By: William Yen
Taipei, June 2 (CNA) Over 200 animal lovers and animal rights activists in Taipei joined thousands around the world on Sunday to commemorate an annual international event that raises awareness of animal rights.
National Animal Rights Day (NARD), established by the United States-registered non-profit animal rights and planet conservation organization “Our Planet. Theirs Too,” in 2011, is observed annually in countries around the world on the first Sunday in June.
The purpose of NARD is to highlight the importance of animal rights, until all animals are free from enslavement and their rights are established and have legal protection, the “Our Planet. Theirs Too” website said.
“Kindness to Animals,” the organizer of this year’s NARD in Taipei, said the event focused on a number of animal rights, including adoption of pets instead of buying, boycotting live animal performances, banning the capture of animals to perform, gradually reducing and eliminating animal testing, banning the fur trade, and promoting a vegan lifestyle. [FULL STORY]