Campaigners for a vegan world take message to the streets of Wigan

Chalk messages on the pavement - 

Wigan Vegan Advocacy group in Market Place, Wigan
Chalk messages on the pavement - Wigan Vegan Advocacy group in Market Place, Wigan

Campaigners from a newly-formed animal rights group took to the town centre streets to spread their vision of a vegan society.

Wigan Vegan Advocacy gave out leaflets and food samples in Market Place as they explained to Wiganers the ethical, environmental and health benefits of a plant-based diet.

Lukas Buricin, Luke Silcock, Kate Hutchinson, Faz Munayam and Andrew Hankinson of Wigan Vegan Advocacy group in Market Place, Wigan

Lukas Buricin, Luke Silcock, Kate Hutchinson, Faz Munayam and Andrew Hankinson of Wigan Vegan Advocacy group in Market Place, Wigan

The group is the creation of Appley Bridge 23-year-old Lauren Holden, who wanted to spread the word in her home borough after joining similar groups in Manchester.

Lauren said: “We don’t agree with the way the meat and dairy industry treats animals and the suffering that goes on.

“We also think a vegan diet is the best thing for the environment and for our bodies. So far people have been quite receptive.”

To find out more about the group, search for Wigan Vegan Advocacy on Facebook.