Pages in category "Veganism activists"
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The following 55 pages are in this category, out of 55 total. This list may not reflect recent changes (learn more).
1. Brendan Brazier – Brendan Brazier is a Canadian former endurance athlete, author, advocate of a vegan diet, and creator of the Vega line of food products and supplements. Brazier is a former Ironman triathlete and he is the author of The Thrive Diet, Thrive Fitness, and Thrive Foods,200 Plant-Based Recipes for Peak Health. Brazier was the winner of the Canadian 50k division of the Harriers Elk/Beaver National Ultramarathon Championships in 2003, Thrive Fitness was published in December,2009 The Thrive Diet, The Whole Food Way to Lose Weight, Reduce Stress, and Stay Healthy for Life Da Capo Lifelong Books. Thrive, The Vegan Nutrition Guide to Optimal Performance in Sports, Thrive Fitness, The Vegan-Based Training Program for Maximum Strength, Health, and Fitness Da Capo Lifelong Books. Thrive Foods,200 Plant-Based Recipes for Peak Health Da Capo Lifelong Books, Thrive Energy Cookbook,150 Plant-Based Whole Food Recipes Da Capo Lifelong Books. Thrive Fitness, 2nd Edition, The Program for Peak Mental and Physical Strength—Fueled by Clean, Plant-based, Thrive, 10th Anniversary Edition, The Plant-Based Whole Foods Way to Staying Healthy for Life Da Capo Lifelong Books. Vegan diet is best for training, triathlete says, ISSN 0164-8497 Brendan Brazier’s personal page Vega home pageBrendan Brazier – Brendan Brazier, Venice Beach, CA.
2. Karyn Calabrese – Karyn Calabrese is an American raw foodist and restaurateur. Her first restaurant, Karyns Raw Bistro, is the longest-standing gourmet raw food restaurant in the United States, Calabrese grew up in Hyde Park, a South Side neighborhood of Chicago. Calabrese worked as a model in her teens and into her twenties. Calabrese became a raw foodist with the impression that eating uncooked foods improves health, in the early 1980s, she hosted a support group at her home, and within six months, the group grew from six to 90 people. Calabrese decided to transition careers from modeling to cooking and consulting about the raw and vegan lifestyle. Calabrese has opened three restaurants, a market, a program, a holistic therapy center, a branded line of food, a cookbook, a cleanse guide. Karyn also teaches workshops and promotes raw foodism, holistic therapies and she started a GoFundMe campaign to help keep her business afloat, but faced accusations of fraud and unsanitary practices. Calabrese owns and manages three restaurants in Chicago, According to the 2014 Zagat Survey, Karyns On Green is the top-rated vegan restaurant in Chicago, Karyns On Green is located in Chicagos West Loop. Karyns Raw Bistro is the longest-standing gourmet raw food restaurant in the United States, also connected to the restaurant is Karyns Fresh Corner, a raw and organic market, and Karyns Inner Beauty Center and O2 Day Spa, a holistic treatment center. Karyns Raw Bistro is located in Chicagos Lincoln ParkKaryn Calabrese – Calabrese in February of 2014
3. David Carter (defensive lineman) – David Carter is an American football defensive end and vegan activist. He is currently a free agent and he was drafted by the Arizona Cardinals in the sixth round of the 2011 NFL Draft. He played college football at UCLA, Carter attended Henry J. Kaiser High School in Fontana, California. In his senior season, he registered 69 tackles,7 sacks and 9 pass deflections in 13 games and he was later named for the first-team All-San Bernardino County by the Riverside Press-Enterprise. He was also an All-League selection as an end, and as team captain. Carter also lettered in Track And Field and was a member of the debate team. Carter played just three games over his first two years at UCLA, before appearing in all 12 games in the 2008 season, Carter was a co-defensive winner of UCLAs Captain Don Brown Memorial Award for Most Improved Player in 2009 for the Bruins. In his senior season, he recorded 41 Total Tackles while collecting 3.5 sacks for the Bruins which propelled him to win the UCLA Kenneth S. Washington Award for Outstanding Senior, Carter was drafted by the Arizona Cardinals in the sixth round of the 2011 NFL Draft. He spent two seasons with the Cardinals, starting just four games and totaling one sack and 17 total tackles, Carter signed with the Dallas Cowboys in 2013, appearing in three games for the Cowboys. Carter was signed by the Jacksonville Jaguars on August 2,2014, the Jaguars released Carter on August 24,2014. The Chicago Bears signed Carter to a contract on July 28,2015. On September 5,2015, he was released by the Bears, david Carter is a vegan and an animal rights activist. He became vegan in 2014 after watching the documentary Forks Over Knives and he advocates for veganism and animal rights at speaking engagements and on his website. He and his wife Paige Carter are on the staff of Vegan Outreach, list of vegans The 300 lb Vegan, Carters official site for promotion of vegan athletics Arizona Cardinals bio Chicago Bears News Article UCLA Bruins football bioDavid Carter (defensive lineman) – David Carter at UCLA
4. Robert Cheeke – Robert Cheeke is an American bodybuilder, motivational speaker, and author. He is a vegan activist and spends his time touring the United States for speaking engagements and he also runs a fitness site, Vegan Bodybuilding and Fitness, and serves as an endorser for Sequel Naturals as well as their National Event Coordinator for the United States. Robert Cheeke was born in Corvallis, Oregon on March 2,1980 and he grew up on a farm, and cites his positive childhood experiences interacting with the farms animals as the source of compassion that would later lead him to embrace veganism. Cheeke began his career as a cross country runner for Oregon State University in 1999 but soon developed an interest in weight lifting. He became a competitive bodybuilder the following year in 2000, five years later, in 2005 Cheeke won the title of INBA Northwestern USA Natural Bodybuilding Overall Novice Champion. In the following years he competed the Natural Bodybuilding World Championships in 2006, in 2006 he released a documentary, Vegan Fitness, Built Naturally featuring himself and two other vegan athletes, Brendan Brazier and Tonya Kay. He was also selected as one of VegNews Magazines 15 most influential vegan athletes, robert has been featured in more than 20 magazines from the US, Canada, Denmark, Germany and the United Kingdom. Cheeke endorses Vega Foods supplements and has featured in news articles including a feature in the Willamette Week. He currently lives in Corvallis, Oregon on his parents farm and he credits his sister with influencing him to become veganRobert Cheeke – Robert Cheeke in competition (2009).
