Earthling Experience

Earthling Experience – India (August 21st 2016)

“earth-ling n. – One who inhabits the earth.”

Hello <media house, city>,

We are pleased to invite you to a synchronized nation-wide audio visual event, aimed to draw attention to the experiences of our fellow earthlings – the non-human animals who suffer because of the everyday choices we make. Through the use of real life footage, this activity intends to educate people on how our fellow earthlings are objectified by our species. Non human animals also deserve freedom, not commodification. When we consume animal-based products or services, we rob them of the most fundamental right of any sentient creature- the right to live freely upon this Earth.

The participating cities are Pune, Mumbai, Hyderabad, Jammu, Delhi, Bangalore, Kolkata and Chennai. The event is organized by ‘India Against Speciesism’, a network of volunteers from various walks of life that organized two previous pan-India marches across numerous cities last year.

Time: Sunday, 21st August, 2016, <Mention city specific timing here>

Media Interaction Time: <Mention city specific time when media should cover it>

Venue: <Mention city specific venue here>

What: Audio-Visual activity aimed to educate people on the realities of the animal industry

Contact: indiaagainstspeciesism@gmail.com, <City Name>:<City specific contact>, India: Pulkit (7893165919)

Facebook event:

The aim of this event is to spread awareness about the conditions our fellow earthlings live in due to speciesism, which refers to discriminatory actions that exploit sentient beings on the basis that they are not human. Justice and kindness should not be confined to humans alone when we know that animals too can suffer acutely. When it’s not fair to discriminate against or hurt members of other genders, races, castes and religions, we question how it is fair to exploit or hurt animals merely because they belong to other species, especially when the exploitation of animals for food, clothing, entertainment, etc., is unnecessary. We can live healthily without breeding sentient beings into an existence filled with cruelty and oppression.

In doing so, we can also realise many other benefits in the areas of human health, environmental sustainability and hunger. According to numerous reports from sources including the United Nations, the animal industry is a leading contributor to global warming. This includes livestock used for production of draft power, eggs, wool and dairy products. We owe it to ourselves, to our fellow earthlings, and to the only planet we call home- to reverse the impact our habits are creating upon the environment.

The media has always supported progressive causes and amplified the voice of activists. We request you to attend and cover this event, and be a catalyst to help create a better world for the animals and humans.

Please RSVP to confirm your participation. If you’d like to get details on other cities’ plans, please contact us using the information above.

Sincerely,

<City Media Coordinator’s Name for email or Signature for printed invites>

“Since we all inhabit the earth, we are all considered earthlings. There is no sexism, racism, or speciesism in the term ‘earthling’. It encompasses each and every one of us: warm- or cold-blooded, mammal, vertebrate or invertebrate, bird, reptile, amphibian, fish and human alike.”

-Earthlings, 2005

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