Stuttgart (Deutschland), 29 Jan 2011


SoFa is a street festival which takes place in Stuttgart every year in January to inform people about fair trade and sustainability.

It was a perfect place for TIRS (Stuttgart Initiative for Animal Rights) to spread the message of the Abolition of Meat. It is indeed unnecessary to eat meat in order to live, and our brilliant recipes proved that plant-based foods may even taste better: the waiting line for "Chile con soja" and Indian dal was long.

People showed tremendous interest for our information stand; we had sound discussions about the issue of the abolition of meat. We had a placard showing that "happy meat" is a myth, and that even organic meat involves great suffering and murder.

In addition to the information stand, 4 activists distributed leaflets to people who were taking part in two large demonstrations held on the same day in Stuttgart; one against the building of a new train station in the city center, and the other one in favor of a free and better education.

There were so many people in the streets, and people showed such interest for meat consumption and animal rights that in 45 minutes we handed out 4 000 flyers against meat consumption and animal exploitation; we broke a record.

Photographs: TiRS
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