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Clothes Swap Finds and Turning the Public Vegan!

Clothes Swap Finds and Turning the Public Vegan!

Our latest video is up, and it features some more vegan activism. This time, it involves an inflatable Matrix-inspired cube with video screens showing footage of how farmed animals are treated. We set up the cube in the centre of town — it attracted a lot of attention and was great at drawing people in! … Read More

How to Make an Ecobrick…& Vegan Outreach With an Inflatable Polar Bear!

How to Make an Ecobrick…& Vegan Outreach With an Inflatable Polar Bear!

Our second YouTube video is here! In this video, we make our very first ecobrick. If you don’t know what an ecobrick is, it’s where you cram your unrecyclable plastic waste into an empty plastic bottle. The ecobrick can be used to make furniture or replace various building materials. Watch the video, or read on … Read More

The Bristol Animal Rights March and Anti-Airport Demo

The Bristol Animal Rights March and Anti-Airport Demo

When I moved to Bristol in January, I was hoping to get involved with lots of activism again. But life took over, and I’ve somehow managed to do very little over the past five months. So I was absolutely determined to make it to the annual Bristol animal rights march last Saturday. And coincidentally, there … Read More

Sharkwater Extinction: an Action-Packed Film With a Powerful Message

Sharkwater Extinction: an Action-Packed Film With a Powerful Message

Today’s post comes from blogger Hannah Parry, also known as Hannah the Traveller. She’s going to discuss an important new documentary raising awareness of the plight of sharks, and what we can do to help. *** The power of media. We’re still talking about the “Attenborough effect” — the impact on society’s conscience that Sir … Read More

Should You Buy Meat from Small Local Farms?

Should You Buy Meat from Small Local Farms?

When confronted with information about conditions on factory farms, many people claim only to buy meat from small local farms. The assumption here is that animals are treated better on these sorts of farms. It evokes images of picture-book farmyards with happy animals roaming free. But is this the case? To answer that question, I … Read More

Vegan Activism: Why Anyone Can Get Involved!

Vegan Activism: Why Anyone Can Get Involved!

It feels like ages since I wrote about activism, so I thought I’d address that. Today, I’d like to show you that vegan activism is something anyone can get involved in, no matter how shy or nervous you are. I’m going to do that by describing several different types of vegan activism, most of which … Read More

Animals in Captivity: Are Zoos Good or Bad?

Animals in Captivity: Are Zoos Good or Bad?

Going to the zoo is often seen as a fun, harmless activity to do with kids. Many children love animals and are excited to see the exotic creatures they have read about in picture books. We are told that zoos are educational and important for conservation. But others say it is cruel to keep wild … Read More

Animals Who Escape Slaughter: Why Do We Cheer Them On?

Animals Who Escape Slaughter: Why Do We Cheer Them On?

Most of us rarely think about the plight of the animals we eat. Their lives and deaths are hidden from us, and we spare them little more than the occasional guilty thought. But every so often, something happens which brings these animals into the public eye. Over the years, various animals have escaped on their … Read More

Vegan Activism…with Inflatable Animals!

Vegan Activism…with Inflatable Animals!

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 … Read More

What Humans Can Learn from Other Animals

What Humans Can Learn from Other Animals

We humans like to flaunt our superiority over other animals. But not only do I think this superiority is a myth, I also think there’s a lot we could learn from our fellow earthlings. Dolphins are a great example. As I mentioned in the post linked above, they have even more developed brains than we … Read More