Mentors

Our goal:

To engage with others to bring forth empathy and compassion towards animals and enable people to match their common moral values with positive actions. We aim to motivate and empower animal rights advocates in order to effectively bring about positive systemic societal change for animals in local communities and around the world.

AAron Frid - Scotland

Credentials/Affiliations

  • Founder:  The Vegan Switch
  • Member:  Anonymous for the Voiceless
  • Independent Action Organizer

experience

  • Outreach: Anonymous for the Voiceless
  • Vigil: Save Movement
  • Online: Signs For Change, Animals First on the Second, YouTube/live streaming (ImEasyVegan)
  • Others: chalktivism, stickering, sanctuary visits, demonstrations, interviewing

Annette "God's vegan girl" - USA

Credentials/Affiliations

  • Founder – #DoneWithDairy Campaign
  • Co-Founder & Organizer – Animal Liberation Action Squad
  • SAVE Movement
  • Direct Action Everywhere
  • Emergency Vegan Action Squad
  • Anonymous for the Voiceless
  • Independent Action Organizer

experience

  • Outreach: Anonymous for the Voiceless, Change My Mind
  • Leaflet/Tabling – Independent action
  • Vigil: Save Movement, independent action
  • Protest: Starbucks, McDonalds, Sea World, aquarium, rodeo, fur, Climate Strike
  • Disruptions: grocery, restaurants, 
  • March: lead chanter
  • Online: Signs For Change
  • Others: chalktivism, stickering, sanctuary visits, ALC 

BREEDA O'MAHONEY - USA

Credentials/affiliations

  • Founder – HARTE (Helping Animal Rights Through Education)
  • 269Life Augusta Georgia, Augusta Georgia Animal Save, solo activist, animal rescuer
  • Independent Action Organizer

Experience

  • Organizing demonstrations, protests, outreach
  • Solo/group protest at circuses, rodeos, pet stores, fur shops
  • Solo/group vigil
  • Animal Rescue
  • Leafletting, Swag bag giveaways, chalking, posting on walls, in shops etc., designed a billboard for 269Life Augusta Georgia
  • Organized fund raisers for special purposes

Christopher “Soul” Eubanks - USA

Credentials/Affiliations

  • The Save Movement
  • Direct Action Everywhere
  • Emergency Vegan Action Squad
  • Animals First on the Second
  • The Humane League

experience

  • June 2020 – Present: Social Media Team, The Animal Save Movement
  • Dec 2018 – Present: Organizer, The Animal Save Movement 
  • Dec 2018 – June 2020 Organizer: Anonymous for the Voiceless
  • University/college guest speaker, (GSU, KSU, GT)
  • Nov 2019, Atlanta Animal Rights March Co-Organizer
  • Jan 2018 – July 2018, Intern: The Humane League
  • Leaflet/Tabling – The Humane League, Vegan Outreach
  • Protest: Fairlife Farms, Georgia Aquarium, Universoul Circus, Yaarab Circus
  • Disruptions: Publix, Supermarkets
  • Online: Animals First on the Second, DXE
  • Others: Animal rescue, chalktivism, stickering, sanctuary visits

dash - UGANDA

credentials/Affiliations

  • Founder: Podrska foundation:
    Kampala, Uganda
  • Organizer: Anonymous for the voiceless

Experience

  • Outreach: Anonymous for the Voiceless, Vegan School Outreaches
  • Vegan Community/Public Dialogues
  • Protests: Dairy and Meat
  • Online Activism: Facebook, Instagram
  • Chalktivism: a fun form of activism that involves spreading vegan and animal rights messages through chalk

Debbie - USA

credentials/AFFILIATIONS

  • Independent Action Organizer
  • Member: PETA Action Team, San Diego Vegan Activists, Kind Heart Coalition for Animal Rights, Vegan Families of San Diego, Animal Evacuation Assistance
  • Mom to two vegan kids

experience

  • Actions: Outreach, Leaflet/Tabling, Protests, Animal Rights March
  • Content Creator: Facebook, Twitter, TikTok
  • PTA: Motioned to get vegan pizza and vegan ice cream available
  • Online: PETA, Signs for Change, Done With Dairy
  • Others:  Chalktivism, stickering, sanctuary visits, outreach workshops
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Deena elieff - CANADA

