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  Animal Aid · [email protected]
February 1, 2021 at 12:28 PM

Love is in the air...and February's campaign updates

Dear John With Valentine's Day approaching, there are lots of wonderful gifts to purchase in our online shop, a chance for new members to win £30 of chocolates from Montezuma's, and an opportunity to show your love for animals by supporting our ongoing campaigns. …
  Iain Green, Animal Aid · [email protected]
January 1, 2021 at 12:42 PM

How you've helped animals this year

I would like extend a heartfelt thank you for everything that you have helped us make possible in 2020. Dear John I would like to extend a heartfelt thank you for everything that you have helped us make possible in 2020.   Despite such a challenging year, ou…
  Iain Green, Animal Aid · [email protected]
December 7, 2020 at 5:00 PM

Help us help animals this Christmas

Dear John Christmas should be a time of peace and goodwill to all – including animals. Every year, millions of turkeys are slaughtered for Christmas dinners in the UK. The majority of these animals would have spent their short lives on factory farms, befo…
  Tod, Animal Aid · [email protected]
December 4, 2020 at 3:04 PM

Sign up to support Their Christmas Wish

Will you be having a plant-based Christmas dinner? Dear John As Christmas draws closer, you're probably starting to think about what you're going to be cooking for Christmas dinner, even though the celebrations may be different this year.  Christmas is oft…
  Animal Aid · [email protected]
December 1, 2020 at 7:11 PM

We're looking for someone special; and Christmas campaign updates

Their Christmas Wish billboard campaign! Dear John Their Christmas Wish has returned for 2020, this time supported by a billboard campaign! Read on to find out more; plus campaign updates and Christmas products in our online shop. What an opportunity! Are you D…
  Jade Emery, Animal Aid · [email protected]
November 9, 2020 at 2:09 PM

Join us this Sunday for the free online VegfestUK Wildlife Summit

Dear John Join us this Sunday, 15th November, for the free online VegfestUK Wildlife Summit. We’re really excited to announce we will be co-hosting our second VegfestUK Wildlife Summit this year, alongside Scotland-based vegan ‘pest-control’ organisation Hu…
  Animal Aid · [email protected]
November 2, 2020 at 2:52 PM

Happy World Vegan Month!

Dear John Happy World Vegan Month! Read on for information about a new study into the use of the whip in horse racing and more! It’s World Vegan Month! November is World Vegan Month! Going vegan is one of the best things you can do for animals, the planet and yo…
  Animal Aid · [email protected]
October 4, 2020 at 9:22 AM

Where blood sport meets factory farming

Dear John Animal Aid's undercover investigators visited another game bird farm earlier this year.  The footage reveals breeding pheasants and partridges who were highly stressed, desperately trying to escape their metal cages. To confine a bird, blessed …
  Animal Aid · [email protected]
October 1, 2020 at 12:52 PM

New video featuring older vegans, and we're hiring!

Dear John This month we have a new video to share with you, featuring older vegans. We are also hiring a Head of Campaigns, and have some lovely autumnal treats in our online shop. Read on... It’s never too late to go vegan: Vegans in their 70s tell their storie…
  Animal Aid · [email protected]
September 1, 2020 at 12:13 PM

See our new game bird investigation

Dear John We have some brilliant news for you this issue: our new game bird investigation made the news, our Education team is up and running for the new term and we have some yummy new products in our online shop. Read on to find out all about it – and to discover some wa…
  Tod, Animal Aid · [email protected]
August 18, 2020 at 6:02 PM

Check out our updated Student Vegan Survival Guide!

Dear John Our updated Vegan Student Survival Guide is now live! As someone who was vegan whilst at university, I understand that it can be difficult to be vegan whilst on a tight student budget. For many people, going to university will be the first time they have lived…
  Isobel Hutchinson, Animal Aid · [email protected]
August 7, 2020 at 12:26 PM

Intensive farming harms humans as well as animals

Dear John Today it is clearer than ever that the abuse of animals in cruelly overcrowded intensive farms is bad for people as well as for animals.  Animal farming has brought us outbreaks of bird flu, swine flu, campylobacter, salmonella and many other d…
  Animal Aid · [email protected]
August 1, 2020 at 9:20 AM

Plastic-free essentials and easy ways to help animals

Dear John With most parts of the UK carefully opening up after lockdown, we hope that you are staying safe and healthy. We have a bumper number of ways that you can help animals when you are staying in, please take part in as many as you can! We have launched a new section…
  Animal Aid · [email protected]
July 1, 2020 at 4:13 PM

Last chance to add your name!

Dear John Our shop has now reopened! See below for new product highlights, and please visit the shop.  Please read on for campaign updates and many ways that you can help animals. Thank you so much for your support and everything that you do for animals!   Last …
  Jade E, Animal Aid · [email protected]
June 28, 2020 at 9:52 AM

You can help baby squirrels

Dear John New legislation forces animal rescuers to make unnecessary life and death decisions. To end the life of an animal that could be rehabilitated or to condemn a wild animal to a life in captivity. Animals such as Huey, Dewey, Louis and Bob, above.…
  Isobel Hutchinson, Animal Aid · [email protected]
June 11, 2020 at 2:54 PM

Help us make CCTV in slaughterhouses in Wales mandatory!

