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Commemorate.

Celebrate.

Educate.

The National Animal Rights Day (NARD) is an annual day observed in more than 50 countries around the world, on the first Sunday in June, for the purpose of giving a voice to all animals and raising awareness for their rights. It's "Memorial Day" and "Independence Day" for the animals, combined.

On this day, special NARD events are held in major cities in each country, to Commemorate the billions of animals who die every year by human hands, Educate the public about the current treatment of animals and the alternatives to it, and Celebrate the progress that is being made every year towards ending the suffering of animals. These events also bring the local animal rights communities together, and allow people to mourn together, celebrate together, and empower each other to keep on fighting for animals.

Our vision is to establish a National Animal Rights Day in every country on Earth - a day that will continue to be observed until all animals are free from enslavement and their rights are established and protected by law.

NARD was established by the non-profit Our Planet. Theirs Too. in 2011. To learn more about us and our history, click Here.


Our Events

Our National Animal Rights Day (NARD) events are unique in their format and style, and altogether comprise one of the biggest globally-coordinated animal rights event in the world! They include two parts:

  • A Memorial Ceremony to commemorate the billions of animals who die every year by human hands, often in the presence of some of the actual victims. The ceremony usually ends with the reading and signing of The Declaration of Animal Rights.
  • A Celebration of the progress that is being made every year towards ending the suffering of animals and bringing forth their freedom, with vegan food, speakers, entertainers and other attractions.

A map of our events since 2011! See our expansion over the years, and get info on each city's event by clicking on its red dot!

Our impact

10 million +

PEOPLE REACHED THROUGH PHOTOS AND VIDEOS FROM OUR EVENTS

Over the years, more than 10 million people have seen, and been impacted by, the photos and videos from our events online.

100,000 +

ACTIVISTS PARTICIPATED IN OUR EVENTS ACROSS THE GLOBE SO FAR

Since we started, more than 100,000 people have attended or actively participated in our events around the world.

1,000 +

INDIVIDUAL ANIMALS HONORED AND GIVEN A PROPER FUNERAL IN OUR EVENTS

More than 1,000 animals that otherwise would have been discarded, have been given a proper funeral, and burial or cremation, at our events.