Panel Discussion - The Welfare Myth
Panel Discussion - Veganism in the Media (BSL interpretation available)
4:00pm - 5:00pm
The Humane Myth
Confronting the injustice of human use of other animals is a painful process that involves facing up to a very dark and disturbing side of ourselves. But it is a necessary process of we are to accord them the respect we owe them.
In an effort to dilute, distract and deflect from veganism as the only rational solution, the animal exploiting industries, and even some who claim to advocate for other animals, instead promote ‘humane use’.
12:00pm - 12:30pm
The Animals We Advocate For
For three years Go Vegan World has run an international high profile, public advertising campaign encouraging the public to connect with the animals we use and go vegan. It is unique among vegan education campaigns because it is inspired and informed by the residents of Eden Farmed Animal Sanctuary. These animals who have been rescued from the dangerous, hidden world of animal agriculture, feature in most of Go Vegan World’s ads. Who are they? Where have they come from? What do they want from us? What can they teach us? In this lecture Sandra will give a very intimate picture of the very real personalities at Eden who have made history by going out onto the streets to demand the rights of animals everywhere.Vegan Activists Corner full timetable
Minding Our Mental Health
Working as a vegan educator and animal rights activist can be psychologically challenging. Sandra has over two decades of clinical experience in the field of psychological trauma and burnout. In this lecture she will explain the risk factors of our work and show us how to recognise the signs and symptoms of trauma and burnout. She will discuss our need to be mindful of our methods and motives, and provide some tips for advocacy resilience to enable us to continue working for animal rights without harming ourselves.The Vegan Academy full timetable