The World Day for the End of Speciesism invites animal defence societies all over the world to organize events that challenge speciesism and ask for a genuine consideration of animals’ interests. Marches will be organized in various countries. If you want to help change society, join the movement!

This year 2016, we know that there will be marches and other events in Geneva (Switzerland), Paris and Nice (France), Dublin (Ireland), Buenos Aires (Argentina), Quito (Ecuador), Istanbul (Turkey), Montréal and Toronto (Canada), Bielefeld (Germany), Szczecin (Poland):


Paris (France)

27 August, noon: March.
(The march is cancelled because of the state of emergency in France, but a great static event is organised instead).

Facebook event.


Nice (France)

27 August, 2 pm: Manifestation.
Facebook event.


Geneva (Switzerland)

Through this international day, the swiss association PEA - Pour l'Egalité Animale organizes a pacific march for the end of speciesism in Geneva.


Friday, 26 August

8 pm: presentation of the notion of speciesism, by Yves Bonnardel («Qu'est-ce que le spécisme? Pour une société plus égalitaire»),
Salle des Bavillons, rue des Pavillons 12

Saturday, 27 August

From 11 am: stalls in the Cropettes park (with stalls from PEA, L214, Sea Shepherd, LSCV, TIF, ATRA and Veganopolis).

2 pm: march departure from the Cropettes park.

From 7 pm: party, free price food and conference «How to end speciesism: strategy from PEA», in the"Espace de quartier Sécheron", av. Blanc 7, floor -1.

Sunday, 28 August

From 10 am to 6 pm: conferences by Tiphaine Lagarde (269Life Libération Animale), Martin Gibert (Jase network, Versus magazine, author of Voir son steak comme un animal mort, Québec), Brigitte Gothière (L214), David Olivier (co-founder of the Cahiers antispécistes), Yves Bonnardel (PEA - Pour l'Egalité Animale) and Aymeric Caron (author of the best-seller Antispéciste, TBC), followed by a round table with different speakers about the strategies to use to fight and abolish speciesism and the deadly exploitation it creates.

10h-10h45 (+ 15 minutes of questions) Martin Gibert «Voir son Steak comme un Animal Mort»
11h-11h45 (+ 15 minutes of questions) David Olivier «Les humains sont des animaux»
at Salle du Clos Voltaire, rue de Lyon 49, 1203 Genève.
      12h-14h break, and transfer to Maison des Associations
14h-14h45 Brigitte Gothière «L214, un outil pour lutter contre le spécisme»
14h45-15h30 Tiphaine Lagarde - «La propriété des animaux, obstacle majeur à leur libération»
15h30-16h15 Aymeric Caron - «L'antispécisme, nouvelle proposition politique?»
16h15-17h15 break (meal?)
17h15-19h15 Round table
at Maison des Associations, Rue des Savoises 15 [conference room will be signposted]


Dublin (Ireland)

27 August, 12.45 pm: Action.
Organizer page
Facebook event
(We don't know if event is maintained)


Quito (Ecuador)

22 August: The collective Activistas por la Defensa y Liberación Animal - ADLA launched an open call and urges the animal liberation movement to take the streets, theaters and squares for the end of speciesism and for veganism.
FB event


Buenos Aires (Argentina)

27 August, 14:00-17:00: march.
Départure: Parque Gral Pas


Istanbul (Turkey)

31 August: Antispeciesist action (cancelled because of the state of emergency in Turkey)
The action was organized by the the 3rd Eurasian Animal Rights Gathering (EARG): action for the World Day For The End of Speciesism at a dolphinarium in İstanbul after EARG. If you have any questions/suggestions, please contact the organizers:
EARG Facebook page


Toronto (Canada)

27 August, 13:00  - 15:00: March
Departure: Nathan Phillips Square Toronto City Hall, 100 Queen St. W., Toronto M5H 2N2
«We will march on the sidewalk, starting at Nathan Phillips Square. We will go on Queen Street, Bathurst St., King St., Yonge St., to end back at Nathan Phillips Square.»
Organized by End Speciesism Now
Facebook event


Montréal (Québec - Canada)

27 August, 17:00  - 19:00: March
Departure: Métro Mt Royal
A static event organised by Résistance Animale and Facebook Event


Bielefeld (Germany)

27 August, 10:00  - 15:00: Vegan March
Departure: Central Station of Bielefeld
Animal Rights Watch (ARIWA) organize a Vegan Demo that will  be adapted to the World Day for the End of Speciesism.
Facebook Event


Szczecin (Poland)

27 August, 14:00: National demonstration for animal rights
FB Event