Hopefield Animal Sanctuary & Vegan Cafe

Yesterday, I visited Hopefield Animal Sanctuary in Brentwood, Essex, England. The sanctuary has actually been open since 1983, but it wasn't on my list of sanctuaries to visit before, due to the cafe there not being vegan - which seemed incredibly confusing to me. BUT last month, Hopefield addressed this and made their cafe completely free … Continue reading Hopefield Animal Sanctuary & Vegan Cafe

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4 Days Vegan in Denver, Colorado, USA

In November last year, I took a 3-week trip to the states. My planned route was Boston-Portland-San Francisco-Los Angeles, but with the terrible fires surrounding San Fran and other parts of California, I decided to take a slight detour. I wanted somewhere that wasn't a million miles from LA (you can check out what I … Continue reading 4 Days Vegan in Denver, Colorado, USA

Essex Pig Save February Vigil and Media Coverage

Last week, we held our monthly Essex Pig Save vigil to bear witness to pigs arriving for slaughter at Cheale Meats in Essex, England. To say the event was a success wouldn't be right, because we are always left with overwhelming sadness as the truck pulls in to the slaughterhouse, knowing that there is nothing … Continue reading Essex Pig Save February Vigil and Media Coverage

Vegan Life Live – Alexandra Palace, London

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

Travel: Best Vegan Food Spots in Glasgow, Scotland

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

2016 – Animal Activism Year in Review

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

Essex Pig Save Vigil – Bearing Witness to Pigs – 7/11/16

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