Robin Lane on ARZone

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Robin Lane on ARZone

Postby Sunkanrags » Thu Nov 11, 2010 9:15 pm

Robin has campaigned tirelessly for veganism & Animal Rights since the early 80's, when in 1980, whilst involved in the anti-nuclear movement, Robin became vegetarian. He became vegan two years later, in the same year as becoming active in the animal rights movement.

Robin initiated a campaign against a vivisection laboratory, took over the running of Fur Action Group and in 1986, began working in the Animal Liberation Front Supporters Group (ALFSG), and took over as the National Press Officer.

In 1987, Robin was charged with “conspiracy to incite others to commit criminal damage” and received an 18 months sentence with 9 months suspended.

Upon release, Robin co-founded Campaign Against Leather and Fur (CALF) and took part in, or initiated many other notable events, including becoming editor of the animal liberation magazine Arkangel in 1991., co-founding London Animal Rights Coalition in 1993 and being a founding member of London Animal Action in 1994. Robin was also one of the organizers of the first UK Vegan Festival in 1998, held in London, which would later become the London Vegan Festival.

In 2004 Robin became involved in the Vegan Campaigns (London) group, and renamed the UK Vegan Festival to the London Vegan Festival.

Some consider organizing the first ever vegan festival in London to be one of Robin’s finest achievements. The London Vegan Festival has been held every year since, growing bigger each time and being an eagerly awaited event in the animal rights calendar. It has been seen as a model of excellence in the vegan world.

Robin has graciously agreed to engage ARZone members this weekend and take questions on the London Vegan Festival, his experiences within the ALFSG, and his extensive advocacy in general.

This is an event which requires questions to be registered with ARZone prior to the chat day; you may do so by leaving a message for Tim Gier, Jason Ward or Carolyn Bailey in ARZone before the event, or emailing

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