Previous editions

This page gathers a selection of videos, pictures & articles of the events organized through the years.

The WoDES was founded in 2015 by Swiss animal liberation group PEA - Pour l'Égalité Animale. Please help spread the word and rally more groups around the planet. For the animals!


Despite the global health situation linked to COVID-19, the 6th World Day for the End of Specism has brought together many organizations around the world, and all very creative in the type of actions organized.

Online conferences in English and French addressed the notion of speciesism, from a general public or more advanced axis.

Events organized in 2020

- Talk , Web Action , P'tits Webinaires Antispécistes Conférences online , Street interviews , Talk in , Proyecciones y conferencias in Bogotá D.C. - Argentina - Leafletting in Buenos Aires - Belgium - Web action in - Brazil - Protest in Rio de Janeiro , Protest , Protest in São Paulo - Canada - March in Edmonton , Action in Montréal - Croatia - Info booth in Zagreb - France - Protest in Amiens , Protest in Angers , Protest in Besançon , Leafletting in Colmar , Protest , Antispeciesist party in Lille , Info booth village in PARIS , Talk , March in Paris , Protest in Saint Nazaire , Protest in Strasbourg , Protest in Toulon - Germany - March in Frankfurt am Main , Protest in Göttingen , Info booth in Münster , Protest in Stuttgart - Indonesia - Mural in Yogyakarta - Italy - March in Firenze - Liberia - Leafletting in Monrovia - Malaysia - Media release & talks in Kuala Lumpur - Mexico - Happening in CIUDAD DE MEXICO , Protest in Todo México - Sierra Leone - Talk in Bo City - Switzerland - Giant action in Bern - United States of America - Protest in Pittsfield Park Square, Massachusetts USA

Jogjakarta, Indonesia

Toulon, France

São Paulo, Brazil

Edmonton, Canada

Collective work by Projet Méduses

Montréal, Canada

WoDES 2020 in the media


Pledge Times, “A world day for the end of speciesism: the equality of men and animals”, Aug. 28, 2020., “Advocating kindness for all creatures great and small”, Aug. 31, 2020.
CareNews, “Qu'est-ce que le spécisme ?”, Aug. 28, 2020.


TCIJ, Activists around the globe celebrate ‘World Day for the End of Speciesism’, Aug. 27, 2020.


La Nazione,“No allo sfruttamento degli animali: a Firenze arriva la marcia antispecista”, Sept. 26, 2020.


L’Est Républicain, “Départ annoncé des tigres et lions du zoo de la Citadelle”, Aug. 27, 2020.
Diacritik, “Journée mondiale contre le spécisme (Paris, place de la République, 29 août 2020)”, Aug. 29, 2020.
FlecheInfo, “Retour en images : Paris – Marche pour la Fin du Spécisme le 29 août 2020”, Aug. 30, 2020.
FranceBleu, “À Besançon, l'association Humanimo se mobilise contre le zoo de la Citadelle”, Aug. 29, 2020.
France 3 Région, “Strasbourg : un "abattoir humain" sur la place Kléber, lors de la journée mondiale pour la fin du spécisme”, Aug. 29, 2020.
Var Azur, “Toulon : ils militent pour plus de droits pour les animaux”, Sept. 1st, 2020.


La, “L’antispécisme : tous les animaux ne sont pas traités de la même façon”, Aug. 30, 2020.


TeleBärn, “Demo gegen Speziesismus: Tierschutzorganisationen gehen auf die Strasse”, Aug. 29, 2020.
BernerZeitung, “100 Menschen demonstrieren für Tierrechte”, Aug. 29, 2020.


FrankfurterRundschau,“Frankfurt: Kontroverse Demo für Tierrechte zieht durch die Innenstadt”, Aug. 31, 2020.


BKReader, "Chickens Rescued in Memory of ‘Selfless’ Young Brooklynite", Aug. 28 2020.



This year's edition of the World Day for the End of Speciesism was a huge success, with an ever growing mobilization on almost all continents, and an impressive variety of actions and demonstrations. It gives hope in the long task that will be the liberation of all animals, the end of their exploitation and the end of speciesism.

Events organized in 2019

Argentina - Demonstration in Buenos Aires - Brazil - Collective Art Creation in Brasilia , March in Rio de Janeiro , Action in Salvador, Bahia , Protest in São Paulo - Canada - March in Calgary , March , Talks & Vegan BBQ in Montreal , March in Regina , March in Winnipeg - Colombia - March in Bogota - Cyprus - Street Action in Nicosia - Finland - Talk in Helsinki - France - Info booth in Albi , Protest in Besançon , Protest in Lille , March in Marseille , Vegan Village in Paris , Antispeciesist Festival in Saint-Cézaire - Germany - Protest in Berlin , Protest in Kassel - India - Protest in Bangalore , March in Chandigarh , Protest in Delhi , Info booth in Gonda , Protest in Mumbai , Protest in Pune - Israel - Info booth in Tel Aviv - Italy - March in Florence , Street Performance in Rome - Peru - Info booth in Lima - Poland - March in Warsaw - Spain - Protest in Multiple cities - Switzerland - Protest in Lausanne - United States of America - Protest in Adams (MA)

