Thousands of activists came together in Melbourne yesterday to protest animal exploitation in the first ever Dominion Animal Rights March.
The event took place in Melbourne's Central Business District (CBD), and featured a truck screening footage from Chris Delforce's ground-breaking animal rights documentary Dominion.
Activists dressed in black emphasized the plight of sheep who are victims of long-haul transport from Australia to the Middle East - a practice which has sparked much recent controversy.
While an exact count is not available, the event's Facebook page indicates 2.3 thousand attended the March - including famed activists Joey Carbstrong and James Aspey - and that an additional 3.5 thousand were interested.
On the day of the March, Delforce told SBS News the documentary 'shows what we’re doing as humans to the animal kingdom, and it questions whether we have the right to do that and whether it can ever be moral'.
The march was the kickoff for a six-month campaign - planned in conjunction with Dominion's release - which is set to bring light to the issues exposed in the film.
The events Facebook page says the objective of the campaign is to start 'systematically tearing down the walls that, until now, have hidden the greatest injustice in human history'.
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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