Been a bit of an animal welfare theme to today... Started off at a breakfast briefing with the League of Cruel Sports, talking about their mission to preserve the hunting ban. Did you know, what's proposed by the Tories is a simple one clause Bill, repealing the ban, which if passed would not only legitimise hunting foxes with hounds again, but also stag-hunting and hare-coursing?
We also touched, in passing, on dog-fighting which is actually quite an issue locally. You can see the teeth marks on branches on the trees in St George's Park, where dog-owners hang their dogs up to strengthen their jaws.
Later on I recorded a promo for the Vegan Society. One of those things where I'm not quite sure what's going to happen with the finished product, but it won't be ready until the end of May. I basically had to do some pieces to camera about food security, and the environmental case for turning vegan. The film crew were from this company, Environmental Films. Very nice bunch of people.
While we're on this theme, a reminder to people to vote in Bristol's EcoVeggie awards. Also a bit of a plug for the Bristol Eco Veggie Fayre, at the end of May. This looks rather as if it's replacing the Bristol Vegan Fayre, which is a bit of a shame. I suppose if it pulls in more people it's good, but it's so nice to be able to spend one day of the year somewhere you don't ever have to ask what the ingredients are in things!