5. Gabriel Cousens – Gabriel Cousens is an American physician M. D. homeopath, and spiritual writer who practices holistic medicine. Cousens advocates live foods therapy, a regimen which he says can cure diabetes, depression. He is the founder of the Essene Order of Light, a organization based upon teachings from the Jewish Kabbalah, the Torah. The Essenes are a group from the second century B. C. E. who lived in community, eschewed materialism. Essene Order of Light is taught by Cousens at Tree of Life Foundation, Cousens has authored nine books and tours internationally promoting his ideas on food and his spiritual beliefs. Cousens grew up in Highland Park, Illinois, as a freshman at Amherst College, he designed a heart lung machine and spent two summers doing leukemia research. He graduated from Amherst College in 1965 with a B. A. in biology and that year he received a National Football Foundation National Scholar-Athlete Award. He earned his degree from Columbia Medical School in 1969. Cousens says he switched to a vegetarian diet around age 30, in 1974 he went to India to study with the swami Muktananda, staying for seven years. He returned to the United States in 1981 and studied Kabbalah, Cousens founded the Essene Order of Light in 1992, and the following year he established the Tree of Life Foundation as a federal tax-exempt religious organization. The Tree of Life Rejuvenation Center, located in Patagonia, Arizona, was founded in 1994 as a retreat which offers raw food education, fasting. Cousens is an ordained Rabbi and offers workshops on spiritual Judaism and his newest book, Torah as a Guide to Enlightenment, published through North Atlantic Books, is a commentary on the Torah from a Kabbalistic perspective. Cousens founded a not for profit organization called the Essene Order of Light which teaches modern Essene living and he outlined his philosophy in his book Creating Peace By Being Peace. Cousens has advocated a nutritionally based raw food diet for babies and he instituted a study of the medical history of infants and children and advocates for raw food education. A2009 documentary, Simply Raw, followed six people with diabetes who go through a raw vegan program in an attempt to cure their disease with a raw food diet. Surgeon and alternative medicine critic David Gorski said that Cousens and the film grossly misrepresented the modern medical approach to diabetes. Gorski described Cousens works as promoting vitalism and other discredited principles, in 1994, California revoked his license to practice for excessive prescribing, but based on a form of plea bargain this revocation was stayed for three years probation. In consequence of the California decision, New York also required him to return his license, Cousens license in California was later reinstated, but not in New YorkGabriel Cousens – Gabriel Cousens
6. Joe Cross (filmmaker) – Joe Cross is an Australian entrepreneur, author, filmmaker, and wellness advocate. He is most known for his documentary Fat, Sick & Nearly Dead in which he tells the story of his 60-day juice fast and he is the founder and CEO of Reboot with Joe, a health and lifestyle brand. Following the release of his documentary, Cross has published six books about juicing, in February 2014, Cross released his book titled The Reboot with Joe Juice Diet, Lose Weight, Get Healthy and Feel Amazing that became a New York Times best-seller. In 2005, Cross weighed 22 stone and suffered from a condition, chronic urticaria. He spent his 30s trying traditional and non-traditional medicine to solve his illness, and unsuccessfully tried various diets in fits and starts. His daily diet consisted of processed foods. Cross was a smoker and consumed alcohol regularly, according to Cross, he believed that his eating habits had caused his illness and he wanted to change his lifestyle. He wanted to get off medication as he believed that the medication or doctors were not able to offer a cure for his condition. In 2005, when he was 40, the doctors told him that with his health, he would die early, under the supervision of his doctor and a team that monitored his blood work regularly, he started the juice fast in May 2005. For his juice fast, he decided to travel across America while talking to people about their attitudes toward food and he travelled in a truck with a cameraman, a sound guy, a juicer and a generator. Cross survived on nothing but juices for 60 days during his juice fast and he used an 80/20 rule, according to which, he used 80 percent vegetables and 20 percent fruit in the juice that he made, to avoid getting too much sugar into his system. Cross used a juice that he prepared called the Mean Green Juice - a mixture of kale, apples, lemon, cucumber, celery. However, he kept changing the fruits and vegetables used in the juice to ensure he consumed different plants, according to Cross, the first three to five days, he felt groggy and unstable. However, after consuming only juice for five days, he started feeling well physically and mentally. After 49 days, he lost 67 pounds, his total cholesterol dropped from 204 to 135, by day 61, Cross lost 82 pounds and decreased his medicine dosage after reporting a complete loss of his urticaria symptoms. Following the 60-day juice fast, he consumed only foods derived from plants, as of March 2013, Cross weighed 240 pounds, a weight that he maintained for the past five years. He hit a low of 210 pounds near the end of his first five months of the diet. Cross’s future plan includes a launch in the United Kingdom, France, Germany, Russia, BrazilJoe Cross (filmmaker) – Joe Cross in 2014
7. Rip Esselstyn – Rip Esselstyn, a former firefighter and triathlete, is an American health activist and food writer. He is the author of The Engine 2 Diet and My Beef With Meat, Esselstyn is known as an advocate of a whole food, plant-based diet, one that omits meat, fish, eggs, dairy and processed foods. He calls it a plant strong diet, a term he has trademarked and he appeared in the 2011 documentary about plant-based nutrition, Forks Over Knives. Esselstyn was born in Upstate New York, named after Rip Van Winkle and he is the great-grandson of George Washington Crile and the grandson of George Crile, Jr. His father, surgeon Dr. Caldwell Esselstyn, is one of the promoters of a whole foods, plant-based diet in the prevention. Esselstyn attended the University of Texas at Austin on a scholarship from 1982-1986. During that time he was an All-American swimmer, after college, he became a triathlete and competed for approximately ten years. In 1997, he retired from being a pro-triathlete and turned his attention towards becoming a firefighter and Emergency medical technician, Esselstyn eventually retired from firefighting to focus on becoming an advocate for plant-based nutrition. While he grew up eating the standard American diet, Esselstyn switched to a whole-foods plant-based diet in 1987, cutting out meat, fish, eggs and he was also inspired by Dave Scott, who was a vegetarian. Esselstyn describes his approach as plant-strong and has trademarked the term and he says he avoids the word vegan in case it discourages people, and believes that plant strong sounds healthier and more inclusive. This experience eventually led him to write the The Engine 2 Diet, the Engine 2 Diet appeared on The New York Times Best Seller List and was endorsed by Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel, who made a public appearance with Esselstyn in January 2013. In 2010, Whole Foods Market included The Engine 2 Diet as a Healthy Eating Partner, in 2013, Esselstyn released another book, My Beef With Meat. It was a New York Times best seller that reached the #1 spot for the week of June 2,2013, Esselstyn appeared, along with his father and T. Colin Campbell, in the 2011 American documentary on whole foods, plant-based eating, Forks Over Knives. He later developed and starred in the documentary, Forks Over Knives Presents. 2001 World Police and Fire Games, First Place Capital of Texas triathlon, Eight-time winner Escape from Alcatraz, Six-time winner Books Esselstyn and my Beef with Meat, The Healthiest Argument for Eating a Plant-Strong Diet--Plus 140 New Engine 2 Recipes. The Engine 2 Diet, The Texas Firefighters 28-Day Save-Your-Life Plan that Lowers Cholesterol, DVD Forks Over Knives Presents The Engine 2 Kitchen Rescue with Rip Esselstyn Veganism Vegan nutrition Official website of The Engine 2 DietRip Esselstyn – Rip Esselstyn speaks at an event in Oakland
