Earthling Ed is opening an animal sanctuary in the UK

Yvonne O'Halloran

Also known as ‘Earthling Ed’, vegan advocate and educator Ed Winters is opening an animal sanctuary which will offer a ‘forever home to abused and unwanted animals’.

The Surge Sanctuary will be based in the Midlands region of the UK and has been described by Winters as ‘an ’18-acre haven for rescued animals’.

As well as providing a safe environment for rescued animals to live peacefully, the sanctuary has plans to use some of the land to grow vegan produce and ‘provide natural habitats for pollinators and other wildlife, while some land may be used to build accommodation for volunteers, workers and visitors’.

In a statement sent to Plant Based News, Winters said: “In September 2018, a small group of us opened up a non-profit vegan restaurant in London called Unity Diner. Through opening the restaurant we wanted to show off how delicious vegan food is, but at the same time also use the money generated to open up an animal sanctuary.”

“Two years later it feels amazing to say that we have successfully managed to do just that, and we are so thrilled that the Surge Sanctuary is now a reality. “

“But we couldn’t have done it without the support of everyone who has worked at Unity Diner, eaten at Unity Diner and supported the work that myself and the Surge team do. So from the bottom of our hearts, thank you so much to all of you who have been a part of this journey so far,”

We already have a group of residents who have settled in and are getting used to lounging around, eating lots of delicious food and most importantly, living their lives without being harmed or exploited. And we can’t wait to keep growing the sanctuary and welcoming more and more animals so that they too can live the life that they deserve to live.”

Article written by Martha Moody- United Kingdom



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