Vegan Celebrities Joaquin Phoenix and Rooney Mara participated in the march too!

JaneUnchained LIVE at the National Animal Rights Day in Los Angeles, CA. Over a thousand activists, including celebrities Joaquin Phoenix, Rooney Mara, and Earthlings director Shaun Monson are marching and honoring innocent animals by carrying their dead bodies while walking. They’re supporting this event to urge everyone to quit eating and wearing animals and to end all animal exploitation. All those present are standing in solidarity with the animals of our planet who are exploited and killed for food, clothing, experimentation, and entertainment. We are their voice! We have the power to stop this! Please, if you’re not already, Go Vegan for the animals, for your health, and for our planet. The time is now!

Event participants solemnly held the bodies of several species of dead animals to symbolize the lives lost every year due to human practices.

National Animal Rights Day known by the acronym NARD was established by the nonprofit “Our Planet. Theirs Too.” in 2011. This day’s events are practiced in several countries worldwide on June 2nd.  JaneUnchained contributors reported from NARD in Los Angeles, New York, Portland, and Berkeley alone. As part of the NARD ceremony, participants hold a funeral procession with the bodies of several species of animals to symbolize the victims of human practices. They also read and sign the Declaration of Animal Rights. The goal is people will participate or observe the event and become aware of their actions so they can change them in order to save other animals from suffering and death. The nonprofit also promotes a vegan lifestyle as part of the change that people can make in their own lives to save countless lives of animals.

Activists bravely took to the streets on this appropriately overcast day to show people the truth in hopes they will choose compassion and end animal suffering.

This year in Los Angeles NARD held the first march for this event making a historical twist. During the march, activists held the bodies of over a dozen animals, as well as signs displaying animals suffering and pro-animal rights messages. March goers were able to walk in the street to the busy intersection of Beverly Blvd. and Fairfax Ave. There is no doubt the march gained the attention of several people walking or driving by.  We hope that this year’s NARD event leaves a lasting impression on those who participated and or saw the display. Hopefully, it will lead people to align their actions and promote peace and freedom for our fellow sentient creatures.

Activists held photos expressing the harsh reality animals experience due to cruel human practices.

Erin Riley-Carrasco reporting for JaneUnchained News Network.

Huge thanks to the NARD Main Organizers: Aylam Orian, Kim Delgado-King, Christina Ku,  Kirsty Lingman, John Hays, Rob Adams, and Sarrie Collins to name a few who made this event a success!

 

Actress, Model, and former Playmate of the Year, Donna D’ Errico, also held a deceased chicken.

JaneUnChained is LIVE at the National Animal Rights Day (NARD) event at Pan Pacific Park in Los Angeles California following the silent march down Beverly Boulevard with activists carrying deceased farm animals, domestic animals along with photos of animals exploited for human use. Now we have a memorial service for the deceased animals who were carried in the march.

Ellen Erickson, an amazing activist and organizer from San Diego, marched alongside Rooney Mara and Joaquin Phoenix.

Lisa Karlan reporting for JaneUnChained New Network.

Joaquin Phoenix regularly uses his celebrity to raise awareness of the suffering of animals.

JaneUnChained is LIVE at the National Animal Rights Day (NARD) event at Pan Pacific Park in Los Angeles California following the silent march down Beverly Boulevard with activists carrying deceased farm animals, domestic animals along its photos of animals exploited for human use. Now Jory Rand from ABC News is our MC for the presentations including Amy Burke, painter, artist, animal lover, and humanitarian who performs Pulse Live Art.  Blooming Fire Band, a brother/sister fronted alternative vegan band from Los Angeles perform their music to inspire bring a voice for mother earth, equality, and justice. Those Annoying Vegans, Ana Valverde and Brian Ruppenkamp, will discuss their activism as co-organizers of the cow and chicken vigils with LA Animal Save. Comedian Sean Hill also graces us with his motivational words. This demonstration was much more than a funeral, it was a celebration to promote change for the sake of all beings. Thank you to all of you who participated and took a stand for our species victims in hopes to end their suffering.

This large poster demonstrates the horror experienced by animals used in lab experiments.

All photos courtesy of Lisa Karlan.

These photographic signs don’t need slogans to get their messages across.

More photos from the event!

Several larger animals were carried by multiple activists on cots.

Activists comfort each other in the presence of the deceased.

Lori Alan helped carry the larger animals in front of a street-wide banner that provokes the thought of how humanity treats its fellow animals.

The Vegan Flag waved symbolically above the photos of the victims.