Veggie Parade is an international celebration of an ethical attitude to animals, and is held in different cities each year. The aim of the parade is to inform the general public about the truth behind the abuse of animals, and to encourage them to take a behind-the-scenes look at farms and factory farming. We seek to provide an ethical solution to this wide-ranging issue; highlighting the unjust treatment of animals and discussing the futility of existence in the big picture. The parade in Krakow will celebrate the values of compassion, nonviolence and respect for the lives of all creatures on this planet.
The event is a celebration created in an effort to bridge the gap between vegans, vegetarians, raw vegans, and those who still consume and use animal products. Come to publicly support those who do not have a chance to speak for themselves. Lets be the voice for the silent ones, and show that we are not indifferent to their suffering. This two hour march through Krakow with music and banners will be a great opportunity to show your goodwill.
An integral part of the event is the veggie fest at the end, which will include product tastings from Krakow’s veggie bars and restaurants, themed booths, free movie screenings, distribution of informational materials, and live music as well as sound systems.
If you want to come to Krakow to celebrate Veggie Parade with us, this is the section for you! You are very invited, we are expecting many people from abroad, especially Czech and Germany. Organisers will communicate with people in polish and english.
Veggie Parade in Krakow will take place on 6th of October (Saturday). March will start at 14:00 and take about 1.5 hour, then is the veggie fest, which is optional, but very likely you’ll want to stick for 1-2 hours. March will start at Barbakan, near main square, and end at Fort Nr 7, a busy cultural place friendly to veg*ans.
You can travel through Krakow by trams, buses, bikes, cars or taxis. As for public transport, there is one very neat free site www.krakow.jakdojade.pl, where you can select on map from where you want to go, the destination, time and a few other options, and it will give you a detailed (and accurate!) list of all trams, buses, and also show the route on map. It also has an Android app for when you’re on the go.
If you want free accommodation, there will be free tent area, where a dozen of tents can stay, and is access to water, bathroom and kitchen (our friends place – they are vegans and prefer such guests) – please contact them beforehand. Other than that there are lots of hotels and hostels, which usually for people from west are rather cheap. What else to do in Krakow after you finished Veggie Parade? You’ve already seen main square, so how about Wawel, Kazimierz, Wieliczka, Auchswitz, Nowa Huta…
You can get to Krakow by car (newly finished A4 highway to Germany), train or plane (Balice airport). Here’s a good site with lots of information about coming and staying in city. If you have other questions, please contact us on firstname.lastname@example.org, or by phone on +48 519 782 355
We reject the exploitation of animals not just for food but also for fur, cosmetics and other – often pointless – experiments or so called entertainment, such as circuses, bull-fighting etc. All animals, without exception, want to live according to their natural needs. All sentient beings are unique creatures who deserve freedom, respect, love and understanding.
For a long enough time, reputable medical institutions and scientists have been producing evidence proving that an appropriately planned diet without meat or any other animal products provides all that our bodies need, even throughout pregnancy and childhood. This has not just been proven by scientific studies but also by millions of vegans and vegetarians from all around the world.
Yet a lot of people – including some doctors – still believe that it is a health hazard to exclude meat from a diet, let alone all animal products. All this just because of dogmas and prejudices, passed without criticism from generation to generation and fed by the commercial interests of those who profit from the suffering of innocent beings.