credentials/AFFILIATIONS

  • Vegan Cosmetics Consultant: Pro vegan makeup artist & educator @deenapromakeup, Campaign for Safe Cosmetics
  • Lead Volunteer/Foster/Humane Education: Toronto Animal Services
  • Weekly Vigil/Action Participant: Toronto Save Movement
  • Vegan Outreach Participant: Toronto Health Movement
  • Artist: Toronto Vegan Chalkers
  • Pitbull Rescue Foster: Tyson N’ Friends
  • Public Awareness Speaker: Free Korean Dogs.org
  • Action Team: PETA Canada
  • Supporter: Animal Justice Canada
  • Feral Cat Colony Manager: Toronto Cat Coalition
  • Independent Action Organizer

experience

  • Various: Attending/recording/posting weekly animal vigils, speak-outs, street outreach, tabling, event media contact, postering, vegan food outreach & sampling, political actions to repeal Bill 156, dog adoption home visits, neighborhood spay/neuter canvassing, humane education #adoptdontshop, vegan makeup master classes, stickering, chalktivism, justice for Regan Russell campaigning, public space flyering

Emma madle - australia

Credentials/Affiliations

  • Founder:  Perth Vegan Expo
  • Chairperson:  Animal Rights Advocates
  • Organizer:  DxE Australia, Animal Rebellion, Women Against Dairy, National Animal Rights Day, Perth Animal Rights March
  • Member:  Anonymous for the Voiceless, Save Movement, Coalition for the Protection of Racehorses, Dominion Movement, Justice for Captives, Stop Live Exports
  • Independent Action Organizer

experience

  • Outreach:  various
  • Direct Action:  Disruptions, lock-ons, rallies, sit-in, occupations with Dominion Movement/Vegan Rising, DxE, Hunt Sabatours and independent actions
  • Vigil: Save Movement, DxE, independent actions
  • Protest: Hunt Sabs, anti-vivisection &, Coalition for the Protection of Racehorses, anti-greyhound racing, anti-puppy farm, stop live exports
  • March:  Organizer and speaker
  • Other:  Online, wheat pasting, chalking, stencilling, human chain, graphic design, sanctuary volunteer, TV appearance on current affairs panel show

erika wilkinson - USA

Credentials/Affiliations

  • Grassroots Protest Assistant: PETA
  • Outreach and Campaigns Manager: The Protego Foundation
  • Founder: DMV Actions for Animals
  • Former Organizer: Anonymous for the Voiceless (Washington DC & Norfolk VA)
  • Former Organizer: Washington DC Animal Save

experience

  • Outreach: Anonymous for the Voiceless, independent actions
  • Leaflet/Tabling: PETA, Animal Outlook, Factory Farming Awareness Coalition, Humane League, independent actions
  • Vigil: Save Movement, independent actions
  • Protest: Canada Goose, SeaWorld, fur, wool, BBQ festivals, bull riding, circuses, vivisection, Petco, Crab Feast, Starbucks, horse carriage rides, horse racing, slaughterhouses, live markets,
  • Disruptions: Canada Goose, malls, fur
  • March: Lead chanter
  • Other: chalktivism, stickering, sanctuary volunteer, Liberation Pledge, rescue dog mom

january cook - USA

Credentials/Affiliations

  • Organizer: Kansas City Animal Save, National Animal Rights Day (NARD) Kansas City
  • Board Member: Shy 38 Inc. 501(c)(3) Farm Animal Sanctuary
  • Independent Action Organizer
  • Former Organizer: Anonymous for the Voiceless

experience

  • Outreach: All opportunities
  • Leaflet/Tabling: Earth Day parade & Earth Day event table, Climate Strike march/table, Midwest Soul Vegfest, Vegfest VR booth, Shy 38 Inc. Sanctuary Open Barn Days, National Animal Rights Day (NARD)
  • Vigil: Save Movement / Kansas City Animal Save, Direct Action Everywhere, independent actions
  • Protest: Organize circus, horse carriage rides, fur, COVID-19 demo for animals and slaughterhouse workers. Vivisection protest. Humane League McDonald’s protest.
  • Disruptions: Grocery, restaurants, mall
  • March: St Louis, MO Animal Rights March, Atlanta, GA Animal Rights Day March, Climate Strike March Kansas City, MO, Animal Liberation Conference 2019, Berkeley, CA & San Francisco, CA
  • Online: Sign/share petitions, livestream, hold online workshops, create/share events, outreach, & posts
  • Rescue: Kansas City Animal Save saved 2 cows (Veronica mother & Betty daughter) that escaped a transport trailer. We got them vetted and transported to their forever home at Rowdy Girl Sanctuary, TX. We found out that Veronica was pregnant when rescued, and she gave birth to her son Samson at Rowdy Girl Sanctuary. Picked up hens/roosters from animal shelters and transported them to sanctuary. Pulled battery hens used for eggs from a factory farm and drove them to sanctuary or their forever homes. Help coordinate pick-up and transport of animals between different rescues/sanctuaries across multiple counties & states.
  • Other: Animal Liberation Conference Berkeley, CA, Animal Activism Mentorship Week of Action, chalktivism, stickering, banner drops, Liberation Pledge, sanctuary visits/volunteer/tours & animal care, movie screenings, craft events (making signs/banners/parade floats), charity auctions, networking. PETA First Responder text alerts. Humane League alerts, Greenpeace alerts

