Alice Magliano is a British-Italian copywriter and content-creator
who, for the last 3 years, has travelled the world in search for the
sunniest beaches to write from. She loves to learn and grow from the
people she meets, learning about different cultures and lifestyles as
she voyages across the globe. Fluent in three languages and with a
background in business, fine art and vegan nutrition, her fields of
interest and expertise are broad.
Despite her Italian grandmother’s bewilderment, she is very happily
vegan and enjoys sharing her plant-based creations and sustainability
hacks with friends and family.
I'm a vegan mum, it was having my little boy that turned me from vegetarian to vegan (as per the dairy blog) I'm also a certified vegan nutritionist and I'm an animal rights activist.
Connor is a vegan activist from Essex, England who also volunteers at Tower Hill Stables Animal Sanctuary.
Deven Savage: globetrotter, teacher, vegan, yogi, animal lover and a passionate cook. I am 26 years old and have been traveling since 2014, across 4 continents and over 25 countries (so far) with an infinite bucket list and a passion for picturesque natural beauty. I can always be found with a camera in hand and compassion in my heart as I advocate veganism when I travel the world.
Elizabeth believes in eating for pleasure, not just function, and aims to try a new dish in every place that she visits. She’s never happier than sitting with a good book, a glass of wine and a delicious plate of food in front of her.
Emma Hurst is a Member of the NSW Legislative Council representing the Animal Justice Party.
Born and raised in Sydney, Emma traces her passion for animal protection back to her childhood when she was cradling a hen. Realising the hen purred in the same way as her cat, Emma decided she could no longer eat animals, and made it her life goal to fight on behalf of those who are voiceless.
Gareth Scurr is a seasoned photographer and filmmaker whose work has been featured in numerous national and international publications. His film and graphic design work have been the foundation for Vegan FTA. As a podcast and livestream host, he enjoys working with both high-profile and grassroots advocates creating change in the vegan and plant-based movement. Gareth is also a qualified Vegan Hospitality Consultant and co-author of the 'Easy & Delicious: Everyday Vegan' cookbook, which was awarded runner-up in the VegfestUK 2021 "Favourite Plant Based Book" awards.
Heidi is an animal right’s activist, raised in Qualicum Beach B.C. Canada. She is also a writer and poker player, as well as being in the service industry. She has been writing for the last twenty years but only started focusing her writing on animal rights since 2020. She has been a vegetarian since 1992 and has become vegan just recently. The 2020 pandemic has allowed her time to learn more about how animals are treated and has redirected her focus towards protecting animals. She looks forward to devoting her life to helping animals and educating people.
Campaign Manager at SAFE for Animals
33 years old. Foster parent. He has been an animal lover his entire life but vegan for 3 years. He regrets not learning and making the change sooner in his life and wants to do his best to help others avoid that same regret.
“Originally from Catalonia, but resident in the UK for several decades, Jordi is a vegan zoologist and author, who has been involved in different aspects of animal protection for many years. In addition to scientific research, he has worked mostly as an undercover investigator, animal welfare consultant, and animal protection campaigner. He has been an ethical vegan since 2002, and in 2020 he secured the legal protection of all ethical vegans in Great Britain from discrimination in a landmark employment tribunal case that was discussed all over the world. He is also the author of the book, ‘Ethical Vegan: a personal and political journey to change the world’.”
Julie Nagel is a pediatric speech pathologist turned animal/environmental activist on a mission to give the animals, and the natural world, a voice through her words. She believes that spreading education and awareness of the horrors inflicted upon animals and wildlife around the world is the key to unlocking the world’s compassion–as that was the key to unleashing her’s. She took to the path of environmental activism to ensure that both the children that she helps & the animals that she saves have a sustainable future. From the United States, she and her incredible husband Justin are newlyweds that embarked on the vegan journey together. In their down time they enjoy traveling, hiking, mastering vegan cuisine, and dabbling into their artistic sides. They’re currently on the move to their next adventure in Colorado where there are more opportunities in advocating for wildlife.
As a vibrant 20-year-old, Kate happily identifies as a writer, traveller, and compassionate vegan.
Kate is a passionate and empathetic soul, full of curiosity and love. As a current media student at the University of Tasmania, she has strong aspirations to become a freelance [travel] writer/journalist.
“I have an infinite love for the creative; it’s a space that allows so much freedom. And words are my expressive tool, and with them I wish to tell passionate and warming stories. Veganism is such an important part of who I am as an individual, as a writer and as a creative soul. I am the one with itchy feet; always moving, always wandering.” ~ Kate.
Katrina Biggs has been a Vegan since 2004. She admits to making
plenty of mistakes along the way, being both sad and mad at times, and
being really annoying to non-vegans on occasions. But she has never
stopped feeling heartfelt joy at not harming animals or our world.
