Dairy Land Buyout 5
Please Note: Donations and Subscriptions that have been received since Dairy Land Buyout 4 have been added to this new fundraise
Every so often the VLM raises funds to buy out a specific piece of animal agriculture land, as many of you will have seen.
This is an exciting process, but also a very stressful one, because land comes onto the market on average, just a few weeks before an auction. So we are left having to campaign hard to make the target to enter the auction. This leaves us wide open to be seen by the competition, who are mainly other animal farmers.
Each time we won at auction; we were successful by using a ‘stealth’ approach. On every occasion, we campaigned hard publicly and were outbid on a first plot, subsequently entering a another auction (without any publicity on social media) and won the next parcel of land. So, this tells us that the campaigning, which is necessary for raising funds and support, does unfortunately create awareness of our intentions, and therefore an opportunity for the animal farming industry to outbid us.
For these reasons, we decided to create this page as a generic land fundraise page to raise funds for an unspecific piece of animal agriculture land. When we get to a certain amount of funds, a campaign will be triggered for a specific parcel of land, but the identity and geography of this will be kept quiet until the actual day of the auction, when it will be too late for others to register to bid.
Rest assured, we have subscribed to many land agents, and we have at any one time several parcels of land in sight, worthy of a campaign push trigger.
Thank you for your incredible support so far and for any help you can give to the VLM Land Fund to secure future land buyouts. We must continue to save land from animal agriculture and to give it back to nature. Through compassionate rewilding we aim to create rich new habitats for endangered species and boost local wildlife biodiversity, as well as helping to mitigate the devastating effects of animal agriculture on the land, climate change and the extinction crisis.
The VLM are on a serious mission to save land and species. This has never been more important, or urgent, with UK’s biodiversity down by nearly 50% and particularly in light of recent talks at COP26 in Glasgow:
“Nature is a key ally. Wherever we restore the wild, it will capture carbon and help us bring back balance to our planet.”
Sir David Attenborough, speaking at COP26
The Vegan Land Movement CIC (VLM) was established to acquire land, especially that which has been previously used for animal agriculture and to repurpose it for the benefit of local ecosystems and its inhabitants. We buy monoculture grazing land and through rewilding, transform depleted fields into vibrant, biodiverse landscapes – effectively giving the land back to the Earth.
We believe that transforming the land is a powerful response to many of our urgent crises: climate change; biodiversity loss; disconnection from nature and animal exploitation. The Vegan Land Movement CIC (VLM) is premised on non-violent land use and includes veganic farming, such as community orchards, as well as compassionate conservation and rewilding.
We recently planted over 300 tree saplings on our first piece of purchased ex-grazing land in Somerset.
We then did it again and again!
On the 8th of December 2021, the VLM CIC entered another land auction with the funds donated on GVCF throughout November and WON 6.8 acres of ex-dairy grazing land in Somerset.
On the 18th February 2022, the VLM CIC managed to collectively buy out another parcel of animal agriculture grazing land with our stealth campaign. This was a hard campaign because we had to keep all the details a secret because this land had planning permission for a chicken unit attached and 2 chicken farmers were interested. https://globalvegancrowdfunder.org/chicken-unit-blocked/
On the 20th of June 2022 we then removed another 10 acres from dairy farming. (News page for this parcel of land will be added soon)
Thank you for your support, from all the Volunteers at the VLM
Terms and Conditions
In all cases if we are unsuccessful, either by being outbid or by not raising enough funds, then all the money raised will not be refunded, but simply put towards another patch of land within our price range, as soon as possible. There is no ‘lose’ scenario here, just a win for the earth and its inhabitants.