Inspiring Activists

ac·tiv·ist \ˈak-ti-vist\ – noun a person who campaigns to bring about political or social change. The world is a big place and there are so many voices. We believe these activist voices are the ones to listen most closely. These are the activists who’s work has inspired us the most.

Kip Andersen

“You either live for something or die for nothing”

– Kip Andersen


Animal rights activist, producer, writer and director.
Founder of AUM Films and Media.


Orfalea College of Business


What the Health (2017)
What the Health Cookbook (2017)
The Sustainability Secret: Rethinking Our Diet to Transform the World (2015)

Producer / Writer / Director

What the Health (2017)
Cowspiracy: The Sustainability Secret (2014)


What the Health (2017)
Sea of Life (2017)
Cowspiracy: The Sustainability Secret (2014)

James Aspey

“I took a 365 day vow of silence to raise awareness for animals and promote peace over violence.”

– James Aspey


Animal rights activist, educator and lecturer.


Vegan 2016 (2016)
Vegan 2015 (2015)

“Bite Size Vegan”
Emily Moran Barwick

Bite Size Vegan

“I‘m here to educate you about veganism in a fun, spunky sarcastic way!”

– Bite Size Vegan


Animal rights activist, lecturer, educator and YouTuber.

Earthling Ed

“Fighting for change until change happens.”

– Earthling Ed


Animal rights activist, educator and lecturer.
Co-founder and co-director of Surge (creators of Official Animal Rights March, Land of Hope and Glory documentary and The Big Vegan Activism Van).


Justice for the A16 Pigs (2017)
Viva! Leaflet Challenge (2016)

Jo-Anne McArthur

We Animals

“I hope someday everyone will care about all animals, not just the “cute and cuddly” ones.”

– Jo-Anne McArthur


Animal rights activist and photojournalist.
Founder of We Animals project.


We Animals (2013)
Captive (2017)


The End of Meat (2017)
The Ghosts in Our Machine (2013)
Pig Save: Bearing Witness (2012)

Dr. Richard Oppenlander, DDS

“our current food choices detrimentally affect climate change and global warming more so than do all the cars, planes, trucks, buses, and trains used worldwide.”

– Dr. Richard Oppenlander, DDS


Environmental activist, educator, author and lecturer.
Founder of Inspire Awareness Now.


University of Michigan (DDS)


Comfortably Unaware (2011)
Food Choice and Sustainability (2013)


Sea of Life (2017)
Food Choices (2016)
Cowspiracy: The Sustainability Secret (2014)

Colleen Patrick-Goudreau​

Colleen Patrick-Goudreau

“May our daily choices be a reflection of our deepest values, and may we use our voices to speak for those who need us most, those who have no voice, those who have no choice.”

– Colleen Patrick-Goudreau


Author, speaker, educator and podcaster.
Host of Animalogy podcast.
Host of Food for Thought podcast.


The Joy of Vegan Baking, Revised and Updated Edition (2017)
On Being Vegan (2013)
The 30-Day Vegan Challenge (New Edition) (2011)
Vegan’s Daily Companion (2011)
Color Me Vegan (2010)
The Vegan Table (2009)
The Joy of Vegan Baking (2007)


Vegan 2017 (2017)

Nathan Pritikin

“All I’m trying to do is wipe out heart disease, diabetes, hypertension and obesity.”

– Nathan Pritikin

After being diagnosed with heart disease in 1957, Pritikin began to research the cause of his illness. He found that cultures with primarily vegetarian diets had almost no history of the disease. He used his inventive mind to create a plant-based diet that was high in unrefined carbohydrates and low in fat. With this diet and a moderate amount of exercise, he astonishingly cured his own heart disease. Afterward, he went on to share his expertise and success through his lectures, writing and clinics. Helping others to cure their own diseases using the same method.


Inventor, author, lecturer and nutritionist.
Founded Pritikin Longevity Center.
Chairman of the Pritikin Research Foundation.


Attended the University of Chicago


The Pritikin Promise: 28 Days to a Longer Healthier Life (1983)
The Pritikin Permanent Weight Loss Manual (1982)
The Pritikin Program for Diet and Exercise (1979)
Live Longer Now: The First One Hundred Years of Your Life (1974)

“That Vegan Couple”
Natasha and Luca

“Going vegan is not the most we can, it’s the least we can do.”

– That Vegan Couple


Animal rights activists, lecturers, educators, YouTubers and podcasters.


Natacha and Luca have been a great influence on our family adopting a vegan lifestyle. They first inspired Anna who shared their story and YouTube videos with us. Their influence continues to spread through our family and friends. We had the honor of meeting them in person in Detroit on their American tour. They are truly passionate and genuine in their activism.

Gary Yourofsky

Animals Deserve Absolute Protection Today & Tomorrow

“No human influenced me to become vegan. The screaming, terrified, enslaved animals were the only influence needed.”

– Gary Yourofsky


Animal rights activist, educator and lecturer.
Founded Animals Deserve Absolute Protection Today and Tomorrow (ADAPTT).


Oakland University (BA, Journalism)
Specs Howard School of Media Arts


Breaking Free 2 (2001)
Vegan 2015 (2015)
Vegan is the Only Answer (2016)
Vegan 2016 (2016)
Israel (2016)
The Garden of Vegan: The Growth of Veganism in Israel (2017)

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