Over 25 local actions coordinated by French animal rights group International Campaigns have been carried out in France from end of November till the 19th of December (journee-internationale-droits-animaux.org/rapports/jida_2...) for IARD 09 - known as JIDA (Journée Internationale pour les Droits des Animaux) in France.
International Campaigns say: ‘Among other specific actions a concert for animal rights and IARD was given on the 6th of December in Paris, movies (The Cove and Earthlings) were shown in Normandy, street information and awareness stalls were held in several cities and towns throughout France - with free vegan food and videos of animal abuse in Paris, Besançon and Normandy. Also a happening for animal rights was done in Toulouse as well as a few leafleting actions and UDAR petition signing in other towns.
All in all, thousands of French IARD leaflets were handed over and made available to the French public and many UDAR signatures were collected. Lots of people everywhere have therefore been aware of fundamental animal rights. Moreover, hundreds of IARD A3 bills had been posted in several major cities and Paris area (public places and vegan restaurants) to announce IARD. Some French media relayed IARD 09 as well here