Oct. 5, 2011 - World Vegetarian Day
As during the previous year, our animal rights group participated in events which focused on International Vegetarian Day. Such events aim to promote a vegetarian lifestyle, drawing public attention to animal rights, human health and global environmental problems. World Vegetarian Day was first mentioned in 1977 in the United States. This beautiful example of celebrating the vegetarian culture spread rapidly to other countries around the world. Meanwhile, in Lithuania, World Vegetarian Day has now only been celebrated on a major scale for the second time.
As previously, we set up an information stall at venue of the event (Vilnius Town Hall Square), on a sunny but windy October Saturday. Other fellow participants were animal shelter organizations and health food vendors selling yummy vegetarian food.
Many passers-by were interested in our leaflets, booklets and buttons. Every curious soul was able to learn more about veganism and animal rights, take some free literature and discuss questions with our volunteers. As always, people were able to give us donations on the spot, which many did gladly.
It is our hope that, after events like this, at least some people will start thinking about how our lifestyle affects animals, and will join the movement in any possible way.
(You can see pictures from event here.)