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Funzing Talks | Caged: The Fight For Animal Welfare

Funzing Talks | Caged: The Fight For Animal Welfare

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  •  49 Hackney Road, London, E2 7NX
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Vicky is a lifelong animal welfare advocate and has dedicated her career to reduce the suffering of animals. Using her veterinary degree and experience, Vicky has worked to pers... More Info »
This Funzing Experience:

This talk was originally part of our Veganuary series

**Price includes a beer, wine or soft drink

Farm animals suffer in almost unimaginable numbers. Every year alone, nearly a billion animals in the UK are slaughtered for food. Laying hens who produce eggs are slaughtered after a year of production, and around a half of the 36 million hens in the UK are raised in enriched cages. Cages limit behaviour and expression in birds, and do not provide a life worth living for these sensitive, inquisitive animals.

So what can we do to put a stop to this cruelty?

The Humane League is an international farm animal protection organisation working tirelessly to alleviate animal suffering. Founded in the US in 2005, the organisation is now building up a full team of activists here in the UK. Its strategy is to identify how and where animals suffer the most, and apply a laser-like focus on reforming it. Their first major campaigns saw them facing up to huge US companies to ask them to stop using cages for laying hens - with extraordinary success. Bringing their dedication to the UK, The Humane League has worked with over 50 brands in the country to make cage-free commitments to date.

Bolstered by the success of these campaigns, The Humane League is now turning its focus to the plight of chickens reared for meat. These animals are bred to grow so big, so fast, that they can barely walk, and suffer from intense pain and significant health problems. This needs to change, and fast.

Join Vicky Bond, The Humane League UK’s Managing Director, for an evening full of insights into the deceptive animal agriculture industry, highlighting why, if we are to advance animal welfare, we must change the industry from within - and how you can help.


Venue:
The Looking Glass, Hackney

Doors: 7pm / Talk starts: 7.30pm.

*Please see venue website for admission (age restrictions) or accessibility information. Our talks may be filmed for promotional purposes.

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This talk was originally part of our Veganuary series **Price includes a beer, wine or soft drink Farm animals suffer in almost unimaginable numbers. Every year alone, nearly a billion animals in the UK are slaughtered for food. Laying hens ... Read More
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