Meat and dairy farmer for 18 years now advocates for veganism

Yvonne O'Halloran

Jackie Norman is a freelance journalist, interviewer and researcher for Vegan FTA and has just released her cookbook Easy & Delicious: Everyday Vegan with her husband Gareth Scurr.

She is an animal rights advocate and has told Plant Based News (PBN) that she is “committed to being part of the solution to shift to a plant-based economy”. However, this wasn’t always the case.

Prior to becoming vegan, Norman worked in the beef and dairy industries in New Zealand for 18 years. She hopes that with her experience and knowledge of the industry she can help to offer “insights into these industries, as well as practical strategies for vegans and animal activists on how to speak to those still working in animal agriculture”.

She will be speaking about her experiences at the online event being held by VegFestUK Summerfest on August 14-16. This will be a presentation as part of a series of panels for the Vegan Women’s Leadership Network which Norman is a member of.

Speaking to PBN about her pre-recorded video for the upcoming event, she stated:

“This has been probably the most difficult and emotional talk I’ve done,”

 “I really hope it helps other activists to create the positive change we want to see in the world. I was complicit for so long. I’m glad I finally saw the light and am committed to being part of the solution to shift to a plant-based economy.”

Article written by Martha Moody- United Kingdom

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