#JaneUnChained LIVE at an extraordinary, unprecedented event: The March Of Silence for the animals in Los Angeles! Hundreds of people gathered silently, sending a message of peace as they poured over the steps of Los Angeles City Hall. Several vegan celebrities like Toby Morse, the lead singer of the band H2O, and Tony Kanal of the band No Doubt, came out to march alongside activists. Two respected filmmakers were on hand, cameras rolling: Kip Andersen of “What the Health” and “Cowspiracy” and Shaun Monson, the creator of the documentaries, “Earthlings,” “Unity,” and co-producer of the film “Dominion.” Popular social media personalities were also in attendance including: Vegan Fat Kid, Jonny Juicer, and Madame Shugah.
All of these activists were there to make a point. Animals cannot speak for themselves! They cannot scream “help me” when trapped in a factory farm, a fur farm, or a laboratory! These compassionate people are remaining silent to send the world a message about the need for compassion for the voiceless! They feel what it’s like to be a helpless animal when they deprive themselves of their ability to speak! Watch and feel the pain with them as Paige Parsons Roache reports!
#JaneUnChained LIVE in downtown Los Angeles for the inaugural March of Silence, with hundreds of animal rights activists committed to bringing awareness to the plight of animals who are caged, farmed, abused, neglected, and… eaten.
You may be wondering why these people are marching in silence through the streets of downtown Los Angeles. About 1000 animal rights activists marched to show their solidarity with all beings who (yes.. who) are unable to raise their voices to object to what is done to them in animal abuse industries, like factory farming. They are ripped from their mothers, castrated without anesthesia, de-horned, de-beaked, stuck in tight cages, and ultimately… slaughtered. The silence represents the inability of animals to talk, to say, “stop hurting me,” and “I don’t want to die!” All beings want to live, love, and be loved. Humans have deprived other species of these basic rights!
For two miles, these strong – and ever so silent – activists poured through the streets. People watched in awe. It was such a spectacle: hundreds upon hundreds of activists, dressed in black with a strip of green-colored tape across their mouths, marching together to make their point. The amazing logo of the march this year was drawn by Lindsay Leigh. She featured a calf wearing a barcode to symbolize that these animals are treated like mere commodities by the industries that exploit them. The imagery is so powerful and it asks people to think about animals as individuals and not products.
#JaneUnChained LIVE in downtown Los Angeles for the inaugural March of Silence, with hundreds of animal rights activists committed to bringing awareness to the plight of animals who are caged, farmed, abused, neglected and… eaten!
Wow! This amazing march concluded after almost two hours of marching in complete silence. A huge amount of people showed up and came together to bring awareness to the pain animals experience every second of every day. Check out the wonderful people hanging out after this powerful event. You can join us! Peace begins on your plate.
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Paige Parsons Roache reports live for JaneUnChained.com.
Report edited by Ellen Dent.
Check out the ABC Channel 7 Story by Jory Rand, a vegan reporter!
After the March of Silence, Kip Andersen attended the weekly pig vigil held by Animal Alliance Network, a group that works with LA Animal Save as part of The Save Movement Organization. He filmed and gave water to thirsty pigs as they arrived at a slaughterhouse near downtown Los Angeles. Here is the video of his speech containing an inspirational message to the activists, filmed by Michelle Chalupa:
***Check out the absolutely amazing photos from the March of Silence’s gifted photographers below!***
Photos by Chef Ito:
Photos by Paige Parsons Roache:
Photos by Bryant A Brito:
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Photo by Paige Parsons Roache reporting LIVE with her “JaneUnchained” hat on! Thank you so much Paige!!!