People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals www.peta.org.uk
Compassion in World Farming http://www.ciwf.org.uk/
Free From Harm (and possibly the best article on veganism ever): http://freefromharm.org/why-vegan/
This one gives you, at the bottom of the home page, the numbers of exactly how many animals have been killed for food in the seconds it takes you to scroll to the bottom of the page. ‘Shocking’ doesn’t start to go there. It’s numbing. Read this guy’s books (see ‘Resources’). http://www.abolitionistapproach.com/about/gary-l-francione/#.V34-0Y5byC4
Further info (inc. the environmental aspects, with references & stats)
http://www.veganfuturenow.com/answering-the-objections-to-veganism/#its-the-circle-of-life those tricky sticky questions non-vegans will raise, & how to respond
The World Peace Diet http://www.worldpeacediet.com/
George Monbiot’s website has a number of informed articles on aspects – and the costs – of meat-eating. Monbiot himself was a vegan, then wasn’t, but is again (see below) as he now feels it’s the only sustainable way forward. His focus is on land use and climate change.
https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2016/aug/09/vegan-corrupt-food-system-meat-dairy (George Monbiot is now a vegan. Here’s why)
https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2016/jul/19/parents-raising-vegan-babies (bringing up the vegan child)
http://vegetariancalculator.com/ this link will calculate for you how many animals’ lives you’ve saved by not eating them, and how many pounds of C02 you haven’t released into the atmosphere… Read and feel proud!
http://www.riverford.co.uk/tor/how-much-meat the organic veg-box company Riverford also provide organic meat. However, they are campaigning to cut our meat consumption
Buddhism and the vegan (Thich Nhat Hanh)
(well-referenced article on the myths around meat-eating)
(information on the controversy about soy)
(has some stories about people’s improving health on a vegan diet, and some info re vegan nutrition on the site)
Sourcing vegan/eco stuff that’s hard to find locally
You might also be interested in http://www.tolhurstorganic.co.uk/
and https://hodmedods.co.uk/ (protein-rich beans, lentils other pulses grown in GB)
https://www.greenshoes.co.uk/ Once, back in the day, I was a shoemaker. These people were friends, and they continue with their shoes and their ethical policies. You can buy vegan made-to-measure shoes here.
Vegan places to stay
In the Northumbrian border with Scotland: http://www.loafbnb.co.uk/
And have a look at this link; here’s the son of a British farmer sending an unlikely message (for someone in such a position):