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Tag Archives: reducetarian

Part 2 of ‘And if you know your history...’ In the second of a series of essays, vegan since 1979 and former animal rights prisoner, Dr. Roger Yates, looks at how veganism as a social movement emerged and developed with the focus on accounts of the individual pioneers of the vegan...
In this blog, VegfestUK manager Tim Barford reviews Julia Feliz Brueck’s recent book ‘Veganism in an Oppressive World’.   Over the last few decades, there have been many ‘new’ movements spring up within the global vegan & animal rights community. The huge demos ...
There is a big growth in both veganism and plant-based diets all over the globe, and in the UK especially, and whilst the growth is set to continue, so does the ongoing debate and often misunderstanding and misrepresenting between those that promote veganism as an ethical way of life (ethical veganism) and ...
Tim Barford from VegfestUK presents his second in a series of short talks on effective vegan strategy. This brief talk looks at the animal movement and some of the naturally occurring divisions within.   Tim’s position is effectively that we’re better off understanding and...
There has been plenty of discussion recently about the word ‘’vegan’’ and what it means….and whether it should be replaced with other words, or altered to include animal consumption in some form or other….….. but ‘’vegan’’ is way...
What's the most important thing the vegan movement can do? Get more active (and ethical) vegans, right? However, vegans are constantly being encouraged to support vegetarian and now reducetarian campaigns.   This session that I delivered at VegfestUK Bristol 2016 argues that the...
  This How To Go Vegan podcast episode titled ““Humane”: What's in a Word (listen here) ?”covers a question some of us might have and that is: Isn't it okay to eat animal products if they're “free range”, “cage-free”,...
In a remarkable historical document from 1944, the co-founder of the vegan social movement in Britain, Donald Watson, stated that we cannot simply wait for people to be “ready” for a new and radical idea. No, on the contrary, Watson insisted that the “dead weight of public opinion”...
  Many thanks to all of you who have participated in our latest poll, on which form of animal activism we should be focusing on the most.   Below are the results from this latest poll:   Total number of votes: 197 Vegan education 62% A reducetarian/flexitarian campaign 16% Welfare...
If you wish to help animals but you have limited time and energy, which form of animal activism should we be focusing the most on?    Poll is now closed – for full results click...
In case you’ve missed the following key speeches and performances from our first ever show in Scotland, here’s a compilation:   Dr. Douglas Graham – Many conditions with one common consideration   Matt Ruscigno RD – How Vegan Athletes are Defying...
Here is our brand-new song “The Vegan Police” – lyrics are underneath the embedded video here:     When we vegans are engaged in educating  Like we’ve often done so many times before,  We may hear some other people advocating  But it’s...
Big thanks to Prof. Gary L. Francione for speaking to our audience at Vegfest Scotland via Skype on Sunday December 6th 2015.   Pioneer of the Abolitionist Approach to Animal Rights, and prime mover in the abolitionist vegan movement, Prof. Francione spoke on the subject...
After much anticipation, the full video recorded from the Big Discussion at Vegfest Scotland on whether vegans should promote the reducetarian approach is now available to watch below:     Video recording and editing courtesy of Green World TV   Big thanks to the Grumpy Old...
Below is a full transcript of the Grumpy Old Vegans’ contribution to The Big Discussion at Vegfest Scotland on whether vegans should promote the reducetarian approach:   “Educating the mind without educating the heart is no education at all”. Aristotle’s words ring just as...
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