Pages in category "Veganism activists"
The following 49 pages are in this category, out of 49 total. This list may not reflect recent changes (learn more).
The following 49 pages are in this category, out of 49 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, creator of the Vega line of food products and supplements. Brazier is a former Ironman triathlete. He is the author of The Thrive Diet, Thrive Foods: 200 Plant-Based Recipes for Peak Health. Thrive Fitness was published in December, 2009 "The Thrive Diet" "Thrive" Vegan nutrition Elejalde-Ruiz, Alexia. . "Vegan diet is best for training, triathlete says". Chicago Tribune Kaminer, Michael. . "One-on-One with Brendan Brazier". Vegetarian Times. 368, p. 32-33. 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. Karyn's Raw Bistro, is the longest-standing gourmet raw food restaurant in the United States. Calabrese grew up in a South Side neighborhood of Chicago. Calabrese was featured in national magazine and television commercials. Calabrese became a raw foodist with the impression that uncooked foods improves health. In the early 1980s, within six months, the group grew from six to 90 people. Calabrese decided to transition careers to cooking and consulting about the raw and vegan lifestyle. Karyn also promotes raw foodism, holistic therapies, natural longevity. She faced accusations of fraud and unsanitary practices. Karyn's On Green is located in Chicago's West Loop. This restaurant is now closed. Karyn's Raw Bistro is the longest-standing gourmet raw restaurant in the United States. Karyn's Raw Bistro is located in Chicago's Lincoln Park. Profile on her official websiteKaryn 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. He was drafted in the sixth round of the 2011 NFL Draft. He played football at UCLA. Carter attended Henry J. Kaiser High School in Fontana, California. In his senior season he registered 69 tackles, 9 pass deflections in 13 games. He was later named by the Riverside Press-Enterprise. As team captain, lead them to a 10-3 record as a senior. Carter also was a member of the schools debate team. Carter played just three games over his first two years before appearing in all 12 games in the 2008 season. Carter was a co-defensive winner of UCLA's Captain Don Brown Memorial Award for the Bruins. Carter was drafted in the sixth round of the 2011 NFL Draft. He spent two seasons with the Cardinals, totaling one sack and 17 total tackles. Carter signed in 2013 appearing in three games for the Cowboys. Carter was signed on August 2, 2014.David Carter (defensive lineman) – David Carter at UCLA
4. Robert Cheeke – Robert Cheeke is an American bodybuilder, motivational speaker, author. He spends his time touring the United States for speaking engagements and book promotions. Robert Cheeke was born on March 2, 1980. He became 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 Northwestern USA Natural Bodybuilding Championships in 2009. In 2006 he released two other vegan athletes, Brendan Brazier and Tonya Kay. He was also selected as one of VegNews Magazine's 15 most influential vegan athletes. Robert has been featured from the US, Canada, Denmark, Germany and the United Kingdom. Cheeke endorses Vega Foods has been featured in news articles including a feature in the Willamette Week and magazines like Organic Lifestyle Magazine. He credits his sister with influencing him to become vegan.Robert Cheeke – Robert Cheeke in competition (2009).
