Why a Vegan Land Trust?
We all know that wildlife and nature are under threat across the world from a host of pressures.
- Animal based farming
- Intensification of agriculture
- Climate change
and many more, In the face of this what alternative and hope is there?
We know we can create nature safe places, We believe in adopting compassionate conservation, and supporting wildlife friendly farming and growing. It requires a shift in all our perceptions and practices. The Vegan Land Trust is about that change.
Throughout the world, many of us love wildlife and care about nature. We feed the birds at home and the squirrels in the park, and if possible, financially support conservation organisations.
But often, unseen and unspoken about in many of the places where we think nature is safe, those managing such site are waging a deadly war on nature.
Many conventional conservation bodies still use cruel and outdated methods to manage land. For example, in the UK – deer, foxes, squirrels and other animals are routinely being trapped and killed in the name of nature conservation.
Heavy handed management, animals and plants as objects to be valued or eradicated. Violence the tool. Conventional conservation as practised, yet it doesn’t have to be this way.
The Vegan Land Trust alternative
For natures sake we can change things –
The Vegan Land Trust will take a different approach to nature conservation – one of compassionate conservation.
- We will provide alternatives to conventional land management – in effect we will be putting nature first.
- We will create resources to help others manage land.
- We will acquire and manage land to create sanctuaries for wildlife.
These places will provide safe places for people to have peaceful enjoyment of the outdoors – free from the fear and distress of seeing traps, hearing gunshot, encountering hunts.
The Vegan Land Trust aims to create land richer in wildlife – to provide great places for people to be close to nature, learn about our shared natural world and to play a part in compassionate conservation.