On 29th August AIA joined CIWF in their campaign ‘Animals are not Freight’. Hundreds gathered in Parliament Square in London to protest and listen to speakers including CIWF Chief Executive, Philip Lymbery; campaigner against live exports and former Thanet district councillor, Ian Driver and Green Party spokesman and animal welfare advocate, Keith Taylor MP. This was just one of many global events held to tell politicians around the world that ‘Animals are not Freight!’.
Go to http://notfreight.org/ to participate in the ongoing campaign.
Top left, from left to right: CCA CE, Chris Fegan; ASWA trustee, Sarah Dunning; CIWF CE, Philip Lymbery; AIA CE, Barbara Gardner; campaigner against live exports and former Thanet district councillor, Ian Driver; QCA trustee, Thom Bonneville.
Top right: CIWF CE, Philip Lymbery speaking.
Other AIA Activities for the Animals Are Not Freight Day of Action
We signed up to the CIWF campaign and have contributed the AIA logo to CIWF’s website as a supporter organisation;
We registered on the CIWF map of events to do an online event on the day of action;
We posted information about Animals Are Not Freight on the AIA website and social media over the preceding 10 days;
We advertised Animals Are Not Freight information posts on Facebook on the day of action and obtained a total of 38,000 hits and 7,500 likes.
Archbishop Justin Welby,
Chief Rabbi Ephraim Mirvis,
Mgr. Vincent Nichols, Cardinal Archbishop of Westminster,
Dharmavidya of the Amida Trust
We wrote to the following political leaders: