Official Animal Rights March to Feature PETA Torchbearer

Hundreds of Animal Rights Proponents Will Take to the D.C. Streets to Demand an End to All Animal Oppression

For Immediate Release:
August 24, 2018

David Perle 202-483-7382

WashingtonWhat:    On Saturday, the annual Official Animal Rights March will draw thousands of animal advocates from around the globe—including hundreds from Washington—to the streets to demand a world in which animals live free from harm and exploitation. PETA torchbearer Hanh Nguyen will speak during the D.C. march, and PETA supporters will brandish signs proclaiming, “End Speciesism.”

When:    Saturday, August 25, 12:30 p.m.

Where:    1600 Pennsylvania Ave. N.W. (in front of Lafayette Square), Washington

“This revolutionary march is proof that more people than ever are taking steps to help animals by going vegan, ditching fur and leather, condemning animal experimentation, and rejecting the use of animals in entertainment,” says PETA Executive Vice President Tracy Reiman. “This march and others around the country will help drive home the message that animals are like us in all the ways that matter.”

PETA’s motto is “Animals are not ours to eat, wear, experiment on, use for entertainment, or abuse in any other way.” For more information, please visit

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