Selection of videos of the WoDES 2019 actions

Montréal, Canada

Salvador, Brazil

Besançon, France

Bogota, Colombia

Pune, India

Buenos Aires, Argentina

Edmonton, Canada

São Paulo, Brazil

Marseille, France

Lausanne, Switzerland

Brasilia, Brazil

Warsaw, Poland

Selection of pictures of the WoDES 2019 actions

The WoDES 2019 in the media

This year's edition of the World Day for the End of Speciesism had a good media coverage. Here is a non-exhaustive list of the articles and interviews that were reported to us. Please send us more if you are aware of some that do not appear in this list.

Libération, “Journée mondiale pour la fin du spécisme...”, (column by PETA), 22 Aug. 2019
Libération, “Antispécisme: la petite bête qui monte”, 22 Aug. 2019
La Provence, “Qui sont vraiment les antispécistes ?”, 22 Aug. 2019
Le Figaro, “Un «chien» sur un barbecue...”, 23 Aug. 2019
Le Dauphiné Libéré, “Un chien sur un barbecue: l'action choc...”, 23 Aug. 2019
La Provence, “Lutte contre l'exploitation animale: qui sont..”, 23 Aug. 2019
Radio RFI, “Antispécisme: «L’hypermédiatisation fait...”, 23 Aug. 2019
Lille Actu, “Une manifestation de 12 heures pour la fin du spécisme à Lille”, 23 Aug. 2019
La Voix du Nord, “Douze heures pour sensibiliser le public...”, 24 Aug. 2019
La Marseillaise, “Les antispécistes manifestent à Marseille”, 24 Aug. 2019
La Provence, “Près de 300 personnes rassemblées pour la manifestation...”, 24 Aug. 2019
BFM TV, "« Ça peut très mal finir »: les tensions entre éleveurs et anti-spécistes...”, 24 Aug. 2019
La Chaîne Info (LCI), “Antispécisme : la tentation radicale ?”, 24 Aug. 2019
L'Obs, “Rencontre avec Peter Singer, l’« inventeur » de la défense des animaux”, 24 Aug. 2019
France 3 , “Besançon: une trentaine de manifestants à l'occasion de...”, 24 Aug. 2019
L'Est Républicain, “Manifestation anti-spécisme devant la Citadelle: « On peut...", 24 Aug. 2019
La Provence, “« Assez de sang versé » crient les anti-spécistes à Marseille”, 25 Aug. 2019
Le Journal du Gers, “Journée mondiale pour la fin du spécisme”, 25 Aug. 2019
Le Point, “Singer: « La libération animale est une question politique majeure »”, 24 Aug. 2019

Peta UK, “Today Is World Day for the End of Speciesism”, 24 Aug. 2019

SPAIN, "De Madrid a Roma: manifestaciones contra el macromatadero...", 27 Aug. 2019

Rainews, «No allo sfruttamento degli animali», 28 Sept. 2019

Gazeta Wyborca, "Rasizm, seksizm, gatunkowizm - różni się tylko ofiara". 24 Aug. 2019

EcoDebate, “Dia Mundial pelo fim do Especismo...”, 23 Aug. 2019
Correio Brasiliense, “Artigo: Mobilização pública e direitos animais”, 26 Aug. 2019
Instituto Humanitas Inisinos, “Dia Mundial pelo fim do Especismo...”, 24 Aug. 2019

La Nación, “Perro a la barbacoa a los pies de la torre Eiffel...”, 24 Aug. 2019

O Minho, “Ativistas de Braga juntam-se em matadouros para...”, 14 Aug. 2019

2ser 102.3, “World Day for the End of Speciesism”, 23 Aug. 2019

La, “Un « chien » sur le barbecue pour interpeller..., 24 Aug. 2019


In 2018, the World Day for the End of Speciesism was a great success, with a growing mobilization on almost all continents, and an big variety of actions and demonstrations.

Participating towns in 2018

SWITZERLANDMarchLectures in Geneva - GREECE Action in Athens, Action in Chalkida, Action in Lefkada, Action in Kozani, Demonstration in Thessaloniki - CROATIA Protest in Zagreb - GERMANY Action in Göttingen- USA March in San Diego, Demonstration in Albuquerque, Action in Waco - ITALY Demonstration in Rome - CANADA Panel discussionDemonstrationRock showDiscussion in Montreal, March in Edmonton, OARM March in Toronto, Vigil in Moose Jaw - COLOMBIA March in Bogota, Cube of Truth in Cartagena de Indias - PORTUGAL Demonstration in Lisbon - SPAIN March in Barcelona, Outreach Action in Valencia, Vigil in Sevilla - POLAND OARM March in Warsaw - ISRAEL Happening in Tel Aviv - ARGENTINA Action in Buenos Aires - BRASIL Action in Sao Paulo - FRANCE Antispeciesist Festival in Paris, Demonstration in Saint-Raphaël, Screening in Marseille, Info booth & action in La Roche-sur-Yon, Info booth in Argenteuil, Info booth & action in Toulouse - INDIA March in Pune, Lecture in Jammu, Demonstration in Hyderabad - AUSTRALIA Demonstration in Brisbane - PERU Info action in Lima - CHILE Congress in Santiago

