Derby Animal Rights addresses the issues of animal rights, protection and welfare. If you feel passionately about the rights of animals or would like to find out more about the group then come along to one of our meeting or contact us.
Meetings will take on alternate Wednesdays at The Alexandra Hotel at 8pm. The pub is very close to the train station and not far from the bus station, and there is parking for those driving on Siddals Road DE1 2QD. If anyone is stuck for a lift then shout up and we can always make a plan.
New faces are always welcome, we are a friendly group and all that is required to join our merry band is a love of animals and a passion for making a difference. Will you join us?
Volunteers put on a free community festival in Market Place at Derby’s Cathedral Quarter each year to mark International Women’s Day.
As well as the stalls at the festival, there will be celebrations with stereotype-busting performers, workshops, exhibits, activity tasters, family fun and a creche, plus a festival magazine.
For more details join us on facebook http://www.facebook.com/WomensDayDerby
and Twitter @WomensDayDerby
Veggies be there catering & raising awareness of our campaigns at the festival.
Read our Women’s Lib = Animal Lib paper prepared for Women’s Day Derby 2015, or download as pdf file here.
Find WomensDayDerby on facebook and Twitter @WomensDayDerby
Now in its seventh great year, Compassionate Derby is an ethical living event that is free to attend and where everyone is welcome!
There will be a range of cruelty-free food and lifestyle products, lots of free samples, charity and campaigning stalls, children’s activities, a diverse program of talks throughout the day, a generous raffle and much more. So head to St Peter’s Church, Derby for a bit of Christmas shopping and find out more about living a compassionate lifestyle.
Beyond ‘doing the least harm’ compassion means ‘doing the most good‘. Going vegan is a good start; by helping other go vegan you can make the world a better place for humans, other animals and the environment. Compassionate Derby is an excellent opportunity to join Veggies – the volunteer-led Vegan Catering Campaign.
Catering by Veggies.
To get to this event, 16 miles from our Sumac Centre base, Veggies may emit approx 20kg CO2.
However by helping 250 people Eat Vegan we could “offset” 500 kg CO2.
If ONE customer goes Vegan For Life they will save 1.5 tonnes CO2 every year, as well as saving 4022 animals lives, and enabling all the world’s peoples to receive a Fair Share of the world’s resources. [carbon calculation references]
An annual celebration of traditional and contemporary woodland crafts, it promises to be a brilliant day out for all the family.
Watch expert woodcraft professionals at work, learn how to survive in the woods and to cook wild food or simply take a walk through the magnificent Elvaston Castle grounds.
The event will be held at Elvaston Castle Country Park on Saturday 23rd and Sunday 24th September 10am − 5pm, with Food by Veggies Catering Campaign.
Other attractions are likely to include:
Pole lathe turning
Green Man songs and stories
Forest school activities
Sawmilling and chipping
Low ropes course on Saturday
Woodturning with a horse driven gin wheel
Clay workshops for children
Chair making and spoon making
Admission is free − parking was £6 (in 2015).
More details, including directions, on Veggies 2012 Diary Listing
The Solar Shack returns to StarDisc Amphitheater in Wirksworth.
Come along and listen to great music and then dance to the ever popular Star Disco.
This is another Stoney Wood Group free event and all are welcome.
Supported by Wirksworth Town Council and the StarDisc Trust
Bar and Food by Veggies from 5pm
StarDisc is a 21st century stone circle and celestial amphitheater created by Aidan Shingler. It inspires, entertains, engages and is a highly valued community asset, educational resource and performance space. It is located high above rooftops in Wirksworth’s Stoney Wood in the Derbyshire Dales.
Northern Green Gathering will again be held at Bradley Nook Farm, a beautiful organic farm near Ashbourne in the Derbyshire Dales.
Northern Green Gathering is a small volunteer-run environmental/educational gathering focused around sustainable living and green campaigns.
A 4-day camping event with environmental workshops & campaigns, permaculture, organic veggie cafes, stalls, healers & alternative therapies, kids space, theatre & circus workshops, and a showcase of environment living in action, including solar power and wind power.
Veggies hope to be catering. If you can help, contact us!
To get to this event, 30 miles from our Sumac Centre base, Veggies may emit approx 40kg CO2.
However by helping an estimated 500 people Eat Vegan we will “offset” 1000 kg CO2.
If ONE customer goes Vegan For Life, they will save 1.5 tonnes CO2 every year, as well as saving 4022 animals lives, and enabling all the world’s peoples to receive a Fair Share of the world’s resources. [refs].
A public demo at Twycross zoo to highlight the cruelty involved with zoos. Groups from around the midlands will come together to show the public that zoos are not as glamarous as they are publicised to be.
Many zoo species are not endanagered and are purely bred into captivity for money-making purposes. Each year, animals are culled to prevent over population in the zoo as a result of continuous breeding to produce babies which are essentially money makers (including those endanagered in the wild). Captivity takes its toll on wild animals and many behaviours can be seen displayed by them including pacing, chewing on their limbs, hair plucking and aggression.
In recent years Zoos have jumped on the Conservation bang wagon, they actually just have a legal obligation to promote conservation. Loop holes in Zoo legislation allow them to not only sell animals to other zoos but to circuses aswel as seen with West Midlands Safari Park. They are failing the animals, they are a business and will not be the ones to tell you the truth. Please take a look at the below organisations for more info 👍
CAPS are an organisation dedicated to helping animals in captivity: https://www.captiveanimals.org/our-work/zoos
Captive Animals’ Protection Society – CAPS
Along with the Born Free Foundation http://www.bornfree.org.uk/campaigns/zoo-check/
Join us for a peaceful demonstration to stand in solidarity with these animals.
Wild Peak are having a Fundraiser on Saturday July 8th.
Any money from donations for food, refreshments or camping will be going to support the work of two projects:
– Derbyshire Refugee Support Group – helping with the costs associated with making up food and clothes packs for Calais and Syria, transport costs for the lorries taking supplies there, and to help with the costs of making up packs for refugees coming into Derby through the Derby Refugee Advice Centre
– Co-operative and reconstruction projects in the autonomous zone of Rojava in Northern Syria. The Rojavan Revolution has the principles of ecological sustainability, direct democracy, and women’s liberation at it’s heart and we want to offer them solidarity…
For more info about the event email: email@example.com
Peter Jolly’s circus is in town!
We will be protesting them Saturday from 3:30pm until 5pm to catch the end of their first show and the start of their second show. This is in hope to educate people on the truth about animal circus cruelty and abuse!
It has been a topic of long discussion as to whether these circuses should be banned and this ban is long overdue.
Please join us to show support for the animals and to show using animals to perform tricks is not welcome in 2017.
Please share the event and invite friends who are passionate about helping animals.
Belper Goes Green is Transition Belper’s ECO Festival that aims to share simpler, low carbon and environmentally friendly ways of doing things in a relaxed and uplifting way that puts a smile on the face of Belper.
When is the festival?
The dates for 2017 are Saturday 3rd and Sunday 4th June, plus a beer festival on Friday 2nd June.
Where is the Festival?
Strutts Playing Field, Derby Road, Belper DE56 1UU – the home of Belper Rugby Club next to Babington Hospital and across the road from Strutts Community Centre.
Food By Veggies
We’ll be open on Friday 2nd June from around 6.00 pm for the beer festival in the club house and a full programme of entertainment in the main marquee. On Saturday 3rd and Sunday 4th we will be open from 11.00 am – 5.00 pm.