I’ve been involved with Anonymous for the Voiceless since April of 2018. Since then, I’ve done a bunch of demonstrations with them (as pictured above) mainly in the Providence area. According to their website, Anonymous for the Voiceless is a street activist organization dedicated to total animal liberation. We expose to the public the animal exploitation that is intentionally hidden from them. Cube of truths are held in public locations where half of the members form a cube and hold either a sign or footage and the other half of the members are on the outreach team and converse with the bystanders. The masks serve a few purposes; it captures the bystanders attention, helps the bystanders focus on the footage instead of the person holding it and sends the anonymous message that we are there to speak up for the victims (animals) and not for ourselves.
This is by far my favorite form of activism at the moment. There hasn’t been one cube I’ve attended where I didn’t have an uplifting conversation with a stranger that gives me hope for our future. The footage is undercover footage from several different “RSPCA approved” factory farms, slaughterhouses, animal testing lab, etc. It exposes how badly the victims are treated and murdered, as well as highlights the cruelty behind the standard practices used in these animal exploitation industries.
There are chapters (AV groups) in over 1,000 cities across the world; making AV a world wide organization. Sometimes, local chapters come together for a cube and show strength in numbers. The photos shared are from my most recent cube that was done in New Haven, Connecticut near Yale University. AV members from the New Haven chapter, Massachusetts chapter and Rhode Island chapter joined together for an event that was hosted by well known animal activist, Joshua Entis. It was an amazing event which led to over 50 bystanders leaving with an open mind on taking veganism more seriously.