Julia Novak - USA

Credentials/Affiliations

  • Founder/Admin:  VGN VGN
  • Organizer:  Save Movement, PETA Protest Organizer
  • Other:  National Animal Control Certification, Emergency Vegan Action Squad moderator, Jane Unchained reporter
  • Accolades:  Outstanding Animal Activism award from PETA, Animal Rescue award from PETA & Gregory J. Reiter 

experience

  • Outreach:  Anonymous for the Voiceless, Change My Mind, Cube of Truth, Save Movement public speaker during local cooking classes, independent action
  • Leaflet/Tabling:  Vegan Outreach
  • Vigil:  Save Movement
  • Protest: Starbucks, Sea World, rodeo, fur, horse carriage, Iditarod, circus, hermit crab, EVMS (testing)
  • Disruptions: grocery, restaurants
  • March:  chanter 
  • Online:  Animals First on the Second, Signs For Change, Don’t look away 
  • Others:  open rescue, chalktivism, stickering, sanctuary visits, Liberation Pledge

Kevin luna - USA

Credentials/Affiliations

  • Founder/Host:  The Empathy Podcast 
  • Organizer: Kuwait Save Movement 
  • Brand Ambassador: Vegan Nation 
  • Videographer: DXE
  • Content Creator: Podcast, TikTok, Instagram, Facebook, YouTube

experience

  • Outreach for AV in Bali, Indonesia,  Tel Aviv Isreal (first cube in israel), San Diego, LA
  • Multiple supermarket and restaurant disruptions with DXE
  • Part of a Slaughterhouse Shutdown at Farmer Johns in LA with DXE
  • Vigils
  • Leafleting
  • Others: rescues, Chalk-tivisim, animal sanctuary 
  • Online: podcast @The Empathy Podcast  TikTok @kevin…luna, Instagram @kevin___luna, YouTube @kevinluna

Kristy COLON - USA

Credentials/Affiliations

  • Founder: Signs For Change
  • Organizer: Anonymous for the Voiceless
  • SAVE Movement, Direct Action Everywhere, Animal Liberation Action Squad ft. VeganEvan, Emergency Vegan Action Squad, Animals First on the Second
  • Independent Action Organizer

experience

  • Outreach: Anonymous for the Voiceless,
    Change My Mind, Walktivism
  • Vigil: SAVE Movement, Independent Action
  • Protest: Miami Seaquarium, Climate Strike
  • Disruptions: grocery, restaurants
  • March: photographer, video
  • Online: Animals First on the Second, Signs For Change
  • Others: chalktivism, stickering, sanctuary visits

maria LEONARDI - USA

Credentials/affiliations

  • Founder & OrganizerDetroit Vegan Activists
  • Organizer – Animal Save Movement
  • Organizer – People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals
  • Direct Action EverywhereAnonymous for the Voiceless, Vegan Outreach
  • Independent Action Organizer

Experience

  • Outreach: Anonymous for the Voiceless, Vegan Outreach, Independent actions
  • Leaflet/Tabling: Vegan Outreach, Anonymous for the Voiceless, Animal Save Movement, independent actions
  • Vigils: Save Movement, New Wave Activism, independent actions
  • Protests:
  • Starbucks, Iditarod, Texas A&M University, Butcher shops, Fur carriers, turkey farms, dairy farms, PetCo, Red Lobster, Kroger stores, Canada Goose
  • DisruptionsAquariums, Lobster Fest, Agricultural Fair in Toronto, Eaton Center Mall in Toronto, Chicago Auto Show, Detroit Auto Show, Texas A&M University, restaurants, grocery stores, fur stores, Starbucks.
  • Marches: Lead Chanter, Animal Save Movement Representative
  • OnlineSigns For Change, Windsor-Detroit Animal Save Facebook/Instagram
  • Others: Stickering, animal surrender negotiations, chalktivism, outreach workshops, sanctuary tour guide and lead volunteer, sanctuary event planning committee

matthew a. king - USA

credentials/AFFILIATIONS

  • President & Co-Founder:  Christian Animal Rights Association
  • Anonymous for the Voiceless: Pittsburgh VA, Christian Vegetarian Association, Pittsburgh Animal Save

experience

  • Numerous public panels and speeches on Christianity and animal rights
  • Assisting the Christian Vegetarian Association:  Leafleting & Exhibiting
  • Assisting Anonymous for the Voiceless: Pittsburgh:  Outreach & Performance
  • Assisting Pittsburgh Animal Save:  Vigils

