Question Time is coming to Saltburn! Well, kind of.
David Dimbleby wasn't available but, on the 11th of May from 7pm, the Earthbeat Centre will be staging a Question Time style debate. The theme of the debate will be 'veganism' and the panel, assisted by the audience, will discuss the ethics of eating animals. We will also be discussing the health and environmental consequences of consuming animals.
The panel will consist of two meat eaters, two vegans and a neutral host. The audience will be invited to submit questions, from both sides of the debate, and the panel will discuss. The debate will be conducted in a calm, balanced manner but no doubt, strong views will be expressed from both sides.
So why should we be discussing Veganism? Haven't we been eating animals for - well, forever? Yes, it's true. Our relationship with farm animals goes back almost 10,000 years but many people are now questioning whether or not this relationship is damaging, both to our health and the environment. In the last ten years Veganism has risen by almost 400% and our supermarkets are now stocked with a huge selection of Vegan and vegetarian products.
Very few of us support fox hunting, bull fighting or people who shoot lions and elephants (remember the public outrage around the shooting of Cecil the lion?). Yet most people are happy to eat animals despite the fact that many would say we don't need to eat them. Some would even say they are bad for our health and that a plant based diet is much healthier.
But what do you think? Are you a veggie, a die hard meat eater or somewhere in between? Do you have strong views on the topic or are you undecided? Why not come along to our debate and have your say - or maybe hear more from our expert panellists.
Entrance will be free but this will be a ticketed event as we anticipate a strong turnout. If you’d like to be a member of the audience, send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org or call the Earthbeat centre office (07969 623118) and collect your tickets. There will be a bar and free snacks. We look forward to hearing from you.