A post in the Facebook group UK Vegan sparked debate when David Cozier asked fellow group members whether they agreed or disagreed with an animal sanctuary’s choice to serve meat and dairy dishes on their menu.
The sanctuary in question is Raystede Centre for Animal Welfare Based in East Sussex (U.K.)
Raystede has been caring for animals since 1952 and each year helps more than 1200 animals who are vulnerable. The sanctuary was founded by M. Raymonde Hawkins in 1952. They consider themselves to be among the most diverse animal sanctuaries, due to their care of a wide range of species.
Although most of the comments were against the sanctuary’s menu options, a few were understanding of the sanctuary’s position and messaging, with one group member stating: “They are serving meat because many of their visitors will be meat eaters and they don’t want to lose essential revenue by losing the meat eaters. Without the money they bring in they may have to close.”
Crozier who created the original post disagreed and said: ”By principle and by example they absolutely shouldn’t be even offering it. Why save one animal and eat another?”
“Not one person visiting Raystede and the cafe is pure carnivore so…