The notorious Grand National race takes place on 8 April. In the week leading up to it, please help us to distribute as many leaflets as possible, on the street, through info stalls or door-to-door. Order your leaflets now!
We will also be holding protests at Aintree and in London on 8 April, if you are free to join us.
Please help grey squirrels
We need your help to stop a mass cull of grey squirrels, and the recruitment of volunteers to brutally kill these vulnerable animals. These shocking plans are part of a misguided attempt to boost red squirrel numbers, even though it is largely humans who have been responsible for the reduction in red squirrels. Please complain to Red Squirrels United, the organisation behind these plans.
Urgent! Anti-shooting petition – sign and share!
We will be submitting our petition, which calls for a ban on shooting on Natural Resources Wales’ land, very soon – so it is vital that as many people as possible sign it.
You don’t have to live in Wales to sign. Please do so straight away – and then share it on social media and ask your friends and family to sign. Thank you!
Join the Worldwide Vegan Bake Sale
From 15 to 30 April, please help to raise funds for Animal Aid by taking part in the Worldwide Vegan Bake Sale. The idea is simple: make some vegan treats, sell them and donate the money to Animal Aid.
You’ll be joining people all over the globe baking goodies to help their favourite animal organisations, as well as showing people just how good vegan food can be. Find out more.
Spare a thought… spare some time
24 April marks World Day for Animals in Laboratories. On this day, we remember the animals who live, suffer and die in laboratories across the world. The animals are commemorated, vigils are held and the futility of animal research is highlighted.
This year Animal Aid will be speaking at the ‘World Day’ rally in Birmingham, about the plight of mice in laboratories and why these beautiful, sentient creatures matter as much as any other animal. Ahead of the 24th, please spend a few minutes helping animals in laboratories by completing the tasks below. Thank you.
Animal Aid is providing the Easter bunny with so many delicious choices for vegans this year that he may need to get a bigger basket! For obvious reasons he might like the sound of Moo Free's Bunnycomb egg with yummy crunchy pieces of vegan honeycomb toffee or maybe you'd prefer he brought you the rich dark chocolate of the Montezuma Chocolate Bunnies. If you’re really lucky he might even hop on over to your house with an absolutely stunning Booja Booja truffle egg which, once the mouth-watering contents has been devoured, can be kept forever as a beautiful trinket or jewellery box. Whatever the bunny brings, we hope you all have a very choctastic and tasty Happy Easter!
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Vegan Festival of Britain – May 20 to June 10
Only a few weeks to go before the Vegan Festival of Britain gets underway to celebrate our 40th anniversary. We've got some great events lined up, but please do add to them and get your local restaurants to put on a special meal or offer at some time during the three-week period. Visit to our website for more information. And don't forget to register what you will be doing!
As an example of what can be done, here's an edited report from the little town of Nailsworth in Gloucestershire: The small town of Nailsworth will be pulling out all the stops to celebrate VFOB. Gloucestershire Vegans group will have a stall at the Farmers' Market on Saturday 27 May, with lots of free samples of vegan goodies, many donated by the town’s vegan restaurant, Asparagasm, alongside leaflets and shopping info. Local shops will be highlighting their vegan and cruelty-free products and the independent bookshop will have a window display of vegan cookbooks and guides to ethical living. Several cafes and restaurants will be having special vegan menus during the VFOB period.
Inspired? Please order leaflets and posters and get them out in your local likely venues. Thanks!
Sign up to Ecotricity to help Animal Aid, the planet and yourself!
Ecotricity is the greenest energy company in Britain, and uses the money from customers’ energy bills to fund the building of new sources of green energy. Switch to Ecotricity, and they will donate up to £60 to Animal Aid and you’ll receive a free LED bulb kit worth £30 - which could potentially help you save up to £65 a year on your electricity bill! Call Ecotricity on 08000 302 302, quoting Animal Aid, or visit their website.
Animal Aid is looking for more solicitors for its will-writing service. We pay you a set fee when you draw up a will for one of our members. For more information, email Richard or phone him on 01732 364546 ext 224.
We particularly need solicitors in Scotland, where we currently have none at all - please get in touch!
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