8. Gary L. Francione – Gary Lawrence Francione is an American legal scholar. He is the Distinguished Professor of Law and Nicholas deB, katzenbach Scholar of Law & Philosophy at Rutgers School of Law–Newark. Francione is known for his work on animal rights theory, Francione is the author or co-author of several books about animal rights, including The Animal Rights Debate, Abolition or Regulation. Animals as Persons, Rain Without Thunder, The Ideology of the Animal Rights Movement, and Animals, Property, and he has also written papers on copyright, patent law, and law and science. He received his MA in philosophy and his JD from the University of Virginia, where he was articles editor of the Virginia Law Review. After graduation, he clerked for Judge Albert Tate, Jr. U. S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit, and for Justice Sandra Day OConnor of the U. S. Supreme Court. After practising law at the New York firm Cravath, Swaine & Moore, he joined the faculty at the University of Pennsylvania Law School in 1984 and he began to teach animal rights theory as part of his course in jurisprudence in 1985. Francione and Charlton closed the clinic in 2000, but continue to teach courses in animal rights theory, animals and the law, Francione also teaches criminal law, criminal procedure, and legal philosophy. In 1989, Francione taught the first course in an American law school on animal rights, for the most part, these laws and regulations require only that animals receive that level of protection that is required for their use as human property. Animals only have value as commodities and their interests do not matter in any moral sense, as a result, despite having laws that supposedly protect them, Francione contends that we treat animals in ways that would be regarded as torture if humans were the ones being used. Legal, social, and economic forces militate strongly against recognizing animal interests unless there is a benefit to humans. Francione contends that the difference between these two approaches is obvious. A central tenet of Franciones philosophy is that the most important form of change within the abolitionist framework is veganism. Francione has also argued that the animal rights movement is the logical extension of the peace movement. He maintains that a movement is truly radical and that violence is reactionary. In his Introduction to Animal Rights, Your Child or the Dog, Francione derives this right from the principle of equal consideration in that he maintains that if animals are property, their interests can never receive equal consideration. As part of discussion, Francione identifies what he calls our “moral schizophrenia” when it comes to nonhumans. On the one hand, we say that we take animal interests seriously, according to Francione, if animals are going to matter morally and not be things, we cannot treat them as propertyGary L. Francione – Gary Francione with Mollie and Katie, who were rescued from a shelter
9. Davey Havok – Havok is an outspoken advocate of the straight edge lifestyle and veganism. Havok was born David Anthony Passaro, in Rochester, New York, at the age of five, his father died, and when his mother later remarried he took on the surname of his stepfather, Marchand. When Havok was five years old, he and his family moved from Rochester to Ukiah, there, he attended Catholic school through eighth grade. He graduated from Ukiah High School in 1993, following high school, Havok attended UC Berkeley as an English and Psychology double major. Following his sophomore year, his career with AFI took off, davey Havok and his friends, Mark Stopholese and Vic Chalker, decided to start a band in high school, even though they did not own or play any instruments. Stopholese suggested that his friend, Adam Carson, might be able to fill the role of drummer because he owned a drum set, after high school, the band broke up when its members left for college. Havok attended UC Berkeley where he took on a major in English. There, he began writing lyrics which would appear on Answer That and Stay Fashionable. After gaining some popularity in their absence, AFI played a show at the Phoenix Theater for several hundred fans. Following the good reception from the fans, they decided to reunite, in 1995, the bands first album Answer That and Stay Fashionable was released on Wingnut Records and in 1996, their second album Very Proud of Ya was released on Nitro Records. In 1997, the released their third full-length album, Shut Your Mouth. The next release was the A Fire Inside EP and it featured covers of The Cures The Hanging Garden, and Demonomania by The Misfits. In 1999, the band released Black Sails in the Sunset, in the fall of 1999, they released the All Hallows EP. In 2000, they released The Art of Drowning to fair record sales, the group had toured with another band, Samhain, on their reunion tour. Havok later joined three Samhain musicians, Steve Zing, London May and Todd Youth, and recorded an album in the vein of Samhain under the name Son of Sam, entitled Songs from the Earth. In 2000 when Michale Graves had left the Misfits, Havok was approached by Roadrunner Records to be the new singer of Misfits. However, Havok told an interviewer that hed never leave AFI as it was his own band, following Daveys work with Son of Sam, AFI continued to tour for a few years and released a few EPs along the way. In 2003, the bands first major release, Sing the Sorrow, was releasedDavey Havok – Havok at the 2012 Tribeca Film Festival premiere of Knife Fight
10. Melanie Joy – Melanie Joy is an American social psychologist and vegan activist, primarily notable for promulgating the term carnism. She has published two books, Strategic Action for Animals and Why We Love Dogs, Eat Pigs, Joy received her M. Ed. from the Harvard Graduate School of Education, and her Ph. D. in psychology from the Saybrook Graduate School. At age 23, while a student at Harvard, she contracted a disease from a tainted hamburger and was hospitalized. And as I learned the truth about meat, egg and dairy production, I wound up confused and despairing. I felt like a boat, lost on a sea of collective insanity. Nothing had changed, but everything was different, afterwards, Joy made a gradual transition to veganism. Perceiving a pattern of irrational and inconsistent thinking among the subjects she interviewed and this idea became the basis for much of her later work. Joy introduced the term carnism in a 2001 article published in Satya, the concept was revisited by her 2009 book Why We Love Dogs, Eat Pigs, and Wear Cows. Some psychologists are supportive of Joys beliefs concerning the influence of eating meat on attitudes toward animals, Joy founded Carnism Awareness & Action Network, later renamed Beyond Carnism, in 2010. The Secret Reason We Eat Meat - Dr. Melanie JoyMelanie Joy – Melanie Joy
11. Howard Lyman – Howard F. Lyman is an American farmer and animal rights activist who is known for his actions promoting vegan nutrition and organic farming. Among other awards, in 1997 he was awarded the Peace Abbey Courage of Conscience Award for his leadership in the animal rights movement and he was raised as a fourth generation rancher on a farm that produced dairy and meat commodities. He attended Montana State University and graduated with a B. S. degree in agriculture in 1961. Upon graduation, he spent two years in the United States Army before returning to work on the farm, from 1963 to 1983 he was actively engaged in animal and grain production. The areas in which he was involved were dairy, pork, registered Hereford, chicken, range cattle, feedlot beef production, veal, grain, silage, in 1979 Lyman was diagnosed with a tumor in his spine. Faced with the prospect of paralysis, he vowed to return to non-chemical means of farming if he beat the cancer and he survived an operation to remove the tumor and set out to transform his land into an organic farm. He also attempted to be elected to office, but he lost his first contest. He became a lobbyist instead and moved to Washington, D. C, circa 1990, again facing health concerns, he became a vegetarian and found his health improving. In 1989 Lyman had begun to investigate Mad Cow disease, which was just becoming an issue in the UK and it was not until April 1996 that Lyman became well known. In an appearance on The Oprah Winfrey Show, Lyman made remarks which in turn led to Oprah renouncing hamburgers, the National Cattlemens Beef Association sued Lyman and Winfrey. Both were found not guilty of any wrongdoing early in 1998 and he has co-authored the book Mad Cowboy and co-authored No More Bull and became president of EarthSave. Leaving that post, he became president of Voice for a Viable Future and he was awarded the Peace Abbey Courage of Conscience Award in Sherborn, MA on April 12,1997 for his leadership in the animal rights movement. Lymans story was featured in Tribe of Hearts 2009 documentary Peaceable Kingdom and he was also featured on the 2011 documentary Vegucated. madcowboy. com Interview with Howard F. LymanHoward Lyman – Howard F. Lyman in 2014
