We have woken up to the climate and ecological emergency unfolding around us. We know it is of our making – which means we have the power, and responsibility, to stop it. Every day we know more about how we’ve reached this point. Every day it becomes clearer that animal agriculture and fishing are leading causes of climate breakdown and ecosystem collapse. Billions of land animals and trillions of fish are killed every year in an unjust and unsustainable food system that destroys rainforests, depletes our oceans, and cannot feed the planet. We know time is running out. That’s why Animal Rebellion is here – to help end these industries now and avert catastrophe.
In solidarity with Extinction Rebellion, Animal Rebellion will mobilise 10,000 animal advocates for a two-week Rebellion in London, beginning October 7th. We will take part in non-violent civil disobedience to demand system change, and make sure the need to end animal farming and fishing, and transition to a plant-based food system, is central to this conversation.
We are in communication to take action alongside Extinction Rebellion because they are growing more powerful every day. In April they achieved a cultural breakthrough when they took over London for two weeks, had over 1,000 people arrested, were on the front pages of the news, and got the UK Government to declare a Climate Emergency. We’ve been inspired by this success and believe it will continue if more of us join. We believe that this movement is the route to ending the industries of animal farming and fishing, and achieving justice for animals, because we know that climate catastrophe and ecological collapse cannot be averted while these industries continue to exist.