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2011 Toronto Veggie Pride Parade

by Anita Krajnc

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On Saturday, June 5, Toronto held its second annual Toronto Veggie Pride Parade (TVPP). Hundreds of animal rights activists waited until the rain and thunderstorm subsided before merrily marching and dancing down Yonge Street at Bloor, west on Queen, and to the Church of the Holy Trinity by the Eaton Centre, where there was a post parade lunch and other events.

When - at the end of the parade - lettuce lady, the 'farm' animal mascots, and parade participants danced to "Celebration," Kimberly Carroll, the MC of the 2011 Toronto Veggie Pride Parade exclaimed, "We almost had a rained out parade, but we salvaged it at the last minute. This is a reason to celebrate."

Following the parade portion of the event, there was a free vegan lunch served at the Trinity Church, followed by talks by two animal rights speakers - Nimisha Raja (Toronto Vegetarian Association http://www.veg.ca/ ) and Dr. David Sztybel, as well as an Art Show to help save 'farm' animals by Toronto Pig Save www.torontopigsave.wordpress.com

For more information on the TVPP, visit: www.veggieprideparade.ca

Video production: Anita Krajnc for rabble.ca with thanks to Sharon DiGenova

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