12. Dan Mathews – Dan Mathews is the Senior Vice President of People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals. In 2000, he was named by gay lifestyle magazine Genre as one of the most influential people of the new century. When asked by the magazine whom he considered a gay person, he replied, spree killer Andrew Cunanan. In 2007, Mathews was ranked 37th in Out magazines 50 Most Powerful Gay Men and Women in America, Mathews has written a memoir, Committed, A Rabble-Rousers Memoir, which he characterized as an adventure story. Its like 007 wearing freaky outfits, Committed was published in the USA by Atria books in 2007 and in the U. K. by Duckworth Overlook in 2009. The book tells the story of how he became a person, the various exploits hes undertaken for PETA. In May 2009 he commented on the actions of the general of Canada who, in participating in an Inuit tradition. He is quoted as saying to the Toronto Star, It amazes us that a Canadian official would indulge in such bloodlust and it sounds like shes trying to give Canadians an even more Neanderthal image around the world than they already have. Although Mathews admits to being attracted by extremes, he states that he and PETA engage exclusively in legal activities, Mathews, Dan, Committed, A Rabble-Rousers Memoir, Atria Books,2007. ISBN 0-7432-9187-5 Mathews, Dan, Committed, A Rabble-Rousers Memoir, ISBN 978-0-7156-3846-0 Committed, A Rabble-Rousers Memoirs from Duckworth Overlook site Dan Mathews in conversation with Richard Fidler MikeyPod podcast interview with Dan MatthewsDan Mathews – Dan Mathews
13. John A. McDougall – John A. McDougalls diet—The McDougall Plan—has been categorized as a fad diet that carries some disadvantages, such as a boring food choice and the risk of feeling hungry. He was born on May 17,1947, McDougall is a graduate of Michigan State Universitys College of Human Medicine. He performed his internship at Queens Medical Center in Honolulu, Hawaii, in 1972 and he is certified as an internist by the Board of Internal Medicine and the National Board of Medical Examiners. In 1965, at age 18, McDougall suffered a massive stroke, between 1973 and 1976, McDougall worked as a physician at the Hamakua Sugar Plantation on Hawaii Island. Between 1986 and 2002, he launched a vegetarian dietary program at St. Helena Hospital in the Napa Valley, between 1999 and 2001, he ran a dietary program for the Blue Cross Blue Shield Association in Minneapolis, Minnesota. McDougall is on the board of Naked Food Magazine, for which he is also a regular contributor of articles espousing a plant-based diet. In 2002, McDougall began the McDougall Program at the Flamingo Resort in Santa Rosa, the McDougall Program is a 10-day residential treatment program based in Santa Clara, California which features a low fat starch based diet. McDougall is the co-founder and chairman of San Francisco based Dr. McDougalls Right Foods Inc. which produces dried and packaged soups, and is manufactured by the SF Spice Co. McDougalls namesake diet, The McDougall Plan, has been categorized as a fad diet with possible disadvantages including a boring food choice, flatulence, and the risk of feeling hungry. McDougall has written books, with his wife Mary contributing recipes. As of 2012 six books remained in print, McDougall, John, McDougall, the McDougall Program,12 Days to Dynamic Health. The McDougall Program for Maximum Weight Loss, the McDougall Quick and Easy Cookbook. Encyclopedia of Diet Fads, Understanding Science and SocietyJohn A. McDougall – John A. McDougall
14. Moby – Richard Melville Hall, better known by his stage name Moby, is an American DJ, singer, songwriter, musician, photographer and animal rights activist. He is well known for his music, veganism. Moby has sold over 20 million records worldwide, allMusic considers him one of the most important dance music figures of the early 1990s, helping bring the music to a mainstream audience both in the UK and in America. Moby gained attention in the early 1990s with his dance music work. With his fifth album, the electronica and house music-influenced Play. His next major release, 2005s mostly upbeat Hotel was a departure, incorporating more alternative rock elements than previous albums. It sold around 2 million copies worldwide, Moby released Innocents on October 1,2013 to positive reviews. Following the release of Innocents, Moby released the ambient album, Long Ambients 1, the album was given away for free on his website. Mobys most recent album These Systems Are Failing was released on October 14,2016, the album has received mostly positive reviews. He was raised by his mother in Darien, Connecticut and he has also released music under the names Voodoo Child and Schaumgummi. During the 1980s, Hall played guitar for the punk band Vatican Commandos. Later in the decade, he was a guitarist for the rock group Ultra Vivid Scene. It left me very intrigued and impressed in a strange way, Moby released his first singles for Instinct under several different names, such as Barracuda, Brainstorm, and UHF. His first single was a commercial failure—a rap record with vocalist Jimmy Mack, titled Times Up, featuring several remixes, very few copies were ever sold. His first single under the pseudonym Moby was Mobility, but it was his remix of Mobilitys b-side, Go and he released his eponymous debut in 1992. Some of his singles in 1992 and 1993 were Next Is the E, Thousand. In 1991 and 1992 he remixed The B-52s, The Prodigy, Orbital, Bob Taggett - Mind Metal, Erasure, Michael Jackson and he also provided a rap for a Recoil track called Curse. In 1993, Moby signed with Mute Records and released an EP titled Move and this became his second appearance on Top of the PopsMoby – Moby in 2009
15. Morrissey – Steven Patrick Morrissey, professionally known as Morrissey, is an English singer, songwriter and author. He rose to prominence as the singer of the indie rock band The Smiths. Since then, Morrissey has had a career, making the top ten of the UK Singles Chart on ten occasions. Born in Davyhulme, Lancashire, to a working-class Irish migrant family, as a child he developed a love of literature, kitchen sink realism and popular music. Involved in Manchesters punk rock scene during the late 1970s, he fronted The Nosebleeds, beginning a career in music journalism, he authored a number of books on music and film in the early 1980s. With Johnny Marr he established The Smiths in 1982, soon attracting national recognition for their debut album. Personal differences between Morrissey and Marr resulted in The Smiths separation in 1987, in 1988, Morrissey launched his solo career with the album Viva Hate. This and its follow-up albums – Bona Drag, Kill Uncle, Your Arsenal, in the mid-to-late 1990s, his subsequent albums, Southpaw Grammar and Maladjusted, also charted but were less well received. After a hiatus between 1998 and 2003, Morrissey released a comeback album, You Are the Quarry. Relocating to Italy, ensuing years saw the release of albums Ringleader of the Tormentors, Years of Refusal, in 2013 Morrissey released his autobiography, followed by his first novel in 2015. Highly influential, Morrissey is widely credited as being a figure in the emergence of indie rock. He has been acclaimed as one of the greatest lyricists in British history, in a 2006 poll held by the BBCs Culture Show, Morrissey was voted the second greatest living British icon. Steven Patrick Morrissey was born on 22 May 1959, at Park Hospital, Davyhulme and his parents – Elizabeth and Peter Morrissey – were working-class Irish Catholics. They had emigrated to Manchester from Dublin with his sibling, elder sister Jacqueline. They had given him the forename of Steven after the American actor Steve Cochran and his earliest home was a council house at 17 Harper Street in the Hulme area of inner Manchester. He also became aware of the sentiment in British society against Irish migrants to Britain. In 1970 the family relocated to another house at 384 Kings Road. Following an early education at St. Wilfreds Primary School, Morrissey failed his 11-plus exam, and proceeded to St. Marys Technical Modern School and he excelled at athletics, although he was an unpopular loner at the schoolMorrissey – Morrissey, 2005
