At least 30,000 people are expected to march in Tel Aviv from Meir Park to Rabin Square in the world’s largest animal rights march in history.
The march will take place at 8:30pm on September 9, 2017.
VeganFriendly, an Israeli nonprofit, has been sponsoring the event since 2015 but this year is set to be the biggest yet.
“There is a tradition here,” says Omri Paz, founder of VeganFriendly. “Israel is the most vegan nation on earth.”
It is estimated that five percent of Israelis, or about 400,000 people, are committed to a plant-based diet.
“Morality is the main reason Israelis become vegan,” notes Paz.
The march is set to surpass the other largest known animal rights march which took place in Washington DC during 1990 and had 25,000 attendees.
The event is attracting speakers such as James Aspey, who is regularly based in Sydney Australia and PETA’s president, Ingrid Newkirk.
According to Israel21c: “Participants will be advocating for the rights of wild animals, strays and animals held in the entertainment, medical experiments, food and clothing industries, as well as for banning the sale of fur products in Israel, banning import of live animals for slaughter and increasing the national budget for spay-neuter programs.”