When the oppressed can’t speak for themselves, they need someone who can speak for them. On Sunday 5 December, the 18th annual holiday fair for animal rights will be held in London’s royal borough of Kensington.
Every year the animal rights organisation Animal Aid holds a Christmas event with a myriad of activities addressing the ethical treatment of animals in contemporary living. From engaging lectures to comedy acts and scrumptious vegan food, there’s no better way to get involved in protecting the rights of animals.
The fair will be held in Kensington Town Hall and will host a vast collection of 85 stands, all promoting healthy living and cruelty-free products. There will be a wide range of animal-related organisations present including animal shelters, wildlife centres, medicinal companies, health food stores, rescue organisations and vegan/vegetarian societies, just to name a few.
The fair’s event highlights include a talk on “Man as a wild animal” by the famous Queen guitarist Brian May at 2pm. The talk will address the current hunting debate as well as the proposed culling of badgers in England and Wales.
Other events include a comedy act by Andrew O’Neil and talks by John Bryant from the Monkey Sanctuary and Andrew Tyler, director of Animal Aid.
Animal Aid was founded in 1977 and exists as one of the oldest animal rights groups around. Peaceful campaigners against all forms of animal abuses, Animal Aid members are active investigators in the treatment of animals and aim to expose animal cruelty by bringing these issues to the attention of the media.
For a full list of events visit: http://www.animalaid.org.uk/images/pdf/2010programme.pdf and for a full list of stands visit: http://www.animalaid.org.uk/images/pdf/2010plan.pdf.
The event will take place from 10 AM to 5 PM on Sunday 5 December at Kensington Town Hall, W8 7NX Hornton Street, London. Entry to the event is £2, with kids under 11 free.