Vegan Activism Sites & Online Literature

This page last updated on: 21/1/20

Page Contents

  • Page Guide
  • Introduction: Vegan activism for a new decade
  • NVDA (Non-violent direct action) Vegan and Animal Rights Groups
  • Non-direct Activism / Advocacy / Animal Rescue / Consciousness Raising
  • Vegans’ and Farmers’ Fight! -e-book concept -watch it grow!
  • Epic Tomorrows’ Disruption Tour concept and record -watch it grow!

Page Guide

Watch out for the flash of pink in the compendium page codes below. The pink codes indicate pages that have been updated within the past week (since the date written above) or that have events coming up in the next week. As you are a hot and heroic activist I know you sometimes need to cut through to the most up-to-date relevant information as quickly as possible.

Introduction: Vegan activism for a new decade

It is becoming increasingly clear to increasingly more people that the world’s agricultural systems urgently need to transition from being predominantly meat and dairy based, as they are now, to being predominantly plant based. Firstly, there would be a significant reduction in global greenhouse gases (GHG’s). Secondly, huge amounts of land would be freed up for sustainable food production. Thirdly, huge amounts of land would become available for the urgent reforestation and re-wilding needed to combat both the climate crisis and the related ecological crisis of the worsening destruction of biodiversity and pollution of soil, sea and air due to our ‘advanced’ global civilisation.

This isn’t an attack on meat eaters (although many vegans do verbally attack meat eaters). As a vegan-ish person (e.g. I won’t let meat be thrown away) I do understand the animal rights aspects of veganism, and I do empathise. I also see that when I use fossil fuels, for instance when I fill up the tank of my motor vehicle, I am implicit in the deaths of billions of animals, due to the extractive and destructive practices of the global fossil fuel infrastructure.

In the UK, veganism has risen exponentially over the last few years, but there is still a long way to go before our Earth- and climate -destroying intensive meat farming practices change for the better.

More than ever there is a need for vegan activism. Moreover, to me it seems obvious that vegan and animal rights activists need to broaden their tactics, to be more diplomatic and more strategic, which doesn’t necessarily mean abandoning those militant streaks. Vegans must also accept that there will always be a portion of society that eats meat, and learn to love those humans as much as they love other animals, thus setting a good example for veganism.

Engaging the farming community is the key battleground for vegans for the next five years leading up to 2025, and it is urgent. One reason that this hasn’t been attempted is surely because the ‘enemy’ seems too big. But ecological movements including Extinction Rebellion (XR) over the past couple of years have shown that no enemy is too big. And against a big enemy, both diplomacy and guerrilla tactics are needed.

Big Veganism

Taking on a big enemy means giving up on some of the small battles which win more for our personal pride and well-being than they do for the urgent global cause of Veganism with a capital V. It means widening our awareness to ‘Big Veganism’ issues such as the billions of animal deaths that are implicated every time we put fuel in our vehicles.

Epic Tomorrows’ Disruption Tour

From spring 2020, for as long as it takes and sporadically, I will be touring the UK to consult various groups and individuals on urgent issues, including to help facilitate a crowd-sourced strategy on both climate and vegan activism. On this document I will be elaborating my plans for the Disruption tour. One key area I will be exploring is how dialogue can be promoted between vegans and farmers. This discussion will feed into my planned e-book Vegans’ and Farmers’ Fight! which you can track as it unfolds. (Please don’t share the link -this one is just for WHWG users).