5. Gabriel Cousens – Gabriel Cousens is an American physician M.D. homeopath, spiritual writer who practices holistic medicine. He advocates a nutritional regimen which he says can cure diabetes, depression and other chronic degenerative diseases. The Essenes are a mystical group from the second B.C.E. who lived in community, eschewed materialism and grew their own food. He has authored nine tours internationally promoting his ideas on food and his spiritual beliefs. He grew up in Illinois. As a freshman at Amherst College, Cousens spent two summers doing leukemia research. Cousens graduated with a B.A. in biology where he was a football lineman/guard/middle linebacker and co-captain of the 1964 football team. He received a National Football Foundation National Scholar-Athlete Award. He completed his residency in psychiatry in 1973. He says he switched around age 30, after which he began teaching meditation. In 1974 Cousens went to India to study with the swami Muktananda, staying for seven years. Cousens studied Kabbalah and the Essenes, becoming ordained in 1988. 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 as a health retreat which offers raw food education, fasting, nutrition. He is an ordained Rabbi and workshops on spiritual Judaism.Gabriel Cousens – Gabriel Cousens
6. Joe Cross (filmmaker) – Joe Cross is an Australian entrepreneur, author, filmmaker, 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. Cross is the CEO of Reboot with Joe, lifestyle brand. Following the release of his documentary, Cross has published six books about juicing. 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 mainly 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. Under a team that monitored his work regularly, Cross 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. Cross travelled with a cameraman, a sound guy, a generator. Cross survived on nothing but juices for 60 days during his juice fast. He used a special juice that he prepared called the Mean Green Juice - a mixture of kale, apples, lemon, ginger.Joe Cross (filmmaker) – Joe Cross in 2014
7. Rip Esselstyn – Rip Esselstyn, a former firefighter and triathlete, is an American health activist and food writer. My Beef With Meat. Esselstyn is known as an advocate of one that omits meat, fish, eggs, dairy and processed foods. He calls a "plant strong" diet, a term he has trademarked. Forks Over Knives. Esselstyn was born in Upstate New York, grew up in Cleveland, Ohio. He is the grandson of George Crile, Jr.. Surgeon Dr. Caldwell Esselstyn, is one of the early promoters of a whole foods, plant-based diet in the prevention and reversal of heart disease. Esselstyn attended the University of Texas at Austin on a swimming scholarship from 1982-1986. During that time he was an All-American swimmer. After college, he competed for approximately ten years. Esselstyn eventually retired from firefighting to focus on becoming an advocate for plant-based nutrition. While he grew up eating the American diet, Esselstyn switched to a whole-foods plant-based diet in 1987, cutting out meat, fish, eggs and dairy. He was also inspired by Dave Scott, a vegetarian. Esselstyn has trademarked the term.Rip Esselstyn – Rip Esselstyn speaks at an event in Oakland
8. Gary L. Francione – Gary Lawrence Francione is an American legal scholar. Francione is the Distinguished Professor of Law and Nicholas deB. Katzenbach Scholar of Law & Philosophy at Rutgers School of Law–Newark. He in 1989, was the first academic to teach it in an American law school. Francione has also written papers on copyright, law and science. Francione received his MA from the University of Virginia where he was articles editor of the Virginia Law Review. Francione began to teach theory as part of his course in jurisprudence in 1985. He also teaches criminal law, legal philosophy. In 1989, he taught the first course on animal rights and the law. For the most part, these regulations require only that animals receive that level of protection, required for their use as human property. Their interests do not matter in any moral sense. Legal, economic forces militate strongly against recognizing animal interests unless there is an economic benefit to humans. He contends that the theoretical difference between these two approaches is obvious. A central tenet of Francione's philosophy is that the most important form of incremental change within the framework is veganism. He should embrace a non-violent approach.Gary L. Francione – Gary Francione with Mollie and Katie, who were rescued from a shelter
