National Animal Rights Day (NARD) was established in 2011 by the nonprofit Our Planet to help give voice to animals and raise awareness of animal rights. Official NARD events are held in major cities around the world, which traditionally begin with a memorial ceremony for the billions of animals who die each year by human hands, followed by a reading and signing of The Declaration of Animal Rights, and ending with a celebration for the animals in our lives.
Many VegFund grantees are also holding outreach events on this important day. Browse our grantees’ NARD events, and, if one is near you, stop by and show your support! Details on these and other grantee events can be found in the VegFund Events Calendar.
Atlanta, Georgia — Memorial Event and Celebration
A NARD memorial event in honor of the victims of animal agriculture and a celebration of the importance and beauty of a vegan lifestyle is being held at Woodruff Park in Atlanta, Georgia, by the State Bridge Crossing Elementary.
Berkeley, California — Animal Liberation Conference
The Animal Liberation Conference, organized by Direct Action Everywhere (DxE) takes place in Berkeley, California, with the mission of connecting, empowering, and training animal rights activists.
New York City — National Animal Rights Day Ceremony
A NARD memorial ceremony with speakers, performers, food sampling, and more has been organized by a VegFund grantee to take place in Union Square West in New York City.
Phoenix, Arizona — 2nd Annual Phoenix National Animal Rights Day Event
Vegan food sampling organized by a VegFund grantee will take place at the 2nd Annual Phoenix National Animal Rights Day event.
Portland, Oregon — National Animal Rights Day 2019
Chelsea Davis has organized a day of remembrance for the animals we share our planet with. The event takes place in Holladay City Park and includes a memorial ceremony, local nonprofits, food vendors, inspirational speakers, and more.
San Bernardino, California — The 2nd Annual Kindness to the Planet Event
The Veggie Connection is holding The 2nd Annual Kindness to the Planet Event on National Animal Rights Day with guest speaker Jane Velez-Mitchell.
Troy, New York — Veg•Out
Capital Region Vegan Network hosts Veg•Out – a vegan food festival in Troy, New York, on National Animal Rights Day.
If there’s not a NARD event near you, plan your own day of appreciation and celebration for the animals!