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Help raise awareness about animal rights in Sweden

by Djurens Ratt
Help raise awareness about animal rights in Sweden
Help raise awareness about animal rights in Sweden
Help raise awareness about animal rights in Sweden
Help raise awareness about animal rights in Sweden
Help raise awareness about animal rights in Sweden
Help raise awareness about animal rights in Sweden
Help raise awareness about animal rights in Sweden
Help raise awareness about animal rights in Sweden

The summer tour, probably the largest non-profit information campaign in Sweden, has now reached the finish line for this year. After this summer we are enthusiastic to share results and steps we have taken to raise awareness about animal rights around Sweden, as well as speak about the plans ahead for our tour!

Summer of 2017

In total we have been on tour for 136 days and completed 74 unique tour stops around the country. The summer tour has visisted a lot of places, from up north to the southernmost parts in Sweden. Our organization has been seen at the largest festivals in Sweden as well as on small markets and fairs.

Over 13000 units of material has been handed out this summer. We hand out magazines, vegan recipes, information about the situation for animals as well as leaflets about our organization. This large information campaign enables thousands of people to take part of the message that animals have the right to live their lives free from oppression, pain and exploitation. The summer tour is a reason why a lot of people have read and learned about animal’s situation and has hopefully shaped their opinion in the area of animal rights.  

To succeed with handing out these large amounts of material, talking with thousands of people and on the whole completing this project we have had around a hundred volunteers joining the summer tour and engaging in one or more tour stops.

This summer has focused on the inadequate situation for all pigs who suffer in the food industry. We have collected over 8000 signatures in our petition for the pigs. The petition, which has been carried out as a part of a campaign with the organisation Eurogroup for Animals , requires that all pigs should have outdoor access, to end surgical castration of male piglets and to end cutting tails, grounding or cutting teeth of pigs in all EU. The message is clear, people in Sweden express their support in this question and want to see changes regarding the pigs welfare. The result of the petition will be forwared to the Swedish government as well as Eurogroup for Animals.

In conclusion, we are happy that the summer tour 2017 has been successful. This year’s edition is over and has been an important part of our work for animal rights. Now we are aiming for next year and the summer tour 2018.

Summer of 2018 - the tour continues!

2018 is election year in Sweden which is an important opportunity for Djurens Rätt and the summer tour to influence politicians and voters to take stand for animal rights. Decisive changes for animals are made by political influence and changing legislation.  Exactly how the campaign will be carried out next summer is now being planned, with more information to follow.

More donations to our project will mean that we can print more information material, visit more places on the tour, talk with more people and thereby raise more awareness about animal rights. In the long run this results in steps towards a society where animals live their lives free from oppression, pain and exploitation.

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The summer tour is well on its way and we have now visited over 40 tour stops throughout Sweden! At least another 15 stops will be carried out before the summer is over. We want to be able to reach as many people as possible with the message of animal rights. To get people enthused about an animal-friendly lifestyle, we have arranged 10 vegan barbecue nights around the country and they have been very successful.

During the tour, we have distributed hundreds of pamphlets about the situation for the animals in the food industry and also hundreds of pamphlets with vegan recipes.

As we have mentioned before, the tour this summer focuses on the inadequate situation for all the pigs who are suffering in the Swedish food industry. 98 % of all pigs in the Swedish food industry are kept indoors without the ability to fulfil their needs and interests. In order to feel good, pigs need to spend most of the day to search for food by rooting, feeding and exploring their environment. In the Swedish food industry pigs are not able to exercise their natural behaviours.

On Djurens Rätts Summer Tour we want to raise awareness about the poor living situation for pigs and create a strong public opinion that wants to see pigs outdoors.

So far, we have collected about 2000 names in our petition for the pigs and we expect many more to express their support before the summer is over.

More funds to our summer tour means a possibility to visit more places, print more information material and speak to even more people.

If you want to make a difference with us, you can donate money for our Summer Tour. Thank you!

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The tour is about to begin....

 

The latest statistics from Swedish KRAV’s market report shows that 98 % of all pigs in the Swedish food industry are kept indoors without the ability to fulfil their needs and interests. In order to feel good, pigs need to spend most of the day to search for food by rooting, feeding and exploring their environment. In the Swedish food industry pigs are not able to exercise their natural behaviours. On Djurens Rätts Summer Tour we want to raise awareness about the poor living situation for pigs and create a strong public opinion that wants to see pigs outdoors.

 

In less than a month it’s time for our Summer Tour, and this year it’s for the 12th time. This year we plan to visit 80 events in Sweden to raise awareness about animal rights and focus on pigs rights. The summer tour visits a lot of places and cities where we and our message is seldom to be seen. This is one reason why the Summer Tour is an important information campaign.

 

Another reason why the Summer Tour is an essential part in the work for animal rights is the focused work and campaign. Each summer tour is characterized by a big campaign that permeates the whole tour. 2017´s Summer Tour will focus on the inadequate situation for all the pigs who are suffering in the Swedish food industry. We have prepared new, printed materials that will be handed out throughout Sweden. 

 

The Summer Tour is a huge project that engages about 100 volunteers. Next weekend, 12-14 of May, we are arranging a weekend to educate volunteers in outreach work and animal rights. With this education everyone who wants to volunteer, can feel confident to join. All these engaged people are working hard to spread the message and raise awareness for animal rights. It’s together we can make a big difference and change the future for all pigs.

If you want to make a difference with us, you can donate money for our Summer Tour. Thank you!

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Djurens Ratt

Location: Stockholm - Sweden
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Moa Ranum
Stockholm, Sweden
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