16. Ingrid Newkirk – Ingrid E. Newkirk is an English-born British-American animal rights activist and the president of People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals, the worlds largest animal rights organization. She is the author of books, including Making Kind Choices and The PETA Practical Guide to Animal Rights. Newkirk has worked for the movement since 1972. Newkirk founded PETA in March 1980 with fellow animal rights activist Alex Pacheco, the case led to the first police raid in the United States on an animal research laboratory and to an amendment in 1985 to the Animal Welfare Act. She is known, in particular, for the stunts that she organizes to draw attention to animal-protection issues. In her will, for example, she has asked that her skin be turned into wallets, her feet into umbrella stands and we are complete press sluts, she told The New Yorker in 2003, It is our obligation. We would be if we were just polite and didnt make any waves. Some animal rights abolitionists, most notably Gary Francione, have criticized PETA, calling it, some members of the animal advocacy movement have responded that Franciones position is unnecessarily divisive. Newkirk has also criticized for her support of actions carried out in the name of the Animal Liberation Front. Newkirks position is that the animal rights movement is a one and that hinkers may prepare revolutions. PETA itself, however, maintains a creed of nonviolence and does not advocate actions in which anyone, Newkirk and PETA have also been criticized for euthanizing many of the animals taken into PETAs shelters, and PETA has responded to this line of criticism. PETA has been on the news in the part of India for Banning of Jallikattu sport which is a cultural symbol of Tamils for thousands of years. The state is witnessing one of the biggest leaderless agitation using social media as a tool to organize these massive protests, Newkirk was born in Britain, where she lived in the Orkney Islands and in Ware, Hertfordshire. Newkirk attended a convent boarding school in the Himalayas for well-to-do Indian nationals and it was the done thing for a British girl in India, she told Michael Specter for The New Yorker. But I was the only British girl in this school, I was hit constantly by nuns, starved by nuns. The whole God thing was shoved right down my throat and she tells the story of an early experience of trying to rescue an animal, when she heard laughter in the alleyway behind the family home in New Delhi. A group of people had bound a dogs legs, muzzled him, then lowered him into a muddy ditch, laughing as they watched him try to escape. Newkirk asked her servant to bring the dog to her, and tried to get him to some water, but someone had packed his throat with mudIngrid Newkirk – Ingrid Newkirk with Little Man, her photographer's chihuahua, during an interview for Wikinews in 2007.
17. Lauren Ornelas – Lauren T. Ornelas, an animal rights advocate for more than 20 years, is the founder and executive director of the Food Empowerment Project and VeganMexicanFood. com. Ornelas was born in San Antonio, Texas and grew up in Texas and she attended Douglas MacArthur High School in San Antonio from 1984 to 1988. When in high school, she became a vegan and started her first animal rights group, Ornelas studied at St. Edwards University in Austin from 1990-1993, majoring in communications and minoring in political science. In 1992, she founded the St. Edwards Animals Rights Society, while in college, nuns tore down her Go Veggie posters. In the 1992-93 academic year, Ornelas was a recipient of the St. Edwards University Presidential Award, Ornelas received her Bachelor of Arts degree from St. Edwards. She continued her work for animals while attending university and eventually became the National Coordinator for In Defense of Animals, Ornelas worked for In Defense of Animals from 1995 to 1999. UK then asked Ornelas to start and run Viva, USA, a national nonprofit vegan advocacy organization, where she did numerous factory farm investigations. Ornelas ran Viva. USA from February 1999 to April 2006, uSA’s executive director, in cooperation with activists across the country, she also brought corporate changes to such powerful companies as Whole Foods Market, Trader Joes, and Pier 1 Imports. In 2003, Ornelas appeared at the shareholder meeting of Whole Foods Market and spoke about the treatment. Whole Foods CEO John Mackey was present and initially responded to Ornelass speech dismissively, but a subsequent sequence of e-mails between Ornelas and Mackey, plus Mackeys reading of a dozen books on animal agriculture, resulted in Mackey becoming vegan. In a 2004 address to the Empty Cages Conference, Ornelas described the results of Viva, with Trader Joes the goal of our campaign was achieved. It was in Caracas that she noted many of the issues being discussed revolved around food, from labor and immigration issues to water, animals. Ornelas knew that being more responsible about what we eat was key to fighting injustice, Ornelas is the founder and executive director of F. E. P. Ornelas campaigns against chocolate produced by labor of West African slaves, how can we say vegan chocolate is cruelty-free just because it doesnt contain animal products. If it comes from the blood and sweat of slaves in West Africa -- children, no less -- its certainly not cruelty-free, ” she says. Ornelas was one of people who provided information used in the writing of the book Striking at the Roots. She later married Hawthorne, they live in northern California, Ornelas wrote a chapter of Lisa Kemmerers 2011 anthology Sister Species, Women, Animals, and Social Justice. In Californias 2008 Proposition 2 campaign, Ornelas was the Santa Clara County director of the YES ON2 campaign, after Prop 2 won, Ornelas and other Prop 2 activists formed Santa Clara County Activists for AnimalsLauren Ornelas – lauren Ornelas (with Nicholas at Animal Place), Founder and Director of the Food Empowerment Project.
18. Alex Pacheco (activist) – Alexander Fernando Pacheco is an American animal rights activist. Pacheco first crewed with Captain Paul Watson in 1979 on the ship Sea Shepherd across the Atlantic Ocean, during a campaign of opposition to the Sierra, both The Sea Shepherd and the Sierra were sunk after being seized by the Portuguese authorities. Oliver Stone writes that the campaign to save the monkeys gave birth to the animal rights movement in the United States. Instead of animals being killed for food in slaughterhouses, pigs, oxen, chickens, the family left Mexico when Pacheco was in junior high, and moved between Ohio, Indiana, and Illinois. He bought turtles and birds from pet stores, and a baby crab-eating macaque, whom he called Chi Chi and who would perch on his shoulder as he walked around the house. He attended Catholic university in Ohio, intending to enter the priesthood, guillermo writes that he was shocked by the sight of two men throwing a newborn calf, cut from the uterus of its slaughtered mother, into a dumpster. Later in the week, a friend gave him a copy of Peter Singers Animal Liberation and his heart was no longer in becoming a priest, and he decided to attend Ohio University in Athens, Ohio instead to devote himself to helping what he called other-than-human beings. At university, Pacheco organized campaigns against the use of traps and castrating pigs. Guillermo writes that, as Ohio is a state, his activism met with stiff opposition. In 1979, he attended a talk in Columbus, Ohio by Cleveland Amory of the Saturday Review, who was also the founder of the Fund for Animals, which funded the anti-whaling vessel and he sought Amory out after the talk and volunteered. The Silver Spring monkeys case began in 1981, when Pacheco took a job as a volunteer inside the Institute of Behavioral Research in Silver Spring, Taub used restraint and electric shock to force the monkeys to use the limbs they could not feel. He discovered that, when motivated by hunger or the desire to avoid electric shock. Pacheco reported Taub for violations of animal cruelty laws based on the living conditions. 113 charges were dismissed at the first court hearing, Taub was initially convicted on six misdemeanor counts of failure to provide adequate veterinary care. The legal battle for custody of the monkeys, following their removal by PETA and it was the first animal-rights case to do so, though the newly formed PETA ultimately failed in its battle to secure the animals release. The proceedings, which lasted years, generated a large amount of publicity for PETA, the Peace Abbey, of Sherborn, MA, awarded Alex Pacheco the Courage of Conscience award in 1995. In 2001, Pacheco was inducted into the US Animal Rights Hall of Fame, video testimony on the Silver Spring monkeys case, U. S. House Subcommittee on Science, Research, and Technology, PETA, accessed July 1,2010. The Silver Spring Monkeys in Singer, Peter, new York, Basil Blackwell,1985, pp. 135–147Alex Pacheco (activist) – Alex Pacheco
