Thousands of animal-lovers will come together for this year\u2019s National Animal Rights Day (NARD) to honor the billions of animals who die each year for humans. This year marks the 8th National Animal Rights Day to be held. The commemoration, which falls on the first Sunday in June, will span over 32 major cities around the globe, including Paris, Frankfurt, Barcelona, Saigon, Manila, Hong Kong, Perth, Montreal, and New York. NARD events around the world begin with a memorial ceremony to remember the countless animal lives lost to human-led industries. The mass memorial services often feature spoken word poetry, music, and large-scale audio-visual presentations. Following this, The Declaration of Animal Rights is read and signed. The events conclude with a celebration of the animals still with us, and the important steps that have been taken to minimize animal suffering, as well as celebrating humanity\u2019s shift \u201cto a cruelty-free, plant-based (vegan) lifestyle.\u201d The movement was established by non-profit Our Planet. Theirs Too. in 2011. According to NARD\u2019s website, the events operate for the\u00a0\u201cpurpose of giving a voice to all animals and raising awareness for their rights, until all animals are free from enslavement and their rights are established and protected by law.\u201d \u00a0 \u00a0The NARD organization wrote online, \u201cthe use and abuse of non-human animals is unfathomable, but all prevalent,\u201d pointing out that animals are used for food, fashion, cosmetics, household products, medicine, manual labor, sports, and entertainment. The Nard also highlighted that in one year, \u201c100 billion animals were killed in slaughterhouses all around the world. In the United States alone, 10 billion land animals and 20 billion sea animals were killed for food.\u201d It continued, \u201c10 million animals died in laboratories, 3 million were killed for their skin and fur, and 200 million were killed by hunters. That's 80 MILLION living beings A DAY!\u201d \u201cThese individual beings, who have a soul, a unique character and a will to live, are just like us: they come in all shapes, colors and sizes. Some of them have feathers, some of them have fur, some of them have paws and some have tiny little legs. But they all share the very same thing we have in common too: they have the right to live. With their offspring and families. Happy and free.\u201d \u201cOn this day, we stop everything else, and remember them,\u201d NARD said, as communities around the globe continue to work toward the end of animal exploitation. This year, The National Animal Rights Day falls on June 3.