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Nottingham Animal Rights at Sumac

Nottingham Animal Rights meetings, every 4 weeks at the Sumac Centre, 245 Gladstone Street, (New Basford / Forest Fields), NG7 6HX, to plan forthcoming campaign activities, usually starting at 8pm.

All welcome – hunt sabs, vegan campaigners, AR activists, people who want to get involved, and people who just want to know more about what we do, including supporters of Animal Aid, Greyhound Action, Hunt Sabs, SHAC, VIVA!, Vegan Society, Vegetarian Society, and the many other groups that we aim to support locally.

In between the meetings at the Sumac Centre there is also a meeting in the city centre. Details of upcoming events and campaigns circulated to our Riseup News List to which you can subscribe. You can also find us on Facebook and Twitter.

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Brinsley Animal Rescue Spring Fair

Come and join us on Sunday 2nd June 2019 for our Spring Fair.

This year, it will be held at Brinsley Parish hall as we will have maintenance works being carried out at the rescue centre.

Please note the rescue centre will not be open. We will have all our usual stalls and refreshments to help us to raise funds for the charity. Jeff the sheep may make an appearance!

We will have childrens games, merchandise and gifts as well as other charities and stalls.

Entrance fee will be £1.00 with accompanied children free.

World Day for Animals in Laboratories 2019

Join World Day for Laboratory Animals 2019!

Let’s make Saturday 27 April 2019 the biggest march for laboratory animals the UK has seen in recent years.

It will take place in Oxford – home to a university experimenting on the largest number of animals in Britain.

Each year inside British laboratories, around 4 million animals are experimented on. Every 8 seconds, one animal dies. Included are experiments on more than 600,000 animals. With over half of all animal experiments now taking place in universities it is crucial we speak out to end animal suffering and progress beyond wasteful, costly and cruel research.

Guest speakers throughout the day will be raising awareness about poor and cruel science behind animal experimentations and curiosity-driven research. There will vegan food and campaign stands, a media presence, exciting and creative stunts.


Nottingham Greyhound Demo

A peaceful Demonstration to raise awareness about the underlying exploitation of Greyhounds in racing.

Sadly, deaths and serious injuries to dogs running on the tracks are relatively common, and the existence of a major track like Nottingham is responsible for the putting to death of about 500 greyhounds every year.

According to a Guardian article: “Greyhound tracks are closing and the industry isn’t doing enough to care for the thousands of dogs who face an uncertain fate”

*Raise awareness about the plight of greyhounds bred for racing.
*Campaign for the abolition of commercial greyhound racing.
*Promote greyhounds as pets.
*The government to pass legislation making it illegal to place or accept bets on greyhound racing.*
*The general public to NEVER attend or bet on greyhound racing, so the industry fades away through lack of support.

Demo at 6.30pm at Daleside Road Roundabout, (the entrance to Nottingham Greyhound Stadium).

Probably every 2 weeks, but call 07703 031667 to confirm.


Brinsley Animal Rescue Spring Open Day 2018

The Spring Open Day at Brinsley Animal Rescue will be held on the 29th April 2018.

More details to follow.

Grand National day of action – Nottingham

Showing the true cruel barbaric side of horse racing – you bet they die

Twycross Zoo Demo 31/03

On Saturday 31st of March we will join other local groups to peacefully demonstrate outside Twycross Zoo. This is for Freedom for Animals’ ‘zoo awareness weekend’.

We will be there to highlight many concerning and upsetting aspects that come with keeping wild animals captive.

Every year zoos across the UK, Europe and worldwide cull excess animals, especially males and unwanted offspring. Each year many animals are bred and have offspring yet the zoo’s populations don’t grow at the same rate. This is due to compensatory culling. Animals with characteristics which are undesired or simply surplus animals are killed. Why would they do this? Babies bring in customers. More customers means more money.

For example, Longleat Safari Park have a famous pride of lions which they let breed out of control causing much of the group to be shot: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-wiltshire-26115468

A large proportion of animals in zoos are not endangered so are simply kept there as an attraction, just like animals in circuses. The spaces zoos provide is minuscule compared to that of their natural territories. Enclosures are usually thousands and thousands times smaller than their natural ranges. Cheap and easy diets are often a problem for the captive animals too leading to many unnecessary illnesses, not seen in their wild members of the same species.

Keeping animals in cages comes at a cost. Seen when Woburn safari park was responsible for 13 Patas Monkeys dying in a fire when their enclosure caught fire: https://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/home-news/woburn-safari-park-fire-latest-patas-monkeys-die-killed-bedfordshire-animals-dead-a8137456.html

Are zoos there for conservation? It is a rare sight when any zoo around the world releases a single animal back into the wild. Ask them for yourself and some specific examples.

Here’s some information on this from the Born Free Foundation: http://www.bornfree.org.uk/campaigns/zoo-check/uk-zoos/zoo-conservation/do-zoos-help-conservation/

If you want to know more information on this cruelty, Freedom for Animals have a great section on their website:

Join us for a 3 hour demonstration. Bring signs or we can provide them.

See you there!

Dairy Outreach and VR Debut

What better date to début our brand new Virtual Reality Headsets (with many thanks to Animal Equality) then a few days before Valentines day where lots of dairy chocolate will be purchased as gifts. The immersion experience in question will be on the dairy industry and the lives of cows from birth to slaughter.

We will be doing our usual food outreach stall focussed on dairy alternatives to firm favourites to show how easy it is to leave torture and cruelty off your plate. We will have lots of information, recipes and flyers too.

We welcome any donations of accidentally or vegan specific or home baked food for our stall and always need friendly faces to welcome and talk with interested people who approach the stall.

If you know someone who can take the challenge to watch the truth with their own eyes or are interested to have a look for yourself then we will be in the centre of town (depending on weather, specific date to be confirmed) from 11 am.

Nottingham Animal Rights Christmas Social

This Nottingham Animal Rights meetings is relocating from the Peacock to the Sumac Centre, so that we can hold a bring & share pot luck social meal.

All welcome – hunt sabs, vegan campaigners, AR activists, people who want to get involved, and people who just want to know more about what we do, including supporters of Animal Aid, Greyhound Action, Hunt Sabs, SHAC, VIVA!, Vegan Society, Vegetarian Society, and the many other groups that we aim to support locally.

You can also find us on Facebook and Twitter.

Support Nottingham Animal Rights :

Christmas Vegan Outreach

We are holding a Christmas vegan outreach stall on Saturday 2nd of December. We will have lots of Christmas-related foods and other items. We will be giving this food away for free as well offering festive seitan roast with gravy!

We hope to have items such as mince pies but we need your help!

Could you bake anything for us and bring it along? Savoury and sweet foods needed! We will even have a cheeseboard for people to try. Any vegan junk food would be great too, especially Christmasy foods!

We will have lots of information on the stall too relating to veganism, animal rights, specifically turkeys, reindeer, foie gras, etc. as these are the most abused animals of the season. There will be lots to do, leafletting, talking to people, holding posters, giving out food, etc. so no matter how confident you are, come along and do as much as you like and are comfortable with. All help is really appreciated.

Share the events, invite your friends to it, share on local groups, etc. Let’s show people you can have a festive holiday without the cruelty!

See you there!


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