Berty Justice

Berty Justice

Vegan Activist

In 2008 a stranger sold me a book, ‘A Higher Taste: a guide to gourmet vegetarian cuisine and a karma-free diet’ for around £2. This book highlighted the unnecessary cruelty inflicted on animals, the carcinogens in meat, the diseases in animals, the man made chemicals pumped into animals before people eat them, and also the fact that the majority of animals are fattened up with large amounts of feed which could go to other humans who instead starve to death. Eating animals no longer made sense to me, so the logical step was to go vegetarian, and this gradually led to veganism.

I started looking into a vegan lifestyle by reading, watching documentaries about food and animal cruelty, and listening to speakers. Then one day a friend suggested doing a talk myself. I saw this as an opportunity to become like the stranger who first woke me up.

Realizing that humans do not need to eat animals at all is, for me, a ‘waking up process’. I have now created a Youtube channel which has a collection of documentaries, talks and videos about this process. This channel is called Berty Justice – The Waking Up Process.

I have also started to add a few other things into the ‘mixing bowl’ that is my talks. I now have poetry, writings, humour/banter, beatboxing as ‘Vegbox’, motivational ideas, logic, a good helping of facts, inspiring stories and a dash of dubstep. It depends on each talk to see what I will ‘make’.

Some of my spare time is spent volunteering with animal charities like Viva!, Devon Animal Save, interviewing the public and activism events; connecting with vegan athletes; and promoting veganism via my talks, videos and leafleting. I have recently put together a free ‘WHY VEGANISM VIDEO CD’, which is a great resource for new vegans and longer term vegans alike. There are 4 inspiring and educational videos on it. A video on how to make your own CD can be found here,

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CDggH201VZs

 

My website was also created as a resource for people to use.

www.bertyjustice.co.uk

Along the way I have met many amazing people, some of whom have cured or alleviated symptoms of health problems through vegan diets, such as eczema, asthma, depression, cancer and symptoms of primary progressive MS (multiple sclerosis). All these examples, combined with my own positive health benefits, inspire me to share what I know with everyone.

Saturday
5:00pm

Building confidence

A workshop on how to build confidence as activists, so we can greater impact the animals. Covering debating, commonly asked questions and how to talk to the public.

Vegan Activists Hub full timetable

Sunday
3:00pm

Planting Vegan Seeds

What we eat and what products we buy can improve our world. This talk looks at Veganism in relation to sustainability, ethics, health and world record-breaking athletes to show how it’s possible. It will also reveal the power of individual and group activism, and show ways we can all plant seeds.

Vegan Activists Hub full timetable