A Huge Animal Rights Protest is Returning to London

The Official Animal Rights March poster for 2018.

The Official Animal Rights March is back!

Do you want to stand up for the animals and make your voice heard? Join the biggest vegan event of the year, which is returning to the UK this month.

With the animal rights movement continuing to gain rapid momentum, 10,000 vegans are set to attend a huge march in London on 25th August to call for an end to animal oppression. The Official Animal Rights March, now in its third year, will take place in 23 cities worldwide, including Amsterdam, Berlin, Los Angeles and New York.

The event is organised annually by Surge, an organisation determined to create a world where compassion towards all non-human animals is the norm. More than 5,000 people attended in 2017, double the number that took part in the first march in 2016, with Surge calling for thousands more vegans to take part this year.

Surge, which produced the 2017 documentary Land of Hope and Glory – a film highlighting the truth behind UK land animal farming – also arranges other peaceful activism events throughout the year. These include a London Fashion Week anti-fur campaign, ‘Down with Dairy’, and the Big Vegan Activism Van, alongside investigations into farming and slaughterhouse facilities.

Activism van
Photo credit: @SurgeActivism Facebook Page

Irish actress, Evanna Lynch – famed for her portrayal of Luna Lovegood in the Harry Potter film series ­– is among those supporting the Official Animal Rights March and has asked people to unite for the animals in London on the 25th August, to show up and speak out against the horrors they face. She will also give a talk at the event alongside Ed Winters, Co-Founder and Co-Director of Surge (A.K.A. Earthling Ed), and other vegan campaigners.

The route will start from Millbank in Westminster at 12pm, and end in Hyde Park where speeches will commence.

Ed Winters commented:

“For too long, non-human persons have been seen unworthy of consideration within society, treated as objects and property. This march is an embodiment of society’s changing attitudes towards non-human animals and is a precursor for a world that doesn’t just talk about equality and peace but also lives by it.

“The lives of non-human animals belong only to them and their existence on this planet is as valuable to them as ours is to us. Society must wake up and no longer treat life that does not resemble our own as inferior or less worthy. The future is vegan, so the only question is, which side of history do you choose to stand on?”

Join us in being a voice for animals!

Visit The Official Animal Rights March for further information about the event.

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