- Title: Go vegan: march in Zurich calls for animal protection
- Date: 17th August 2019
- Summary: ZURICH, SWITZERLAND (AUGUST 17, 2019) (REUTERS) PROTESTERS MARCHING AND HOLDING A BANNER READING (German) "GIVE ANIMAL RIGHTS" PROTESTERS WITH YOUNG CHILDREN HOLDING BANNERS PROTESTERS MARCHING IN THE CENTRE OF THE CITY PROTESTERS MARCHING AND HOLDING A BANNER READING (German) "FRIENDS NOT FOOD" PROTESTERS MARCHING PROTESTERS HOLDING BANNERS READING (English) "FRIENDS NOT FOOD" NEXT TO DRAWING OF A COW, HEN AND PIG, OTHER BANNER READING (German) "GIVE ANIMAL RIGHTS" PROTESTERS HOLDING BANNER READING (English) "FRIEND NOT FOOD" PROTESTERS HOLDING BANNER READING (German) "ALL ANIMALS HAVE THE RIGHT TO A LIFE WITHOUT EXPLOITATION", "ALL THE ANIMALS WANT TO LIVE" VARIOUS POSTERS WITH PICTURES OF HEN, PIGS, DUCKS, DENOUNCING VIOLENCE AGAINST ANIMALS AND CALLING FOR PEOPLE TO BECOME VEGAN CHILDREN HOLDING BANNERS READING (German) "FOR ANIMALS", "LOVE THE ANIMALS" PROTESTERS HOLDING BANNERS READING (German) "BE VEGAN FOR THE CLIMATE, AND FOR THE ANIMALS" BANNER READING (English) "BE KIND TO EVERY KIND BE VEGAN" PROTESTERS MARCHING ON THE BACKGROUND WITH OFFICIAL POSTER OF THE MARCH ON THE FOREGROUND PROTESTERS MARCHING
- Embargoed: 31st August 2019 17:18
- Keywords: Animal rights protest veganism environmentalism Geneva Switzerland
- Location: ZURICH, SWITZERLAND
- City: ZURICH, SWITZERLAND
- Country: Switzerland
- Topics: Environment,Nature/Wildlife
- Reuters ID: LVA001ASLW4LJ
- Aspect Ratio: 16:9
- Story Text: Protesters marched on Saturday (August 17) in the Swiss city of Zurich to call for the promotion of animal rights and an end to animal cruelty.
The demonstration was aimed at promoting veganism as a way to protect the animals and stop the impact of climate change.
The organisers, mostly animal rights activists, say they were inspired by the first animal rights march which took place in London in 2016.
Earlier this month, U.N.-backed climate experts published a report on land management and sustainability, climate and climate change.
According to scientific findings, agriculture, forestry and other land use accounts for 23% of total net manmade greenhouse gas emissions during 2007 - 2016, with more specifically livestock farming being a major driver of greenhouse gas emissions, consuming a tenth of the world's fresh water and causing large-scale deforestation.
In their report, U.N.-backed experts urged a change in diet and a fall in global meat consumption to fight against climate change, reduce growing strains on land and water and improve food security, health and biodiversity.
(Production: Arnd Wiegmann, Marina Depetris)
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