Dear John We are so close. Help us make CCTV in slaughterhouses in Wales mandatory! The Covid-19 crisis is affecting Animal Aid's fundraising, but it is not stopping animals from suffering. Make a donation Our campaign to make CCTV compulsory in al…
  Animal Aid · [email protected]
June 1, 2020 at 1:19 PM

Is factory farming making us sick?

Dear John This month we have an opportunity for you to have your donation doubled! Plus we have a new report, two petitions you can sign, some good news about a fox cull, and more! With the changes to government guidelines, our online shop will soon be re-opening. Keep an …
  Jade, Animal Aid · [email protected]
May 18, 2020 at 3:18 PM

We’ve reached 5000 signatures! Help us reach more

Dear John We’re very pleased to announce that our recent petition now has more than 5000 signatures! Please add your signature, and help us urge Natural England to withdraw licences issued to take peregrine falcon chicks from their nests, for use in fal…
  Tod, Animal Aid · [email protected]
May 11, 2020 at 1:21 PM

It’s National Vegetarian Week!

Dear John This week (11th – 17th May) is National Vegetarian Week.  Ditching meat and fish is a great way to show that you care about animals, and want to reduce animal suffering. It’s also very good for the environment!  Animals on factory farms are som…
  Animal Aid · [email protected]
May 1, 2020 at 7:37 AM

Have you heard about our new campaigns?

Dear John We have launched two new campaigning initiatives – read on to find out more and get involved! We've also got a bumper round-up of updates on all our campaign, education and fundraising activities. Thank you to everyone who has already taken part! Sign …
  Jade, Animal Aid · [email protected]
April 28, 2020 at 11:50 AM

Petition: Help us save peregrine falcon chicks from being taken from their nests

Dear John Please sign our petition to Natural England urging them to withdraw licences issued to take peregrine falcon chicks from their nests.  On 16th April, Natural England posted a blog outlining their decision to issue licences to take peregrine fa…
  Isobel Hutchinson, Animal Aid · [email protected]
April 23, 2020 at 11:13 AM

Join Animal Aid today!

Dear John Thank you so much for everything that you do for animals and for Animal Aid. One thing that you could do today to help animals is to join Animal Aid. The Covid-19 crisis is, of course, affecting Animal Aid's fundraising, but it is not stopping an…
  Tod, Animal Aid · [email protected]
April 9, 2020 at 11:08 AM

Boredom busting activities to see you through the lockdown

Dear John The lockdown may be getting a little monotonous and boring as time goes on, therefore Animal Aid have put together a list of boredom busters to see you through this unprecedented time. Watch some vegan movies and documentaries! There are many documenta…
  Isobel Hutchinson, Animal Aid · [email protected]
April 3, 2020 at 10:12 AM

Ministry of Defence funds animal torture

Dear John In the next few days, many of you who subscribe to our postal mailings will receive an appeal for funds to support our animals in warfare experiments campaign. I wanted to let you know that the appeal was written and in the process of being print…
  Animal Aid · [email protected]
March 31, 2020 at 3:08 PM

We are living in strange times, but you can still help animals!

Dear John We have all been affected by the changes necessitated by the coronavirus crisis; everyone is adjusting to the new reality, but animals need your help as much as ever.  We have a post on our website explaining how we are continuing our work; please have a read, if…
  Isobel Hutchinson, Animal Aid · [email protected]
March 25, 2020 at 2:27 PM

Coronavirus update

Dear John  I wanted to update you on how the current Covid-19 outbreak is affecting our work at Animal Aid. Further to the latest government advice, we have had to take the very difficult decision to fully close our offices. This means that we are no longe…
  Isobel Hutchinson, Animal Aid · [email protected]
March 17, 2020 at 5:33 PM

Animal Aid's operations during coronavirus restrictions

Dear John Following the Prime Minister's briefing yesterday evening (March 16th) regarding social distancing and entering the workplace, we have reviewed our position and have asked most of our staff to start working from home as from today. As far as is p…
  Animal Aid · [email protected]
March 3, 2020 at 1:48 PM

The Cheltenham Festival is fast approaching...

Dear John We have a couple of actions to help race horses, with the Cheltenham Festival fast approaching. On the lighter side, our Easter chocolate products are now available in the shop. Please read on for more! You bet, they die The notorious Cheltenham Festiv…
  Animal Aid · [email protected]
February 3, 2020 at 4:25 PM

Valentine's day offer, an update on our CCTV campaign and more!

Dear John Valentine's Day is appoaching, and for those who like to mark the occasion – we have some special offers for you! Read on, as well, for updates on our campaigns. Wine and chocolates by candlelight  🍫🍾🕯❤️ Sometimes you just can’t improve on those classi…
  Isobel Hutchinson, Animal Aid · [email protected]
January 28, 2020 at 4:06 PM

Join Animal Aid today for a double discount on our Valentine’s Day specials!

