Activist/musician Moby discusses the personal history and realizations that led him to veganism, and why increasing our empathy towards animals is essential to the future health of ourselves and our planet.
Watch the eye-opening speech by Earthling Ed that was given to thousands of students in universities across the UK.
A fascinating and entertaining presentation on the ethical solutions and health benefits of veganism by James Wildman of the Animal Rights Foundation of Florida
An inspirational life-changing speech by Gary Yourofsky, an animal liberation activist, national lecturer on animal rights and veganism, and founder of ADAPTT, a non-profit organization based in the US: http://adaptt.org The speech was held at Georgia Tech university in July 8 2010.
You were lied to, so was I. You probably love animals or at the very least, you're against animal cruelty. Yet, on the other hand, you probably pay to have animals mutilated, tortured and killed. You probably think you need meat for protein and cow's milk for calcium. You probably think animals are treated "humanely" before they become a neatly wrapped package on the supermarket shelf. You've probably never wondered what is cruel about eating eggs or dairy. You probably think vegans are extreme. I was the same. I want to talk to you about what we are doing to this planet, ourselves and our fellow Earthlings. I want to ask you some questions that might make you feel defensive but will also make you question things you've always considered to be 'normal'. I want to ask you to listen to this speech and hear a new perspective. Perhaps it will change your life, perhaps it won't, but I believe you deserve to know the truth. I know I'm very grateful to have learned it and now I want to share it with you. I think you'll be grateful, too. -James Aspey
Why do we hide our heads in the sand when we get confronted with a challenging reality? Ed explores what truths we hide from ourselves by drawing on his experience as a documentary maker and activist. Ed Winters or "Earthling Ed" devotes his life to be a voice for the voiceless as an animal rights activist. He went from a meat-eater to vegan and as a social media phenomenon, regular visitor as major new channels such as BBC, he advocates for animals using discussion and debate.