Thousands of vegans to march on Houses of Parliament in the Official Animal Rights March

Thousands of vegans to march on Houses of Parliament in the Official Animal Rights March

Thousands of animal activists and vegans will unite to fight animal oppression in London next month at the second annual Official Animal Rights March. Similar marches will take place in New York, Los Angeles, Miami and Romania on 02 September in a consolidated global effort to make the vegan voice heard and promote animal liberation around the world.

The Official Animal Rights March will begin at Achilles Statue, located in Hyde Park, at 12.00pm and end outside the Houses of Parliament. Protestors will march through the city to demand an end to all animal oppression as the number of people adopting a vegan lifestyle reaches a record high.  Veganism is the fastest growing lifestyle movement in the year, with around half a million people[i] identifying as vegan in the UK.

Organised by the animal activist group Surge, the voice for those who are ignored, the March hopes to peacefully educate the general public about animal oppression and encourage open discussion. It coincides with more mainstream discussions about veganism, which has been encouraged by a growing number of celebrities proclaiming themselves to be vegan and an increasing awareness of the health benefits of a plant-based diet.

Ed Winters, one of the cofounders of Surge, said: “To see this many vegans take to the streets is a humbling sign of the changing attitudes society is having towards the treatment of non-human animals. As vegans we stand against all forms of oppression, with no exceptions defined by species. It is time for society to understand that the life of an animal is worth far more than our taste buds.”

Last year, over 2500 vegans marched through the streets of the capital city, calling for an end to exploitation and raising the profile of the vegan lifestyle. The marchers shouted animal rights chants and handed out flyers on their route through the streets of London, culminating in a series of inspiring speeches by several high profile vegans encouraging marchers to be more vocal and active.

With veganism on the rise and the animal rights movement growing at an unprecedented rate, this year’s event promises to be bigger, louder, bolder and brighter.

The Official Animal Rights March is supported by The Save Movement and The HeartCure Collective.

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