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Part 3 of ‘And if you know your history...’ In the third of this series, Dr. Roger Yates of the Vegan Information Project, turns his attention to Leslie Cross, who would have a profound effect on the vegan movement and, with Arthur Ling, the development of plant milks. He was certainly...
In this series of vlogs, a number of the guest speakers at the upcoming Pro-Intersectional Vegan Conference at VegfestUK London 2016 (#PIVC2016), will talk about their backgrounds and their topics of choice in their talks at the conference.   In this vlog, we have LGBTQ vegan activist Joe Brydon,...
Tim Barford, manager of VegfestUK, spoke about the vegan philosophy, the animal movement and various forms of effective vegan activism, in a talk given at the Teen VGN Summer Camp on August 17th 2016.   Tim gave an introduction to what being vegan really means, the dichotomy into ‘light’ ...
Those who use and abuse other animals cannot countenance the idea of a rights-based position on the use of other animals. However, they claim to fully understand, support, and are strictly committed to the principles of the ideology of animal welfarism which essentially suggests that the non-cruel...
Just over a year ago I went with a second Vegan Information Project volunteer to an event in Dublin entitled, “Climate Conversations 2015 Launch Event: Communicating the Challenge” which featured, among others, Eamon Ryan of the Green Party in Ireland, Claire O'Connor, former...
In this talk, delivered at VegfestUK Bristol 2016, I discussed the following: - Navigating the difference between true allyship and ally theater - Centering the victims in our activism instead of ourselves - How to avoid the dreaded saviour complex in animal rights activism   - Why...
Rights of animals is an area often overlooked by vegan campaigners, and especially those within the main National groups.   In this talk given at VegfestUK Bristol 2016, Tim Barford, manager of VegfestUK and Yaoh, talks about effective ways to incorporate a rights and justice message into vegan ...
Firstly, I would like to ask about the main motivation behind setting up the group?   The main motivation for starting the group was to provide a platform to explore examples of effective vegan activism.  Within the contemporary ‘animal movement’ we have noticed a general lack of...
Much is made of the unique, ground-breaking, elements of The Abolitionist Approach to Animal Rights. However, its major characteristics, abolitionism, sentience, and others are “borrowed” from Tom Regan and Peter Singer.   The Abolitionist Approach to Animal Rights is essentially a...
The full film from the live performance of the Pig Freud band at Vegfest Scotland is here:     Pig Freud band, consisting of manager Tim Barford and Pappa Bear the harmonica player, played altogether 5 tunes live at Vegfest Scotland on Dec 6th at the SECC, with support from vegan...
To all our supporters, stallholders, speakers, visitors, contractors, venue staff, and all the people we want work and engage with:   Wishing you the very best for 2016 – a massive thanks for all your help and support in 2015. Here is a little summary of our achievements over the past 12...
Tim Barford spoke for 30 minutes recently on the Species Barrier Radio show about some of the changes that have occurred within VegfestUK and the UK Vegan movement during the last year or so.   A fascinating insight into the core of the UK vegan movement, Tim is better positioned than most to...
Recently, we were asked on Twitter to support a campaign protesting outside the Japanese Embassy about dolphins being killed.   We replied saying we don’t support campaigns that fuel xenophobia. @OctobersRaven we dont support campaigns that fuel xenophobia and are not in favour of singling...
VegfestUK, Vegfest Scotland and Yaoh manager Tim Barford has taken to quoting Socrates as he clarifies his own position on a number of issues relating to the current UK vegan movement.     Following on from the success of VegfestUK London 2015 last October, which saw amongst other things...
With so many celebrities going ‘vegan’ all the time, it’s rarely out the news these days. Comedian Frankie Boyle is the latest in a line that include David Haye the boxer, Serena Williams the tennis player, and recently Miley Cyrus and Beyoncé have publicly ‘gone...
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