Dr Andre Menache Speaks at London Vegan Festival – Aug 2014

On 17th August 2014, AIA board member and AVC’s Scientific Consultant Dr Andre Menache BSc (Hons) BVSC MRCVS – delivered a brilliant talk around the link between curiosity-driven research, Universities and public funding. The general public continues to tolerate animal experiments, thinking that they are life saving. However, based on Home Office statistics, nearly threeContinue reading “Dr Andre Menache Speaks at London Vegan Festival – Aug 2014”

Dr Richard Ryder on Radio 4 – Aug 2014

On 27th and 30th August 2014, AIA Patron Dr Richard D. Ryder debated on Radio 4’s Agree to Differ programme with vivisectionist Dr Tipu Aziz about the ethics of vivisection. What was surprising was the extent to which they agreed to agree! The full debate can be heard on the BBC iPlayer at:- http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b04fc70m  

Mahaveer Award – March 2014

Each year, the Young Indian Vegetarians present the Mahaveer Award to a person or group who has done something outstanding for animals. On 23 March 2014, they presented the Mahaveer Award to SPEAK for ten long years of campaigning for animals abused at Oxford University and to stop the cruel practice of vivisection. Nitin MehtaContinue reading “Mahaveer Award – March 2014”

Ecumenical Retreat in Noddfa – May 2014

CATHOLIC CONCERN FOR ANIMALS ECUMENCIAL RETREAT, NODDFA – 12-15 MAY 2014 BY FIONA ROSEN (First published in The Ark edition 228 and reprinted here with kind permission.)   HAVING NOT ATTENDED the annual CCA retreat for a couple of years, I was looking forward to my trip to the Noddfa retreat house in Penmaenmaur, NorthContinue reading “Ecumenical Retreat in Noddfa – May 2014”

Inaugural Meeting of the AIA – Jan 2014

The Animal Interfaith Alliance (AIA) held its inaugural meeting on 7th January 2014 at Golders Green Unitarian Church, where Rev. Feargus O’Connor has been holding Interfaith Celebrations for Animals on World Animal day over ten years. After the 2013 event a group of people from different faiths, who shared a common interest in the betterContinue reading “Inaugural Meeting of the AIA – Jan 2014”