Wonderful words from Philip Wollen :
“You are staging these International marches for our innocent animal cousins, incarcerated and on death row. You are sending out a clarion call that we are earthlings, no longer blind to injustice. You are also sending out other messages, we are no longer voiceless, we are no longer powerless, we are no longer spineless. We will stand up to justice whenever, and wherever, and to whomever it is denied, because animal rights now it the greatest social justice issue since the abolition of slavery. Never doubt that a few committed people can change the world, indeed it is the only thing that ever has. We are committed, and we are no longer few. Our ranks are growing rapidly every day. In human history only 100 billion humans have ever lived, 7 billion are alive today, and yet we kill and torture 2 billion sentient animals every week. This is a crime of unimaginable proportions. The animal industrial complexes is killing innocent animals and unsuspecting consumers, our children, and our fragile environment. If these ignoble industries had to pay the cost of their externalities, they would go bankrupt. They survive only because others are picking up the tab to their crimes. There is nothing more powerful than an idea who’s time has come. There is nothing more destructive who’s time has passed. It is time for every educated, enlightened, and responsible citizen to get off the meat and dairy drug. The pedlars of these vile products have had their day, and their time is past. Best wishes to every participant, in every march, in every country today. You have chosen not to relive history, you are making history, and you are on the right side of history, and in time to come, humanity will owe you a debt of gratitude, they could never repay. Humble thanks and admiration to all”.