North East Vegan Festival
1st December 2019
Stadium of Light, Sunderland.
12noon| Humane league
The talk will go through what they do as an organisation more broadly (history of The Humane League, theory of change, how they campaign, the team), key campaign successes to date, current campaigns, and how people can get involved (supporting our campaigns, becoming a volunteer etc.) and then some questions and answers
1pm| Animals Asia
Animals Asia has to date, rescued over 620 bears, caring for them at their award-winning bear sanctuaries in China and Vietnam.
Animals Asia also works to end the trade in dogs and cats for food in China and Vietnam, and lobbies to improve the welfare of companion animals and promote humane population management.
In addition, Animals Asia runs extensive education programmes and campaigns for an end to abusive animal practices in zoos and safari parks in Asia, working closely with governing authorities to improve animal management and increase awareness of the welfare needs of captive animals.
2pm| Vegan runners Newcastle
3pm| Sea Shepherd
Sea Shepherd UK is a registered marine conservation charity whose mission is to end the destruction of habitat and slaughter of wildlife around the UK’s coastline and across the world’s oceans in order to conserve and protect ecosystems and species
11am A PLASTIC OCEAN 1HR 42MINS
A Plastic Ocean is a new award-winning feature length documentary brought to you by a group of dedicated scientists, filmmakers, social entrepreneurs, scholars, environmentalists and journalists, that explores
the fragile state of our oceans and uncovers alarming truths about the consequences of our disposable lifestyle.
1pm BEFORE THE FLOOD 1HR 36MINS
If you could know the truth about the threat of climate change — would you want to know? Before the Flood, presented by National Geographic, features Leonardo DiCaprio on a journey as a United Nations Messenger of Peace, traveling to five continents and the Arctic to witness climate change firsthand. He goes on expeditions with scientists uncovering the reality of climate change and meets with political leaders fighting against inaction. He also discovers a calculated disinformation campaign orchestrated by powerful special interests working to confuse the public about the urgency of the growing climate crisis. With unprecedented access to thought leaders around the world, DiCaprio searches for hope in a rising tide of catastrophic news.
3pm The game changers 1HR 48MINS
A UFC fighter’s world is turned upside down when he discovers an elite group of world-renowned athletes and scientists who prove that everything, he had been taught about protein was a lie.
The Game Changers is a new film executive produced by James Cameron, Arnold Schwarzenegger and Jackie Chan that documents the explosive rise of plant-based eating in professional sports, mixing real-time, groundbreaking science with cinematic stories of struggle and triumph. The film features some of the strongest, fastest and toughest athletes on the planet – and it’s backed by them too – with additional EPs including Formula One champion Lewis Hamilton, top-ranked tennis player Novak Djokovic, and nine-time NBA All-Star Chris Paul. Directed by Oscar®-winner Louie Psihoyos, The Game Changers follows the story of James Wilks – elite Special Forces trainer and winner of The Ultimate Fighter – as he travels the world on a quest for the truth about meat, protein, and strength. Showcasing elite athletes, special ops soldiers, and visionary scientists. Wilks’ journey exposes outdated myths about food that not only affect human performance, but the health of the entire global population