Vegan groups from Lincolnshire and nearby regions such as Hull and Nottingham set up stalls and demonstrations on the High Street today to raise awareness about the exploitation of animals.
Highlights included a row of stalls giving away free hot and cold vegan food, educational leaflets and a faux fur test- as well as a cow parading the High Street.
Crowds gathered as masked members from the Lincoln Animal Rights group, known as ‘The Earthlings Experience’ silently stood showing the animal cruelty films: Land of Hope and Glory, and Earthlings.
Stallholder and member of the group, Emma Nash said: “What we’re trying to do is to help people make that connection of what they’re eating, to discover new food and a new way of life, which is veganism and our aim is to educate people on how to live a healthier and more ethical lifestyle.”
Leader of the Lincolnshire Animal Save group and an organiser of the event, Joanna Farr said: “We’re showing that anything a non-vegan can eat, a vegan can eat as a substitute.
“We’re trying to educate people, that veganism doesn’t need to be something to be afraid of and that anyone of any age or profession can do it, we’re just normal people.”
There are an estimated 3.5 million people who claim to be vegan in the UK as of 2018.Tweet