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March Against Cruelty to Animals Starts National Campaign with Florida March

Pet Age Staff//October 2, 2013//

March Against Cruelty to Animals Starts National Campaign with Florida March

Pet Age Staff //October 2, 2013//

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March Against Cruelty will hold its first march to raise awareness against animal abuse and cruelty on Nov. 16, in Fort Lauderdale, Fla.

March Against Cruelty, a national grassroots organization raising awareness about compassion for animals, is inviting all advocates for animals, animal activists, rescue and welfare groups, and individuals who care about the humane treatment of animals, to join the march.

“The goal of Florida March Against Cruelty to Animals is to bring together those concerned about the welfare of animals to seek change,” Andrew Kirschner, Ed.D., the lead organizer for March Against Cruelty, said. “We want to raise awareness about the institutional and individual cruelty perpetrated against animals around the globe to encourage more people to take action in their community to oppose cruelty and make humane decisions in their daily lives.”

The inaugural March Against Cruelty to Animals will begin at noon on Nov. 16 at the Huizenga Plaza in Fort Lauderdale, Fla. In addition to the march there will be speakers; and animal rescue and welfare groups will be on hand to provide information about their local and statewide programs.
“The key to progress for animals rests with good people standing up for animals and exerting their collective voice,” Wayne Pacelle, president and CEO of The Humane Society of the United States, said. “I am excited to hear about burgeoning grassroots activism, like the 2013 March Against Cruelty to Animals, and hope that people of conscience join the effort.”
“Whenever you can stand up, speak out, write, bend an ear, open eyes and hearts and minds, it’s an opportunity to grab, otherwise why do we exist,” Ingrid Newkirk, president and co-founder of PETA, said. “Don’t just come to the March; talk it up, tell everyone and bring everyone you can – friends and family members, coworkers and kids!”