9. Davey Havok – Havok is an outspoken advocate of veganism. Havok is of Italian ancestry. At the age of five, when his mother later remarried he took on the surname of his stepfather, Marchand. When Havok was five years old, his family moved from Rochester to Ukiah, California. 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 so Havok did not return to the university. Stopholese suggested that Adam Carson, might be able to fill the role of drummer because he owned a drum set. That band became AFI. After high school, the band broke up when its members left for college. Havok attended UC Berkeley where he took in English and Psychology. There, he began writing lyrics which would later appear on Answer Very Proud of Ya. After gaining some popularity in their absence, AFI played a reunion show for several hundred fans. Following the good reception from the fans, they decided to record an album.Davey 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 Strategic Action for Animals and Why We Love Dogs, Eat Pigs, Wear Cows. Joy received her M.Ed. from the Harvard Graduate School of Education, her Ph.D. in psychology from the Saybrook Graduate School. And as I learned the truth about meat, dairy production, I became increasingly distraught. ... ... I wound up despairing. I felt like a rudderless boat, lost on a sea of collective insanity. Everything was different. Afterwards, Joy made a gradual transition to veganism. Perceiving a pattern of inconsistent thinking among the subjects she interviewed, she was led to theorize that attitudes about meat reflected acquired prejudice. This idea became the basis for much of her later work. Joy introduced the carnism in a 2001 article published in Satya, initially receiving little attention. The concept was revisited by her 2009 book Why We Love Dogs, Wear Cows. Some psychologists are supportive of Joy's beliefs concerning the influence of eating meat on attitudes toward animals. Joy founded Carnism Awareness & Action Network, later renamed Beyond Carnism, in 2010.Melanie Joy – Melanie Joy
11. Howard Lyman – Howard F. Lyman is an American farmer and animal rights activist, known for his actions promoting vegan nutrition and organic farming. In 1997 he was awarded the Peace Abbey Courage of Conscience Award for his leadership in the animal rights movement. He was raised on a farm that produced dairy and meat commodities. He graduated with a B.S. degree in general 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 production. The areas in which he was involved were dairy, pork, registered Hereford, chicken, range cattle, feedlot beef production, veal, grain, hay production. 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. He survived an operation to set out to transform his land into an organic farm. 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 disease, just becoming an issue in the UK. It was not until April 1996 that Lyman became well known.Howard 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 as one of the most influential people of the new century. In 2007, Mathews was ranked 37th in Out magazine's "Men and Women in America". Mathews has written Committed: A Rabble-Rouser's Memoir, which he characterized as "an adventure story. It's like 007 wearing freaky outfits". Committed was published in the USA by Duckworth Overlook in 2009. The book tells the story of how he became different campaigns he has done. In May 2009 he commented on the actions of the general of Canada who, in participating in an Inuit tradition, consumed a raw seal heart. He is quoted as saying to the Toronto Star, "It amazes us that a Canadian official would indulge in such bloodlust. It sounds like she's trying to give an even more Neanderthal image around the world than they already have." Mathews, Dan,'Committed: A Rabble-Rouser's Memoir, Atria Books, 2007. ISBN 0-7432-9187-5 Mathews, Dan,'Committed: A Rabble-Rouser's Memoir', Duckworth Overlook, 2009. ISBN 978-0-7156-3846-0 Committed: A Rabble-Rouser's Memoirs from Duckworth Overlook site Dan Mathews in conversation with Richard FidlerDan Mathews – Dan Mathews
13. John A. McDougall – McDougall's diet -- The McDougall Plan -- has been categorized as a diet that carries some disadvantages, such as the risk of feeling hungry. He was born on May 17, 1947. McDougall is a graduate of Michigan State University's College of Human Medicine. He performed his internship in his medical residency at the University of Hawaii. He is certified by the National Board of Medical Examiners. At age 18, McDougall suffered a massive stroke, which he attributed to his high animal diet. Between 1976, McDougall worked on Hawaii Island. Between 2002, he launched a vegetarian program at St. Helena Hospital in the Napa Valley, California. Between 2001, he ran a dietary program in Minneapolis, Minnesota. McDougall is on the advisory 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 in California. The McDougall Program is a residential program based in Santa Clara, California which features a low fat starch based diet. McDougall has written several books, with his wife Mary contributing recipes, that sold more than 1.5 million copies as of 2008. As of 2012 six books remained in print: McDougall, John; McDougall, Mary. The Starch Solution.John A. McDougall – John A. McDougall
