Joaquin Phoenix to lead vegan activists carrying dead animals through major cities | Totally Vegan Buzz

A global animal rights movement in which activists will march through major city centres holding the victims of factory farms will run next month.

The event marks National Animal Rights Day (June 2), and will be fronted by actor and activist Joaquin Phoenix and attended in tens of thousands of campaigners in 32 cities across the world.

Pheonix is spearheading the march in Los Angeles – which will see activists carry the dead bodies of animals which have been taken from factory farms in an eye-catching demonstration.

Chickens, lambs, pigs and many other animals will be carried through the streets of London, Paris, Mumbai and other iconic cities across the world.

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The group said the event is ‘for the billions of animals who lost their lives this year by human hands, and will end with a Celebration of the victories we had this year towards ending the suffering of all animals’.

Events around the world are mostly free and available for anyone to attend. It aims to draw attention to the atrocities of factory farming and bring animal rights activism into the mainstream.

Phoenix has been vegan since the age of three and has fronted many huge animal rights campaigns, including Million Dollar Vegan which recently offered Pope Francis $1million to go vegan for Lent.

Phoenix also produced the pro-vegan Netflix documentary What The Health?

Read: Pope Francis offered $1million if he goes vegan for Lent

What do you think of this campaign? Share your thoughts in the comments below!

Published by Oli Gross

Oli Gross is a writer and editor at Totally Vegan Buzz. His background is in local newspaper and magazine journalism, and his work has included reporting court cases, celebrity interviews, business analysis, food and drink features and government legislation. Oli’s career and personal ethical values both help shape his reporting of the diverse world of veganism. At Totally Vegan Buzz he specialises in breaking news and features on animal rights activism. Follow him on Twitter @Oli_Gross12

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