National March for Farmed Animals – London, October 2nd, 2010

By Shari Black Velvet


Saturday October 2nd saw the National March for Farmed Animals take place in London. Speeches kicked off at approximately 12.30 and saw Juliet Gellatley of VIVA! give the first, before Andrew Tyler of Animal Aid, Richard Deboo, Louise Wallis, the former president of the Vegan Society and Kevin White, founder of Midlands Vegan Campaigns, who has just been awarded Veggie Achiever Of The Year. The march itself began around 1.30 and saw animal lovers from around the UK walk up the busy Regent Street, down through Cockspur Street, down Whitehall, along Embankment, finally into Horse Guards Avenue, carrying placards, banners and leaflets, spreading the word to the general public about the cruelty that happens to farmed animals. At every McDonalds or Steakhouse the marchers stopped to focus on that location for a few minutes, letting them know that they're far from pleased at the companies for making a living out of the slaughter of animals, chanting 'Stop the Slaughter, Meat is Murder'. Although what started out as a sunny day eventually saw rain drizzle, it couldn't dampen the marchers' passion. After the two hour long march, a few more speeches took place including one from Chrissy Leyland, one of the founding members of Pogo Cafe, one of our fave vegan cafes (in London), Marion Eaton of F.R.I.E.N.D. Animal Rescue and Patrick of Veggies (vegan catering). The afternoon concluded with a couple of numbers by Martin Livewire, vegan hip-hop/rapper.







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