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Sunday, December 2, 2012

Sow stall ban- let's send a final warning

Pig in a sow stall
Millions of Europe’s pigs spend their entire pregnancies (nearly four months, more than twice per year) in restrictive and prison-like conditions. In a stall, a sow’s movement is so restricted that she cannot carry out most of her most basic natural behaviours. She cannot even turn around.
Thankfully, an EU wide ban on using these stalls after the first four weeks of pregnancy will come into effect on the 1st January 2013.
However at least ten*of the 27 EU member states will not be ready on time for the ban, even though they have had since 2001 to prepare.
Please send a message to the Agriculture Ministers in these member states, telling them to make immediate plans so they can comply with the ban on time and in full : TAKE ACTION NOW

Friday, November 9, 2012

Hi! I've been a bit silent recently due to being very busy on my new venture. I am studying for an MSc in International Animal Welfare.

Just had an amazing evening with Victoria and Lisa from Compassion in World Farming Head Office. It was great to meet them and learn more about what head office is up to at the moment. If anyone wants to know anything please get in touch!

Enjoyed a lovely vegan meal at global peace cafe which opened especially for us! :)

Vegan chocolate cake with soya cream YUM!

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Thursday, July 12, 2012

Raffle tickets (Just £1) ! You could win £2000 whilst helping animals!


Tickets are just one pound each! Contact me, Hayley, at any time on 07596723392 or


1st prize £2,000

2nd Prize £1000
3rd Prize £500
4th Prize £100

Sunday, July 8, 2012

Mytholmroyd Gala

Thank you to everyone that helped with the stall at Mytholmroyd Gala last Saturday 30th June. We did very well despite torrential rain for most of the day!  We handed out plenty of information including Compassion Calderdale flyers explaining who we are. If anyone wants any flyers to distribute please get in touch at or on 07506723392

A dry spell!!!

Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Jimmy and the Giant Supermarket - Series 1 - Episode 1 - Meatballs - Channel 4

Jimmy and the Giant Supermarket: Jimmy's out to provide higher welfare meat products at the same price as their equivalent low welfare produce. The series makes interesting watching!


Tuesday, April 24, 2012

YUM!! Support Compassion Tomorrow (25TH APRIL)

Pop by Halifax Peace Cafe tomorrow afternoon for a compassionate cake! Vegan treats with all profits going to Compassion in World Farming!!

Pop along!!:)


Thursday, April 12, 2012

Hebden Bridge Stall- A great success!

Thank you and well done to everyone who helped make today's stall the success that it was. Despite the rain we took a brilliant £142 and handed out lots of information to some very interested people. It was a great day- THANK YOU!

Thursday, March 22, 2012


This stall will have an Easter theme! Any help  is greatly needed and would be massively appreciated. Thanks to those of you who ahve already got in touch.

I can be emailed at or phone/text me on 07506723392.

Thanks, Hayley

Tuesday, March 13, 2012

Bakers needed!

All being well we will be raising money for Compassion by baking and selling vegan cakes and biscuits through a local cafe. The details have yet to be confirmed. If you would be interested in helping with some baking please get in touch! This will take place to mark the Worldwide Vegan Bake Sale (April 21st- April 29th). I'd welcome all recommendations for recipes too as I've never baked vegan before!

Feel free to get in touch at


Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Free range birds

Hi Hayley

The farm shop at Keelham sells free range chickens, they are typically double the cost.
They are not going "cheep"

Monday, January 16, 2012

Compassion Calderdale: Our first year

Happy New Year everyone!
As well as being a great learning curve we’ve achieved a lot for our first year in action. As many of you know I put an article in the courier to attract members and the year kicked off with an introductory gathering in February, closely followed by letter-writing in March. Our first fundraising event came in April when we held our ‘Change for Change’ collection in Leeds train station. Despite this date being a very quiet Sunday we managed to hand out plenty leaflets and raised £125 for the campaign to bring about an end to barren battery cages.
In June we held a fundraising and information stall at Halifax Gala. A massive thank you to members that donated their time, tombola prizes, baking efforts and chicken suit! The day was a massive success and we raised £212 pounds after the stall fee was deducted.
July saw me giving a presentation to The Halifax Scientific Society (HSS). Thank you to Steve Blacksmith, Linda Kingsnorth and the rest of the group for allowing me to come and share this with them and for the donation they made to Compassion in World Farming. I would also like to thank Bruce Hoyle (HSS member) for setting the ball rolling with THIS BLOG!
After the success of the Fundraising and information stand in Halifax I was eager to secure a stall at a similar event. We had a place booked at Clifton Rangers First Annual Summer Fete in Brighouse but unfortunately the fete didn’t go ahead. 
The year ended on a positive note with a dress down day and tombola at Cathryn Tyas' work place. It is great to know that more people have been introduced to the charity and that an extra £83 pounds has been added to the pot! If anyone thinks that they too could hold such an event at their work I can help you get together tombola prizes, leaflets and anything else you might need.
To ensure that we reach as many people as possible this year I’m getting together a telephone contacts list. If any of you know people that would like to be added to this list or the email list please get in touch either at or on 07506723392. I will gladly ring people back if they do not want to ring a mobile.

Here's to another excellent year!!

Thanks, Hayley

Sunday, January 8, 2012


I am currently getting together this years events and look forward to sharing it with you soon!