WHAT IS ANIMAL REBELLION?
Animal Rebellion is a mass volunteer movement demanding that the
government end the destructive animal farming and fishing industries, and lead a transition to a just, sustainable plant-based food system. We recognise that a plant-based food system is the only system that can minimise the risk of climate breakdown, halt mass extinction and avert social collapse. In solidarity with Extinction Rebellion, Animal Rebellion will mobilise thousands of animal advocates for a two-week rebellion in London, beginning October 7th.
Animal Rebellion was started by animal justice advocates who were woken up
by Extinction Rebellion (XR), a climate movement which managed to spark
widespread public conversations around the climate crisis through peaceful
disruption of the status quo.
Animal Rebellion seeks to follow in XR's footsteps: in October, we will engage in mass nonviolent civil disobedience in key sites across London to force the issue of the government's inaction on the climate crisis, and especially its in action against the destructive animal farming and fishing industries, into the public consciousness. When thousands of rebels occupy London, standing strong throughout the night, risking arrest and bearing peace in our hearts, the public will be spurred to contemplate the idea of a plant-based food system, and with greater public
pressure the government will be forced to take action.
We share the same demands as Extinction Rebellion and the broader 'Rebel
1. Tell the truth: Government must tell the truth by declaring a climate and
ecological emergency, working with other institutions to communicate the
urgency for change.
2. Act now: Government must act now to halt biodiversity loss and reduce
greenhouse gas emissions to net zero by 2025.
3. Beyond politics: Government must create and be led by the decisions of a
Citizens’ Assembly on climate and ecological justice.
Animal Rebellion's position is that for these demands to be met, they must include telling the truth about the animal farming and fishes industries being leading contributors to the climate emergency; that taking action must include ending these industries and transitioning to a plant-based food system; and that the Citizens' Assembly must have a mandate to discuss and power to legislate.
OUR PRINCIPLES & VALUES
We are an anti-speciesist movement, that has a shared vision of change.
Creating a world that protects beings of all species, for generations to come
We set our mission on what is necessary
Mobilising 3.5% of the population to achieve wider system change, including a transition to a plant-based food system - using ideas such as “momentum-driven organising” to achieve this.
We need a regenerative culture
Creating a culture which is healthy, resilient and adaptable.
We openly challenge ourselves and our toxic system
Leaving our comfort zones, to work in alliance with multiple movements, and take action for change.
We value reflecting and learning
Following a cycle of action, reflection, learning, and planning for more action.
Learning from other movements and contexts as well as our own experiences.
We welcome everyone and every part of everyone
Working actively to create safer and more accessible spaces.
We actively mitigate power
Breaking down hierarchies of power for more equitable participation amongst all beings.
We avoid blaming and shaming
We live in a toxic system, but no one individual is to blame.
We are a non-violent network
Using non-violent strategy and tactics as the most effective way to bring about systemic change.
We are based on autonomy and decentralisation
We collectively create the structures we need to achieve our vision and mission. Anyone who follows these core principles and values can take action in the name of Animal Rebellion.