He’s walking tomorrow - so please sponsor beautiful Benjy today!
Tomorrow, 1 July, is Animal Aid’s annual sponsored walk.
Thank you if you are coming or if you have already sponsored this year’s star dog, Benjy. If not, then please could you sponsor Benjy today, just in time for the walk?
All the sponsorship money goes towards Animal Aid’s vital campaigns and educational work. Please sponsor Benjy now! Thank you.
Would you like to work for Animal Aid? We're looking for a talented campaigner to join our team in Tonbridge, Kent. Read all the details. The deadline for applications is Monday 10 July.
Westminster Council says ‘NO’ to horse racing in Central London.
As soon as we heard that the racing industry had plans to race horses in central London, we went into action. We opposed the ludicrous scheme on ITV News and, behind the scenes, have been working intensively to persuade Westminster Council to reject the proposal. We heard just this week that we have been successful! Read more.
It has been suggested that Paris is being considered for the same scheme – but, rest assured, we’ll do our best to make sure that doesn’t happen.
Order anti-shooting leaflets ahead of 12 August
Latest reports estimate that there are just four breeding pairs of hen harriers left in England, and that their numbers have continued to fall in Scotland and Wales, too. The dramatic population decline is being blamed on illegal persecution by grouse moor operators. Grouse shooting is unnatural, uncontrolled and unkind.
Fight back! Order our grouse leaflets ahead of the grouse shooting season, which starts on 12 August. Please help us to distribute them far and wide!
Horrified that live mice were sewn together? Please speak out on their behalf!
The latest exposé in our Victims of Charity campaign highlights gruesome experiments on mice supported by the Multiple Sclerosis Society UK. Some mice were given an injection of toxin to damage their brains, while others, in the US, were sewn together and remained like this for several weeks until they were killed. Please contact the MS Society UK to urge them to stop supporting animal research - and join more than four thousand people who already have! Thank you.
Supermarket giant says ‘no more fox killing’
Following a public outcry – which featured a 40,000 signature petition – and pressure from Animal Aid, Sainsbury’s have committed to only using non-lethal, humane methods of deterring foxes in the future, after three were trapped and killed at their Crayford store. Read more.
Know of any plans to cull wildlife? Let us know.
Sara Pascoe becomes Animal Aid patron
We are delighted to announce that vegan actor, writer and comedian Sara Pascoe has become an Animal Aid patron. As both a dedicated vegan and a highly successful comedian, we feel that Sara will be a perfect ambassador for our work. Sara joins Chrissie Hynde, Carol Royle and Peter Tatchell, who are also patrons of Animal Aid. All our patrons play a vital role in raising the profile of Animal Aid, and helping us to create a cruelty-free world.
Vegan Festival of Britain - thanks for your support!
Thanks to everybody who got involved in our 40th anniversary Vegan Festival of Britain celebrations - particularly those who organised events over the three week period. It all came to a spectacular conclusion at Exeter Castle on June 10th, with a massively well-attended Compassion @ the Castle summer fair. Our only problem was that we couldn't keep up with demand, with cream teas, burgers, hot dogs and cakes all selling out fast! Thank you all!
Now’s the time to prepare for holidays and some lovely summer days. Don’t forget to stock up with our soothing, vegan sun tan products - lotions to protect you from the sun’s rays, and cooling after sun cream, with calming aloe vera, to moisturise and nourish your skin, while lip balms will prevent chapping. There’s even a self-tanning lotion in case the weather fails.
We have loads of special offers on chocolates and toiletries, so check out the website now while stocks last!
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