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March for farmed animals report
Posted 5 October 2010
Hundreds of people rallied and marched through central London on Saturday to mark World Day for Farmed Animals. Organised by grass roots activists with support from Animal Aid and Viva!, the protest route included Regent Street, Piccadilly Circus and Whitehall. There were several stops along the way outside branches of McDonald’s and Aberdeen Steak House as marchers voiced their disapproval of the companies’ activities.
Among the speakers was Animal Aid Director, Andrew Tyler, who spoke of the negative human health and environmental impacts of animal farming but declared: 'My own argument against meat, milk, eggs, fish and all other animal products arises from my knowledge of the vile cruelty that is integral to these animal product industries. I have seen it for myself during numerous visits to farms, markets and slaughterhouses.’
The images below are all copyright Mario Mitsis, except for the image of Juliet and Andrew, which is courtesy of Viva!. See more pictures and a report.
|Animal Aid director, Andrew Tyler, speaking before the march set off|
|Andrew Tyler and Viva! director Juliet Gellatley, before the march set off|
|the march on Regent Street|
|the march pauses outside McDonalds|
|the march passes Parliament|
The images above are all copyright Mario Mitsis, except for the image of Juliet and Andrew, which is courtesy of Viva!. See more pictures and a report.