A couple of weeks ago, I got to spend the day at Second Chance Animal Rescue (SCAR) in Crockenhill, Kent, England. Hanging out with rescued farm animals is probably my favourite thing to do, especially a few days after attending a save vigil (check out my experience at Essex Pig Save here). Watching happy farm … Continue reading Second Chance Animal Rescue – Giving Animals the Second Chance they Deserve
In 2016, I took the step from vegan to vegan activist. It was a new year's resolution of mine to become more involved in animal rights. I would watch videos of undercover investigations in factory farms, and I knew that my money was not paying for any of this cruelty...but this still didn't make me feel … Continue reading Bearing Witness with Essex Pig Save – Why Being Vegan Isn’t Enough
So this weekend saw the first event by hugely popular magazine 'Vegan Life'. Like a lot of people, I'm a huge fan of Vegan Life magazine - I've had a few of my articles about sanctuary visits published here, plus have had the opportunity to meet some of the people involved who have attended Essex … Continue reading Vegan Life Live – Alexandra Palace, London
Happy new year everybody! I hope you all had a great Christmas break. I find the new year the perfect time to get focused and set out goals to achieve for the next twelve months. In my previous blog, I picked out some of my highlights from 2016 (view here), but unfortunately the world of … Continue reading Travel: Best Vegan Food Spots in Glasgow, Scotland
In the world of animal rights, 2016 has definitely seen some positive changes worldwide. More people are vegan than ever before, and also many vegans have turned to activism to use their voices for animals. It has been my first full year of animal activism, and taking action for animals has became a huge part … Continue reading 2016 – Animal Activism Year in Review
Yesterday we had another vigil at Cheale Meats in Essex, to say goodbye to some beautiful pigs arriving for slaughter. It's always a surreal feeling, that the vigil is considered a success if we are able to see some trucks of pigs. Obviously we don't want the trucks to be there at all, and in … Continue reading Essex Pig Save Vigil – Bearing Witness to Pigs – 7/11/16
There's been so much hype surrounding this year's Vegfest London. I've been lucky enough to talk to some of the inspirational speakers and athletes including Kate Strong, Rebecca Fox, Marta Zaraska and Fiona Oakes. All in all, I had pretty high expectations for the event which I wrote about last year and the year before. … Continue reading Vegfest London 2016 Round Up!
Yesterday in Burlington, Canada, a terrible tragedy occurred when a truck transporting pigs to slaughter at Fearmans 'Pork' overturned. What happened next has left people around the world completely heartbroken. Activists from Toronto Pig Save rushed to the scene where the truck was, just outside Fearmans slaughterhouse. From live video streams on social media, the … Continue reading Fearmans ‘Pork’ Show No Mercy for Pigs – Tragedy in Canada
When gazing at her list of achievements, you may wonder if there’s anything Kate Strong hasn’t done - World Champion triathlete, multiple-award winning entrepreneur, multi-linguist, globe-trotter, philanthropist, author, engineer and of course vegan! I caught up with Kate this week to find out what we can expect from her at Vegfest London. What are you … Continue reading Vegfest London Countdown – Vegan Athletes Summit – Kate Strong
...does such a thing exist?! Well it turns out, yes it does! Continuing my journey into the world of vegan and cruelty-free beauty, it has definitely been a learning curve so far. Almost exactly a year ago, I posted my first blog about cruelty-free cosmetics (check out 'The World of Cruelty-Free Cosmetics') and since then I've … Continue reading Vegan, Cruelty-Free Hair Dye That’s GOOD for Your Hair?!