GMFERL (Global March for Elephant, Rhino and Lions) took place in George, South Africa on 4th October 2014.10.04.
We agreed with the Garden Route SPCA that we would combine our march with their annual Bark in the Park, a dog walk followed by a Dog Show in the beautiful setting of the Botanical Gardens.
An estimated 250 people attended along with 110 dogs of all shapes and sizes.
Watch the video of the start of the walk here….
Banners, posters and placards were provided by CACH and the pupils of York High School Animal Club. Thanks to Susan Bryson and Gillian Tett from the school for making the childrens' school project posters available for our event.
Good support was also given to the march by the Eden and Sedgefield Lions Club. Thanks Debbie and Carl.
More video here….
The local George Herald newspaper gave good coverage of the march and the plight of Eles, Rhino and lions.
Combining marches with other animal welfare orgs such as the SPCA is much more effective in getting one’s message across, in a friendly, supportive community atmosphere.