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

10 times 2019 has already been ‘The Year of the Vegan’

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’

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

Second Chance Animal Rescue – Giving Animals the Second Chance they Deserve

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

Bearing Witness with Essex Pig Save – Why Being Vegan Isn’t Enough

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

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