The Official Animal Rights March in London kicked off on the 17th of August with over 12,000 animal activists, vegans and other cruelty-free individuals turning up to show their support for animal welfare.
Led by Surge and Heartcure, the march assembled at 12pm from Hyde Park, made its way through the streets of Piccadilly with an impressive blockade at Trafalgar Square, and continued on to end at Parliament Square.
People traveled near and far to attend the march, some flew in from parts of Europe as others journeyed in from Scotland, Wales, and even South Africa.
With colourful placards and colourful people supporting animal welfare and cruelty-free living, what a truly inspirational day. As the crowd made their way through the busy streets of Piccadilly, onlookers took pictures and videos, and some steakhouses really got the brunt of noisy vegans waving posters (peacefully) in front of their restaurants.
As they marched on toward Trafalgar Square, the crowd chanted ‘What do we want? – Animal Liberation’, ‘when do we want it? – now!’
With approx. 56 billion animals murdered each year by the animal agriculture industry, lets hope this very powerful message of animal liberation touched a nerve with those omnivores, and convinced a few to change their eating habits.
See some pictures from the march below