A march will be held in Glasgow next month to protest the number of animals killed at the hands of humans each year.

Activist group, Animal Liberation Scotland (ALS), will lead a march from Kelvin Way in the West End to George Square on June 2 - National Animal Rights Day (NARD). 

Glasgow Times:

Glasgow Times:

The event is part of an internationally coordinated day of action, which has been organised across almost 22 UK cities by Our Planet Theirs Too (OPTT). 

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Dianne Hendry, founder of ALS said the Glasgow event aims to commemorate animals killed for science, food and entertainment (circus, horse and dog racing), as well as educate the public on the current treatment of animals.  

She said: “People are disconnected from animals. A piglet and a puppy are both innocent, yet we love one and pay someone to kill the other. 

“With this march, we want to change people’s perception and raise awareness to stop the needless violence to non-human animals.”

Glasgow Times:

Glasgow Times:

The march will kick off around noon, with attendees asked to meet in Kelvin Way near The Bandstand at 11.30am. 

Participants will be seen holding photos of animals who have been killed while marching in silence. 

Dianne said: “We want to share the sentiment that animals are just like us – they want to live free from harm and safely. 

“We want to show the victims and what they are going through and prove that we can live well on a plant-based diet. All the taste without the violence. 

“This is an unbelievably strong message, especially when you are in a silent and peaceful procession.” 

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Glasgow Times:

This is ALS’s second year taking place in the NARD march after they were contacted by Sasha Jolliffe Yasawi, UK ambassador of OPTT, last year. 

Sasha told the Glasgow Times: “Our Planet. Theirs Too. is a non-profit organization committed to advocating for animal rights and promoting a compassionate, sustainable world. Their flagship event, The National Animal Rights Day (NARD), serves as a poignant reminder of the countless animals suffering due to human behaviours and beliefs, and a call to action for their protection.

"Entering its 14th year, NARD will be observed in nearly 200 locations worldwide, with 22 events taking place across the UK on the same day. These gatherings include solemn memorials, marches, and educational outreach aiming to unite animal rights supporters and inform the public about the urgent need for animal liberation.

"As the UK Ambassador for Our Planet. Theirs Too., I am honoured to oversee these significant events and contribute to a growing global movement for animal rights. It is their planet too; they are sentient beings, and just like us, they can suffer physically and emotionally.

"Join us on this important day to honour the lives of non-human animals and advocate for a more compassionate future.”

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