Sevenoaks Vegetarians, Vegans and Fellow Travellers

Animals

For us, it’s about animals. Health and the environment are both very important but we are driven by our love of animals, wild or domestic.

As you look around our site, you will see that we have supported charities that care for animals. This will continue to form part of our reason for being.

Affiliated to the Vegetarian and Vegan Societies

The Vegetarian and Vegan Societies provide support and advice as well as campaigning to advance the causes of vegetarianism and veganism. Caring for animals is central to our way of life. Our group is, therefore, affiliated to both organisations.  Their respective websites can be found through the following links:


Vegetarian Society


Vegan Society


More can be read about charitable activity on our about us page.


Caring for People & Animals

Below are Pictures of  Cheque Presentations to Folly Wildlife Rescue in February 2010 (left) and May 2012 (right)

Welcome to the official website of the Sevenoaks Vegetarians, Vegans and Fellow Travellers! Although we are centred on Sevenoaks we have members from as far as Maidstone, Orpington, Tunbridge Wells, Swanley, Coulsden and Oxted. If you are following a vegetarian or vegan lifestyle, or are thinking of becoming vegetarian or vegan (i.e. are a “Fellow Traveller”) and would like to meet up with like-minded people for mutual support and advice as well as joining an active social scene, then this is the group for you!

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More can be read about charitable activity on our about us page.

We don’t just spend our time talking about food, we also eat it! The picture above was taken at one of our annual Christmas dinners. The picture below is from one of our annual garden parties. All, of course, are vegetarian/vegan events. We always like to bring non-members to such events to show them how good veggie and vegan food can be. Would you like to join us and be at the next event?

Page last updated 30 march 2013

We congratulate the Vegan Society on producing the excellent video entitled “Do you want to make history?” Please take the time to view it. It is thought provoking and very relevant to the journey undertaken by vegetarians and vegans.


If you are already vegetarian or vegan, this video really gets to the heart of why we do what we do.


If you are not already vegetarian or vegan then do think about the point made in the video. If you are thinking of becoming vegetarian or vegan then we are the group for you. We would be very pleased to meet you and talk through all the relevant issues.

I No Longer Steal From Nature (a 1,000 year old vegan poem!)


You are diseased in understanding and religion.
Come to me, that you may hear something of sound truth.
Do not unjustly eat fish the water has given up,
And do not desire as food the flesh of slaughtered animals,
Or the white milk of mothers who intended its pure draught
for their young, not noble ladies.
And do not grieve the unsuspecting birds by taking eggs;
for injustice is the worst of crimes.
And spare the honey which the bees get industriously
from the flowers of fragrant plants;
For they did not store it that it might belong to others,
Nor did they gather it for bounty and gifts.
I washed my hands of all this; and wish that I
Perceived my way before my hair went grey!


Al-Ma’arri (973-1057), Baghdad (modern Iraq)