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Number of land-dwelling animals killed in the world by the meat, dairy and egg industries, since you opened this webpage.
This counter does not include the billions of water-dwelling animals killed annually.
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“… you who live now, what madness, what frenzy drives you to the pollution of shedding blood, you who have such a superfluity of necessities?”

Plutarch, Moralia c.56-120

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“The most fertile districts of the habitable globe are now actually cultivated by man [sic] for animals, at a delay and waste of aliment absolutely incapable of calculation”

Percy Bysshe Shelley, 1813, A Vindication of Natural Diet

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“You don't motivate people to become more compassionate toward animals by
showing a lack of compassion toward humans in hard times.”

Tom Regan, 2004, Empty Cages


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  • Major updates to the Vegatopia website
  • Academic papers, conferences, seminars or workshops with relevance to veganism
  • Other major events in the vegan calendar

Please contact us to alert us to a forthcoming vegan event, a paper that you are giving, or anything else you think will be of interest to Vegatopia visitors.

Latest Diary

May 2009

  • Saturday, 30th - Sunday 31st May 2009
    Bristol Vegan Fayre
    A supreme mix of bands entertainment, food, drinking, shopping and partying in the centre of Bristol....including headline acts.

July 2009

  • 13 - 18 July, 2009
    The Animals and Society (Australia) Study Group and The University of Newcastle present: The 2009 International Academic & Community Conference on Animals & Society: Minding Animals
    at Civic Precinct, Newcastle, Australia


November 2009

  • Sunday, 1st November - Tuesday 3rd November 2009
    Opening ceremony of Sthitaprajna-International Vegan Centre for Yoga, Meditation,
    Rejuvenation and Relaxation at Byndoor, Karnataka, India.
    An international event for 3 days.

Old Diary Entries

  • Saturday April 19th 2008, 12 noon
    Meeting at Oxpens Park, Oxpens Road, Oxford for World Day for Laboratory Animals: a United Nations recognized day of international commemoration of the suffering and killing of millions of innocent sentient beings in laboratories throughout the world.

  • Saturday April 19th 2008, 7.30 till late.
    SPEAK benefit gig taking place after the national demo listed above
    Venue: North Oxford Rugby Club, North Hinksey, Oxford, OX2 The GeriPatricks Irish Band 7.50 (with food included) More information at: http://www.speakcampaigns.org/diary.php/#tsp

  • April 20th - 26th, 2008
    World Laboratory Animal Liberation Week
    Also called World Week for Animals in Laboratories
  • Saturday April 26th, 2-5pm
    'Party for the Animals' in Kennington Park, London:
    An afternoon of speeches and debates in support of the Animals Count election campaign: Jasmijn de Boo, leader of the new political party Animals Count will run in the Greater London Assembly Elections on 1st May as a candidate for the constituency of Southwark and Lambeth. Vegan food will also be available.
    Vegatopia website update due. Expect substantial additions to the bibliography and media archive pages, including updated pdf files. Confirmation of the updates will appear on the news page.
  • Saturday May 31st - Sunday June 1st
    Bristol Vegan Fayre '08, UK
    NB Vegatopia will be at the BVF, please come along to say hello at our Food Survey stand, and fill in our questionnaire while you are there.
  • Tuesday July 1st
    Second major Vegatopia bibliography update scheduled.
  • Sunday July 27th - Sunday August 3rd, 2008
    38th IVU World Vegetarian Congress
    Dresden, Germany
    We will be giving a keynote speech at the Congress at 10.45am on Wednesday 30th July. See the resources page for the abstract of our paper.

