Tim Barford: Inspirational Vegan Activists in 2017 & Issues with Inappropriate Campaigning

26th December 2017

2017 has seen some wonderful highs, some very sad lows and a lot in between. In this short 20-min festive vlog, Tim Barford from VegfestUK pays tribute to 12 inspirational vegan activists in 2017 before touching on some of the more problematical areas of current vegan campaigning.

“Without wishing to centre another white cis fully abled male making a noise in the vegan scene, I do want to pay tribute to some of the inspirational vegan activists I’ve had the pleasure to watch in 2017 as well as two sorely missed inspirational members of the global vegan community. I also wanted to raise a few issues and lend my voice to those demanding change within the vegan community. I don’t wish to be divisive, attack anyone, dig anyone out, be too controversial or mean-spirited, at the same time, we can’t just sit back and ignore some of the issues we see daily within the vegan community, and we can’t ignore the voices of those demanding accountability, responsibility and change. If we want to see veganism truly become a successful global movement, we must learn to be inclusive, and that starts by taking responsibility for our own vegan communities.”

You can watch Tim’s full vlog below: