National March for Farmed Animals – Brighton, October 6th, 2012
By Shari Black Velvet
Brighton was the location for 2012's National March for Farmed Animals. The march and rally kicked off at The Level, St. Peter's Place (next to vegan diner Loving Hut) shortly after 1.30pm. This year there were numerous speakers ranging from Midlands Vegan Campaigns (and West Midlands Vegan Festival organiser) Kevin White to vetenarian/scientist Iain MGill to Marion Eaton of F.R.I.E.N.D Farmed Animal Sanctuary. There were even four Green Party Councillors raring to speak. Following all of the speeches which took a little longer than usual, the two hour march then began. The hundreds of compassionate folk that had come from far and wide marched around the city, spreading the word about the cruelty that farmed animals go through with the help of many bright and colourful banners and placards. The march wound up with everyone walking up the side of Brighton beach past the piers. The sun was beaming all day, as if he was smiling down happily in the knowledge that people cared enough to come out and speak up for those that can't speak.
More and more people are becoming vegan every day as it is the healthiest way to live AND the kindest. And with more and more vegan food now being available, there's no excuse not to be next in line.
If you are interested in attending any similar peaceful marches or any other animal rights/vegan events, check www.veggies.org.uk for an updated list.
If you're in the Midlands, come along to the West Midlands Vegan Festival at the end of October. It features over 100 stalls selling all sorts of cruelty-free items from food to footwear and everythin in beginning, speakers, performances and more. Held at Wolverhampton Civic & Wulfrun Hall it is only £1 entry. Visit http://www.veganmidlands.org.uk/festival/home.html for more info.