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
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
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 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
...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?!
Rebecca Fox is another speaker that will be appearing at VegFest London’s Vegan Activists Summit on Saturday 22nd October. Rebecca is part of the team behind the blog Reasonable Vegan (www.rvgn.org) - ‘Promoting skeptical inquiry in vegan spaces, confronting irrationality everywhere.’ I caught up with Rebecca this week, and here’s what she had to say … Continue reading Vegfest London Countdown – Vegan Activists Summit – Rebecca Fox