Fighting for animal liberation and an end to speciesism
Episode 59 features Animal Equality’s Laura Gough and Sharon Núñez.
Laura and Sharon speak with us about the how and why Animal Equality conducts anti-speciesist vegan animal rights advocacy, what they have learned from their international experience, and what they see as some of the best ways forward for the movment. They also respond to some criticisms that have been made of Animal Equality's efforts. Audio podcast, approx 64 minutes.
Animal Equality is an international non-profit organisation dedicated to achieving equal consideration and respect for all animals.
Currently active in the United Kingdom, Germany, Italy, Spain, Venezuela and India, Animal Equality promotes a vegan lifestyle. Laura Gough is the campaign director and spokesperson for AE’s operation in the UK; Sharon Núñez is President and International Spokesperson of Igualdad Animal/Animal Equality.
Animal Equality seeks to inform and educate the public about speciesism and veganism through leafletting, information stalls, talks, workshops, vegan food tastings, media work and online advocacy. They host film screenings, info-stalls, talks, workshops and educational programs in schools and Universities. They conduct investigations to expose animal exploitation on farms, in slaughterhouses, circuses and zoos. They also perform open rescues of individuals from such places, in order to provide them with the safety and care of long-term homes and sanctuaries.
Animal Equality engage in peaceful demonstrations and non-violent direct action to bring attention to the plight of other animals. Watch this video to see an example of their work.