MEAT-FREE Mikee - USA

credentials/AFFILIATIONS

  • Founder: Vegan Activist Spotlight, Middle Georgia Vegan Activists
  • Organizer: Anonymous for the Voiceless, Middle Georgia Vegan Activists
  • SAVE Movement, Direct Action Everywhere, Animal Liberation Action Squad, Emergency Vegan Action Squad, Animals First on the Second
  • Independent Action Organizer

experience

  • Outreach: Anonymous for the Voiceless, Save Square, Change My Mind, University/College Guest Speaker
  • Leaflet/Tabling: Vegan Outreach, Macon Vegans, Independent Action
  • Vigil: SAVE Movement
  • Protests: Starbucks, McDonalds, SeaWorld, Aquarium, Rodeo, Fur, Climate Strike
  • Disruptions: groceries, restaurants
  • Marches: lead chanter, show runner, guest speaker
  • Online: Animals First on the Second, Signs For Change
  • Others: Graphic design, marketing, chalktivism, stickering, sanctuary visits, Liberation Pledge

michele granberg - USA

Credentials/affiliations

  • Co-organizer – New Jersey Animal Save Movement
  • Certified Pet Loss Bereavement Specialist
  • Coach/Mentor – GoVegan
  • Host: Positive Energy TV Show featuring Veganism & Animal Rights Activists

Experience

  • Protests: SeaQuest, turkey farm, slaughterhouse, live animal market, bear hunt, Canada Goose
  • Sanctuary Volunteer: Goats of Anarchy, Fluffy Butt Rescue, Skylands Farm Animal Sanctuary
  • Disruptionsgrocery stores
  • Open Rescuechickens rescued from Kaporos ritual
  • VigilsNew Jersey Animal Save Movement
  • Protests: PETA (lab testing on rats)
  • Outreach: Anonymous for the Voiceless
  • Others: Trap/neuter/release of feral cats, Animal Liberation March NYC

payton jayde - USA

Credentials/affiliations

  • Founder – Western Carolina’s Animal Rights Club
  • Organizer – Rodeo Protests, Disruptions, PETAxSOS 
  • Volunteer – Anonymous for the Voiceless, Save Movement, PETA, Direct Action Everywhere, Vegan Outreach 
  • Independent Action Organizer

Experience

  • Outreach
  • Leaflet/Tabling 
  • Vigilschickens, cows, pigs, turkeys
  • Protestscircus, rodeo, animal testing, slaughterhouses, dairy farms
  • DisruptionsWhole Foods, Publix, Kroger 
  • Animal Rights March
  • Speak Outs: outside of slaughterhouses, animal testing facilites, while stuck in traffic
  • Sanctuary visits: Farmshire, Changing Hearts Farm, Farm of the Free, The Senior Scenter
  • Others: Open rescue, chalktivism, stickering

Pete "red pill pete" - USA

Credentials/affiliations

  • Found Veganism and became an Animal Rights Activist 3 days later
  • Public Speaker
  • Animal SAVE Movement, Emergency Vegan Action Squad, PETA
  • Curator: Animal Liberation Action Squad
  • Mentor: Challenge22
  • Independent Action Organizer
  • Health/Fitness Oriented *Lost 83lbs

experience

  • Animal Rescues
  • Volunteer at Animal Sanctuary
  • Tour Leader with PETA
  • Anonymous for the Voiceless: Cube of Truth
  • Vigils/Protests with Animal SAVE Movement
  • Independent ‘Change My Mind’/Street Interview Disruptions & Demonstrations
  • March for Animal Rights
  • Cooking Demo/Recipe Creator
  • Leaflet/Tabling
  • Podcast Guest/Video Creator

shannon BLAIR - USA

Credentials/affiliations

  • Co-Founder & Organizer – Animal Liberation Action Squad
  • Director of Parenting & Activism – APlantBasedDiet.org
  • Board Member – Another Chance Ranch Sanctuary
  • Direct Action Everywhere, Emergency Vegan Action Squad, Animal Save Movement, Anonymous for the Voiceless
  • Independent Action Organizer

