Thanks to Joseph, Justin, Jessica, Theresa, Darren, Christine, Lisa, and Rich for showing people the truth about animals used for food on Thursday at Party in the Park! They report that 22 passersby decided to take veganism seriously after talking to them. Great work!
I would like to share Christine’s experience (and photo), with permission:
Thursday’s Cube of Truth in Rochester allowed me to silently educate 100’s of people with undercover footage from animal agriculture. I stood in a static position for three hours so that not one person who might be ready to change would miss their opportunity.
The most impactful moment was when outreach had a conversation directly in front of my mask with an intoxicated and broken man who stated that he “kills animals” and worked at a slaughterhouse in Henrietta. I stood silently, with tears flowing, as the man described his experiences. The pain he felt in his heart when he first started his job, the prayers to Jesus asking if it is the right thing to do, the difficulty he had inflicting violence on the innocent animals, how it became easier with each day. He knew he was doing something evil and asked if we hated him. “But people gotta eat.” The conversation closed with a hug from outreach and him looking at my footage stating “yes, I know why you are here.” He left knowing that there are other options for food, that the killing animals is unnecessary.
Have you ever thought about how your choices are affecting others? About the people who go to work every day inflicting violence on animals so that you can have a nicely packaged, unrecognizable piece of animal flesh that you purchase from a grocery store? Why is the violence and suffering so conveniently hidden from the consumer?
Anonymous for the Voiceless‘ Cube of Truth is a peaceful static demonstration akin to an art performance. This demonstration operates in a structured manner that triggers curiosity and interest from the public; we attempt to lead bystanders to a vegan conclusion through a combination of local standard-practice animal exploitation footage and conversations with a value-based sales approach.
Newcomers are warmly welcomed. No experience is necessary. Masks, signs, and outreach literature are provided. Black upper clothing appropriate for the weather is essential. If you are interested in volunteering, please join the AV Rochester NY Facebook group.