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National Animal Rights Day Portland 2019

  • Holladay City Park 998 Northeast Holladay Street Portland, OR, 97232 United States (map)

Join us for a day of remembrance and celebration for the animals we share our planet with. Inspirational speakers, live music, 25+ vegan pop-ups & non-profits, samples, raffles, and more!

Ryuji Chua (Peace By Vegan and Rowdy Girl Sanctuary)
Taylor Radig (Former undercover investigator for Compassion Over Killing and Vegan Outreach Campaigns & Social Media Manager)
Michael Slusher (Author of They All Had Eyes: Confessions of a Vivisectionist)
Shauna Sherick (Founder of Wildwood Farm Sanctuary)

Chelsea Sue (ReverbHunter's Open Mic Chelsea Sue)
Joseph Matveyenko (@hazansky.pdx)
Kelly Northway (DJ)
Daniel Redwood (Daniel Redwood Songs)

Portland Animal Save, Anonymous for the Voiceless (Portland/Vancouver/Salem), The Raven Corps, Northwest VEG, Out To Pasture Sanctuary, First Official Cherry City VegFest, Compassionate PDX, Wildwood Farm Sanctuary, Veganville Animal Sanctuary, Free the Oregon Zoo Elephants, NW Animal Foundation, UnitedinHeart, PDX VEG Challenge, Humane Voters Oregon, and more!

Snackrilege, Chilango PDX, Shoofly Vegan Bakery, The Peaceful Palate, Vtopian Artisan Cheeses, The Herbivore Clothing Company, COCACAO, and more!
Contact us at to be a food or vegan lifestyle vendor!

We will begin the event with a memorial ceremony for the billions of animals who die every year by human hands. **Everyone is encouraged to be a part of this demonstration** Wearing matching shirts (see pinned post below on how to order yours), participants will hold a picture of an animal along with a flower. Participants will have a chance to add their flower to a pile and the option to say a line about why they are there. There is also an option to hold the large NARD sign during this time. The memorial ceremony will close with 2 minutes of silence lead by Victoria Kress followed by the reading and signing of The Declaration of Animal Rights.

We will then transition in to a celebration of the animals in our lives, and the steps that are being made every year towards ending animals' suffering and shifting the planet to a cruelty-free, plant-based, lifestyle.

**Established by the non-profit Our Planet. Theirs Too. in 2011, The National Animal Rights Day (NARD) is an annual day observed in 35+ cities in multiple countries around the world on the first Sunday in June, for the purpose of giving a voice to all animals and raising awareness for their rights, until all animals are free from enslavement and their rights are established and protected by law.

Contact Chelsea V Davis with Veggies Do It Better to learn how to get involved.

Earlier Event: May 26
2019 BBQ & Car Show
Later Event: May 26
Dog Day in May