Two newspaper reports and an interview on local radio heralded
Bournemouth Vegans' Christmas Protest in the town centre on December 20.
Further press and commercial television coverage followed the event at
which 15 vegans and sympathisers handed out almost 3,000 leaflets aimed
at unsuspecting Christians together with vegan recipes. Despite the rain
the protesters manned their posts for over six hours. Well-designed
placards illustrated the barbarity and hypocrisy of the conventional
Christmas Dinner and these attracted considerable attention.
On December 22, Bournemouth Vegans and friends made up a party of 20
for their Christmas Dinner which was held at "Mr. Natural" vegetarian
restaurant in Southbourne, Bournemouth. The menu included avocado,
stuffed mushrooms, Christmas nut roast and vegan Christmas pudding with
cashew cream. A report duly appeared in the local paper.
From the Spring 1981 edition of The Vegan. Reproduced with
Thanks to the Vegan Society.