Laura Moxley, a professional freelance writer and passionate animal welfare advocate. Laura is keen to educate the public on humane treatment of all animals and influence individuals with ways to live an eco-friendly, sustainable lifestyle that is beneficial for all of society, the animal kingdom and planet earth itself.
Lynley Tulloch (PhD) is an animal rights activist and writer. She lectures in the field of education and her research spans a range of subjects including social justice, human-animal relations, education and activism. Lynley runs the Starfish Bobby Calf Project which is an animal rights advocacy and rescue group for bobby calves.
Matilde Nuñez del Prado Alanes is from La Paz, Bolivia. She made her thesis in Sociology on cockfighting, as a result of an undercover investigation in the field for 4 years, and she is currently pursuing a Master’s Degree in Critical Theory. Her topics of interest are the relationships between humans and other sentient animals from the perspective of Critical Animal Studies, the socio-ecological issues, and the intersectionality between different forms of oppression, domination and exploitation.
Samantha Kate Riggi is a writer and educator with a passion for social justice, education, equity, animal advocacy, and the environment. She enjoys writing stories that inspire people. Samantha’s best days include spending time with family and friends, cooking, reading, writing, and walking her two senior dogs. When she writes, she sips on strong coffee while her dogs sleep nearby.
Sandra Kyle is a retired polytechnic lecturer and part time music teacher living in Whanganui, New Zealand. She has been a vegetarian for nearly fifty years, and a vegan for ten. Sandra has been active for animals since the 1990s, and has written or co-written many articles and opinion editorials on animal rights. In 2018 she self-published a book, ‘Glass Walls’, calling for the closure of all slaughterhouses in New Zealand by 2025. Sandra produced and presented an award winning animal rights radio show, ‘Safe and Sound’ for four and a half years, and has been interviewed on mainstream media, who have dubbed her ‘The Singing Vegan’, as she sings to the animals waiting in pens at the slaughterhouse. Sandra is currently one of two Country Liaisons for The Save Movement in New Zealand, and in 2019 a short film — ‘2025’ — was made about her solitary slaughterhouse vigils. Sandra was the recipient of The Philip Wollen Animal Welfare Award in 2018, and has her own website, endanimalslaughter.org. In 2021 she was nominated for the ‘Assisi Award’, named after the Patron Saint of Animals, St Francis of Assisi.
Shakira is a multi-award winning veterinary nurse, qualifying with a degree in 2009 and is an active animal rights activist. Shakira plays an active role within the veterinary community on animal welfare and animal rights issues. She has campaigned against multiple animal issues and is always reflecting on veterinary protocols to ensure the best for patients at all times. Shakira has worked with a wide range of animals all over the world and is now concentrating her efforts on the major issue of animal rights and patient opportunity for animals that society consider as food.
Stephen Orchard is a postgraduate student at the the Australian National University. His research interests include population genetics, anatomy and ecology. He has been a vegan for 22 years, in which time he has observed every argument under the Sun as far as veganism is concerned.
Stuart Evans - Founder / Director of the Environmental Alliance Project
Stuart has been an animal rights advocate for 5 years now and has recently started engaging with many academic spheres of critical theory, particularly Critical Animal Studies. He is currently undertaking a BA in Philosophy at the University of Winchester. His research focus is on forms of animal, climate, and social justice, and the intersections present within each - exploring the presumed dominion and human exceptionalism within philosophical thought that has caused continued and unabated, and unquestioned speciesist rhetoric throughout history and into modernity.
Tara Jackson is the Executive Director for the New Zealand Anti-Vivisection Society. Tara has worked for NZAVS since 2015 and has extensive knowledge of the animal experimentation industry. She has a Bachelor of Science in Zoology and has a strong passion for animal rights, human rights and environmental protection. The combination of her scientific background, empathy for animals and a strong dislike for injustice make her a driven and determined advocate for innovative, animal-free research, testing and teaching methods. She is also founder of the animal rights group, the Animal Justice League NZ, which works alongside the many other anti-rodeo groups nationwide to help end the animal abuse involved in rodeos.
Teagan Kane (aka Teagan the Vegan!) is a certified SCUBA diver and freediving instructor. Giving up fish was his first step toward veganism when he learned ocean life is disappearing at an alarming rate. Originally from the US, Teagan has been teaching in Asia and the Middle East for the last 14 years. His mission is to help others on their journey toward veganism while showing the delights the ocean and cuisines around the world have to offer.
Yuko Kubo is a multicultural communication expert and passionate animal rights supporter. She transcreates vegan materials from English into Japanese and vice versa. Having worked in the private, academic, and public sectors, she utilizes her expertise to support people better understand veganism, which is new as a term but rooted in humanity. She believes combining veganism and philanthropy is a key to finding solutions to urgent issues we face to make the world a better place. She lives in Tokyo and longs for an opportunity to snorkel in the tropical water.