Sunday, November 16, 2014

New Lyrics for Feed The World - Do They Know It's Christmas at All

Over 6 Billion Farm Animals will Die This Christmas
Weapons of Mass Destruction
Whilst not wanting to diminish the fantastic efforts of the Band Aid musicians and pop stars for their efforts to reduce the suffering of people in West Africa suffering with Ebola ( Go buy the BandAid30 track if you haven't already), and I agree with Bob Geldof, a disease that prohibits you from comforting and touching loved ones is most abhorrant, meanwhile billions of other Earthlings' lives face torture and death unnecessarily, every Christmas, every year, every month, every week, every day, every hour, every minute, every second.

Every year it's estimated 56 billion farm animals (that's not even including all marine life e.g. smoked salmon  prawns, dolphins and whales) are tortured and killed just for fun. Just for our culinary entertainment, just to ammuse our tastebuds, just because we are too lazy and set in our ways to find vegan alternatives that taste just as good, are usually healthier , undoubtably have far less detrimental impact on the planet are fairer and just as nutritious.

Do the animals know it's Christmas ? No! So here are some new vegan / vegetarian lyrics to the Feed the World Christmas song to highlight that there are billions of lives of animals who don't know that it's Christmas time at all and it's business as usual for the people with the electric prods and stun guns and bolt guns and knives and saws sloshing about in a sea of blood.

Feed the World 

(more healthily and more sustainably and more ethically)

It’s Christmas time – if you're an animal you should be afraid
At Christmas time – 5 billion will die,  for the food that's made
Yet in our world of plenty – we could spread a smile of joy
If we ate, like herbivores
At Christmas time

So say a prayer – pray for 'the other ones'
At Christmas time – s' not that hard , you can still have fun

There’s a world outside your window – and it’s a world of dread and hate
If you're not a pet they'll kill you – and you could end up on a plate
And the Christmas bells that ring there – are the clanging chimes of doom
Well tonight 'thank God it's them instead of you' ( ?)

There's No peace and joy this Christmas time in Burger King
Nor MaccyD's or KFC or Pret..... woah
Where all Santa brings is fear
It's the same thing every year
How can they know it’s Christmas time at all?

What to do?
Change your diet everyone!
Save the world
And the children yet to come!
Let them know it’s Christmas after all

Feed the world - Change your plan for dinner time
Save the world - Change your plans for dinner time
Heal the world - Let them know it’s Christmas time again

Vegan Parody, Meme - Lyrics by Bob Geldof, Midge Ure BandAid30 and Tony Bishop-Weston
Free Video coming soon - watch this space

New law on parody by the European Copyright Directive October 1st 2014 allows parody for humour and / or mockery as long as it isn't offensive i.e. Racist

Interest in Vegan Diets in UK Doubles in Two Years

Google Trends reveals that interest in veganism over the last two years has more than doubled. Interest in vegan diets has been steadily rising over the last 10 years but stories in the press about the horse meat scandal, the dire situation about the environment, plus health scares about eating meat and dairy, have led to a phenominal increase in interest in veganism in the UK

Interest in veganism and the solutions it provides have been noted all over the world. The UK is not the only place to have seem dramatic increase in interest in vegan diets, Australia, Canada, Germany and Israel have also seen ubiqitous changes.

UK interest in Vegan doubled in 2 years

Dramatic increase in Vegan awareness all over world
Whilst Vegfest UK couldn't claim to be the sole reason veganism has grown so quickly in theUK since 2012 Vegfest has undeniably played a very big part in the jigsaw.

In straw polls taken at Vegfest 20% of those interviewed said they would be changing their diet following their visit to Vegfest UK. Time to get a Vegan Cookbook?

"Clearly any food manufacturer investing in NPD  and wanting to break a new product into the UK market would be shooting themselves directly in the foot by not making it to VegfestUK and engaging with the thousands of visitors looking for new solutions" says consultant Tony Bishop-Weston

This year, in a new bigger venue, VegfestUK offers even more reasons for visitors to visit with political debates and a conference on sustainability.

This emerging market offers unique investment opportunity for all types market opportunities and those with creative ideas on healthier, more sustainable versions and vegan alternatives to products we know and love but can no longer justify. Products that are healthy, more environmentally friendly and more ethically produced win hands down if they are of the same quality of experience (eg Taste) and competitively priced.
Brighton - Bristol - London

Thursday, November 13, 2014

Vegfest says Share the Love this Christmas

Share the Love the Christmas with VegfestUK - Buy One Get One Free Offer

Buy a Ticket to VegfestUK as a gift for a friend or colleague and get a free extra ticket for them to give to another friend to share the love this Christmas time. There is a free digital Christmas card to send them to let them know about your gift of life as tickets will be sent out 2 weeks before the festival
You could also buy your friends and colleagues a fantastic vegan cookbook gift this Christmas / Thanksgiving and spread the love that way?

Buy someone a vegan cookbook  this Christmas. In paperback or on Kindle
Share the love - share a Vegan Cook Book

Wednesday, November 05, 2014

World Vegan Month starts with a BANG!

2014 has seen unprecedented amount of coverage in the national newspapers for World Vegan Day enjoying over a year's worth of publicity for The Vegan Society's 70th Birthday over just one weekend. A great way to kick start World Vegan Month in the UK.

The only blot on the vegan landscape is that once again Google decided to snub world vegan day and refuse to do a Vegan Google Doodle Voogle to celebrate the day. That would have been the icing on the egg free dairy free cake , buy hey, just look at the list of successes below !

The BBC  Vegan just so Rock 'n' Roll  Vegan MPs in Parliament - "Chips are down!"

The Daily Mirror Very amusing - cleverly gets main vegan points across in a tongue in cheek way Sexy Vegan lady dresses in lettuce leaves

The Guardian - Businesses challenged to be more vegan

The Daily Mail

Dee's wholefoods Healthy inspired vegetable based vegan sausages for National Sausage Week and World Vegan Month are 'scrumptious' Girls strip nude - public nudity in London

The Telegraph - Vegan fashion shoes and handbags Nutritionist Ian Marber tries a vegan diet for the weekend with help from vegan chef Tony Bishop-Weston ;-)

The Independent Recipes Naked teenagers bare all in public

Evening Standard

And all sorts of other places