In no uncertain terms, Tim spoke up for the rights of all animals in his interview and called veganism a social justice movement:
"To adopt the vegan lifestyle is to join a social justice movement," he says. "It's more than just a diet, it's about taking a moral and ethical standpoint and seeing animals as our equals. We're now at the point in history where we can include animals as beings that have rights. They do. They have the same right to live and breathe, to love, to have decent living conditions, not to be abused, as humans do. Even if they can't speak for themselves they have people like us to speak for them. People recognise that."
"It's also about telling people the truth about behind animal livestock production, that 97 per cent of all meat and dairy consumption in the UK comes from factory farming. There's nothing humane about keeping animals. Nothing humane about mincing a male chick alive because he's not needed. Nothing humane about increasing a cage from 12 inches to 14 inches just to make us feel better about paying more for it."
To find out more about living a truly humane and cruelty-free vegan lifestyle, please visit Vegfest Scotland on December 5th 6th at the SECC in Glasgow – more details will be available when the show website goes live on May 11th. Also follow Vegfest Scotland on Facebook and Twitter for all the latest updates, and join the Facebook event here.
from Vegfest UK