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Christmas Without Cruelty Fayre 2006
Posted 6 December 2006
Kensington Town Hall was packed full of compassion once again for Animal Aid’s annual Christmas Without Cruelty Fayre, this year celebrating its 15th anniversary! The ever-increasing number of attendees were treated to an unprecedented array of merchants, campaigning organisations and animal sanctuaries showing just how simple and satisfying it is to enjoy a cruelty-free holiday season.
The hall was buzzing and the aisles were bustling as ethical clothing and cosmetics companies from across the UK proffered their wares at what might very well be the world’s greatest animal-friendly shopping mall. Campaigning groups, spanning the scale from the international to the grassroots, provided education, information and inspiration to all those looking to get active and involved in the struggle to build a more compassionate world for our nonhuman friends. Vegan delicacies and delights were on offer from four separate caterers including Veggies and House of Life, providing scrumptious and healthy fuel for all the hungry shoppers. There were free lectures from Animal Aid’s own Kate Fowler-Reeves and André Menache, as well as guest lecturer Peter Tatchell. Entertainment was provided by vegan contortionist Rubber Ritchie and a slew of buff and burly vegan bodybuilders. And kids got to put their artistic talents to work making a rainforest mural and furry creatures to inhabit it, while their parents took part in the always popular live and silent celebrity auctions.
If you missed the excitement this time round, you can be sure we’ll be back again next December, with even more animal-friendly fun and festivities (if that’s even possible!). In the meantime, staff at Animal Aid would like to wish every human and nonhuman animal a safe, happy, and cruelty-free holiday season. Let’s all work together to make 2007 the year where we achieve more for the animals than ever before.