Stand up for the 2013 EU ban on sow stalls! Click here to take action.
Tell European Commissioner John Dalli to stand firm on the 2012 ban on battery cages. Please sign: here.
The European Commission is currently looking into how the Live Transport Regulation could be better enforced and improved. Please email your MEPs here urging them to call on Commissioner Dalli to place a short finite limit on journey times and ensure that current laws are enforced rigorously in every member state.
Say no to cruel cosmetics! The BUAV has launched the No Cruel Cosmetics campaign in response to concerns over a delay to the EU ban on the import and sale of animal tested products in 2013. Sign the petition at www.nocruelcosmetics.org, and ask your MP to join Torbay's Adrian Sanders in signing EDM 1242 (click here)
For photos of previous events, view the Gallery
Please contact us if you would like to help at any of our events.
|26th April 2013 (Fri)||12 – 3pm - Pre-Election
Badger Campaign Weekend.
Stall in Exeter High Street by Bedford Square. Leafleting and signing of postcards to the Government's policy minister, Oliver Letwin.
|27th April 2013 (Sat)||World Day for Animals in Laboratories.
National March & Rally in Oxford, 12 pm. Details at www.wdail.org. There might be a minibus going up – please contact us to find out.
|27th-28th April 2013 (Sat-Sun)||11am –
4/5pm: LUSH in-store action against the badger cull.
2 helpers needed to man the information stall on both days.
|8th May 2013 (Wed)||7.30pm - Meal at the Crystal
Cafe, Evolution, Fore Street, Exeter.
A relatively new addition to Exeter’s veggie scene, this cosy and atmospheric cafe is opening in the evening specially for us, and will be providing a vegan menu which is currently being finalised. If you’re interested in joining us, please contact Wendy by 30 April on firstname.lastname@example.org
|11th May 2013 (Sat)||Worldwide Vegan Bake Sale
event (www.veganbakesale.org) with vegan cafe and stalls at the Palace Gate
Centre, Exeter EX1 3JA.
from 11am – 2pm. Organised by Fairfoods. EFFA will also have a stall. More info here: www.fairfoods.org.uk/events/exeter-cafe and on the Facebook event page: www.facebook.com/events/508027005900496. Please come along and support this event – proceeds to Fleecehaven Sheep Sanctuary (www.fleecehaven.org.uk).
|24th-26th May 2013 (Fri-Sun)||Bristol Vegfest.
See details of the event here.
|22nd June 2013 (Sat)||EFFA Picnic.
EFFA's annual picnic in Exmouth – let’s hope for better weather than last year! The back-up hall is booked again just in case..
|7th September 2013 (Sat)||EFFA stall at Exeter Green Fair
Details to follow..
|30th November 2013 (Sat)||10am - Animal Aid’s South West Christmas Without Cruelty Festival.
Corn Exchange, Exeter.
EFFA was founded in 2001 to campaign against animal cruelty and promote a cruelty-free lifestyle. It is dedicated to peaceful protest and consists of a wide diversity of people and talents.
EFFA initiates campaigns locally and acts in support of national organisations, holding street collections and information stalls on issues such as factory farming, vivisection, live exports, fur farming, etc.
We also offer help and guidance to people seeking to go veggie or vegan, and organise a varied calendar of social events in Exeter and beyond.
|"Not to hurt our humble brethren (the animals) is our first duty to them, but to stop there is not enough. We have a higher mission--to be of service to them whenever they require it... If you have men who will exclude any of God's creatures from the shelter of compassion and pity, you will have men who will deal likewise with their fellow men." - Saint Francis of Assisi|