19. Colleen Patrick-Goudreau – Colleen Patrick-Goudreau is an American author, speaker, cultural commentator, and podcaster. Patrick-Goudreau is the author of popular books, including The Joy of Vegan Baking, which won VegNews magazine’s “Cookbook of the Year” Award, The Vegan Table. Her first non-cookbook, The Vegans Daily Companion,365 Days of Tips and Inspiration for Cooking, Eating, the Daily Vegan, A Guided Journal is a book adapted from Vegans Daily Companion and was published, along with the four others, by Rockport Publishing. The 30-Day Vegan Challenge is also an online multimedia program that’s been featured in a number of media outlets, including Bust Magazine, Care2. com. Patrick-Goudreau also produces a popular podcast called Food for Thought, She also produces videos on her YouTube Channel, Patrick-Goudreau has appeared on The Food Network and is a contributor to Perspectives, the editorial program produced by her local NPR affiliate KQED-FM. Until 2011, Patrick-Goudreau was a long-time columnist for VegNews magazine with her popular column VegGuru, Patrick-Goudreau has published dozens of articles and essays in a variety of publications, including The Christian Science Monitor. Patrick-Goudreau has appeared on national and regional TV programs, including the Food Network, CBS, PBS, Patrick-Goudreau was one of several people who provided information used in the writing of the book Striking at the Roots, A Practical Guide to Animal Activism by Mark Hawthorne. She has contributed essays to Running, Eating, Thinking, A Vegan Anthology, Patrick-Goudreau is a supporter of Farm Sanctuary. Joy of Vegan Baking, The Compassionate Cooks Traditional Treats and Sinful Sweets Patrick-Goudreau, the Vegan Table,200 Unforgettable Recipes for Entertaining Every Guest at Every Occasion Patrick-Goudreau, Colleen. Color Me Vegan, Maximize Your Nutrient Intake and Optimize Your Health by Eating Antioxidant-Rich, Fiber-Packed, Color-Intense Meals That Taste Great Patrick-Goudreau, Vegans Daily Companion,365 Days of Inspiration for Cooking, Eating, and Living Compassionately. The 30-Day Vegan Challenge, The Ultimate Guide to Eating Cleaner, Getting Leaner, on Being Vegan, Reflections on a Compassionate Life Patrick-Goudreau, ColleenColleen Patrick-Goudreau – Patrick-Goudreau photo in the backyard veganic garden of her Oakland, California home.
20. Joaquin Phoenix – Joaquín Rafael Phoenix, known formerly as Leaf Phoenix, is a Puerto Rican–born American actor, producer, music video director, musician and activist. For his work as an artist, Phoenix has received a Grammy Award, Phoenix started acting in television shows with his brother River Phoenix and sister Summer Phoenix. His first major release was in the comedy-drama film Parenthood. During his period as an actor he was credited as Leaf Phoenix. He received international attention for his portrayal of Commodus in the 2000 historical epic film Gladiator, to this date, he and River Phoenix hold the distinction of being the first and only brothers to be nominated for acting Academy Awards. Aside from his career, he has also ventured into directing music videos, as well as producing films. He has recorded an album, the soundtrack to Walk The Line, Phoenix is a social activist, lending his support to a number of charities and humanitarian organizations. He is also known for his animal rights advocacy. He has been a vegan since the age of three, and actively campaigns for PETA and In Defense of Animals, Phoenix was born Joaquín Rafael Bottom in the Río Piedras district of San Juan, Puerto Rico, to parents from the U. S. mainland. He is the third of five children, including River, Rain, Liberty and Summer and he also has a half-sister named Jodean from a previous relationship of his fathers. Phoenixs father, John Lee Bottom, originally from Fontana, California, was a lapsed Catholic, of English, Phoenixs mother, Arlyn, was born in the Bronx, New York, to Jewish parents whose families emigrated from Russia and Hungary. Arlyn left her family in 1968 and moved to California, later meeting Phoenixs father while hitchhiking and they married in 1969, then later joined a religious group, the Children of God, and began traveling throughout South America. His parents eventually became disenchanted with the Children of God, they made the decision to leave the group and they changed their last name to Phoenix, after the mythical bird that rises from its own ashes, symbolizing a new beginning. Around this time, Joaquín began calling himself Leaf, desiring to have a name like his siblings. Leaf became the name he used as a actor, until at age 15. He first used it as a credit in his big comeback film To Die For. In order to provide food and financial support for the family, in Los Angeles, his mother started working as a secretary for NBC, and his father worked as a landscaper. He went on to himself as a child actor before deciding to withdraw from acting for a while and travel to MexicoJoaquin Phoenix – Phoenix at the New York Film Festival in 2014
21. Maggie Q – Margaret Denise Quigley, professionally known as Maggie Q, is an American actress and model. She is known for starring in the action films Mission, Impossible III and Live Free or Die Hard and played the role of The CWs action-thriller series Nikita. In 2014, she portrayed Tori Wu in the adaptation of Veronica Roths novel Divergent. She currently stars in the role of Agent Hannah Wells in the ABC political drama Designated Survivor, Q was born and raised in Honolulu, Hawaii. Her father is of Irish and Polish descent and her mother is a Vietnamese immigrant and her parents met while her father was stationed in Vietnam during the Vietnam War. Q grew up with four siblings, Q attended Mililani Waena Elementary School and Wheeler Intermediate School. She then attended Mililani High School, where she was on the country, track and field. She won the title of Best Body senior year, and graduated from Mililani High School in 1997 and she won an athletics scholarship to a private university and intended to study veterinary science. Qs family was unable to assist her financially, she left Hawaii during the summer in hopes of earning enough money so that she could start her studies in the autumn. At the suggestion of a friend, Q began modeling in Tokyo at the age of 17, before making a move to Taipei. She has said it was not easy for her, I had twenty bucks in my pocket, I mean, I literally did the same thing that my mother did when she left Vietnam. But, it was in Hong Kong that she was selected by Jackie Chan and his intensive training taught her the importance of professionalism and always doing her own stunts. Q later said, I had never done a day of arts in my life when I started in the business. I couldn’t even touch my toes, in 1998, she started her acting career in the TV drama House of the Dragon, which was a huge hit in Asia. In 2000, Q made her debut as Anna in the horror film Model from Hell. Her appearance in Gen-Y Cops impressed Jackie Chan so much that she was cast in Manhattan Midnight, in 2002, she starred as martial artist assassin Charlene Ching in the action film Naked Weapon. In 2005, Q played Harmony in the German-Singaporean TV mini-series House of Harmony, the same year she also co-produced the animal treatment documentary Earthlings narrated by Joaquin Phoenix. In 2006, she starred alongside Tom Cruise in Mission, Impossible III and she played Zhen, the only female member of the IMF teamMaggie Q – Q at San Diego Comic-Con International in July 2010
