David Finney

David Finney

Humane Being

David Finney ate meat and fish for over 40 years before a chance conversation with a vegetarian changed his whole perspective. He recalls the moment when he suddenly realised how much he loved animals and that he would not dream of harming one. He went vegetarian overnight and started researching animal agriculture. This led to him giving voluntary talks in schools on behalf of Compassion in World Farming and becoming membership secretary of Greens for Animal Protection. He became vegan at the age of 53 after discovering the realities of the dairy and egg industries. A chance meeting with Peta Smith led David to team up with Jane Tredgett who had founded a not-for-profit organisation run entirely by volunteers called Humane Being. Jane and David then launched The Scrap Factory Farming campaign and legal challenge which led to court action taken against the UK Govt. David is also an active singer/songwriter and wrote a song called Red Red World which became a soundtrack to a film that juxtaposed our selective love of animals with the horrors of factory farming. Currently David is in a music project (with his cousin) called VFM125 and includes the plight of animals and the planet in some of his songs. David has lived in the Brighton area for about 9 years.