THE SANCTUARY ANGELS: 

  • Fundraise for animals worldwide

  • Campaign against animal cruelty

  • Promote adoption, veganism and a kinder world

CRUELTY-FREE

The Sanctuary Angels promote the humane treatment of all animals through adoption, cruelty-free living and ethical veganism. We visualise a world free from animal suffering, where all animals are treated as sentient individuals. 

We endorse ethical veganism and we are opposed to the exploitation of animals for any purpose. There are many ways in which animals are being exploited for human gain, including the meat and dairy industry, animal testing and research, circuses, zoos, horse and dog racing, fox hunting and badger culling, fishing, the fur and leather industries, wool and silk production, breeding for commercial purposes and the neglect and abuse of companion animals, among other things. 

The Sanctuary Angels believe that we can correct some of these wrongs by campaigning for change and promoting cruelty-free living but also by raising vital funds for those who rescue and care for vulnerable animals around the world. If you'd like to help us, please get in touch.

VEGANISM

There are three compelling reasons to adopt a vegan diet and lifestyle: 1) Animals; 2) Your health; 3) The environment.

1) More than a billion animals are slaughtered in the UK every year. Dairy calves are taken from their mothers shortly after birth; and the male chicks of egg-laying hens are killed at just a day old. 

2) Vegans have lower rates of heart disease, stroke, diabetes and certain cancers. 

3) The carbon footprint of your diet can be halved by going vegan, in addition to vast amounts of water being saved. 

And being vegan has never been easier, with a wealth of products available in supermarkets, cafes and restaurants. Whether it's for the animals, your health or the environment, there's never been a better time to embrace plant power. 

 

RESOURCES: The Vegan Society www.vegansociety.com; Animal Aid www.animalaid.org.uk

ADOPTION

The pet industry knowingly creates a huge deficit of over-bred, unwanted pet animals in an already over-saturated market. Breeders make money while the animals suffer: females endure repeated pregnancies and their offspring are often sold to people unable to care for them. Rescue facilities face increasingly desperate times. Add to this irresponsible pet owners who allow their companion animals to breed indiscriminately or abandon them when times are hard, and we have a problem reaching epidemic proportions. There is a constant supply of animals needing loving, safe homes. There is nothing wrong with these animals that a little time and love cannot fix. Giving a rescued animal a second chance is one of the most rewarding things you can do. If you think you can give a rescued animal a chance, please get in touch with your nearest animal shelter or rescue. 

 

RESOURCES: Cats Protection www.cats.org.uk; Dogs Trust www.dogstrust.org.uk; Wood Green, The Animals Charity www.woodgreen.org.uk; Animals in Need, Northants www.animals-in-need.org

ANIMAL TESTING

Every year around 4 million animals are experimented on in British laboratories. Every 8 seconds, an animal dies. Cats, dogs, rats, mice, guinea pigs, rabbits, primates and other animals are used to test new products, study human disease and develop new drugs. Animals are even used in warfare experiments. There is another way: science that is relevant to humans that doesn't involve animal suffering and death. It is also easy to buy products that have not been tested on animals, many of which are also vegan. For example, many of Superdrug's own toiletries and cosmetics have the Leaping Bunny logo (approved by Cruelty Free International) and are also vegetarian or vegan. The Cooperative and Astonish also provide a huge range of bunny-friendly and great-value household products. And companies such as Lush create gorgeous products that involve no animal testing and are all either vegetarian or vegan. 

 

RESOURCES: Animal Free Research UK www.animalfreeresearchuk.org; Cruelty Free International www.crueltyfreeinternational.org; Lush www.lush.co.uk; Astonish www.astonishcleaners.co.uk