Animal rights activists bring message to kids at the PNE
If you stopped by the Safeway Farm Country agricultural showcase at the Fair at the PNE on Sunday (August 17), you likely saw llamas, alpacas, rabbits, horses, cows, chickens, ducks, sheep, pigs, and goats.
Apparently, you might have also witnessed a protest by animal right activists bearing signs with messages such as "Animals want to live" and "Animals feel love".
In a news release, the activists addressed kids taking part in 4-H programs:
Kids, you do not need to sell your friends. I know you love animals, but how can you say you love them and then exploit, sell, kill and eat them? This is not love, this is violence. But you have the power to change their story. You have the power to change the 4Hs - Head: To think critically about the status quo; Heart: To guide us to compassion; Hands: To free those who are oppressed; Health: For the health of the planet and all of its beings. Join us. Fight for Animal Liberation.
The activists disrupted the goings-on in the livestock barn before marching through the fairgrounds and protesting outside the PNE gates.
This year's Fair at the PNE opened on Saturday (August 16) and runs until September 1. It's closed on August 18 and 25.