Spirits of abused animals remembered ahead of Ghost Festival

Focus Taiwan
Date: 2017/09/02
By: Lee Hsin-Yin

Taipei, Sept. 2 (CNA) Nearly 100 people attended a ceremony in Taipei Saturday to pray for dead animals with the aim of both raising animal welfare awareness and curbing unnecessary killing for the Ghost Festival on Sept. 5, when animal sacrifices are traditionally offered to honor the dead.

Event participants took turns paying their respects to animals such as pigs, chickens and cattle — which are featured in headshot-style photos at a simulated sacrificial altar — and vowed to create a better environment that will eventually allow animals to live their lives on their own terms as intended by nature, rather than as dictated by humans.

“We know you feel scared. We will keep protesting until you are all free,” said Jessi Chang (張家珮), campaign manager of the “Love For All Memorial Day,” in her prayers for the animals.    [FULL  STORY]

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