  • Sunday September 7th 2008
    London Vegan Festival
    Kensington Town Hall, Hornton St, W8
    1 adults, under 16s free!
    NB Vegatopia will be at the LVF, please come along to say hello at our Food Survey stand, and fill in our questionnaire while you are there.
  • Saturday 13th September 2008
    Vegan Campaigning Skillshare
    Sumac Centre, Nottingham, UK
    Contact: alex@saac.org.uk, or 07846 739197
  • Saturday September 20th 2008
    We will be presenting a paper, Ethical Veganism: Opposing Violent Relationships with Nonhuman Animals, as part of an ESRC Seminar Series: Practical Utopias and Utopian Practices, at the University of Bristol. See the resources page for the abstract, and follow this link for details of the seminar series: http://www.nottingham.ac.uk/politics/Utopia/index.php
  • Tuesday 28th October 2008, 7.30pm
    Vegatopia talk at Birmingham Vegetarians and Vegans
    Carrs Lane Church Centre, Carrs Lane, Birmingham, UK
  • Saturday November 1st 2008, 11am-5pm
    West Midlands Vegan Festival
    Wolverhampton Civic Hall, UK, Admission 1

    November 2008

    • Saturday November 22nd 2008, 2pm-5pm (food available before AGM from 11am)
      Vegan Society (UK) AGM
      The Priory Street Centre, 15 Priory Street, York, YO1 6EZ, UK
      Vegan Society members only
      Contact: info@vegansociety.com, or 0121 523 1730
    • Saturday November 22nd 2008, 11.30am-2.30pm
      Southend Vegan Food Fayre
      Trinity Methodist Church, Argyll Road, Westcliff on Sea, Essex, UK
      Entrance Free
      Contact: southendanimalaid@hotmail.com
    • Saturday November 22nd 2008, 11am-2pm
      Reading Free Vegan Food Fayre
      RISC (above the Global Café), 35-39 London Street, Reading, UK
      Contact (help needed from vegan volunteers): jadeeastley@yahoo.com
    • Saturday November 22nd 2008, 10.30am-4pm
      Chelsea Animal Charities Fair
      Chelsea Old Town Hall, King's Road, London, SW3, UK
      Entrance: £2, pensioners: £1, children under 10: free
    • Saturday November 29th 2008, 11am-3pm
      Thurso Vegan Food Fayre
      Royal Hotel, Traill Street, Thurso, Scotland, UK
      Entrance Free
      Contact: Caithnessaavg@aol.com
    • Saturday November 29th 2008, 11am-3.30pm
      Lincoln Vegan Food Fair
      Trinity United Reform Church Hall, Garmston Street, Lincoln, UK
      Free food
      Contact: Lincoln-animal-rights@hotmail.co.uk
    • Sunday November 30th 2008, 10am-5pm
      Animal Aid's Christmas Without Cruelty Fayre
      Kensington Town Hall, London, UK
      Admission: £2; children under 11: free

    December 2008

    • Saturday 6th December 2008, 10am-4.30pm
      Animal Aid's South West Christmas Without Cruelty Fayre
      Exeter Corn Exchange
    • Wednesday 10th December 2008
      International Animal Rights Day
      Calling for fundamental rights to be bestowed upon non-human animals by 2048 (100 years after the Declaration of Human Rights)
      Visit www.uncaged.co.uk or call (UK) 0114 2722220 for details of local events
    • Saturday 13th December 2008, 10am-5pm
      Wiltshire Vegan Fayre
      St. Peter's Church, High Street, Marlborough, Wiltshire, UK
      Contact: veganwiltshire@fastmail.fm
    • Saturday 13th December 2008, 10am-5pm
      East Midlands Vegan Festival
      Council House, Old Market Square, Nottingham, UK
      www.eastmidlandsveganfestival.co.uk or 0845 458 9595 for information
    • Sunday 14th December 2008, 11am-5pm
      Winter Wonderland: Sumac Craft Fair
      Gladstone Street, Nottingham, NG7 6HX
      Children's entertainment and workshops, food and drink
      Contact: sumac@sumac.net, or Becca on 07876 023711
    • Friday 26th December 2008
      Boxing Day Anti-Hunting Demonstrations and Hunt Monitoring
      Contact the Hunt Saboteurs Association for more information: www.huntsabs.org.uk or 0845 450 0727

    January 2009

    • Sunday 18th January 2009
      Take the Vegan Pledge with London Vegan Campaigns
      Conway Hall, 25 Red Lion Square, London WC1R 4RL
      Contact: info@vegancampaigns.co.uk
    • Sunday, 25th January 2009
      Vegan Musical Evening 
      2 artists performing Karnatic and Hindustani classical vocals.  This event will also feature an interactive session on the Vegan Diet followed by vegan dinner at Kundapur. All are welcome!