Experience

  • Speaker at VegFests and Various Events
  • Outreach: Anonymous for the Voiceless, TV Demos, Change My Mind
  • Leaflet/Tabling 
  • Vigils: Save Movement, independent actions
  • Sanctuaries: Volunteering, visits, care-taking, animal rescues and giving tours
  • Protests: Starbucks, McDonalds, Sea World, SeaQuest, aquariums, rodeo, fur stores, Canada Goose, zoos, circuses, puppy stores, auctios, farms, slaughterhouses
  • Disruptions: grocery stores, restaurants & fast food, dairy farms, climate events and meetings, private events
  • Marches: lead chanter, guest speaker
  • Online: Signs For Change
  • Others: chalktivism, stickering, Liberation Pledge, speaking to commissioners on behalf of the animals, hosting community events, cooking demos

simon nalor - italy

Credentials/affiliations

  • Volunteer: Anonymous for the Voiceless, Allies for Liberation (AXL), Animal Save Movement
  • Mentor: Challenge 22

experience

  • Outreach: Anonymous for the Voiceless, AXL
  • Vigil: Save Movement, independent action
  • Disruptions: McDonalds, Burger King
  • Protests: Parma University testing on Monkeys, Canadian Seal Hunt
  • Marches: Official Animal Rights March (London), several marches in Italy
  • Online: Animals First on the Second, vegan lifestyle & animal rights activism interviewer & interviewee
  • Personal Projects: #vegansoftheworld on Instagram/FB, Voicess Around the World video series (YouTube, FB, Instagram)
  • Others: Co-Host – English Vegan Dinners at Loving Hut Cafè (Opportunity for Italians to practice English, try vegan food, and learn about veganism)

starr LOVE - USA

Credentials/affiliations

  • Founder: Positive healthy Vegan friends on FB. World wide group.
  • Founder: Vegans of Orange County Vegan and Awesome for life.
    Meetup group through meetup.com. CA, USA
  • Co-Organizer: Silent March for the Animals in Los Angeles, CA
  • Co-Organizer: music VegFest in Milwaukee Wisconsin.
  • Independent Action Organizer

experience

  • Outreach: Anonymous for the Voiceless
  • Leaflet/Tabling: Vegan Outreach, independent action, animal protection league. Anonymous for the voiceless. Mercy for animals. Peta.
  • Vigil: Save Movement, independent action. Pig vigil- Farmer John
  • Protests: fur, Climate Strike, many restaurants, circus, puppy Mills, slaughterhouses.
  • Disruptions: grocery, restaurants
  • Marches: chanter
  • Online: many different groups talking to people about the importance to go vegan. My own group encouraging vegans to stay vegan and become activist. Plus encouraging others to go vegan.
  • Others: *Promised to speak up for the animals everyday *Owns a vegan mobile. *Healthy Food demonstration by pictures and videos *open rescue *chalktivism *stickering *sanctuary visits *Liberation Pledge *Rescued CA 4 big male Turkeys & 2 Mama chickens the day before Thanksgiving from a small slaughterhouses in HB, CA *Makes own resource cards

steph shantz - USA

Credentials/affiliations

  • Organizer: Anonymous for the Voiceless

experience

  • Outreach: Anonymous for the Voiceless
  • Leaflet/Tabling: Independent
  • Vigil: Long Island Animal Save Movement
  • Protests: Circus, Petland, fur
  • March: NYC Animal Rights March
  • Online: Promoting protests
  • Others: animal sanctuary volunteering

tREVOR MILLER - CANADA

Credentials/affiliations

  • Founder: Crankbrook Friends of Animal Society
  • Organizer: New Wave Activism, Animal Save Movement, Calgary Animal Rights Effort, Fur-Free Toronto
  • Other: Canadian federal electoral candidate ’19, Provides media outreach and copywriting through animalrightsnewsnetorkwordpress.com, Photgrapher with Canadian Horse Carriages Niagra

Experience

  • Outreach/Demonstrations
  • Writing and Editing Press Information
  • Leafleting
  • Stickering
  • Chalktivism
  • Wheat Paste Postering
  • Vigils
  • Transport Infraction Contact
  • Pressure Campaigns

trey morrow - USA

Credentials/affiliations

  • Founder: Fur-Free Federation
  • Independent Action Organizer
  • Administrator: Emergency Vegan Action Squad (EVAS), Vegan Activism Events: Southeastern, USA
  • Volunteer: Vegan Outreach, Changing Hearts Farm
  • Contributor: Jane Unchained

Experience

  • Outreach/Demonstrations
  • Leafleting/Tabling
  • Vigils/Protests/Speak-outs
  • Disruptions/Marches
  • Video Editing/Online Activism
  • Animal Rescue
  • Panel Moderating
  • Fundraising
  • Pressure Campaigns