14. Moby – Richard Melville Hall, known by his stage name Moby, is an American DJ, singer, songwriter, musician, photographer and animal rights activist. Moby is well known for his electronic music, support of animal rights. He has sold over million albums worldwide. He gained attention with his electronic dance music work, which experimented in the techno and breakbeat hardcore genres. With his fifth studio album, house music-influenced Play, Moby gained international success. 2005's mostly upbeat Hotel was a stylistic departure, incorporating more alternative rock elements than previous albums, received mixed reviews. It sold around million copies worldwide. Innocents, was released on October 1, 2013. Moby was raised by his mother in Darien, Connecticut. Moby has also released music under the names "Voodoo Child" and "Schaumgummi". During the 1980s, Hall played guitar for the hardcore band Vatican Commandos. It impressed in a strange way." He released his first singles under several different names, such as Barracuda, Brainstorm, UHF. His first single was a commercial failure -- a record with vocalist Jimmy Mack, titled Time's Up, featuring several remixes and stems for remixing. Very few copies were ever sold.Moby – Moby in 2009
15. Morrissey – Steven Patrick Morrissey, professionally known as Morrissey, is an English singer, songwriter and author. Morrissey rose as the lead singer of the indie rock band The Smiths, active from 1982 to 1987. Since then, he has had a solo career, making the top ten of the UK Singles Chart on ten occasions. Born to a working-class Irish migrant family, he grew up in Manchester. As a child Morrissey developed a love of literature, popular music. Involved in Manchester's punk scene during the late 1970s, Morrissey fronted The Nosebleeds, with little success. Beginning a career in journalism, Morrissey authored a number of books on music and film in the early 1980s. With Johnny Marr Morrissey established The Smiths in 1982, soon attracting national recognition for their self-titled album. Personal differences between Morrissey and Marr resulted in 1987. In 1988, he launched his career with the album Viva Hate. In the mid-to-late 1990s, Southpaw Grammar and Maladjusted, also charted but were less well received. After a hiatus between 2003, he released a successful comeback album, You Are the Quarry, in 2004. Relocating to Italy, ensuing years saw the release of albums Ringleader of the Tormentors, World Peace Is None of Your Business. In 2013 he released his autobiography, followed by his first novel in 2015. Highly influential, he is widely credited as being a seminal figure in the emergence of Britpop.Morrissey – Morrissey, 2005
16. Ingrid Newkirk – Newkirk has worked for the animal-protection movement since 1972. She founded PETA in March 1980 with fellow animal rights activist Alex Pacheco. Newkirk is known, in particular, for the media stunts that she organizes to draw attention to animal-protection issues. "We are complete press sluts", she told The New Yorker in 2003: "It is our obligation. We didn't make any waves." Some animal abolitionists, most notably Gary Francione, have criticized PETA, calling it and other groups "the new welfarists". Some members of the animal movement have responded that Francione's position is unnecessarily divisive. She has also been criticized for her support of actions carried out in the name of the Animal Liberation Front. Newkirk's position is that "hinkers may prepare revolutions, but bandits must carry them out". PETA itself, however, "does not advocate actions in which anyone, human or nonhuman, is injured". PETA has responded to this line of criticism. She was born in Britain, where she lived in Ware, Hertfordshire. She attended a convent boarding school for well-to-do Indian nationals and non-natives. "It was the done thing for a British girl in India", Newkirk told Michael Specter for The New Yorker. "But I was the only British girl in this school.Ingrid 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 grew up in Texas, where she became a vegetarian as a child. She attended Douglas MacArthur High School in San Antonio from 1984 to 1988. When in high school, she started her first animal rights group. Ornelas studied from 1990-1993 majoring in communications and minoring in political science. In 1992, she founded the St. Edwards Animals Rights Society, which transitioned into Action for Animals after she graduated. While in college, nuns tore down her "Go Veggie" posters. In the 1992-93 Ornelas was a recipient of the St. Edward's University Presidential Award. Ornelas received her Bachelor of Arts degree from St. Edward's. She eventually became the National Coordinator for In Defense of Animals. Ornelas worked from 1995 to 1999. Viva! UK then asked Ornelas to run Viva! USA, a national nonprofit vegan advocacy organization, where she did numerous factory farm investigations. Ornelas ran Viva!USA to April 2006.Lauren 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. Both the Sierra were sunk after being seized by the Portuguese authorities. Oliver Stone writes that the political campaign to save the monkeys gave birth in the United States. Instead of animals being killed for food in slaughterhouses, pigs, oxen, turkeys were frequently killed in front of him. The family moved between Ohio, Indiana, Illinois. His interest in animals continued. Later in the week, he returned to Ohio as a vegetarian. At university, he organized campaigns without anesthetic. Pacheco volunteered. The Silver Spring monkeys case began in 1981, when Pacheco took a job in Silver Spring, Maryland. Taub used restraint and electric shock to force the monkeys to use the limbs they could not feel. Pacheco discovered that, when motivated by the desire to avoid electric shock, they could be induced to use their deafferented limbs. He reported Taub for violations of cruelty laws based on the animals' living conditions. 113 charges were dismissed at the first hearing. Taub was initially convicted on six misdemeanor counts of failure to provide veterinary care.Alex Pacheco (activist) – Alex Pacheco
