BETHESDA, Md. – Animal welfare activists are planning protests and events around World Day for Farmed Animals. On Oct. 2, activists around the world will hold coordinated demonstrations at processing plants and other animal agriculture facilities in observance of World Day for Farmed Animals.

The Farm Animal Rights Movement (FARM), which established World Day for Farmed Animals in 1982, said the group is organizing events in more than 100 locations in the United States and other countries, including Canada, Great Britain, Spain, Chile, India and Israel. The observance also includes a day-long fast.

FARM noted that 2015 marks the 33rd World Day for Farmed Animals observance, which includes vigils, marches and demonstrations. The observance takes place annually around Oct. 2 in conjunction with the birthday of Mahatma Gandhi.