37th Annual Vegan Lunch in Croydon

Croydon Christmas Dinner

The Indian community in Croydon held their 37th annual a Vegan lunch on Sunday 17th December, organised by AIA patron, Nitin Mehta MBE.

The event was started to promote friendship with their Christian friends, to introduce them to the delights of Indian food and to convey the message that the Indian community is proud to be British. 

Nitin Mehta said, ‘If all Indian organisations held similar events the impact would be amazing’.

The leader of Croydon Council Tony Newman said, ‘This event signifies all that is positive about Croydon’.

Around 120 people enjoyed a feast.  The menu was:

Starters: Samosa and Patra,
Main course: Hot Rotis, Potato, Aubrigine Sabji, Salad, Dahl and Rice, followed by vegan cake, tea and coffee.

Members of 7th Day Aventist Church who also promote vegetarianism sang carols.  For 37 years this event has continued!  

AIA Welcomes Michael Gove’s New Animal Welfare Initiatives


The Animal Interfaith Alliance welcomes Michael Gove’s new animal welfare initiatives for reflecting animal sentiency in UK domestic law, stronger sentencing for animal cruelty, mandatory CCTV in slaughter houses, the banning of ivory and the protection of the marine environment and wildlife from plastic microbeads.  

We welcome the draft Animal Welfare (Sentencing and Recognition of Sentiency) Bill that was laid before Parliament on 12th December 2017.

Further information can be found here

We hope that he will also ban live exports.