I wanted to share this photo because I think this was an extraordinary action by a group called “ActiVismo” (ActiVism).
I’m from Portugal and it’s been 3 years since I started to participate in street actions, marches and protests against animal exploitation. This one happened in the World Vegan day of last year. We occupied one of the most crowded streets in Lisbon, in Chiado, with posters about all forms of animal exploitation. We were about 50 people. And I guess it was a very productive action because people really stopped to ask why were we there, and I saw parents explaining to their children about animal experimentation and about the way animals live and the way they are killed… so I guess it was pretty good, and we really reached the people around us.
Some of the phrases in the posters:
Meat is murder.
Bullfighting is sadism.
Animals are not stuff.
Animal experimentation just teaches cruelty.
The milk of this mother (cow) belongs to her baby.
Punished without having committed a crime.
Animals are not clowns.
Use your skin. Not the skin of others.
Fishes also suffer.
Suffering to satisfy your selfish palate.