19. Colleen Patrick-Goudreau – Colleen Patrick-Goudreau is an American author, speaker, cultural commentator, podcaster. The Vegan's Daily Companion: 365 Days of Tips and Inspiration for Cooking, Eating, Living Compassionately, was released in 2011. The Daily Vegan: A Guided Journal is a book adapted from Vegan's Daily Companion and was published, along with the four others, by Rockport Publishing. Patrick-Goudreau also produces a popular podcast called "Food for Thought," She also produces videos on her YouTube Channel: JoyfulVegan. Patrick-Goudreau 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 including The Christian Science Monitor. Colleen has appeared on regional TV programs, including the Food Network, CBS, PBS, FOX. Colleen has contributed essays to Running, Eating, Thinking: A Vegan Anthology. Patrick-Goudreau, Colleen. Joy of Vegan Baking: The Compassionate Cooks' Traditional Treats and Sinful Sweets Patrick-Goudreau, Colleen. 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, Colleen. Vegan's Daily Companion: 365 Days of Inspiration for Cooking, Eating, Living Compassionately. Quarry Books.Colleen 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 an American actor, producer, music video director, musician and activist. For his work as an artist, Phoenix has received a Grammy Award, a Golden Globe Award and three Academy Award nominations. Phoenix started acting in television shows with his brother River Phoenix and sister Summer Phoenix. His major release was in the comedy-drama Parenthood. During his period as a child actor he was credited as Leaf Phoenix, his self-given name. 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 acting career, he has also ventured into directing music videos, as well as producing films and television shows. He has recorded an album, the soundtrack to Walk The Line, for which he won the Grammy Award for Best Compilation Soundtrack for Visual Media. Phoenix is a social activist, lending his support to a number of charities and humanitarian organizations. He is also widely known for his animal rights advocacy. He has been a vegan since the age of three, actively campaigns for PETA and In Defense of Animals. Phoenix was born Joaquín Rafael Bottom in Río Piedras, Puerto Rico, to parents from the U.S. mainland. He is the third of five children, including River, Rain, Liberty and Summer, all of whom have also acted. He also has a half-sister named Jodean from a previous relationship of his father's. Phoenix's father, John Lee Bottom, originally from Fontana, California, was a lapsed Catholic, of English, some German and French, ancestry.Joaquin 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. In 2014, she portrayed Tori Wu in the adaptation of Veronica Roth's novel Divergent, a role she reprised in its sequels, Insurgent and Allegiant. She currently stars in the role of Hannah Wells in the ABC political drama Designated Survivor. Q was raised in Honolulu, Hawaii. Her mother is a Vietnamese immigrant. Her parents met while her father was stationed during the Vietnam War. Q grew up with four siblings. Q attended Wheeler Intermediate School. She then swim teams. She graduated from Mililani High School in 1997. She intended to study veterinary science. 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... didn't speak the language... had no money." But, it was in Hong Kong that she was selected by Jackie Chan, because he saw a potential star. Always doing her own stunts.Maggie 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, writer. He is best known for its acclaimed US adaptation, Homeland. Raff was born in Jerusalem. His father is Eitan Raff, 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 at Tel Aviv University. Raff then worked in IT. The columns were collected into a book, Diary of a Start-Upper To The Maka. Having moved in 2003 Raff completed a graduate degree in directing at the American Film Institute. The Babysitter premiered at the Tribeca Film Festival in New York. Raff made his feature-length directorial debut with The Killing Floor, a psychological thriller. With 2008 came the release of his second feature, the horror film Train, starring Thora Birch. 2009 saw Raff return home of War, an Israeli television drama series which he created, wrote and directed. The show was broadcast in Israel in the spring of 2010. The series went on to win several Israeli television awards.Gideon Raff – Gideon Raff in 2014
