Trying to convince a Greek to go vegan is one thing… trying to take a Greek’s Easter lamb — that’s borderline criminal.
But a group of vegan activists took to the streets of Athens (we counted about 25 in the photos) on Saturday to call foul on the annual tradition in Greece which includes slaughtering tens of thousands of lambs for the Paschal feast.
Activists from the group Vegan for Life Greece carried signs with photos of cute baby lambs and messages asking why the Christian celebration of love included an unnecessary murder of animals — also creatures of God.
“We want to tell the world that these animals have a right to life and to freedom,” a protestor said in a video interview with Ethnos Newspaper. “It is wrong and barbarous in this day and age for us to maintain a custom that submits so many millions of creatures to suffering and death.”
The vegan activist group shared a follow-up announcement for the protest via Facebook. The post (translated from Greek) reads as follows:
On Saturday, April 20, 2019 on Ermou (street), we silently protested for all the animals that are brutally and unfairly murdered. Brochures were shared and passers-by were informed with a fairly positive response from the world. We thank all the activists for their strong presence, we hope to see you again in future events! The fight does not stop… until all animals are free!
Ethnos Newspaper Interviews Vegan Protestor
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