16 November 2010

Animal Aid’s Annual Christmas Fayre to celebrate 18th year, Brian May star speaker

Animal Aid was founded in 1977 and has since been one of the largest animal rights groups in the UK. Animal Aid works hard to protect animal rights and support healthy living, but they have also served as an educational tool. They have offered lectures and classes, paperwork and pamphlets, sell ethical products at the online store (found here: http://www.animalaidshop.org.uk/), and also host an annual cruelty-free Christmas fair.

The Animal Aid Christmas Fayre is held each year in central London and this will be the celebration's 18th year. The Christmas Fayre is part of Animal Aid’s Cruelty-Free Christmas Campaign which provides holiday shoppers with ethical, green and animal-friendly gift ideas as well as tips for celebrating a cruelty-free holiday.

The Christmas Fayre will be held at Kensington Town Hall on December 5th and will include stands for ethical gifts, decorations and other holiday treats. This year will include over 85 stands.

 The Christmas Fayre sounds like a fun way to buy all of your vegan-friendly, green holiday gifts, learn about new cruelty-free programs and groups, and enjoy celebrity speakers and performances.

One of the big names at this year’s Christmas Fayre will be Brian May, former Queen guitarist and current anti-hunt campaigner. He will be giving a talk at 2 p.m. entitled, “Man as a Wild Animal.” Other speakers will include comedian, Andrew O’Neill, John Bryant, The Monkey Sanctuary, and the director of Animal Aid, Andrew Tyler.

Angela Goldberg
Angela is a recent graduate of Ithaca College where she studied writing and anthropology. She made the switch to vegetarianism during her first year of college, realizing that it was the healthier, more humane choice for her personal lifestyle. You can also find Angela at Angela Rae Photography.

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