Million Dog Protest Walk

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Five-year-old Andriana Graham (right) goes up to Emily Grove, and Grove's two dogs Biscuit (center) and Gus (lower, left) at the gathering in an overflow parking lot at the Ruffin Courthouse off James Brown Boulevard before the start of a protest walk on Saturday, December 7, 2013 in Augusta, Georgia. The walk took place to protest the practice of using dogs for dental studies, and it ended a few hundred feet before the Georgia Regents University Dental School. Sara Caldwellstaff
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Robyn Green's dogs Hailey (lower, center) and Baby (background) sit as they wait for the start of a protest walk in a parking lot at the Ruffin Courthouse on Saturday, December 7, 2013 in Augusta, Georgia. Sara Caldwellstaff
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Participants brought their dogs to walk with as they protest against using dogs for dental studies at Georgia Regents University's Dental School on Saturday, December 7, 2013 in Augusta, Georgia. Sara Caldwellstaff
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A protest sign is seen saying "GRU how could you" in the gathering before the start of a protest against using dogs for dental studies on Saturday, December 7, 2013 in Augusta, Georgia. Sara Caldwellstaff
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Protesters keep to the sidewalk as they walk down Walton Way, on their way to their permitted location outside Georgia Regents University's Dental School during a staged protest against the use of dogs in dental studies on Saturday, December 7, 2013 in Augusta, Georgia. Sara Caldwellstaff
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Protesters keep to the sidewalk, and use crosswalks, as they walk down Walton Way, on their way to their permitted location outside Georgia Regents University's Dental School during a staged protest against the use of dogs in dental studies on Saturday, December 7, 2013 in Augusta, Georgia. Sara Caldwellstaff
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Protestors lined-up down James Brown Boulevard, on their way to the Georgia Regents University Dental School during a protest against using dogs in dental studies on Saturday, December 7, 2013 in Augusta, Georgia. People chanted "GRU, how could you?" Sara Caldwellstaff
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Members with various animal groups gathered in a parking lot near the Ruffin Courthouse to stage a walk to protest the use of dogs for dental studies at Georgia Regents University. Signs were seen saying "Stop," and other things during the protest walk on Saturday, December 7, 2013 in Augusta, Georgia. Sara Caldwellstaff
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Once at their permitted location, protestors chant and speak out against using dogs for dental studies while standing near Georgia Regents University's Dental School during on Saturday, December 7, 2013 in Augusta, Georgia. Sara Caldwellstaff
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Richmond County Sheriff's deputies blocked off roads for protestors to walk safely to their permitted location near the Georgia Regents Dental School off Wrightsboro Road, as people protested the use of dogs in dental studies, on Saturday, December 7, 2013 in Augusta, Georgia. Sara Caldwellstaff
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Dog pawprints are seen on the sidewalk as protestors, and their dogs, walk to a permitted location across Wrightsboro Road from Georgia Regents University's Dental School during a protest walk on Saturday, December 7, 2013 in Augusta, Georgia. Sara Caldwellstaff
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Once at their permitted location, protestors chant and speak out against using dogs for dental studies while standing near Georgia Regents University's Dental School during on Saturday, December 7, 2013 in Augusta, Georgia. Sara Caldwellstaff
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A woman carries a sign saying "I care about dogs" as a man is seen wearing a shirt saying "Gruesome, Revolting, Unethical" shirt during a protest walk on Saturday, December 7, 2013 in Augusta, Georgia. Sara Caldwellstaff
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Robyn Green stands with her dogs Hailey (lower right) and Baby in an overflow parking lot at the Ruffin Courthouse before a protest walk on Saturday, December 7, 2013 in Augusta, Georgia. Green's dogs are wearing posters saying "Don't keep calm. Come argue about animal rights." Sara Caldwellstaff

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