The recent TV programmes including “Shall I Eat Meat?” on BBC Horizon and extended BBC Radio Coverage have generated a series of discussions on the problems of meat consumption from a number of different angles – health, food sustainability, environmental protection and animal welfare.
If these issues have made you think twice about eating meat and dairy, then you may already be reducing your animal protein intake and increasing your fruit, veg and grain options. A diet rich in plant-based options has been shown to be better for your health, kinder to the environment and indeed a more stable source of global food production.
But is this current fad for cutting out meat and dairy more than just a healthy lifestyle choice? In fact, is it not a moral obligation to stop immediately from consuming animal products in any form and cease to treat animals as if they are our own to use for food, clothing, entertainment, service or companionship? Do we not have a moral obligation to treat our animals as equal and if so, should we not be going 100% vegan rather than even considering 'reducing our animal intake'?
These questions and others will be the subject of debate and discussion at the upcoming VegfestUK events in London (Sept 27th 28th 2014), Brighton (March 28th 29th 2015) and Bristol (May 23rd 24th 2015, TBC). Vegans, vegetarians, flexitarians, meat and dairy reducers, ethical livers, healthy livers, environmentalists, animal welfarists, vegan abolitionists are all welcome at VegfestUK events, and with hundreds of stalls laden with amazing vegan food, bodycare, fashion and other products, plenty of useful information on going and staying vegan, on top of dozens of talks on vegan nutrition, health and lifestyles, there're no end of inspirations and tips for everyone to go vegan at VegfestUK.
If you'd like more information on the upcoming VegfestUK London event, download the event programme at www.london.vegfest.co.uk/programme
Advance tickets to the event are priced at £10 for adults, £6 for claimants / OAPs / students and kids under 16 can enter for free. These tickets are available on BUY ONE GET ONE HALF PRICE until September 15th at www.london.vegfest.co.uk/ticket-info, and every advance ticket holder receives a free gift on entry, so don’t miss out!
You can follow VegfestUK on Facebook and Twitter. For further info about VegfestUK London, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 0117 3079872.