We have so many who have marched before us: for peace, for civil rights, for freedom, for the right to vote, for action on behalf of the disappeared, for political prisoners, for working peoples' rights, for human rights, for so many things. Now, we march for the rights of elephants and rhinos to exist safe from slaughter. For their rights to live as they have lived for eons, and not to be subject to be killed so that their ivory might be carved into an object that might just as easily been carved from something else, or their horns ground into powder so that superstitious people consume them in the hopes of improved health, or to be hunted for "trophies."
We march for the voiceless. We march for those who cannot advocate for themselves and face horrifically cruel deaths and extinction due to superstition and taste which fuels and is fueled by greed, pride, corruption, sadism, indifference, ignorance, fear, hatred, terrorism.
We march to stop the power of White Gold, the ivory trade. We march to stop the trade in rhino horn held to have magical healing properties. We march to stop the hunting of lions, bred and tamed and released into a closed range only to be shot and killed and displayed.