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STANDS    CHANGE

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WHAT IS STANDS4CHANGE ?

STANDS4CHANGE IS A GRASSROOTS INITIATIVE TO INSPIRE INDEPENDENT ANIMAL RIGHTS ACTIVISTS TO START WITH THEIR OWN VEGAN STREET OUTREACH. THIS IS NOT AN ORGANIZATION, THERE IS NO CONTROL OR RULES IMPOSED ON ANY ACTIVIST WHO WANTS TO PARTICIPATE, BUT I DO RECOMMEND TO KEEP YOUR OUTREACH PRIMARILY FOCUSED ON VEGANISM AND THE ANIMALS. THE GOAL WITH THIS INITIATIVE IS TO GIVE YOU THE TOOLS AND INSPIRATION TO TAKE MATTERS INTO YOUR OWN HANDS AND SPEAK FOR THE ANIMALS. I SUPPORT ALL FORMS OF STREET OUTREACH, SO THIS IS NOT TO TAKE AWAY FROM ANY OTHER FORM OF STREET OUTREACH YOU CHOOSE TO DO, IT’S SIMPLY OFFERING A PRACTICAL ALTERNATIVE THAT DOESN'T REQUIRE A LARGE GROUP TO ACHIEVE. IF YOU CARE ABOUT THE PLIGHT THAT ANIMALS FACE, THEN THIS IS FOR YOU. DO YOU STAND FOR CHANGE?

STANDS

WHETHER ONE TV STAND OR TWO OR FOUR, YOU CAN TURN ANY BUSY STREET INTO A PLATFORM FOR SPREADING THE VEGAN MESSAGE. YOU CAN FIND TV STANDS ONLINE, OR IN A LOCAL HOMEWARES STORE. AMAZON HAS THEM FOR VARYING PRICES FOR EXAMPLE, BUT MANY OTHER ONLINE OUTLETS ALSO SELL THEM. SOMETHING TO CONSIDER; SOME CITIES MAY HAVE RESTRICTIONS IN CERTAIN PLACES WHEN IT COMES TO ERECTING A STAND IN PUBLIC AREAS, SO IT MIGHT BE SOMETHING YOU’D WANT TO CHECK WITH YOUR LOCAL COUNCIL FIRST. BUT MY MOTTO IS, GIVE IT A TRY AND SEE HOW YOU GO, IF YOU’RE ASKED TO LEAVE, THEN FIND ANOTHER SUITABLE PLACE TO DO YOUR ACTION!

 If you don't like the idea of a stand, you can apply a strap to the T.V and hold it, but a stand will help free up activists to do outreach!

HOW TO BEGIN

ALL YOU NEED IS SOME EQUIPMENT AND A BURNING DESIRE TO MAKE A DIFFERENCE. THIS IS JUST A GUIDE FOR YOU, IN SOME COUNTRIES YOU MIGHT HAVE TO DO A LITTLE SHOPPING AROUND ONLINE TO FIND THESE PRODUCTS AT A GOOD PRICE. YOU MAY ALSO WANT TO SHOW PARTICULAR FOOTAGE THAT YOU FEEL WILL RESONATE WITH THE PUBLIC MORE

PAMPHLETS

IF YOU’RE FROM THE UK YOU CAN DOWNLOAD A PDF OF THE ONES I USE ON THE STREETS. ALTERNATIVELY, YOU CAN CREATE YOUR OWN DESIGN AND INCLUDE LOCAL VEGAN PRODUCTS, YOUR PREFERRED ANIMAL RIGHTS DOCUMENTARIES AND I RECOMMEND INCLUDING A WEBSITE THAT CAN HELP PEOPLE GO VEGAN. I REGULARLY USE CHALLENGE22 BUT YOU CAN ALSO USE VEGANUARY, OR VEGANEASY, OR ANY OTHER VEGAN COACHING WEBSITE THAT YOU’D PREFER. 

TIP: YOU CAN EVEN CREATE YOUR OWN FACEBOOK GROUP FOR VEGAN COACHING!

TV'S

THE NEXT THING YOU WILL NEED ARE SOME 24 OR 32INCH 12 VOLT CARAVAN TV’S. I FOUND SOME ON AMAZON BUT YOU ALSO FIND THEM ON EBAY OR IF YOU’D LIKE TO ORDER MULTIPLE FOR SUPER CHEAP, YOU CAN CHECK OUT THIS WEBSITE HERE (THESE ONES ARE A 5 TV ORDER MINIMUM) IT IS ALSO IMPORTANT YOUR TV’S HAVE A USB INPUT SO THAT YOU CAN PLUG IN A USB DRIVE CONTAINING THE FOOTAGE YOU WANT TO SHOW

12 VOLT CARAVAN TV

SEARCH FOR

FOOTAGE FOR THE TV'S

I HAVE COMPILED A MIX OF STANDARD PRACTICES IN THE MEAT, DAIRY, EGG AND FISHING INDUSTRIES. THESE PRACTICES ONLY VARY SLIGHTLY FROM COUNTRY TO COUNTRY, THOUGH THE FOOTAGE I’VE COMPILED IS MOST RELEVANT TO PLACES LIKE THE UK, AUSTRALIA, USA AND EUROPE. IF YOU’D LIKE TO KEEP YOUR FOOTAGE SPECIFIC TO YOUR COUNTRY, YOU CAN MAKE YOUR OWN COMPILATION OF FOOTAGE TO SHOW. THIS IS THE FILE I’LL BE USING HERE AND IT ALSO CONTAINS IMAGES OF ME INSIDE FARMS AND AT SANCTUARIES. THIS WAS MAINLY TO SHOW TO THE PUBLIC I’M SPEAKING TO, THAT I'VE BEEN INSIDE THESE PLACES AND TO ALSO SHOW A HUMAN CONNECTION TO THE ANIMALS. AGAIN YOU CAN USE YOUR OWN CUT DOWN VERSION OF DOMINION OR LAND OF HOPE AND GLORY

