Kate, 37, from Liverpool, is the co founder of Balance Independent Health Food Shop. This new venture takes Kate away from her former role working in an animal rescue center and 20+ years of volunteering in rescues in the UK and around the world. Here she explain why...read more
Welcome to our Guest Blog page. At our invitation, the posts you will find on this page have been kindly produced for us by associates and supporters of Freshfields and in some instances by representatives of like minded organisations or by individuals with whom we believe Freshfields shares a 'wider community' link.
We hope that over time these contributions will grow in number, providing connectivity and a greater perspective on those individuals and groups who together make a difference for All animals!
Terry DeCastro, 52, is based in Los Angeles, California. After 20 years of touring the world as a musician in several bands, Terry decided to become a yoga teacher. She has been teaching in LA for three years now, here she explains how the practice of yoga can help to...read more
Anne, from Oxford has adopted rescue animals all her life. She now volunteers at her local food bank.
Anne, 81, is from Oxford and volunteers at her local Food Bank. After raising a family, adopting many rescue animals, and working for the NHS, Anne tells us how this came about, and why she does it. Ten years ago, when I retired from full-time employment and moved to...read more
Craig Redmond is a photojournalist based in Wales. His work takes him around the world, here he explains why he chose this career.
Craig Redmond, 45, is a photojournalist based in Wales. His work takes him around the world, and he documents many different stories relating to environmental protection, wildlife conservation and other human and non-human issues. His latest work involved filming a...read more
John is the founder of Vegan Builders. He is in his early fifties and has been vegan since 16 years of age. He lives in the North West and works nationally. How did you become involved in vegan builders? A few of us vegans noticed there were quite a few tradespeople...read more
Empathy Heroes: 5 people who changed the world by taking compassion to the extreme. By Roman Krznaric
1. St. Francis of Assisi: Learning from beggars In the year 1206, Giovanni Bernadone, the 23-year-old son of a wealthy merchant, went on a pilgrimage to St. Peter’s Basilica in Rome. He could not help noticing the contrast between the opulence and lavishness...read more
Dawn, 45, is originally from Lancashire, but has lived in Liverpool, Manchester and Glasgow and has now called London home for almost 10 years. She works in the charity sector, helping charities grow their fundraising and campaigning power. My path to going veggie,...read more
Victoria Bryceson has been a vegan festival coordinator for 3 years and works alongside Viva!, Vegfest, Vdogs and Roddy Hanson to organise a large number of vegan festivals throughout the UK. She runs several festivals 100% voluntarily to raise funds for her vegan...read more
Toni Shephard, 45, lives in Somerset with her husband and rescue dog Simba. Toni is the Executive Director (UK) of Animal Equality. Born in Canada, Toni moved to the UK in 1995 in order to fulfil her dream of working full time to expose animal cruelty. Toni, please...read more
George Monbiot, author and writer for The Guardian, explains his view on vegainism and the environment.
“I love not man the less, but Nature more.” George Monbiot is a British writer widely known for his outspoken political and environmental views. After studying Zoology at Oxford, Monbiot worked for the BBC before leaving to pursue his career as an author. He now...read more