In case you didn’t know, NARD is a moving, powerful event dedicated entirely to animals. It started in 2011 in New York and since then, has become an annual tradition celebrated in various cities across the US and Canada! It starts with an opening ceremony that commemorates the billions of animals who die each year by human hands, and the damage that farming and killing these animals cause to our planet. After the ceremony, the event switches gears, with a celebration of the animals in our lives, and the steps that are being made every year towards ending their suffering, and adopting a plant-based lifestyle. This part includes speakers, entertainers, booths from various organizations, vegan food, and more.