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Educating people about the meat industry with Ongehoord’s newest project Dier in Blik

How can we make people empathise with animals in the meat industry? Animal rights group Ongehoord believes they found the answer with their newest project Dier in Blik 2.0 Build entirely by themselves, it’s a smart and unique project to educate the public, allowing visitors to experience the life of a pig in the meat industry.

Vegan Amsterdam went to have a look at a try-out in Amsterdam and got to ask a few questions to spokesperson Johan Boonstra.

The interview is in Dutch, if you want to switch on/off English subtitles just click in the bottom of the screen to select.

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Eva Meijer: “Rational arguments are not sufficient for vegan outreach”

We recently met up with multitalented Eva Meijer. This year she published a book on animal language called ‘Dierentalen’. Her third novel ‘Het Vogelhuis’ got published in September and was well received in national newspapers and on tv. She is also writing her PhD thesis at the University of Amsterdam, on political animal voices.

Accompagnied by her dog Doris, she discusses the role of philosophy within the animal rights movement, animal rights at the university and the relationship between her literary and philosophical work.

The interview is in Dutch, if you want to switch on/off English subtitles just click in the bottom of the screen to select. Filmed at Beatrixpark, Amsterdam.

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Kaja Piecyk: “Our style of activism is direct yet subtle at the same time”


 
Earthlings is a well known documentary showing a.o. the abuse of animals in the food industry. The Earthlings Experience started last year by London Vegan Actions. Inspired, Kaja Piecyk set up a similar campaign in the Netherlands.

She tells us about how she started out, the way people in Amsterdam react and she shares her views on effective activism.

The interview is in Dutch, if you want to switch on/off English subtitles just click in the bottom of the screen to select.

Have fun watching and be inspired!

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Interview with Emile from Vegan Runners Nederland


 

Vegan Runners Nederland just started out last year. We interviewed co-founder Emile about the appeal of running, the start of Vegan Runners Nederland as well as their future plans.

He shares with us his favourite running routes in Amsterdam and some advice if you’d want to eat vegan more often!

The interview is in Dutch, if you want to switch on/off English subtitles just click in the bottom of the screen to select.

This is our first video! 😀

Carolina Bertolaso: ” Use the increased popularity of veganism to grow”

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At the end of the month the Viva Las Vega’s Food Festival will be held for the fifth time in Amsterdam. Expect cooking workshops, lectures from interesting speakers and of course LOTS of great vegan food from various stalls and food trucks. We had a chat with Carolina Bertolaso who is coordinating this year’s edition. We talked about the festival but also about her views on veganism in Amsterdam. Read more

Alexander Gershberg: “Food is the most practical way to influence our life”

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Alexander Gershberg is a vegan chef based in Amsterdam, born in Russia and raised in Israel. With his own company Vegan Sundays he organises pop-up events and cooking workshops, next to catering and private chef assignments. Although his feelings about Amsterdam changed, he still loves our city. “I definitely experience a growing interest in veganism here. Exciting times.” Read more