ANNOUNCEMENT: Livestream – ‘Why should healthcare professionals care about animal rights?’ – from Plant Based Health Professionals UK, at 3pm GMT on 30th January 2021

18th January 2021

Livestream takes place at 3pm GMT on Saturday 30th January 2021, on, VegfestUK’s Facebook, Twitter & YouTube.


Today I’m pleased to be able to announce another of our fantastic livestream discussions we have lined up for this month’s VegfestUK Online event, where we’ll be answering the question:


‘Why should healthcare professionals care about animal rights?’


Humans and nature are inextricably connected which has been highlighted by the current COVID-19 pandemic. Should healthcare professionals who are committed to saving and improving human health also care about what happens to animals? Join our panel of expert health professionals to hear why animal rights and human health go hand in hand.




There to make the case will be Plant Based Health Professionals UK members Dr. Leila Dehghan, Dr. Aysha Akhtar, Dr. Buvana Dwarakanathan, Dr. Hayley Tait, Dr. Laura Freeman, Rosie Martin RD & Dr. Simon Chappell.


You can read their biographies here:


Dr. Leila Dehghan

Dr. Aysha Akhtar

Dr. Buvana Dwarakanathan

Dr. Hayley Tait

Dr. Laura Freeman

Rosie Martin RD

Dr. Simon Chappell


On discussing the upcoming panel planned at the end of this month, Dr. Leila Dehghan said “Human health and the wellbeing of animals are interconnected. The current pandemic is a reminder of this simple truth that we’ve been ignoring for decades” with Dr. Laura Freeman adding “As healthcare workers we have a key role in helping our patients make the connection between their food choices, their health and the health of the planet. It’s time for us to lead the way.”


Building on this, Dr. Aysha Akhtar asserts “The current pandemic, environmental threats, and widespread civil unrest emblematize the need to rethink old conventions and systems and create truly original and daring solutions across a wide range of issues, including the health sciences. This is the time to ignite a movement in the biomedical sciences that captures the best that science has to offer, and in the kindest way possible.


This is but one fantastic session of many scheduled for the weekend of VegfestUK Online January 2021, on 30th & 31st of this month. If you or you know anyone partaking in Veganuary this year, VegfestUK Online is a great collection of resources at the perfect time. Many who have taken part in Veganuary will be planning how they will continue with their new plant-based diet, and VegfestUK and it’s collaborators will be here to help and guide you wherever and however we can.


So if you don’t already, be sure to follow us on social media (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram & YouTube) and hit ‘going’ on the event page, and look out for the next livestream announcement as well as special offers and discounts soon!