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VegfestUK - New Criteria for our shows in 2017

VegfestUK - New Criteria for our shows in 2017

2016-01-31 
| by Editor

VegfestUK has seen a massive growth over the last three years especially, and we now have 3 shows each year, all of them close to or already on capacity for stalls, speakers and visitors. We have shows in Brighton, Bristol and London.

 

For 2017, we are clarifying our criteria for our events, especially regarding the vegan factor, so that everyone can evaluate a little easier:

 

1) Visitors

Everyone is welcome to attend VegfestUK events as a visitor, regardless of their current dietary, lifestyle, political of philosophical status. VegfestUK events welcome people who are vegan, transitioning, curious or completely new to the whole concept. People who currently choose to use animal products will be very welcome to attend and will be pleasantly surprised by the array of vegan options available. Many people go vegan after visiting our events, which is awesome. We do ask that visitors to VegfestUK events do not wear or use or consume any animal products when visiting the show.

 

2) Stalls

All stalls must have 100% vegan products only on the day, and all marketing must be 100% vegan on the day. We do not accept bookings from businesses that promote the use of animal products outside of VegfestUK events unless they have a strong vegan policy that caters for vegans, or they already have a wide range of vegan products, or they are moving towards an increased vegan range. It is a grey area here – in some ways we would of course prefer 100% vegan companies only, and this may be the case in the future. For now we also want to help and encourage those businesses genuinely shifting toward vegan. Each application is examined on an individual basis. We accept that there may be some inconsistencies here and are open to questions from visitors concerned with any stallholders’ presence.

 

3) Stallholders and Contractors

We do not ask that all our stallholders (as individuals) or workers are vegan, only that they are vegan friendly, respectful to vegans and that they are vegan on the days of the show. This also applies to contractors, venue staff, volunteers and anyone else working at the event.

 

4) Sponsors and promotion of products and businesses through VegfestUK  

For 2016, we are only accepting sponsorship for 100% vegan products. By ‘100%’ we mean in terms of products and marketing for the brand, not the individuals who own or work within the business. We give our sponsors extensive marketing and only wish to promote vegan options rather than anything less. We are very grateful for the support we have received over the years from non-vegan businesses but for 2017 we want to promote only vegan options.

 

5) Speakers

 We ask that all our speakers are vegan themselves and we are only accepting talks on vegan education, rather than ‘other issues’. We particularly wish to avoid any talks about campaigns that could be seen to help fuel xenophobia, or campaigns that rely on sexism, ableism, homophobia, body shaming or racism to promote their cause.

We are also avoiding talks on The Reducetarian approach and Welfare Reforms.

VegfestUK has a policy of encouraging creative vegan education and our talks, demos, workshops discussion and suchlike will reflect this. There  are plenty of other shows that cater for wide ranges of campaigns, and VegfestUK now has a vegan education outreach agenda and as such will focus on vegan education only.

We also cannot accept speakers at VegfestUK events who are regularly disrespectful to other activists in public. We support polite, constructive, respectful critique, but not personal attacks, disrespectful comments, or rude and discourteous language towards other activists.

 

6) Performers

We are actively seeking more vegan performers at our events and encourage vegan performers to apply. 

 

7) Campaign Groups

From 2017 we are asking that all campaign groups that exhibit at VegfestUK include vegan education as part of their outreach work. 

Please note that we cannot accept bookings from campaign groups with campaigns that may fuel xenophobia.

 

8) In general

VegfestUK continues to welcome visitors of all descriptions, but is tightening up on its talks areas especially, so that we only promote vegan education, and also on our sponsors, so that we only promote vegan options. Our stallholders criteria remains much the same for now but we are working towards a 100% vegan show as time goes by.

 

VegfestUK is incredibly grateful for the support from countless individuals, organisations and businesses over the last 13 years. We recognise that times are changing and we are changing with the times. There is a need  for clear consistent vegan education and philosophy, with a ‘Justice For All’ focus at the heart of the movement. For us, going vegan is the least we can do, and something we can all agree on. Therefore, VegfestUK is putting justice for non-human animals at the centre of our work, and aims to help seek the abolition of exploitation of non-humans as a matter of priority, and within our lifetimes. To do this, we simply have to go vegan, stay vegan, and live vegan, and teach others about veganism, and help them go vegan, stay vegan, live vegan and teach vegan as the least we can do for animals. This is highly achievable right now, and we invite everyone to join us in this mission.

 

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