The Canberra Show is shaping up to have some truly atrocious exploitation and abuse of animals on display. Their use of non-human animals celebrates human dominance over the most vulnerable, and masks our continued exploitation by showing a glamorised version of reality.
This year Meat & Livestock Australia’s (MLA) virtual reality propaganda “Paddock to Plate Story” will be on display, showcasing a selective and romanticised version of Australia’s red meat production systems.
Also on “display” will be a farmyard nursery, and numerous “competitions” including Alpaca, Cat, Cattle, Dog, Horse, Sheep, Wool and Yard Dog.
Please join us and Animal Liberation ACT (Canberra) in protest at the main gates of Exhibition Park from 11:00 to 13:00 on Saturday 23rd February. We are aiming to dissuade individuals from attending this outdated and truly awful event, providing information to those passing through the gates, and letting it be known that there are numerous individuals who oppose these abuses.
Please join Animal Liberation ACT and the Anti-Speciesist Action Collective to protest the Queanbeyan Rodeo. This outdated and cruel form of entertainment bills itself as a day of “Skills, Spills, and Thrills”. Terrified animals are purposefully harmed to give a ‘good show’, injured, and often die. There is no skill or thrill in this, and the spills are often deadly for the animals forced to participate. Events such as these attempt to normalise exploitation and abuse of animals as a part of country life.
Come along and show solidarity with the animals who have no choice in their participation, and with your fellow activists. Together we can show that those willing to oppose all forms of animal exploitation are growing in number.
For those attending and planning on driving out – if you have extra seats and are willing to carpool please comment and indicate where you may be able to take people from (eg inner north, belco etc). Parking will be busy at the grounds so the fewer cars, the better!
We have signs ready for people to use. If you wish to bring or make your own please do.
Braddon businesses will be discounting all your favourite vegan foods, drinks, groceries, fashion and more. It’s perfect for a vegan food crawl, shopping tour and showcasing veganism to friends and family.
HOW IT WORKS: When the event starts, we’ll release a map of Braddon & surrounds showing all the participating businesses and their offers. Then you get to enjoy a walking tour while redeeming all your favourite offers on the map.
At the Cruelty Free Shop, we’ll have storewide discounts on hundreds of items plus free food tastings all weekend long.
Please invite your friends and family to help make this a huge Vegan Day Out!
WHERE TO START: The Cruelty Free Shop, 3/24 Mort St, Braddon Sat 9 March 9am-5pm Sun 10 March 10am-5pm
Due to serious injury sustained by our event organiser, VeganFest will not run as planned on 25 November this year. We are grateful for all your support and well wishes, and will be announcing a new launch date shortly 🐾🌱💜