Talks & Films on the day
11am Richard Deboo – “”Why Do Cows Have Eyes? The ethical inevitability of vegan” – in this talk Richard will present the idea that being vegan is inevitable when we honestly consider the reality of the lives of other animals”
12noon Sean Allan – So why be a Vegan?
Sean Allen is an animal rights activist, and in this 30 min presentation, Sean provides you with the reasons and the how to as to why you should adopt a Vegan lifestyle regardless if you care for the animals, the environment and your health.
12:30pm Cliff Grant – Vegan for Life: A talk about what we are doing to our planet and to our fellow earthlings. This speech is the simple truth. I hope it will inspire you to make the ethical choice to go vegan and show you how we can make the world a better place for ourselves and the animals.
1:30pm Holly Watson ‘Be the change’
Come hear the unlikely journey of Holly, a former fur wearing farm worker who resisted the calling towards veganism for many years. Just what was her turning point and how has this passion now grown towards activism? Holly’s story is filled with colour and passion…it’s not to be missed!
2:30pm Lorraine Hanna – Diet and cancer
The talk explains how all animal products and processed food feeds and promotes cancer growth and spread. On the flip side I share how eating an abundance of whole plant foods can prevent disease and create good health via multiple mechanisms. As a long-term cancer survivor I believe diet has played the pivotal role in my own wellness and it’s something I am incredibly passionate about not least because, in addition to wellness, it serves the joint purposes of taking animals out of the food chain and helping the environment.
3:30pm sea shepherd
Sea Shepherd UK is a registered marine conservation charity whose mission is to end the destruction of habitat and slaughter of wildlife around the UK’s coastline and across the world’s oceans in order to conserve and protect ecosystems and species
11:00 | Speciesism: The Movie (1hr 34min)
A young man begins investigating the underworld of “factory farming” and soon discovers a growing political and intellectual movement that considers animals as important as humans.
13:00 | Dominion (2hr)
Dominion uses drones, hidden and handheld cameras to expose the dark underbelly of modern animal agriculture, questioning the morality and validity of humankind’s dominion over the animal kingdom. While mainly focusing on animals used for food, it also explores other ways animals are exploited and abused by humans, including clothing, entertainment and research.
15:30 | To the Moon and Back (55min)
Across China and Vietnam over 11,000 Asiatic black bears – better known as moon bears – are trapped in tiny coffin-like cages, suffering regular bile extractions for use in traditional medicine, cosmetics and wine. Deprived of all but the most basic necessities to keep them alive, the bears are forced to endure unimaginable pain and torment for up to 30 years.