Add Feeds
Publisher Windows
Streaming Headlines
Streaming Windows

Log out

Social Connect

OR Log into your Account below
Want One? Create New Account
Email:
Password:
Official Statement regards Gary Francione and VegfestUK

Official Statement regards Gary Francione and VegfestUK

2016-01-31 
| by Editor

Gary Francione will no longer be appearing at VegfestUK events.

 

Whilst we value his ideology, we cannot support his treatment of vegan activists in public any longer, especially in the UK right now.

 

We have a big respect and admiration for what is essentially a movement based on altruism. Volunteers giving up their time for free, or low paid workers working overtime, to help end the unfair treatment of animals.

 

Whilst we agree that some of our combined efforts may be problematical, ineffective or even counterproductive, and whilst we encourage respectful debate and critique between vegan activists especially, and see it as an essential part of a growing Social Justice movement, we do not support the current approach that Gary and his team employ towards valued and respected vegan activists across the globe.

 

We wish Gary and his team well, and thank Gary and Anna especially for their excellent books and eye opening ideology, and thankyou also to those members of his team who have appeared at VegfestUK events to speak about the Abolitionist Approach. We are deeply grateful for your input.

 

And VegfestUK will continue to promote veganism from a Justice for All pro intersectional perspective.

 

But in a way that respects other activists, in a spirit of mutual cooperation, compassion and admiration for our efforts. And even if we disagree, we are open to debate, discussion and solutions.

 

Everyone is welcome to attend our events. And we will review our criteria shortly.

 

xxx VegfestUK

Get Involved! If you have a great Vegan news feed, blog, podcast or video channel that you’d like us to include your focus on in the site, then please just contact us at info@vegfest.co.uk with details!






Post Comment
Join the conversation!Log in to leave a comment.

Latest News

from Vegfest UK

3 DAYS AGO

Feel the PVLSE of your city

The VegfestUK organisers are delighted to announce that PVLSE, the
4 DAYS AGO

BIOCANNA: Growing in an honest and sustainable way

In this guest blog, BIOCANNA, who is kindly sponsoring this year’s
5 DAYS AGO

VGN hosts Climate Summit at VegfestUK London 2019

The imminence of climate change and global warming
10/09/2019

Feel the PVLSE of your city

The VegfestUK organisers are delighted to announce that PVLSE, the
09/09/2019

Huge array of globally inspired vegan cuisine awaits at VegfestUK London

VegfestUK events traditionally pride themselves on the calibre and
05/09/2019

Vegan Lifestyle and Wellbeing to be discussed at VegfestUK London 2019

How to ensure that our beauty products and clothes are ethically
03/09/2019

Premium organic vegan supplement producers Vivo Life sponsoring VegfestUK London 2019

Meet the Vivo Life team at this year’s London Vegfest! Our
23/08/2019

BUY ONE GET ONE FREE offer for tickets to VegfestUK London ending Aug 31st

Not long left before the BUY ONE GET ONE FREE ticket offer ends for
16/08/2019

Animal Rebellion summit planned for VegfestUK London Oct 26th 27th 2019

Animal Rebellion – a loose alliance of some 20 or so animal rights
14/08/2019

Dolma – Vegan and Cruelty Free Fragrances

In this guest blog, the team from Dolma Vegan Fragrances talk about
12/08/2019

The Art of Compassion Exhibition makes its return to VegfestUK London in support of Hunt Saboteurs Association

The VegfestUK team are delighted to welcome back The Art of
08/08/2019

BIOCANNA: Growing in an honest and sustainable way

In this guest blog, BIOCANNA, who is kindly sponsoring this year’s
06/08/2019

Practical advice on Veganic Growing to be shared by Vegan Organic Network at VegfestUK London 2019

At VegfestUK London 2019 in October, the Vegan Organic Network are
01/08/2019

Advance tickets for VegfestUK London now on sale – Buy One Get One Free till end of August

Tickets for the 7th annual vegan festival VegfestUK London (Oct
31/07/2019

Kids Theatre and Storytelling at VegfestUK London 2019

Families with kids will enjoy the new Kids Theatre and Storytelling
30/07/2019

Wealth of information for budding vegans and activists to take home from 7th year annual vegan festival at Olympia London

The support for both new vegans and vegan activists has always been
26/07/2019

Animal Aid to host Wildlife Summit at VegfestUK London 2019

One of the UK’s leading animal protection groups Animal Aid will be
25/07/2019

Sanctuaries Fair raising funds for animal sanctuaries at flagship vegan festival at Olympia London

The Sanctuaries Fair is a new initiative at the flagship vegan
15/07/2019

Plant Fuelled Sportspeople and Fitness Personalities to share insights at VegfestUK London

How best to achieve optimal fitness without animal products? How
11/06/2019

Liven up your Summer Vegan BBQ with Encona Sauces and this sizzling recipe for Spiced Sweet Potato Patties

Vegan barbecues are set to be all the rage this summer, with every

About The Vegfest Express
Brought to you by Vegfest UK
Get the latest Vegan Recipes, Videos, Podcasts and News on Animals, Environment and Vegan Products, all curated by experts in the field. Want your blog or site featured on The Vegfest Express? Contact Us!
Contact Us
Follow Us