us,

  • deceived us into thinking it was okay to support the slaughter of animals,

  • but no longer will we stand for it!

  • And the fight ahead...

  • The fight ahead will not be easy.

  • We'll face challenges because the corporations and industries that we're up against

  • will not go down without a fight.

  • For they will not win.

  • They will never win!

  • Because for all of their money,

  • or for all of their political influence,

  • we have one thing they will never have.

  • We have the truth!

  • *Applause*

  • Wow, this is really incredible.

  • Thank you so much. That was really powerful.

  • Thank you.

  • *Applause*

  • It is time for us to stand up

  • and put ourselves in the position of these animals.

  • What if it was you in the truck on the way to the slaughterhouse?

  • What if it was you tied down to the operating table in the laboratory?

  • What if it was you in that cage in the fur farm,

  • or you in that circus ring be going to perform tricks?

  • What would you expect of those who claim to care about you?

  • Would you expect them to be silent?

  • Or would you expect them to rise up, stand up, and protect you?

  • *Applause*

  • To understand why you must all be active,

  • we need to only put ourselves in their position,

  • feel their pain,

  • feel their suffering,

  • feel their anguish for one second.

  • This is why we must all be active.

  • Because if it was us in their position,

  • we would expect others to fight on our behalf!

  • *Applause*

  • I promise you a future exists where the last wall of every slaughterhouse is knocked to the ground.

  • I promise you a future exists where every cage in every laboratory is empty forever.

  • I promise you a future exists where every animal in the wild is allowed to roam freely

  • without fearing of being hunted by humans.

  • I promise you a future exists where every animal is treated with love, respect, kindness,

  • dignity, and compassion.

  • I promise you a future exists where that last animal farm

  • is closed and burned to the ground!

  • *Applause*

  • But it we want to make this future a reality,

  • if we want to see a vegan world,

  • then it's time that we all face the burden that lies on each and every one of our shoulders

  • Don't expect others to fight the battles that we all must collectively share.

  • Don't expect others to create this world on their own.

  • The future is there in front of us,

  • but we must seize it together!

  • There is no more time for excuses,

  • no more time for complacency or apathy.

  • Now is the time to come together, to FIGHT together, and to WIN together!

  • *Applause*

  • Each and every one of you came here today

  • because you felt that FIRE inside of you,

  • the obligation to make your voice heard,

  • and to oppose the industries that think they can exploit and kill animals without consequence.

  • Every single one of you came here today because you felt that responsibility!

  • That desire to create a brighter future for ALL life.

  • Every single one of you came here today,

  • so that when the future generations ask you,

  • "What did you do?"

  • you could say that you stood on the right side of history!

  • *Applause*

  • Most of us weren't born vegan.

  • Many of us paid for animals to suffer and die.

  • Animals suffered and died for us,

  • so that we can eat their flesh

  • and wear their skin.

  • And as such, we have a moral obligation to fight,

  • to protect their brothers and sisters.

  • While we fight not only to protect the animals that are yet to be bred,

  • we fight to BEG...

  • To beg for forgiveness from the ones that died for us before!

  • The way I see it, animals have their lives taken from them BY US.

  • So the least we can do is fight with the rest of our lives for them!

  • *Applause*

  • Our existence on this planet is only temporary,

  • but the world that we leave behind will define the future and outlive us forever.

  • Now is the time.

  • NOW is the time!

  • The time to FIGHT!

  • We FIGHT together!

  • We FIGHT for the animals!

  • We FIGHT for the planet!

  • And we NEVER stop fighting!!

  • WE NEVER BACK DOWN!

  • *Applause*

  • We NEVER back down

  • until ALL of the animals are free!!

  • *Applause*

  • I ask you now,

  • "What will you do today, tomorrow, and the next day,

  • to change the world and save the animals?"

  • Thank you!

  • *Applause*

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