Photos of yesterday’s Official Animal Rights March Amsterdam! Afterwards we had a short conversation with organizers Linda Guijt and Amadesha Assie:
Linda: “We read on Facebook about the march in London and thought, hey we should have this one here as well. Then we just took the initiative and organised it last year ourselves.”
Amadesha: “We thought it was a success and wanted to keep on doing it. We got noticed and people heard the message. We chose to put ‘End Speciesism’ on the banner, because a lot of people don’t know that word. So that when people think ‘Oh what’s that?’, that finally they will get the idea that it is really a form of discrimination, that we think there are humans and animals, and animals are worth less, even though humans are also animals. Read more
The vegan movement is gaining momentum, also activism wise! Next to smaller outreach actions happening every so often, we just had a massive Cube of Truth in May, and the March Against All Slaugherhouses in June. In the coming months several other big demo’s are taking place, check out our overview! Read more
For those with a sweeeeet tooth!! Cakestix – new cake pop-up store by Dr Oetker X Nono Cakes (one of the best vegan bakers in Amsterdam!). 🍰 All vegan except half of the toppings! You customize them yourself and for some reason they pierce it with a wooden stick (some kind of Instagram hype). Read more
“De tijd dat veganisten blij mochten zijn als ze een tomatensoep met patatjes geserveerd kregen, is voorbij. Waren er vijf jaar geleden nog slechts 45.000 vegans in Nederland, volgens de Nederlandse Vereniging voor Veganisme (NVV) zijn er nu al zo’n 121.000 mensen die geen dierlijke producten als vlees, zuivel, eieren en leer gebruiken. En daar speelt de horeca op in: in Amsterdam zijn er nu zo’n 35 restaurants die uitsluitend vegan gerechten serveren. Nog zo’n tweehonderd horecagelegenheden bieden ‘veganistische opties’.”
Big article in the Amsterdam supplement of national newspaper NRC. Featuring Deer Mama, Mr. & Mrs. Watson, Vegabond, The Dutch Weed Burger Joint and Vegan Amsterdam – aka yours truly! Read the article here.
According to their mission statement, it was founded with the aim of “increasing the visibility of the vegan movement and start a conversation about animal rights, building at the same time a network of like-minded students. We offer support to anyone interested in approaching the vegan lifestyle.”
Their first event will be Sunday next week, a vegan picnic at Vondelpark on Sunday June 2nd! More info here.
Activists position themselves in a square shape, the ‘Cube of Truth’, showing footage of animals in the industry. Other activists have conversations with curious bypassers, motivating them to try out a vegan diet.
The action named ‘One Dam Day’ continues throughout the night until tomorrow at noon. Read more
Love it or hate it… one of the biggest events in Amsterdam of the year, Kingsday is happening tomorrow! Festivals, parties, people selling all kinds of stuff in the street and general madness. And vegan food! Check these out if you’re around:Read more
This is huge! HEMA just veganized their apple crumble pie. Which means you can just buy an affordable vegan pie without hassle. And which has to be said, tastes pretty decent! Goodbye are the days of vegan apfelstrudel from the freezer in the supermarket! And a great step into making vegan options more mainstream!
Made possible partially due to the encouragement of the good people at ProVeg.
Get it at bigger HEMA stores with a bakery department or order it. Damage: €4,50 for a small pie – about 6 pieces.