VeTribe (George and Sarah Choy)

5 tips to go Vegan for your Health

Like many others, we have tried a lot of diets over the years to lose weight, most of them focused on the importance of meat…and we ate a lot of it. When we decided to go Vegan we had almost nobody to turn to. We didn’t know simple things such as what to buy, what to eat, or how to cook Vegan food. We were really concerned about not getting in enough protein, losing muscle, and also being nutritionally deficient. We had been following a low carb diet and had major concerns about getting fat by eating large amounts of carbohydrates.

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Tor Bailey - Campaign Manager Farming & Slaughter Animal Aid

Animal Aid was established in 1977 to campaign peacefully against all animal abuse. A large part of this involves undercover investigations into factory farms, slaughterhouses, captive reindeer centres and ‘game’ bird farms. Animal Aid’s investigations have resulted in widespread media coverage, revealing the shocking truth about how animals are treated on modern-day British farms and inside slaughterhouses. As a result, thousands upon thousands of people have realised the truth about the cruelty of UK animal farming.

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Gabriela Lerner - How To Tame Your Inner Angry Vegan

We’ve all been there. At some point in our vegan journey we will be angry, whether we like it or not.

Angry at others who aren’t vegan;

Angry at the meat and dairy industry for causing ongoing cruelty.

Angry at friends and family who don’t understand us and may even taunt us

And angry at ourselves for being angry. We’ve all been there. At some point in our vegan journey we will be angry, whether we like it or not.

Angry at others who aren’t vegan; Angry at the meat and dairy industry for causing ongoing cruelty; Angry at friends and family who don’t understand us and may even taunt us; And angry at ourselves for being angry

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John Awen - Vegan is Compassion

​John Awen started life as a party animal. A charismatic and enigmatic being, he has faced many trials in his life, often in the face of adversity and against the odds. Yet he stands here today having overcome all these in his own inimitable way

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Sarah Akers - Animals Asia

​Animals Asia are working tirelessly to put an end to the barbaric bear bile trade which sees over 10,000 bears kept on bile farms in China, and, according to official figures, around 800 suffering the same fate in Vietnam.

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Kristof Dhont - Why People Love and Exploit Animals

Dr. Kristof Dhont is a psychological scientist ​and a Senior Lecturer in Psychology at the University of Kent. He investigates the psychological underpinnings of people's exploitative and compassionate attitudes towards animals and the implications for people's meat consumption behaviour. Dr. Kristof Dhont is a psychological scientist ​and a Senior Lecturer in Psychology at the University of Kent. He investigates the psychological underpinnings of people's exploitative and compassionate attitudes towards animals and the implications for people's meat consumption behaviour.

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Vic Wood – Sea Shepherd UK

Vic is a senior volunteer for Sea Shepherd UK and an animal rights activist in the UK. Vic has been involved with Sea Shepherd for well over 5 years and has crewed on the UK Seal Defence campaign, the Grindstop Faroes campaign and in Taiji a Cove Guardian.

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Dominica Roszko – Vegerasta

Dominica Roszko is a Vegan Nutritionist and Medicinal Chef, who dedicates her time to helping others understand the amazing impact that following a plant-based lifestyle can bring to their mind bodies and soul. With a varied publication background Dominica has featured on Female First, We Are The City, First Women, Virgin and more.

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Richard Barnard – Catholic Workers Group

Richard is a veganelical who, it seems, is much better at converting people to a nonviolent lifestyle rather than any belief in God! He lives in an intentional community and belongs to the Catholic worker tradition (radical anarchist/pacifist Christian community emanating from the States in the 1930’s and Dorothy Day and Peter Maurin). He has been a vegan for too long to remember and sees this as a spiritual practice in addition to a commitment to the way of non-violence that Jesus preached.

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Vegan Geezer (Bob Love)

London Dad and Vegan YouTube advocate Bob Love AKA Vegan Geezer has been speaking around the UK and Europe for the past 2 years at schools and festivals, where he has been educating people about veganism and positively promoting vegan advocacy/activism respectively. He also uses his time to create educational, informative and inspirational videos via his YouTube channel – Family Freedom, which includes family vlogs, street interviews, speeches, spoken word poetry, lifestyle videos, food, vegan tips and more.

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Isobel Hutchinson, Director – Animal Aid

Issie is Director of Animal Aid, based in Tonbridge, which is one of the UK’s largest and longest established animal rights organisations. Animal Aid campaigns against all animal abuse and promotes cruelty-free living. Before taking up her current role, Isobel worked on the organisation’s farming, slaughter and anti-vivisection campaigns. Isobel is an Oxford University graduate, who worked at Four Paws animal charity before joining Animal Aid in 2013.

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