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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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

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

Fearmans ‘Pork’ Show No Mercy for Pigs – Tragedy in Canada

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

Compassion is not a Crime – Toronto Pig Save Co-Founder’s Trial

#pigtrial I had the amazing opportunity to visit Toronto a few weeks ago and be part of the Toronto Save vigils. I'll be writing more about this soon, but as I'm still on my travels, I just want to briefly let everyone know about a really important trial coming up. Anita Krajnc is the co-founder … Continue reading Compassion is not a Crime – Toronto Pig Save Co-Founder’s Trial

Essex Pig Save First Vigil – 6th June 2016

Last year, I wrote about a save movement called Toronto Pig Save, an organisation who bear witness to pigs on their way to slaughter. I interviewed popular American blogger Bite Size Vegan about her thoughts on attending her first vigil with Toronto Pig Save, and thought about how the videos and images captured by people attending … Continue reading Essex Pig Save First Vigil – 6th June 2016