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A new group to support and encourage a compassionate, cruelty-free, vegan lifestyle. We hold cooking sessions, tasting sessions, information sessions on everything from cruelty-free moisurisers to leather-free walking boots; vegan textiles to the best dairy-free cheese for cheese sauce!

Soup pot luck – a wide selection of flavours at low cost

On 2 October 2015 we showed the film Cowspiracy. In the interval, a selection of soups were offered to the audience, made by some of the volunteers in the group.

  • Minestrone
  • Broth
  • Garden vegetable
  • Spicy tortilla
  • Raw vegetable

Soup is one of the easiest vegan dishes to make, and it can go a very long way with very money. This broad selection covered various cuisines, such as Mexican, French and a raw dish (kept under 40°C to preserve the most nutrition).

Cowspiracy soup pot luck


Petition: Create a new independent welfare body to protect racehorses from abuse and death

Please consider signing this petition to Parliament calling for an independent welfare body to protect racehorses from abuse and death.

The British Horseracing Authority is responsible for race horse welfare. But around 200 horses die each year due to racing in Britain. We urge the government to set up an independent regulatory body, with horse welfare as its only interest, which will take meaningful action to stop horses dying.

> Sign the petition

The great amphibian migration in #Todmorden

Each year, the great amphibian migration takes place at 10 sites in the Todmorden area between mid-March and mid-April.
Toads, frogs and newts tend to be most active on warmer nights, often when there is light rain. Rather than ‘crossing the road’, they are often walking up or down it, as the road is often the most direct route to get to their breeding ponds. Unfortunately, hundreds of toads and other amphibians are killed on the roads each year.

toad by Andrew Tilsley
Common Toad

In Todmorden, there is a dedicated group aiming to reduce road casualties and organised toad patrols take place on most evenings during the migration. We’re asking people to be extra careful when driving at night – for the sake of both the toads and of the volunteers working hard to protect them.

If you do find toads on the road, and no volunteers are around, please take the time to move them to somewhere safe and dark, preferably close to their pond (if its location is known).

If you would like any further information and/or if you would like to be more involved, please contact our group:

or to find your nearest patrol, see Froglife.

toad map of Todmorden
Frog and toad map of Todmorden (click to view larger)

16 Mar: Drinks at Nelson’s, Hebden Bridge (rescheduled)

Sorry, we have had to reschedule this event to 16 March due to the adverse weather.

Please join us for an informal get together for drinks at Nelson’s in Hebden Bridge. There’s no need to email about this – just turn up on the night for a chat and a drink.

  • Friday, 16 March 2018 (no longer 2 March!)
  • 8pm
  • Nelson’s wine bar, Hebden Bridge, Crown St, HX7 8EH

Nelsons wine bar inside

#Vegan mayonnaise

At our recent egg-free cookery demo, we showed two of many ways to make mayonnaise without eggs (or dairy). Here is Andy’s selection.


  • ½ cup unsweetened soy milk
  • 1 cup rapeseed oil
  • 1 tsp apple cider vinegar
  • 1 tbsp lemon juice
  • ½ tsp sugar (or another sweetener of your choice)
  • ¼ tsp Dijon mustard
  • ¾ tsp salt


  • Combine all ingredients in a high-speed blender, adding the oil last, blend on high speed for 30 seconds.
  • Store in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 1 month.

Adapted by Andy from Fab Lunch (YouTube video available)