Vegan Activism…with Inflatable Animals!

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I’ve taken part in many types of vegan activism over the past couple of years, but last Saturday was a new experience. A group of us gathered in the city centre to raise awareness of animal rights issues – using giant inflatable animals.

There were four – a pig, a sheep, a cow, and a chicken. A few activists were strapped inside the animals, making them walk and even dance! We had music playing, which created a really good atmosphere. Kids especially loved the animals. They ran up to them, petting them and looking through the little windows at the people inside.

I held a sign reading ‘Save the planet – go vegan’, and walked around the animals. We also did a (very slow) parade up the street. It drew considerable attention!

The lovely Aisha Ponders decided to interview some passers-by to find out what they thought of the event. Watch her video below. It also features some footage of the animals (and my face).

Overall, I think this was an extremely successful event. We had several great conversations with people, and it was a very non-confrontational way of spreading the vegan message. A few people asked us about vegan-friendly places to eat. And the best part? Any activist group in the UK can borrow the animals and stage their own event – see the Friendsnotfood page on Facebook. It’s a lot of fun – I highly recommend it.

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  1. I saw this video on you tube. I saw a person on the video claiming health benefits to the vegan diet.
    I believe animal rights and human health are seperate issues.
    I respect your right to be vegan but I am on a high meat diet and in perfect health.
    I am actually allot healthier than various vegans I have met. For example I did the FitBrit challenghe at Fitness First Bedford twice last year 1st time 21 mins second 20 mins. For a 41 year old thats good. Could you guys do that in more or less time

    https://www.dwfitnessfirst.com/campaigns/fitbrit/

    http://www.coachmag.co.uk/fitbrit/2017/mens-leaderboard/page/17/0

    You lecture on health lets compare yours with mine

  2. Sorry wrong uplink you will see me on this uplink
    https://www.google.co.uk/search?source=hp&ei=lq6OWsPOE8SfU_b4sJAK&q=malcolm+bartram+fitbrit&oq=malcolm+bartram+fitbrit&gs_l=psy-ab.3..33i160k1l2.1845.9048.0.9419.23.15.0.1.1.0.657.3447.3j5j1j4j1j1.15.0….0…1c.1.64.psy-ab..7.16.3455…0j46j0i131k1j0i46k1j0i13k1j0i13i30k1j0i22i30k1j0i8i13i30k1j0i13i10i30k1j33i21k1.0.eKwAvnrZk3E

    If you people claim there are health benefits to your vegan diet come to a gym with me and we can compare our fitness levels

  3. I also forgot to say four minutes into the video there is a fat man saying he is vegan and their are health benefits to the vegan diet.
    The fact he is fat proves the vegan diet has no health benefit.
    I would like to invite you guys to a gym and lets compare your fitness with mine.

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