                                        

tip: PLAY YOUR VIDEO ON REPEAT SO

IT AUTOMATICALLY PLAYS OVER

BATTERIES

NOW YOU NEED TO POWER UP! THESE TVS WILL OPERATE ON A 12VOLT CHARGEABLE AV LITHIUM BATTERY. YOU CAN FIND THESE IN ABUNDANCE FOR A GREAT PRICE ON EBAY I RECOMMEND 20000MHA FOR MAXIMUM CHARGE AND MAKE SURE YOU HAVE A 12VOLT BATTERY CHARGER (SOME BATTERIES EVEN COME WITH CHARGERS). YOU MIGHT EVEN BE ABLE TO FIND THESE ON AMAZON (THEY’RE MORE COSTLY HERE) OR AT A LOCAL ELECTRONICS STORE. A GREAT WAY TO ATTACH YOUR BATTERY SOURCE TO YOUR TV IS WITH SOME VELCRO TAPE, I FOUND SOME ONLINE THESE SHOULD GIVE YOU 3-4 HOURS OF OUTREACH DEPENDING ON THE STRENGTH OF YOUR BATTERY. 

TIP: HAVING A BACKUP BATTERY OR

TWO ON HAND IS A GOOD IDEA

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VEGAN FOOD

IT’S A GREAT IDEA TO BRING VEGAN FOOD SAMPLES TO YOUR EVENTS TO HAVE THE PUBLIC TASTE SOME OF YOUR FAVOURITE VEGAN CHEESES, VEGAN SWEETS, VEGAN MILKS, VEGAN MEATS, OR VEGAN SNACKS. USING FOOD IN YOUR ADVOCACY IS VERY EFFECTIVE! SOME CITIES MIGHT HAVE REGULATIONS ON HANDING FOOD OUT IN PUBLIC PLACES SO MIGHT BE A GOOD IDEA TO CHECK THIS OUT FIRST. I’VE PERSONALLY HANDED FOOD OUT MULTIPLE TIMES AND I’VE NEVER HAD ANY ISSUES, BUT IT’S DEFINITELY SOMETHING TO CONSIDER WHEN DOING THIS TYPE OF THING.

P.S MAKE SURE YOU CHECK IF PEOPLE HAVE CERTAIN ALLERGIES BEFORE HANDING THEM FOOD

TIP: CONSIDER BUYING A PARASOL TO COVER THE TV'S FROM SUN OR RAIN

ADVICE

STANDS4CHANGE DOES NOT DICTATE TO ACTIVISTS IN WHAT STYLE THEY SHOULD ADVOCATE, JUST BE YOURSELF AND SPEAK FROM YOUR HEART. ALTHOUGH, IT IS RECOMMENDED TO KEEP YOUR ACTIVISM FOCUSED ON ANIMAL RIGHTS AND TO ONLY ADVOCATE FOR VEGANISM, ANYTHING LESS IS SELLING THE ANIMALS SHORT. IT IS IMPORTANT BEFORE STARTING THAT YOU UNDERSTAND AND HAVE KNOWLEDGE OF WHAT IS HAPPENING TO THE ANIMALS ON THE SCREENS AND TO MAKE SURE YOU HOLD THE CONSUMER RESPONSIBLE FOR PAYING FOR IT. I RECOMMEND POLITE, INFORMATIVE DIALOGUE WITH LEADING QUESTIONS AND WITH VEGANISM AS THE SOLUTION. ALSO IF THIS EQUIPMENT IS A LITTLE EXPENSIVE TO AFFORD BY YOURSELF, YOU COULD DO A LITTLE CROWDFUND WITH LOCAL ACTIVISTS IN YOUR AREA AND ALL PUT IN SOME FUNDS TO GET STARTED.

SIGNS

IF YOU’D LIKE TO USE SOME SIGNS FOR YOUR ACTIONS, I HAVE MADE SOME DESIGNS FOR STANDS4CHANGE SIGNS THAT YOU CAN ATTACH TO YOUR TV STANDS WITH ZIP TIES. YOU CAN SEND THESE DESIGNS AND DIMENSIONS TO YOUR LOCAL OR ONLINE SIGNS PRINT SHOP TO HAVE PRINTED. OR JUST MAKE YOUR OWN SIGNS, WITH YOUR OWN MESSAGE ON ANY FREE ONLINE ART GRAPHIC APP, IT’S SUPER EASY.

TIP: MAKE THE SIGNS THE SAME/OR SIMILAR

DIMENSIONS AS THE TV YOU'RE USING 

A GOOD MOTTO TO GO BY

IF YOU WANT TO GET SOMETHING DONE FOR THE ANIMALS, YOU HAVE TO GET OUT THERE AND DO IT YOURSELF! I HOPE BY THIS INITIATIVE TO INSPIRE VEGANS TO TAKE THE POWER INTO THEIR OWN HANDS, AND WHETHER YOU ARE ONE PERSON OR A GROUP, YOU CAN GET OUT ON THE STREETS AND STAND FOR CHANGE!

P.S I encourage you all to post photos of your actions with the hashtag #Stands4Change It will be a great way to be able to find all of you online who are joining in!

I want to say a big thank you to Andy Faulkner at Savepoppy.com. He helped me out with setting up my TV’s and it was really kind of him. Thanks Andy!

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