Animal Aid: November is Vegan Month
|Following the International Vegan Day on 1st November, November is Vegan Month The 1st November is traditionally celebrated as International Vegan Day as a memorial to the establishment of the first Vegan Society in England, UK in 1944.
International Vegan Month is organised by Animal Aid.
|We wish the Vegan Society, UK all the best with its World Vegan Day initiatives which Animal Aid fully supports. Following World Vegan Day, Animal Aid’s Vegan Month will continue the promotion of veganism throughout the rest of November and we would appreciate the support of Vegan Society members.
For more details of Vegan Month events and ways to help, see ww.veganmonth.com.
- Animal Aid, UK.
Animal Aid is the UK’s largest animal rights group and one of the longest established in the world, having been founded in 1977. It campaigns peacefully against all forms of animal abuse and promote a cruelty-free lifestyle.
The NPO investigates and exposes animal cruelty. Its undercover investigations and other evidence are often used by the media, to bring these issues to public attention. It has sent out thousands of veggie packs promoting a cruelty-free diet.
Animal Aid was founded in January 1977 to work, by all peaceful means, for an end to animal cruelty. The Society is a ‘not-for-profit’ Limited Company run by a voluntary Council of Management. Although its work is completely charitable, the Society is denied charitable status because an important part of its work involves campaigning for changes in the law concerning animal protection.
Animal Aid also promotes positive change through education and has a dynamically active Education Department which produces a wide range of educational leaflets, posters, booklets and audio-visual materials. It supplies teaching resources and student information for all National Curriculum Key Stages, Sixth Form study and young people in general. Its videos for schools campaign put the moral and scientific arguments against animal experimentation.
Campaigning by Animal Aid groups at all time reflects the policy of the Society which is strictly peaceful/non-violent. The Society is adamantly opposed to intimidation, violence, the threat of violence to individuals and/or their property.
|Living without cruelty
Launched in 1985, the Living Without Cruelty Campaign was an attempt to take the Animal Aid message further. Whilst continuing to educate people about the intensity and horrific scale of animal exploitation, Animal Aid feels it necessary to offer people positive alternatives to animal abuse.
The Living Without Cruelty message is simple: food, household goods, medicines and to some extent clothing and entertainment, are all dependent upon causing pain and misery to other living creatures. That pain and misery is unnecessary and Animal Aid is actively pursuing a future where animals no longer suffer.
• To increase public awareness of the abuse of animals in our society, particularly in vivisection laboratories and factory farms and to educate public opinion to demand, by all lawful means, the abolition of all experiments on animals, factory farming and all other forms of animal abuse.
Animal Aid is registered in the UK as ‘Animal Abuse Injustice and Defence Society’.