Inspired by similar student associations in cities like Gent and recently Groningen, a group of students in Amsterdam decided to establish the Vegan Student Association Amsterdam!
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.
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Today at Dam Square, 24 h non-stop vegan outreach by about a thousand vegan activists from Anonymous for the Voiceless!
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
Massive attendance at this weekend’s March to Close Down All Slaughterhouses!! A demonstration held at 38 cities all over the world. The first demonstration took place in Paris in 2012. For Amsterdam this was the first year. It was organised by animal rights group Bite Back, who also organised the march a week ago in Brussels. Read more
Initiated by animal rights organisation Bite Back and supported by Dutch vegan society Nederlandse Vereniging voor Veganisme and development ngo Plenty Food comes this awesome vegan ad campaign! Accompagnied with the hashtag #kiesvegannu (‘choose vegan now’) the posters show the consequences of the consumption of meat and dairy products for animals and the planet. The website encourages people to inform themselves and to join the vegan challenge! Read more
A classic! ‘Eating animals’ sticker added to a STOP traffic sign. Spotted At Jan Van Galenstraat.
Spotted at Ceintuurbaan. Twist at the prominent ads of a foundation asking attention for ALS disease.
‘Ik ben inmiddels overleden. Sponsor de verwerpelijke vleesindustrie niet’ (‘In the meantime I died. Don’t sponsor the objectionable meatindustry’).
The biggest slaughterhouse of Amsterdam is located in a residential area in the west of town. Today The Save Movement is holding a peaceful vigil, bearing witness to the fate of the cows arriving at the abattoir.
Plant Power is reaching thousands of people by handing out vegan brochures. We went to one of their actions the other day at Amstel station and spoke to organisor Lise.
‘Close all slaughterhouses!’ Impressive outreach action with Bite Back at Dam square the other day, their latest virtual reality project IAnimal plus inspiring interview with co-founder Benjamin Loison about effective vegan outreach.
‘Diervriendelijk Vlees Bestaat Niet’ (‘there’s no such thing as humane meat’) – nuff said! Spotted in Amsterdam-North. Sticker campaign and archive of the way meat is promoted as ‘animal-friendly’, find out more at the website.