Hundreds of people showed up to listen to a variety of speeches and march for animal rights in downtown Indianapolis at the first annual Indiana Animal Rights March on Saturday, September 1, 2018.
Speakers included local farm animal sanctuary founders, environmental leaders, scholars on intersectionality, nationally known figures in the animal rights movement and other animal rights advocates. The message came through loud and clear… animals are not ours to use for ANY purpose and the oppression of non-human animals should end immediately.
THANK YOU to all of our speakers, organizers, contributors, graphic artists, printers and everyone who came out to make this event a success!
For pictures of the event, please visit our Facebook page at www.facebook.com/INanimalrights
March recap video (bottom) courtesy of Brittany Smith and Cam Sheeks.
Welcome and Introduction: Misty Johns
Jesse Kharbanda – Executive Director – Hoosier Environmental Council
Kristen Hess – Spectator Who Won Us Over With Her “Vegan at 70” Sign
Michelle and Mark Pruitt – Founders – Upland’s PEAK Sanctuary
Rama Ganesan – Organizer – Vegan Michiana
Jenny Brown – Animal Rights Speaker/Author/Activist; Founder – Woodstock Farm Sanctuary
Kristina J. Addington – Owner – V-Grits Food Co. Louisville, KY
Michael Budkie – Executive Director – Stop Animal Exploitation Now
Nekeisha Alayna Alexis – Independent scholar with wide-ranging interests in race, human and animal oppression, intersectionality and co-liberation with other animals
Kate and Andrew Yundt – Co-founders – Kanda Farm Sanctuary
Robert Grillo – Founder and Director – Free From Harm
Recap video of the march
*Credit for the two photos on this page: Brent Lentilburger