22. Gideon Raff – Gideon Gidi Raff is an Israeli film and television director, screenwriter, and writer. He is best known for the award-winning 2010 Israeli television drama series Prisoners of War and its acclaimed US adaptation and his father is Eitan Raff, who served as Accountant General in the Israeli Ministry of Finance and was Chairman of the Board of Bank Leumi. From the ages of two to six he lived in Washington, D. C. where his father was Economic Adviser to the Israeli Embassy, after serving three years as a paratrooper in the Israeli army, he completed a degree in Film at Tel Aviv University. For a year or so, during the bubble, he was responsible for content at a start-up. The columns were collected into a book, Diary of a Start-Upper On The Way To The Maka, having moved to Los Angeles, in 2003 Raff completed a graduate degree in directing at the American Film Institute. His graduation short film The Babysitter premiered at the Tribeca Film Festival in New York, on the strength of this, director Doug Liman hired him as directors assistant on the 2005 film Mr. & Mrs. Smith, which starred Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie. Raff made his directorial debut in 2007 with The Killing Floor. With 2008 came the release of his feature, the horror film Train. 2009 saw Raff return home for the production of Prisoners of War, filming began in August 2009, and the show was broadcast in Israel in the spring of 2010. The series became the countrys highest-rated drama of all time, even before filming of Prisoners of War began, the rights to develop an American version of the series had been sold to 20th Century Fox Television based on the strength of the script alone. In addition to translating the original scripts from Hebrew into English, Raff acted as a producer on the US show. Raff returned to Israel in 2011 for production of the season of Prisoners of War. The new season did not begin airing in Israel until October 2012 - just two weeks after the season of Homeland started airing in the US. Raff has confirmed that he intends to write a third season, in December 2012 it was reported that Raff had sold the pilot for a new TV drama series, Tyrant, to cable TV channel FX after FX won a bidding war against Showtime and HBO. The drama revolves around an unassuming American family caught up in the turbulence of the Middle East, Raff created the concept and wrote the pilot script. The show was produced by Raff, Howard Gordon and Craig Wright, Film director Ang Lee had agreed to direct the pilot but withdrew from the project in May 2013 for personal reasons and was replaced by David Yates. The pilot was filmed in the summer of 2013 in Morocco, FX ordered 10 episodes of Tyrant, which premiered in the summer of 2014. In November 2013 Raff and Heroes creator Tim Kring finalised a deal with USA Network for DigGideon Raff – Gideon Raff in 2014
23. Russell Simmons – Russell Wendell Simmons is an American entrepreneur, producer and author. The Chairman and CEO of Rush Communications, he cofounded the hip-hop music label Def Jam Recordings and created the fashion lines Phat Farm, Argyleculture. Simmons had an estimate of $340 million in 2011. Simmons was born and raised in Queens, New York and his father is a public school administrator and his mother is a New York City park administrator. His brothers are painter Daniel Simmons, Jr. and Rev Run of Run-DMC, upon hearing Eddie Cheeba perform at Charles Gallery in Harlem in 1977, Simmons knew that hip hop would be his career. Simmons stated, Hearing Cheeba in 77 made me feel like I had just witnessed the invention of the wheel, Simmons co-founded Def Jam in 1983 with Rick Rubin who sold his share of the company for $120 million to Universal Music Group in 1996. In 1985 Russell Simmons co-produced and appeared in the film, Krush Groove, Simmons company, Rush Communications Inc. includes over ten businesses and three non-profits. In 2003, Russell Simmons co-founded RushCard, a debit card provider. Simmons met model Kimora Lee in November 1992 and they dated for four years and married on December 20,1998. On the island of Saint Barthélemy and they have two daughters, Ming Lee and Aoki Lee. In March 2006, Simmons announced his divorce from Lee, Russell Simmons has been vegan since 1999 and advocates Ahimsa and veganism, citing animal rights along with the environmental and health benefits. Simmons is a supporter of Farm Sanctuary, a working to end cruelty to farm animals. People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals awarded him the 2001 PETA Humanitarian Award, in 2004, Simmons organized thousands of protestors and Hip-Hop celebrities in front of city hall demanding change of the harsh sentencing of the Rockefeller Drug Laws. Simmons became Chairman of Board of the Foundation for Ethnic Understanding in 2002, in a similar vein, Simmons is a supporter of the Somaly Mam Foundation, and was honored at their 2011 gala dinner. Simmons officially endorses the second Muslim Jewish Conference 2011, together with Rabbi Marc Schneier he served as the official patron of the conference held July 2011 in Kiev, Ukraine. In 2011, he took part in the Occupy Wall Street protests, visiting the protesters at Zuccotti Park often, Simmons is also a longtime supporter for gay rights. In 2011, when the retail corporation Lowes withdrew funding from the show All-American Muslim, in 2012, Simmons supported Ohio congressman Dennis Kucinichs re-election campaign, appearing with the politician at various speaking events. In November 2013, he pledged support for New Yorks mayoral candidate Bill de Blasio in recognition of his support for animal rights, in 2017, Simmons was listed by UK-based company Richtopia at number 23 in the list of 200 Most Influential Social-Entrepreneurs and Philanthropists WorldwideRussell Simmons – Simmons at the 2012 Tribeca Film Festival premiere of Mansome
24. Donald Watson – Donald Watson was an English animal rights advocate who coined the word vegan and founded the Vegan Society. Watson was born in Mexborough, Yorkshire, the son of a headmaster in a mining community, as a child, Watson spent time on his Uncle Georges farm. The slaughtering of a pig on the farm horrified Watson, he said his view of life changed from idyllic to a Death Row for animals. Watson began to reassess his practice of eating meat and he became a vegetarian in 1924 at the age of fourteen, making a New Years resolution to never again eat meat. He gave up dairy about 18 years later, having decided the production of milk-related products was unethical and he said, On leaving school at fifteen, Watson was apprenticed to a family joinery firm, and from the age of twenty became a joinery teacher. He taught in Leicester, where he played a large part in the Leicester Vegetarian Society. He moved on to Keswick, where he taught for twenty-three years and he stayed in Cumbria for the rest of his life. For several years he devoted time to working as a guided fell-walking leader, as well as to organic vegetable gardening, until very shortly before his death. As Watson grew up, he did not smoke, consume alcohol, in the 1940s, after learning about milk production, he became a vegan. He explained his motivation as ethical concern for sentient animals, Critics claimed that he could not survive on his proposed diet, in November 1944 in Leicester, he and his wife, Dorothy, and four friends founded the Vegan Society. Watson and the launched the first edition of the Societys quarterly newsletter, The Vegan News. He ran the publication single-handed for two years, writing and duplicating the newsletter, and responding to the volume of correspondence. Watson expanded his philosophy to object to any harm to living creatures, a committed pacifist throughout his life, Watson registered as a conscientious objector in World War II. Watson enjoyed cycling, photography and playing the violin, and while not a party political supporter and his brother and sister both adopted vegan lifestyles along with him. All three Watson siblings registered as conscientious objectors during World War II, first issue of the Vegan Society newsletter November 1944, Published and written by Donald Watson. Accessed November 2009 Vegan Society main website Ripened by human determination,70 years of The Vegan Society, document explores how Donald Watson and others founded The Vegan SocietyDonald Watson – Donald Watson reading the first issue of The Vegan
