8 inspiring vegan women changing the world

1. Dr. Melanie Joy

Social psychologist Dr. Melanie Joy is best known for coining the term “carnism” and describing it in her book Why We Love Dogs, Eat Pigs, and Wear Cow Skins: An Introduction to Carnism. She is also the author of The Vegan, Vegetarian, and Meat Eater’s Guide to Better Relationships and Communication.

The Harvard-trained psychologist is often mentioned in the media. She gave a talk calling for rational, authentic food choices at TEDx. The video of her performance has been viewed over 600 times.

Dr. Joy has received a number of awards, including the Ahimsa Award for her work on global non-violence, previously awarded to the Dalai Lama and Nelson Mandela.

2. Angela Davis Once on the FBI’s 10 Most Wanted List, she declared herself a vegan in 2009 and is considered the godmother of modern activism. She has been an advocate for human rights and progressive justice since the 1960s. As a social scientist, she lectured all over the world and held positions at a number of universities.

In her speech at the University of Cape Town, discussing the connection between human rights and animal rights, she stated: “Sentient beings endure pain and torture when they are turned into food for profit, food that breeds disease in people whose poverty makes them rely on food at McDonald’s and KFC.

Angela discusses human and animal rights with equal zeal, bridging the gap between animal liberation and progressive politics, highlighting the need to stop the devaluation of life for prejudice and profit. 3. Ingrid Newkirk Ingrid Newkirk is known as the president and co-founder of the world’s largest animal rights organization, People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA).

Ingrid, who calls herself an abolitionist, is the author of a number of books including Save the Animals! 101 Easy Things You Can Do and PETA’s Practical Guide to Animal Rights.

During its existence, PETA has made a great contribution to the fight for animal rights, including exposing laboratory animal abuse.

According to the organization: “PETA also shut down the largest horse slaughterhouse in North America, convinced dozens of major designers and hundreds of companies to stop using fur, stopped all animal crash testing, helped schools switch to alternative methods of education instead of dissection, and provided millions of people with information about vegetarianism. , caring for animals and answered countless other questions.”

4. Dr. Pam Popper

Dr. Pam Popper is recognized worldwide as an expert in nutrition, medicine and health care. She is also a naturopath and Executive Director of Wellness Forum Health. She is on the Presidential Board of the Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine in Washington DC.

The world-famous health expert is familiar to many from her appearances in several films, including Forks Over Knives, Processed People, and Making a Killing. She is the author of several books. Her most famous work is Food vs Medicine: The Conversation That Could Save Your Life. 5. Sia Golden Globe-nominated Australian singer and musician Sia Furler was a vegetarian for many years before going vegan in 2014.

She has worked with PETA on campaigns to end the stray situation and has supported pet neutering as a way to address the issue. Sia has publicly protested large-scale pet farming in a campaign known as the “Oscar Law”, joining fellow singers John Stevens, Paul Dempsey, Rachel Lichcar and Missy Higgins.

Sia is a supporter of the Beagle Freedom Project, which aims to help homeless Beagle dogs. She was also nominated for the 2016 PETA Award for Best Voice for Animals. 6. Kat Von D  American tattoo artist, television host and makeup artist. She is also an outspoken animal rights activist and vegan.

In 2008, she launched her beauty brand, which was not vegan at first. But after its founder became a vegan herself in 2010, she completely changed all the formulas of the products and made them vegan. Now it is one of the most popular vegan decorative brands. In 2018, she announced her own line of vegan shoes, made for all genders and made from fabric and mushroom leather. 

Kat became a vegan after watching the documentary Forks Instead of Knives. “Veganism has changed me. It taught me to take care of myself, to think about how my choices affect others: animals, people around me and the planet on which we live. For me, veganism is consciousness,” says Kat. 7. Natalie Portman The American theater and film actress, film director, screenwriter and producer became a vegetarian at the age of 8. In 2009, after reading Jonathan Safran Foer’s book Meat. Eating Animals,” she cut out all other animal products and became a strict vegan. However, Natalie returned to vegetarianism during her pregnancy in 2011.

In 2007, Natalie launched her own line of synthetic footwear and traveled to Rwanda with Jack Hannah to film a documentary called Gorillas on the Edge.

Natalie uses her popularity to protect animal rights and the environment. She does not wear fur, feathers or leather. Natalie starred in a PETA commercial against the use of natural fur. Even during filming, she often asks for a vegan wardrobe to be made for her. Natalie does not make an exception even for. Thanks to her steadfastness, the actress received the PETA Oscats award for the musical drama Vox Lux, which is scheduled to be released in Russia in March 2019. 8. You Yes, it is you, our dear reader. You are the one who makes conscious choices every day. It is you who change yourself, and therefore the world around you. Thank you for your kindness, compassion, participation and awareness.

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