23. Russell Simmons – Russell Wendell Simmons is an American entrepreneur, producer and author. Simmons had a net-worth estimate of $ million in 2011. Simmons was raised in Queens, New York. His mother is a New York City park administrator. His brothers are painter Daniel Simmons, Jr. and Rev Run of Run-DMC. Simmons co-founded Def Jam in 1983 with Rick Rubin who sold his share to Universal Music Group in 1996. In 1985 Russell Simmons appeared in the film, Krush Groove. Rush Communications Inc. includes over ten businesses and three non-profits. Simmons met model Kimora Lee in November 1992. They married on December 20, 1998. On the island of Saint Barthélemy. They have two daughters, Aoki Lee. In March 2006, Simmons announced his divorce from Lee. Russell Simmons advocates Ahimsa and veganism, citing animal rights along with the environmental and health benefits. Simmons is a supporter of an organization working to end cruelty to farm animals.Russell 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 the son of a headmaster in a mining community, an environment in which vegetarianism, let alone veganism, was unknown. As a child, Watson spent time on his Uncle George's 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. He became a vegetarian at the age of fourteen making a New Year's resolution to never again eat meat. He gave up dairy about 18 years later, having decided the production of milk-related products was unethical. He said: On leaving school at fifteen, Watson from the age of twenty became a joinery teacher. He taught in Leicester, where he also played a large part in the Leicester Vegetarian Society. He moved on to Keswick, where he taught for twenty-three years. He stayed for the rest of his life. As Watson grew up, he did not smoke, make contact with foods or substances which he regarded as toxins. After learning about milk production, he became a vegan. He explained his motivation for sentient animals: Critics claimed that he could not survive on his proposed diet. In November 1944 in Leicester, his wife, Dorothy, four friends founded the Vegan Society.Donald Watson – Donald Watson reading the first issue of The Vegan
25. Paul Watson – Watson is a citizen of the United States. The Toronto native joined a Sierra Club protest in 1969. Watson was a founding board member in 1972. Greenpeace denies the claim. He formed Sea Shepherd Conservation Society. The group is the subject of a show named Whale Wars. Watson promotes a biocentric, rather than anthropocentric, worldview. Watson's activities have led from authorities in countries including the United States, Canada, Norway, Costa Rica, Japan. After staying at sea for 15 months Watson "was not arrested". Although the United States is a signatory member of Interpol, he has not been detained to Japan or Costa Rica. Watson was living in Vermont, writing books. Watson has resided since July 1, 2014. As a child Watson was a member of the Kindness Club, which he has credited with teaching him to "defend animals". After working as the World's Fair that took place in Montreal in 1967, he moved to Vancouver. The Bris was manifested for the Indian Ocean and Pacific trade.Paul Watson – Watson, with the MY Steve Irwin docked in Hobart, in 2009
26. Philip Wollen – Philip Wollen OAM is an Australian philanthropist. He was also General Manager at Citicorp. Wollen is a prominent member of the animal rights movement. He conducts intervention programs to rescue abused funds outreach programs that promote animal welfare and abstinence. At age 34, Australian Business Magazine named him in Australia. In 2007 he won the Australian of the Year award. In 2012 he was made an Honorary Fellow of the Oxford Centre of UK. In 2014 he received the University of Adelaide Distinguished Alumni Award. He also received "Vegan of the Year 2014" Wollen went to school at the Bishop Cotton Boys' School, Bangalore. He delivered Bangalore, India in 2008. He lives in Melbourne, Victoria. The initiative opposes cruelty to humans and non-human animals. In 2006 it is growing. 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 prize of USD 25,000.Philip Wollen – Philip Wollen with Christine Nixon
27. Gary Yourofsky – Gary Yourofsky is an American former animal rights activist and lecturer. Yourofsky has given many public lectures promoting veganism. Yourofsky has been criticized by others for his alleged extreme views. Yourofsky was born into a Jewish family in Detroit, Michigan, United States. He grew up in Oak Park. Yourofsky has "a giant tattoo of himself, wearing a mask and covering most of his right forearm." In a 2013 interview, Yourofsky described himself as having been a "troublemaker" in high school. In 1996, Tomorrow, a vegan organization opposed to any usage of animals. By 2001, the organization had around 2,200 members. The raid reportedly caused damage estimated to the farm. He was arrested, 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. It wasn't pleasant", that it has reinforced" 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 enterprise known as the circus".Gary Yourofsky – Gary Yourofsky