To mark the occasion of World Day of Prayer for Animals on 4
October, approximately 100 representatives of various religious
sects and animal rights groups gathered on the steps of St. Martin's
in the Fields, Trafalgar Square, London to show their unified action
against the cruel and callous treatment of animals.
After a session of leafletting the demonstrators walked to
Westminster Abbey in small groups to a service held in St Faith's
Chapel by the Very Rev. Edward Carpenter, the Dean of Westminster.
During his sermon he expressed his commitment to the cause and his
understanding of the immense frustration and suffering of the
congregation in their efforts to resolve this great moral question.
After the service, letters were delivered to the Prime Minister's
Office, the Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food and the Home
Office urging them to change their attitudes and adopt policies
which will improve the plight of animals.
From the November/December 1983 edition of Outrage!
- journal of Animal Aid. Reproduced with Thanks.