/' http-equiv='refresh'/> Vegan Outreach Lincoln and East Midlands: June 2011


Bransby Home of Rest for Horses

Bransby Home of Rest for Horses had their open day today, in the future we hope to be there selling our vegan goodies, their next open day is in September. It's a nice change after yesterday's derby to see retired and rescued Horses and Donkeys.

 It was however an example of how one issue, non-vegan animal charities can do more harm than good for animals overall. There were people selling "pet food" made from one slaughtered animal to feed to another...dont care so much about them then? There was meat and dairy on sale, hot dog vans to ice-cream trucks, again for an animal charity the hypocrisy of it all is so obvious and very sad.  This doesnt mean we should avoid these events necessarily, rather we can get involved and try to open other minds to the inconsistent morality society has regarding other animals and go some way to redress the balance.

If you are not vegan, go vegan. It’s easy; it’s better for your health and for the planet. But, most important, it’s the morally right thing to do. If you are vegan, educate everyone you can about veganism.- Gary Francione


Epsom Derby

It seems wrong to blog today and not mention the fact that The Epsom Derby is occuring.

To those who spout platitudes remember that at LEAST 700 horses have been killed on British racecourses in just over four years. The horseracing industry is regulated by... itself. Surprise surprise The British Horseracing Authority (BHA), which has responsibility for the welfare of race horses, has shown itself to be totally useless. Strange that.

There is a good website that run by Animal Aid, if you would like more information on this industry: http://www.horsedeathwatch.com/

Ultimately the horse racing industry is just another example of exploitation. No point ranting and raving about this single issue campaign if you consume animal products.
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Hello and welcome to the first post from Vegan Outreach East Midlands. We've published some pages including information about us, about VOLE and about Veganism. We'll be keeping this blog up to date with vegan news, local events, commentary and more.

If you want to contact us please do so at veganoutreacheastmidlands@gmail.com