Around one hundred Animal Liberation Victoria (ALV) activists assembled in the City Square on October 12, each holding the body of an animal who was the victim of exploitation, violence or neglect at the hands of humans. This powerful protest draws attention to the hidden suffering of animals in Australia and around the world.
This protest served as a solemn memorial to honour the lives of around 100 animals. The memorial draws attention to the the suffering of animals in our society - animals who live and die in miserable conditions.
The sad and powerful visual display of these bodies is provoking debate in our community against such overwhelming violence and bloodshed. Similar displays of respect for the billions of animal victims have taken place in Spain, Chile, France, Germany, Peru and now here in Australia.
ALV believes our treatment of animals not only causes untold cruelty and suffering, but is unsustainable, an environmental catastrophe, and is one of the world's largest social justice issues.
Jack, a majestic, sweet American Pit Bull Terrier was gunned down by Deputies on April 3rd, 2013. He simply ran over near them to see what was going on... he did not lunge or growl or portray any aggressive behavior. He was one of the most handsome dogs I have ever seen and loved by many. May you rest in peace, dear boy. xoxo