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One Month after Climate March, Hundreds Attend “Carnivore’s Ball” in NYC

October 19, 2014 by Leave a Comment

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Just one month after the historic Climate March in New York City, thousands of people gathered near the same spot on Sunday to celebrate one of the the planet’s largest contributors to climate change: meat. According to organizers of Meatopia, guests were “immediately hit with the majesty and magic of slow-roasted whole animals” when they enter the tent.


Meatopia’s 2014 Theme: “The Carnivore’s Ball”

Thirty activists with the group Collectively Free staged a protest near the entrance of Meatopia to call attention to the cruelty associated with meat production. In this dramatic scene which brings to life their #SwapSpeciesism campaign, farm animals show Meatopia attendees “what it would be like if the tables were turned.”

meatopia collectively free

Collectively Free Prepares “Rack of Man” and “Human Chops”

On its announcement about the protest, Collectively Free adulterated Meatopia’s promotional ad by painting blood onto the chefs’ faces.

Photo: Collectively Free

Photo: Collectively Free

The promo video for NYC’s previous Meatopia, which was hosted by Whole Foods, contains footage of baby pigs being chased.

Restauranteurs, agribusinesses, slaughterhouses and others who make money off of meat turn a blind eye to the impact of animal agriculture on the environment. In fact, even America’s leading environmental groups refuse to publicly attribute climate change to animal agriculture, as documented in the new film Cowspiracy, for fear of alienating their dues-paying members.

At the People’s Climate March in NYC, many participants called attention to the impact of animal agriculture on climate change, but many more lined up at food trucks to buy meat, fish and dairy products during the post-march street fair.

The 2014 People’s Climate March

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  1. Nancy says:

    Humane myth has an excellent article on this issue
    Also many “animal rights” groups are collaborating with animal murderers and calling it humane. See on the left hand side of the link above labelled Rise of the Animal Welfare Industrial Complex.
    there should be a Cowspiracy 2 whereby he goes around asking AR colluders to explain how “humane” farming helps the environment.

  2. Pam says:

    Most people don’t associate their diet with climate change, and if they do it’s the last thing they want to change.

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