Selection of videos of 2018 actions

Hong Kong, China

Sao Paulo, Brasil

Brisbane, Australia

Buenos Aires, Argentina

Lima, Peru

Edmonton, Canada

San Diego, USA

Speech in San Diego, USA

Pune, India

Buenos Aires, Argentina

Barcelona, Spain

Marseille, France

Rome, Italy

Selection of pictures of the WoDES 2018 actions

The WoDES 2018 in the media

This year's edition of the World Day for the End of Speciesism had a good media coverage. Here is a non-exhaustive list of the articles and interviews that were reported to us. Please send us more if you are aware of some that do not appear in this list. 

RTS (national TV), "Plusieurs centaines de militants antispécistes...", Aug. 26, 2018.
RTS (national radio), "Reportage auprès de militants antispécistes...", Aug. 26, 2018.
Le, "Les antispécistes réclament justice pour les animaux", Aug. 25, 2018.
Le Temps, "Les défenseurs des animaux ont manifesté...", Aug. 26, 2018.
20 Minutes, "Tu veux un steak? Bouffe-toi toi-même", Aug. 26, 2018.
Le Courrier, "Solidarité avec tous les animaux!", Aug. 27, 2018.
24 Heures, "La défense des animaux réunit moins de monde que prévu...", Aug. 25, 2018.
La Tribune de Genève, "La défense des animaux réunit moins..." Aug. 25, 2018.
Genève Région TV, "Manifestation antispéciste...", Aug. 27, 2018.
La Côte, "500 antispécites défilent...". Aug. 25, 2018.
Le Nouvelliste, "500 antispécistes défilent...", Aug. 25, 2018., "500 antispécistes défilent...", Aug. 25, 2018.
RTN.CH, "Les antispécistes crient leur indignation...", Aug. 25, 2018.
Genève Région TV, "En Suisse on parle plus...", interview with M. Souchon, Aug. 28, 2018.

Le Figaro«L'antispécisme veut abolir...», interview with E. Reus, Aug.25, 2018.
Le Progrès, "À Genève, la vache qui rit jetée en pâture...", Aug. 28, 2018. 
Libération, "Week-end consacré à la Veggie Pride", Sept. 18, 2018.
Europe 1, "La Veggie Pride est née de la fierté de ne pas participer au massacre des animaux", interview, Sept. 22, 2018.
Challenge, "La Veggie Pride de Paris est un festival familial et pacifique", Sept. 21, 2018.
Cnews, "La Veggie Pride inquiète les bouchers", Sept. 21, 2018.
Sputnik News, "Veggie Pride: des militants anti-spécistes disent «stop au suprématisme humain»", Sept. 24, 2018

The Times of India"Hyderabadi vegans join hands to end speciesism"
Hyderabad Times, "Hyderabadis mark the World Day for the End of Speciesism", Aug. 2018.
The Hans India, "World Day for the End of Speciesism...", Aug. 27, 2018.
Greater Jammu, "Unlearning Speciesism", Aug. 11, 2018 (page 2).
Greater Jammu, "Time to make the world a better place", Aug. 18, 2018 (page 2).
Greater Jammu, "Towards the end of Speciesism", Aug. 24, 2018 (page 2).

Medium, H. Munhamanna, "The Violence in Our Humanism", Aug. 12, 2018.

Lady Papaya, "Veganism is not enough..."  interview with E. Dimitras, Aug. 25, 2018.
Nostimon Imar, "Στις 25 Αυγούστου η παγκόσμια μέρα για το τέλος του σπισισμού", Call from Ethos & Empathy, Aug. 14. 2018.


Participating towns in 2017

France (Paris, Montpellier, Nantes, Perpignan), Switzerland (BernLausanneGeneva), Australia (Sydney, MelbourneBurleigh Beach - Queensland, Hobart - Tasmania), New Zealand (AucklandChristchurch), Canada (Toronto, Montréal - Québec), Bulgaria (Sofia), Slovenia (Ljubljana), Italia (Rome, Parma), Germany (Bielefeld, Düsseldorf, Hannover, Berlin), Poland (Warsaw), UK (Belfast, London), Canada (EdmontonHalifax, London, Ottawa, Toronto, Vancouver), USA (Ashville, Austin, Bimarck, Boston, Boulder, Charlotte, Chicago, Connecticut, Dallas, Fresno, Los Angeles, Madison, Orlando, Phoenix, Pinellas, Raleigh, San Luis Obispo, SF Bay Area, Twin Cities).