After 7 years of taking place annually in London Olympia, VegfestUK will be taking place online this year. This is the second year of the Wildlife Summit, this year co-hosted by animal protection group Animal Aid and vegan ‘pest-control’ organisation Humane Wildlife Solutions.
VegfestUK Online will run from 14-15th November, with the Wildlife Summit taking place on Sunday 15th. The Online event sees a number of panels and live webinars over the weekend, alongside a wide variety of presentations covering multiple aspects of the vegan lifestyle, plus some exhibitors and special offers.
The Summit will be made up of a mix of pre-recorded and live sessions covering a range of wildlife issues from those who dedicate their lives to helping wildlife – including a live interview with actor Peter Egan, a visit to the Vervet Monkey Rescue in South Africa and a look at the Hunt Sabs who work tirelessly on the front lines to protect Britain’s wildlife. Live talks will have interactive elements, allowing the audience to ask questions and connect with wildlife experts on the day.
Says Jade Emery, wildlife campaigner for Animal Aid:
“We are very excited to bring these issues to a new and receptive audience. Hosting VegfestUK online has presented a great opportunity to include guests who may previously have been unable to travel to London, to talk about a wide range of issues that wildlife face all over the world, and to educate and inspire people.”
Tim Barford, VegfestUK organiser, added:
“‘With the sharp decline in Wildlife populations in the UK in recent years, it’s important to put a focus on to what we can do to try and stem the flow of loss of species and habitats, and other damaging factors. People who are already vegan will benefit from a deeper understanding of these issues, and importantly we hope, respond to calls for action. Those yet to go vegan will benefit immensely from understanding further the significant negative impact that animal agriculture has on natural habitats and declining wildlife, and how the benefits of living plant based can help with this. The Wildlife Summit will feature a number of experts, campaigns and calls for action and aims to encourage people to take action whilst we can’’
Says Kevin Newell, founder of Humane Wildlife Solutions:
“The Vegfest wildlife summit is the place to go to see what wonderful vegan wildlife advocates are up to. With an amazing list of vegan speakers from across the world, the summit aims to bring together vegan wildlife experts from all walks of life to discuss their work and projects helping wildlife. From a vegan wildlife rehabilitator, Hunt sabs to campaigners there are many great live and pre-recorded talks to tune into. After the amazing success of the Animal Aid wildlife summit last year, this years online event is not to be missed”