Sunday, October 4, 2015

March for Elephants and Rhinos 10/03/2015

My second time sketching along with the Global March comes at an interesting time for the fight against ivory and rhino-horn trafficking. In quick succession, we've had a National Geographic expose, a vague agreement between the US and China (the top two markets), and today California governor Jerry Brown just signed a horn and ivory sales ban into law. Feel the momentum! And see for more info.

This year's march kicked off at Jefferson Square Park...

...then up to Geary Boulevard... a mini-rally in front of the shuttered Chinese Consulate.

Simultaneously sketching and marching remains a challenge!

Of course, drumming and chant-leading aren't trivial multitasking challenges either.

The closing rally at UN Plaza. This is usually where the crowd starts to thin out.

Dogs dressed as elephants was definitely a thing this year!