Markus Boehning has been actively promoting veganism and animal rights since early 2014 when he founded the Hamburg chapter of volunteer activists for the German Albert Schweitzer Foundation. Over the past five years, he has been leading the group together with Caroline von Schwerin and Inga Laube, organizing countless information booths, moving board events and silent lines in and around the Hamburg metropolitan area.
In early 2018, they founded the Animal Rights Activists Alliance (Tierrechtsaktivistenbündnis) together with Andreas Setzer. Their goal is to unite the diverse animal rights organizations in Germany (and beyond) in order to mobilize large numbers of activists for animal rights demonstrations that can no longer be ignored by society, media and the government. Their first success was their „Hand in hand for animal rights“ („Hand in Hand für Tierrechte“) event in Hamburg in October 2018 with more than 3000 participants. The four activists are currently busy organizing this year`s Official Animal Rights March in Berlin on August 25.