James Aspey

James Aspey

Cancer survivor and animal advocate - appearing in the Vegan Celebrity Zone

James Aspey conquered leukaemia, drug abuse and bulimia before becoming one of Australia’s most well-known animal rights activists.
Grabbing global attention in 2015 after breaking a year long vow of silence in a powerful TV interview seen by millions, James has continued devoting himself to activism.
In 2016 he was tattooed for 24 hours to raise money for charity. He travels the world giving entertaining speeches on his journey from being an apathetic meat eater to a passionate animal advocate.
His viral speech has been viewed over 8 million times and is described as one of the most inspiring animal rights speeches ever delivered.

3:00pm - 3:45pm

Social Justice Advocates

Veganism is increasingly seen as part of a wider social justice movement for other animals in addition to being just a diet or a lifestyle choice. Join a panel of experts who will discuss the core ethics underlying a vegan way of life.

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