Room 1

11:00 | Dairy is not Ahimsa
Mayur presentation is going to be focused on the concept of “Ahimsa” meaning non-violence to all living beings and the dairy industry’s impact to our environment and health. Compassion is the cornerstone of unconditional love. Dolly will be discussing the cruelty of the dairy industry, the most forgotten mother.

 

12:00 | Oxford Vegan Action Group
This talk explores how the animal agriculture industry has shaped the modern world and brainwashed our modern society, and how activism can break through generations of propaganda and manipulation

 

13:00 | Oxford Badger Group
Linda Ward & Barbara Witkowski from oxfordshire badger group – talking about the work they and others do to protect and celebrate our beloved and beleaguered badgers.
Badgers are a much loved and equally misunderstood native animal. Despite being a protected species, they still face many threats from developers, dog baiting gangs, the fox hunts and game keepers. The Badger Cull has put them at the forefront of animal rights and ‘green’ movement as we battle with the National Farmers Union and dairy industry and Countryside Alliance lobby.

 

14:00 | Sea Shepherd
Sea Shepherd UK is a registered marine conservation charity whose mission is to end the destruction of habitat and slaughter of wildlife around the UK’s coastline and across the world’s oceans in order to conserve and protect ecosystems and species

 

15:00 | Animals in Warfare: A Shameful History
An illustrated account with an emphasis on World War One. (The talk does include some slightly disturbing images and might not be suitable for children.)

 

16:00 The Ultimate Vegan Warrior
Will share some nutrition basics for vegans engaged in various types of physical training and discuss some of the types of diets advocated by certain segments of the vegan community.

 

Room two

11:30 | Dominion (2hr)
Dominion uses drones, hidden and handheld cameras to expose the dark underbelly of modern animal agriculture, questioning the morality and validity of humankind’s dominion over the animal kingdom. While mainly focusing on animals used for food, it also explores other ways animals are exploited and abused by humans, including clothing, entertainment and research. (Includes images some visitors may find upsetting, not recommended for under 16s unless accompanied by a parent or guardian)

 

13:45 | To the Moon and Back
Across China and Vietnam, over 10,000 Asiatic black bears (moon bears), exist as prisoners in tiny coffin size cages. They’re forced to endure unimaginable pain for up to thirty years whilst their abdomens and gall bladders are penetrated with catheters to collect bile for traditional Asian medicine, beauty products and even wine.
This film is about one woman’s emotional, passionate and challenging journey to end this cruel practice and create an organisation to fight animal cruelty globally. Jill Robinson is truly one inspirational animal hero.