Activists Rally Downtown For Animal Rights

Michele Fiore
October 14, 2018 - 5:40 pm

CHICAGO (WBBM NEWSRADIO) -- The Midwest March for Animals drew hundreds of advocates to Federal Plaza Sunday afternoon.

Nine months ago, a documentary changed Yaxool Luna's life. She's now vegan.

"I saw how they killed animals, how much they suffered, and there is not need for that," she said. 

Luna joined other animal rights advocates at a downtown march that started with a moment of silence. The group is calling on Chicago to ban horse carriages and the sale of fur, shut down slaughterhouses and close the zoo. 

People brought their animals to the rally - one chicken, and several dogs. Santana is Carrie Nutter's pitbull.

"I did want to help a pit bull because they do get a bad reputation," she said. "As you can see, they're very sweet animals."