In the North East of England there is a brilliant group of animal rights activists called simply, North East Animal Rights. They are one busy, busy bunch! Despite spending so much time in lockdown until recently, they have continued to achieve so much and their following is growing fast as their work and tireless campaigning inspires others from all over the world.
Led by Anna, they have had fantastic results working with police and council in addressing the problem of seagull and pigeon shooting, educating the public and businesses what to do if they find an injured animal and making sure those who carry out these mindless shootings are held accountable and able to be prosecuted for their actions.
Protecting birdlife and calling for an end to public sales of fireworks are just a couple of campaigns which keep the crew busy. They collaborate together with many groups with terrific results, such as ‘Peace And Love Begin On Your Plate’, which aims to bring veganism to the forefront of churches’ priorities.
They also do street outreach, attend vigils and protests, hold events and can often be found cleaning up their local beaches and countryside. Their social media is no less diverse and interesting! From online workshops and weekly Saturday Spotlight interviews, their Facebook and Instagram pages are full of tips, news, shining a spotlight on vegan businesses and product reviews and much, much more. NEAR are a hugely positive bunch of people who are accomplishing so much. Wherever you are in the world, they will be sure to inspire!