👈ESTABLISHED APRIL, 2016.
IS AN ANIMAL RIGHTS ORGANISATION THAT SPECIALIZES IN STREET ACTIVISM.
OVER 4,010 DEMONSTRATIONS IN 729 CITIES WORLDWIDE, WE'VE CONVINCED AT LEAST 216,102 BYSTANDERS TO TAKE VEGANISM SERIOUSLY.
THROUGH THE USE OF LOCAL STANDARD-PRACTICE FOOTAGE, WE EXPOSE TO THE PUBLIC WHAT IS INTENTIONALLY HIDDEN FROM THEM WHEN IT COMES TO ANIMAL EXPLOITATION. COMBINING THIS WITH A VALUE-BASED SALES APPROACH AND RESOURCE LITERATURE, WE FULLY EQUIP THE PUBLIC WITH EVERYTHING THEY NEED IN SWITCHING TO A VEGAN LIFESTYLE. WE HOLD AN ABOLITIONIST STANCE ON ANIMAL EXPLOITATION.
A four-minute montage of animal agriculture practices called Thousand Eyes is screaming mutely at them: sows beaten in their pens, their piglets gasping or dismembered on steel floors. Turkeys panicking in the dark, sheep that seem to know their throats are to be slit while they’re still alive. A cow bludgeoned to half-life, and the chickens. The chickens are what get to people the most.
Thousand Eyes repeats, ad nauseam and in all directions, on the laptops and flatscreens being held up by some of the Guy Fawkes-masked volunteers that stand in an outwards-facing square, forming the “Cube of Truth”. They are members of Anonymous for the Voiceless, or simply AV: a synapse of Anonymous’ decentralised network that focuses exclusively on animal rights.
The outreachers agree. One describes today as not a rally or a demonstration or a protest but a “reverse intervention”. “They’re coming to us, aren’t they?” she half-wonders of the crowd.
She is not wrong: instead of hightailing, many hover on the periphery of the masks and mandatory black of the human cube, their footage and their signs (which read “truth”). “The masks help make the cube inanimate, which encourages bystanders to view the screens for longer without the feeling that someone is staring at them,” Matt Stellino, the Sydney chapter’s co-organiser, says. “They signify how, through clever marketing, people are being lied to, controlled; are asleep to the fact it’s happening. They also help signal that change is coming.
Please open your eyes and be a part of that change