Merseyside Animal Rights is a local voluntary run group which campaigns against any form of animal exploitation in the Merseyside area and beyond. Under normal circumstances we meet the first Tuesday of the month at 7.30pm at Next To Nowhere www.liverpoolsocialcentre.org 96 Bold Street, ring the while bell to get in, however please see our statement below regarding the current situation. We campaign and raise awareness around industries that use and abuse animals including the meat, dairy, egg and fur industries, as well as the use of animals for ‘sport’ or entertainment, particularly focusing on local issues. New people and ideas are welcome at our meetings and in our group.
You can keep up to date with what we’re up to via our face book page Merseyside Animal Rights Campaigns https://www.facebook.com/MARcampaigns/
Update and group statement:
Due to the current Covid 19 situation Merseyside Animal Rights won’t be holding face to face meetings or protests but will continue to organise online where we can usefully do so. As a group we are committed to the protection of life so it is welcomed that the protection of life is being prioritised, to the detriment of ‘business as usual’, currently. We would encourage people to reflect on how rarely this is the case, whether it be the 5 million children who die every year through hunger, the 1870 healthy people who died on the roads in the UK last year, the millions of animals slaughtered for profit and to satisfy human greed, or the past, current and future deaths caused by climate change, which will be much greater than those killed by Covid 19, and which the wheels of capitalism have so far refused to stop turning in order to prevent. We’d also invite people to think of how much worse this situation is in countries without access to basic necessities that we enjoy, such as soap and water, and how colonial capitalism maintains this global inequality. We are also concerned that the current extra powers held by the police and government, while maybe necessary for the protection of life now, may be abused in the future and used to suppress our civil liberties and protest activities in future, if we’re not careful. So we encourage all to be compassionate but also critical, to keep our hearts open but also our eyes and minds. We may be limited in what we can do at the moment but it’s important we keep thinking and keep fighting so we don’t sleepwalk into a sinister future when we come out the other side. And of course – as an animal rights group – it goes without saying that aside from a few welcome examples such as the cancelling of hunts and the grand national, animal use and abuse for profit continues apace, and it’s our job to continue to highlight and combat this.
So stay safe, stay well and stay kind to all we share this planet with. And please support our online actions where you can. We hope to see you very soon. Merseyside Animal Rights 🐾💜