28,000 Activists March For Animals Worldwide

The Official Animal Rights March hit unprecendented numbers this year
Vegan activist Earthling Ed at the London Animal Rights March
Earthling Ed was one of many established advocates to march in London (Photo: Facebook)

An estimated 28,000 activists attended the Official Animal Rights March across 25 countries this year, according to Surge Activism.

Marches were held in cities including London, New York, Los Angeles, and Berlin.

Of the 28,000 attendees, it is estimated that more than 10,000 attended London's march on August 25.

Going bigger

The organizers at Surge Activism took to Instagram to celebrate the unprecedented turnout.

The post reads: "Thank you so much to all of the incredible organisers and attendees who made this happen!

"How much bigger do you think we can we go next year?⁣"

Vegan activist Aiyana Goodfellow
12-year-old activist Aiyana Goodfellow spoke at London's march (Photo: Facebook)

The march

The first Official Animal Rights March took place in 2016 and drew an estimated 2,500 activists.

In the last two years, the march has effectively quadrupled in size in London alone - and expanded to 24 other cities, in North America, New Zealand, Australia, and Europe.

This year's London event included a march through city center followed with speeches by accomplished advocates and activists.

Presenters

Among the presenters were activists Ed Winters, better known as Earthling Ed, and 12-year-old Aiyana Goodfellow.

Also included was Evanna Lynch - actor and advocate of Harry Potter fame - who spoke on compassion, empathy, and effective advocacy.

Disclaimer: The opinions expressed in this article are prepared in the author's capacity and do not necessarily reflect the views and opinions of Plant Based News itself. 

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Emily Court is a passionate ethical vegan from Eastern Canada. She is a Challenge 22 Mentor, Digital Writer, and experienced animal advocate driven by issues of animal liberation and social justice. She studied at Dalhousie University, where her thesis highlighted intercultural and gender relations. She is an established public speaker, writer, and world traveller with a drive to provide a voice to those who might not otherwise have one. You can follow her on Instagram @emily.j.court or on Twitter @_EmilyJCourt_.

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