Recent march to advocate for closure of all meat slaughterhouses held in downtown Vancouver. Photo: Contributed

Slaughterhouse closure movement reaches Okanagan

Kelowna among 37 cities in 16 countries to host protest march

A worldwide movement to end the slaughter of animals for meat consumption will bring a protest march to downtown Kelowna on Saturday.

Kelowna will play host to the annual “March to Close All Slaughterhouses,” which takes place in 16 countries around the globe in 37 cities.

This will be the first march to be held in the Okanagan, starting at 11:30 a.m. on Saturday from The Sails sculpture at the foot of Bernard Avenue, the march will wind through the downtown core over a distance of three kilometres.

It will end with a vigil at The Sails starting point.

Every year in the world, more than 70 billion land animals and more than 1,000 billion aquatic animals are killed without necessity, which translates into 164 million land animals and more than 2,74 billion aquatic animals being killed every day.

The anti-slaughterhouse movement believes animals are sentient beings, meat production involves killing the animals, their living conditions and slaughter cause them to suffer and that eating animals is not necessary to sustain life.

The movement also points to scientific data it claims has proven that diet-related illnesses—including many types of cancers, obesity, diabetes and heart disease—are directly linked to the consumption of animal products, and that animal agriculture is the leading cause of our current environmental degradation and rapid climate change.

To report a typo, email: edit@kelownacapnews.com.


@BarryGerding
barry.gerding@blackpress.ca

Like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter.

Just Posted

Cowboy entertainment returns to O’Keefe Ranch

Cowboy Dinner Show back every Friday in July and August

Spend Father’s Day at the GolfBC Championship

Looking for a last minute plan for spending time with dad?

Kelowna kids take to the sky with COPA event

The Kelowna Flying Club invited youth between the ages of eight and 17 to join them.

Education opportunity of a lifetime for Okanagan Y volunteer

Madeline Bishop receives $10,000 four-year scholarship

30 degrees and warmer forecasted with heat wave in B.C.

The weather could stay well into next week, according to Environment Canada

What’s happening

It’s dad’s weekend so be sure to check out all of the events in your community

Penticton Pistoleras seize second undefeated season

Penticton’s Pistoleras roller derby team wrapped up the season undefeated, thanks to… Continue reading

B.C. NHL prospect expected to make ‘full recovery’ after incident in Calgary

Jordy Bellerive was injured in a reported house fire Saturday night

BC Lions defensive back Marcell Young levels streaker in home opener

Young hit the fan near one of the 45-yard lines

Former Penticton Vee recovering in hospital

Pittsburgh Penguin prospect expected to make full recovery

UPDATE: RCMP investigating overnight incident on Lakeshore Road

Evidence markers noting blood stains on road

Police: Taxi driver who hit 8 Moscow pedestrians fell asleep

Two Mexican World Cup fans were among those hit

Police say Salmon Arm youth who posted about shooting students no longer a threat

Group which alerted RCMP to tweets says it issued a Code Red, highest level of alert

B.C. VIEWS: Orphans of our urban drug culture neglected again

Child advocate Bernard Richard leaves B.C. with harsh message

Most Read