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
It’s no secret that veganism has steadily been on the rise in the UK. It has become a frequent topic of conversation, a regular feature in the news, and still wins the award for initiating the most awkward dinner conversations, causing an instant divide. However, nobody could predict the absolute chaos that has been cast … Continue reading 10 times 2019 has already been ‘The Year of the Vegan’
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
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
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
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!