People all over the country are beginning to understand how becoming vegan can benefit themselves and the planet. We who care about the food we eat and the animals we live amongst have watched how over the years our compassionate approach to living has come from the margins to the centre. Animal Aid has been at the forefront of this movement for forty years, so the time is right for us to mark their progress and our future with a grand, nationwide festival. I believe the time is right for a real celebration of life. The time is right for The Vegan Festival of Britain.