Dear John Join Animal Aid today to receive 10% off EVERYTHING in the Animal Aid shop and 20% off EVERYTHING on our special Valentine’s page. Join Animal Aid today and we will give you a special code so that you can buy vegan cruelty-free Valentine’s Day tr…
  Animal Aid · [email protected]
January 8, 2020 at 3:47 PM

We're hiring! Plus campaign updates

Dear John January is traditionally the time of new resolutions and plans for change. If yours included finding a new job, please read on, as we have some exciting opportunities! And with all the launches of new vegan products for 2020, perhaps you are thinking of going veg…
  Isobel Hutchinson, Animal Aid · [email protected]
December 16, 2019 at 11:42 AM

Thank you for helping animals in 2019

Dear John As 2019 draws to a close, I wanted to get in touch and say a heartfelt thank you for all your incredible support this year.   Thanks to you, there have been a great many positive developments this year. From plans for a huge chicken farm being fi…
  Isobel Hutchinson, Animal Aid · [email protected]
December 3, 2019 at 1:36 PM

Help reindeer this Giving Tuesday

Dear John Misery continues for reindeer You will no doubt remember last year’s exposé when we revealed the suffering endured by reindeer at Kent Reindeer Centre.  We continued with our investigations this year and at a repeat visit in January, found that …
  Animal Aid · [email protected]
November 30, 2019 at 10:25 AM

Election action, and join us at our London Christmas Festival!

Dear John If you live within reach of London, we'd love to see you at our annual event at Kensington Town Hall – Chris Packham will be joining us! In other news, there's still time to send an email to Defra about grey squirrels, and of course, the general election is immin…
  Jade, Animal Aid · [email protected]
November 13, 2019 at 3:26 PM

Time is running out – help save squirrels!

Dear John December is fast approaching, and wildlife rescue centres are anxiously awaiting their licences to rescue and release grey squirrels being taken away. Natural England plans to revoke all licences to release grey squirrels at the beginning of Dece…
  Tod, Animal Aid · [email protected]
November 7, 2019 at 4:28 PM

Their Christmas Wish

Dear John Meet Silver, a very lucky turkey who lives at The Retreat Animal Rescue. Silver was spared a life of suffering on a factory farm after a worker took pity on her, due to her deformed face, and brought her to the sanctuary. She is one of the lucky…
  Animal Aid · [email protected]
November 1, 2019 at 4:35 PM

New films and Christmas campaigns!

Dear John Warning – a few mentions of Christmas ahead! But also updates on our campaigns and ways that you can get involved. Thank you for your support. Good news! We are delighted to learn today that the planning appeal for the creation of a large-scale industr…
  Animal Aid · [email protected]
October 1, 2019 at 3:04 PM

Another victory for our #MarkItVegan campaign, plus more updates

Dear John Read on to find out who our #MarkItVegan campaign has finally signed up! And, we need your help for game birds and animals in slaughterhouses. Thank you for your continued support! Take action for game birds Today, 1 October, the pheasant shooting seas…
  Isobel Hutchinson, Animal Aid · [email protected]
September 24, 2019 at 2:43 PM

Incompetence and chaos in Welsh slaughterhouse

Dear John The Welsh government has so far refused to make CCTV compulsory for slaughterhouses in Wales, despite it being law in England and being proposed for Scotland.  Animal Aid’s undercover investigators have revealed the truth behind the closed doors…
  Animal Aid · [email protected]
September 2, 2019 at 2:38 PM

Breaking news: read about our new slaughterhouse investigation

Dear John We have a bumper edition for you this month, with lots of updates and ways for you to get involved – including our first Welsh slaughterhouse investigation, just published today! Breaking news: New slaughterhouse investigation at Farmers Fresh, Wales! …
  Animal Aid · [email protected]
August 1, 2019 at 3:51 PM

Good news for squirrels!

Dear John We have an exclusive offer for free tickets to VegfestUK London, if you join Animal Aid! Read on to find out how to get yours and for all our campaign updates. Good news! It has been announced that the licences to rescue and release grey squirrels have…
  Animal Aid · [email protected]
July 24, 2019 at 2:22 AM

Thank you for joining our email list!

Dear John, Thank you for joining us! Our emails will keep you up-to-date on our latest campaigns, and we'll help you get involved in some online activism. Animal Aid is the UK's largest animal rights group and one of the longest established in the world, having been founded in 1977. We campaign p…
  Isobel Hutchinson, Animal Aid · [email protected]
July 8, 2019 at 3:05 PM

What really happens at the government's secret laboratory?

Dear John The terrible secrets of Porton Down – revealed! Animal Aid has accessed information revealing the horrors inflicted on defenceless animals at this government lab.  Between 2010 and 2017, over 48,000 animals, including monkeys, mice and pigs have…
  Animal Aid · [email protected]
July 3, 2019 at 10:05 PM

Thank you for joining our email list!

Dear John, Thank you for joining us! Our emails will keep you up-to-date on our latest campaigns, and we'll help you get involved in some online activism. Animal Aid is the UK's largest animal rights group and one of the longest established in the world, having been founded in 1977. We campaign p…