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Animal Rebellion prepares for London rebellion from 7 October

Animal Rebellion is a mass volunteer movement demanding that the government end the destructive animal farming and fishing industries, and lead a transition to a just, sustainable plant-based food system, to minimise the risk of climate breakdown, halt mass extinction and avert social collapse. In solidarity with Extinction Rebellion, Animal Rebellion will mobilise thousands of animal advocates for a two-week rebellion in London, beginning Monday, 7 October 2019.

Kerri Waters from Manchester Animal Rebellion was at Hope Baptist Church in Hebden Bridge on Thursday, 19 September to give a presentation about Animal Rebellion, why it is necessary and what it hopes to achieve. An audience of about 18 listened as Kerri set out with alarming clarity the extent of the damage already done to the planet and the life it sustains. Kerri focused on the key contribution of animal agriculture and fishing to the climate emergency and to the sixth major extinction event in which we find ourselves.

Animal Rebellion meat art
Source: Animal Rebellion Manchester

It is depressing stuff, and we’ve all seen a lot of it already, but the worst effects of the harm that humans have done can be averted if governments act quickly. Extinction Rebellion and Animal Rebellion are calling for establishment of People’s Assemblies to consider the science and bring forward proposals on how respond.

From 7 October, Animal Rebellion will be at Smithfield Market, where it will stage a fun, theatrical event, setting up a fruit and veg market outside the world famous meat market. They will not the challenging the workers at Smithfield, whose livelihoods depend on those jobs. This is in line with Animal Rebellion’s philosophy of inclusivity, keen to engage with farmers and meat eaters and avoid blaming and shaming.

Practical ideas were discussed to help people aiming to to go London for any part of the protest. A WhatsApp group has been set up for people looking for help with transport or accommodation. Facebook groups and pages and the Animal Rebellion website provide useful information and discussion to aid and support  participation:

There is also the idea of holding an event in Hebden Bridge on Saturday, 12 October to draw attention to the action in London and explain its aims. An opportunity for those not able to get to London to make their own contribution to the effort. There are many ways to JOIN THE REBELLION!

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18 Jan: Social at Humblest of Pleasures

Veganuary social posterOur support for Veganuary continues throughout January 2019 with our social gathering.

  • Friday, 18 January
  • 2pm for 1-2 hours
  • Humblest of Pleasures, Hebden Bridge (35 Market Street, HX7 6EU, bus stop near the Co-op)

Come along if you would like to share your experience of trying a plant-based diet for the new year, or if you have any questions that you’d like to ask other people who are trying it out too. Perhaps you would like to know about shopping, cooking or eating out? How do you get on with friends, family or colleagues? What have you found most difficult and most easy?

There will be a chance to speak to people who have been vegan for many years who can describe how the health and well-being aspects have worked out for them.

We will be hosting a quiz at the end of the month too! Details to follow.

 

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

25 Feb: Walk Tod to Hebden Bridge via Great Rock, Blackshaw Head & Heptonstall

The next 3 Valley Vegans walk is offered by Steve.

  • Sunday 25th February, 10.30 am
  • Tod to Hebden Bridge via Great Rock, Blackshaw Head & Heptonstall
  • 7 – 7.5 miles, approx 4 hours.
  • Meet at Todmorden Bus station.
  • Train or bus back to Tod after coffee or beer in Hebden.

Great Rock, Todmorden (Tim Green)Some steady hill climbing, likely to be muddy, suitable walkingboots/shoes required.

Bring packed lunch etc (please, vegan food and drink only).
Dogs welcome.

For more information, contact us.

(Image credit: The Great Rock, Staups Moor, Todmorden by Tim Green.)

 

7 Jan: Hebden Bridge Vegan Fayre

A date for your diaries. 3 Valley Vegans will be holding a stall at this new vegan fayre on Sunday, 7 January 2018:

Are you intrigued by veganism, already vegan or vegetarian, taking part in Veganuary or just want to learn more? This event is for vegans, vegetarians and omnivores alike, the great thing about vegan food is we can all enjoy it!

Beat those January blues and head down to the Town Hall for some great vegan food, wares and entertainment from some fantastic local vegan businesses.

Find out how healthy, affordable, environmentally sustainable and fun a cruelty-free lifestyle can be.

Read more about the Hebden Bridge Vegan Fayre on Facebook

Scary dairy outreach in #HebdenBridge!

Last week, some of our volunteers hosted a stall in Hebden Bridge to talk about the first annual World Plant Milk Day. They offered taste testers of ice creams, chocolates and various plant-based milks, with access to information about why you might want to buy these products. People were receptive and interested, offering positive feedback.

World Plant Milk Day 2017 stall in Hebden Bridge
World Plant Milk Day 2017 stall in Hebden Bridge

Thanks to Viva! for help with providing some of the materials.