Recently a reader suggested we should publish some animal rights articles and today I see that there’s a Cruelty-Free Living Festival at the Petersham Town Hall – inner west Sydney. The ’06 Festival was the first and over 2000 cruised up! Check it out …looks like a really great way to spend a Sunday!
There’s entertainment all day with live bands, performers, speakers, kid’s entertainment, cooking demonstrations, more than 40 stalls, free workshops and film screenings in a mini-cinema.
You find out about the ethical, health and environmental benefits of cruelty-free living and learn about the simple things you can do every day to help save animals from cruelty, such as using products that haven’t been tested on animals, adopting homeless animals from shelters or pounds, kinder dietary choices, sponsoring animals in need, responsible pet care…
Sunday 4th November 2007
10am – 4pm
$5 donation to Animal Liberation NSW [about us]
Free showbags for the first 500 visitors
Organisers aim to:
• To encourage people to change their lifestyle habits to reduce animal exploitation by purchasing products that have not been tested on animals.
• To educate the public about the cruelty inherent to the production of meat and other animal derived products.
• To demystify veganism and allow people to see it as a viable, socially acceptable lifestyle choice that is better for their health, the environment and animals.
• To allow animal rights groups to reach the public with their educational material and to provide them with a fundraising opportunity.
• To use publicity generated by the festival to increase the general public’s awareness of, and prompt discussion about, animal rights issues and
• To allow producers of cruelty free products and vegan foods to reach their target market.
Question: Is this festival the only one of it s kind in Oz?