25. Paul Watson – He is a citizen of Canada and the United States. The Toronto native joined a Sierra Club protest against nuclear testing in 1969 and he was an early and influential member of Greenpeace, crewed and skippered for it, and a founding board member in 1972. He has been credited by The New York Times, The New Yorker and other publications with being a founder of Greenpeace, the documentary How to Change the World shows that Watson was indeed one of the original founding members of Greenpeace. Watson argued for a strategy of action that conflicted with the Greenpeace interpretation of nonviolence, was ousted from the board in 1977. That same year, he formed Sea Shepherd Conservation Society, the group is the subject of a reality show named Whale Wars. He promotes veganism, and a biocentric, rather than anthropocentric, Watsons activities have led to legal action from authorities in countries including the United States, Canada, Norway, Costa Rica, and Japan. He was detained in Germany on an extradition request by Costa Rica in May 2012, The Interpol red notice was issued on September 14,2012, at the request of Japan and Costa Rica. After staying at sea for 15 months he returned to Los Angeles late October 2013 and he appeared before a U. S. appeals court on November 6,2013 stating that neither he nor Sea Shepherd violated a 2012 order requiring them to leave whaling vessels alone. Although the United States is a member of Interpol, Watson has not been detained for extradition to Japan or Costa Rica. He was living in Vermont, writing books and he has resided in Paris since July 1,2014. According to the Sea Shepherd Conservation Society, Paul Watson was born in Toronto to Anthony Joseph Watson and Annamarie Larsen, as a child he was a member of the Kindness Club, which he has credited with teaching him to respect and defend animals. After working as a guide at Expo 67, the Worlds Fair that took place in Montreal in 1967. He signed up as a merchant seaman in 1969 with the Norwegian Consulate in Vancouver, the Bris was registered in Oslo, Norway and manifested for the Indian Ocean and Pacific trade. Watson has one daughter Lilliolani with his first wife, Starlet Lum and his second wife, Lisa Distefano, a former Playboy model, was Sea Shepherds Director of Operations during the Makah anti-whaling campaigns in Friday Harbor. His third wife, Allison Lance, is a rights activist. Watson married his fourth wife Yana Rusinovich on February 14,2015 in Paris, Watson recently announced that he is expecting a son with Rusinovich, and that she is due to give birth in late September 2016. They welcomed a son, Tiger, on September 29,2016, in October 1969, Watson joined a Sierra Club protest against nuclear testing at Amchitka Island. The group which formed as a result of that protest was the Dont Make a Wave Committee, Watson sailed as a crewmember aboard the Greenpeace TooPaul Watson – Watson, with the MY Steve Irwin docked in Hobart, in 2009
26. Philip Wollen – Philip Wollen OAM is an Australian philanthropist. He is a former Vice-President of Citibank and was also General Manager at Citicorp, Wollen became a vegan following his departure from Citibank and is a prominent member of the animal rights movement. He conducts intervention programs to rescue abused animals and funds outreach programs that promote animal welfare, at age 34, Australian Business Magazine named him in the Brightest and Best top 40 headhunted executives in Australia. In 2005 he received the Medal of the Order of Australia, in 2012 he was made an Honorary Fellow of the Oxford Centre of Animal Ethics, UK. In 2014 he received the University of Adelaide Distinguished Alumni Award and he also received the award Vegan of the Year 2014 Wollen went to school at the Bishop Cotton Boys School, Bangalore. He delivered The General Thimayya Memorial Lecture Bangalore, India in 2008 and he lives with his wife Trix and his four dogs in Melbourne, Victoria. The initiative emphasises ethics, compassion and co-operation, and opposes cruelty to humans, in 2006 it had initiatives in 34 countries and is growing. Each year the Winsome Constance Kindness Medal is awarded to an individual who has devoted his or her life to the protection of all living beings, the award includes a cash prize of USD25,000. Recipients of the Kindness Medal have been,2012, Sir David Attenborough 2011, Kindness House provides office facilities with modern technology, enabling those within the building to work more efficiently. It is located in the Melbourne suburb of Fitzroy, Kindness Trust on Facebook Kindness House Winsome Constance Kindness Trust Australia Day Awards 2005 Philip Wollens quotes from All Creatures Intelligence Squared Debate on ABC TV. “Animals Should Be Off The Menu” “Live Animal Exports Address, South Australian Parliament” “The Oceans” Hunting – “Sport” or “Ignoble Atrocity”, “The Vegan-Easy Challenge” “World Vegan Summit Los Angeles 2015” Wheeler Centre and the St. James Centre of Ethics “Who is Philip Wollen”Philip Wollen – Philip Wollen with Christine Nixon
27. Gary Yourofsky – Gary Yourofsky /jʊˈrɒfski/ is an American animal rights activist and lecturer. Yourofsky was sponsored by People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals between the years 2002–2005, and has many public lectures promoting veganism. Yourofsky has been admired by many, and criticized by others for his extreme views. Yourofsky was born into a Jewish family in Detroit, Michigan, Yourofsky has a giant tattoo of himself, wearing a mask and holding a rabbit, covering most of his right forearm. In 1996, Yourofsky founded Animals Deserve Absolute Protection Today and Tomorrow, by 2001, the organization had around 2,200 members. On March 30,1997, Yourofsky, alongside 4 members of the Animal Liberation Front, raided a fur farm in Blenheim, Ontario, Canada, and released 1,542 mink, the raid reportedly caused damage estimated at C$500,000 to the farm. He was arrested, tried, and sentenced to six months in a Canadian maximum-security prison in 1999, out of the six months, Yourofsky spent 77 days in prison. The experience affected Yourofsky, who said was no more than an animal in the zoo and it wasnt pleasant, and that it has reinforced empathy and understanding of what these animals go through. In the fall of 2000, Yourofsky received $10,000 from PETA to fund the broadcasting of a commercial against the animal slavery enterprise known as the circus, the commercial was broadcast 69 times on a local television channel. In 2001, Yourofsky began facing financial problems, such as credit card debt of USD30000, in early 2002, Yourofsky resigned as president of ADAPTT, due to financial troubles. A day after sending his letter, he received a telephone call from Ingrid Newkirk, president of PETA. Employment negotiations between the two concluded on May 20,2002, with Yourofsky being made the official, national lecturer. In 2002, Yourofsky told a reporter that he would support the death of medical researchers in ALF-related arson fires. In 2003, a Yourofsky lecture at East Tennessee State University was cancelled as a result of an altercation, a faculty member had placed a stack of pamphlets in support of animal testing on a cart outside the lecture room. After Yourofsky saw the pamphlets, heated words were exchanged, Yourofsky grabbed the cart and propelled it, causing the pamphlets to scatter across the floor. The lecture was canceled and Yourofsky left the building, Yourofsky was invited to give a talk on Ethical Veganism to a class at University of Southern Indiana on April 2,2007. The university handbook contained a provision that outside speakers must not advocate violation of any federal or state law, and a professor at the university presented material from Yourofskys website that he found to be infringing that policy to the university provost, resulting in the cancellation of Yourofskys talk. After objections from free speech advocates at the school, the policy was revised, part of Yourofskys well known speech on veganism was featured in the 2012 anti-speciesism movie, the Superior HumanGary Yourofsky – Gary Yourofsky