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Alene Anello

Alene is the President and Founder of Legal Impact for Chickens. She graduated from Harvard Law School, clerked for a federal judge and then started litigating for animals. She has worked at People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA), the Animal Legal Defense Fund, and The Good Food Institute. Alene is licensed to practice […]

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Chaitanya Talreja

Chaitanya is Assistant Professor at the Tata Institute of Social Sciences (TISS) in the Centre for Regulatory Policy and Governance. He has a PhD in Economics. Chaitanya’s research interests include economic development strategies in the global south, structural change, economic development and regulatory policy, urban economics, and non-anthropocentric strategies/alternatives to anthropocentric value systems in progress […]

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Clive Lewis

Clive is a Labour politician in the UK who has been the Member of Parliament for Norwich South since winning the seat at the 2015 general election. He was a candidate for Leader of the Labour Party in the 2020 leadership election. Clive previously served as vice-president of the National Union of Students, worked as […]

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Thomas Metzinger

Thomas is a philosopher and emeritus professor of theoretical philosophy at the Johannes Gutenberg University of Mainz. He is an Adjunct Fellow at the Frankfurt Institute for Advanced Studies, a co-founder of the German Effective Altruism Foundation, president of the Barbara Wengeler Foundation and on the advisory board of the Giordano Bruno Foundation. From 2008 […]

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Lisa Kemmerer

Lisa is an activist and academic who specialises in anymal and environmental ethics. She was an associate professor of philosophy and religion at Montana State University Billings until she retired in 2020 to found and lead the educational, vegan umbrella organization, Tapestry. Lisa is the author or editor of ten books including Animals and World […]

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Philip McKibbin

Philip is a writer from Aotearoa New Zealand, of Pākehā (NZ European) and Māori (Ngāi Tahu) descent. He is a PhD candidate at the University of Sydney, affiliated with the Sydney Environment Institute. He holds a Master of Arts in Philosophy from The University of Auckland & diplomas in te reo Māori (the Māori language) […]

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Ana Bradley

Ana is Executive Director of Sentient Media. Sentient Media is a non-profit journalism outlet aimed at making transparent the suffering that goes on in our food systems and inspiring readers to think more about the implications of what we eat. Ana also hosts the Sentient Media podcast. Ana is vegan, grants moral consideration to all […]

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Erin Wing

Erin is the Deputy Director of Investigations at Animal Outlook, a national animal-advocacy nonprofit organisation. Erin was an undercover investigator for two years. She left the field after her last investigation at the Dick Van Dam Dairy in California, where she saw cruelty, abuse & suffering every day. Through her new position with Animal Outlook, […]

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Rutger Bregman

Rutger is a historian and author. He has published four books on history, philosophy, and economics, including “Utopia for Realists: How We Can Build the Ideal World” and “Humankind”. His work has been featured in The Washington Post, The Guardian and the BBC. Rutger has been described by The Guardian as the “Dutch wunderkind of new […]

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Sam Bankman-Fried

Sam, also known by his initials SBF, is an entrepreneur, billionaire and investor. He is the founder and CEO of FTX, a cryptocurrency exchange. He also manages assets through Alameda Research, a quantitative cryptocurrency trading firm he founded in October 2017. He was ranked 60th on the 2022 Forbes Billionaires List with a net worth […]

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Marina Bolotnikova

Marina is a journalist, currently focusing on factory farming and the criminalization of activists who fight it. Marina has written for Vox, The Guardian, The New York Times, The Intercept and many other publications. She used to be an editor for Harvard Magazine. Before that, she wrote and edited for the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, The Toledo Blade […]

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Susana Monsó

Susana is assistant professor based at the Department of Logic, History, and Philosophy of Science of UNED, working on animal ethics and the philosophy of animal minds. She holds a BA in Philosophy from Complutense University of Madrid, an MA in Global Ethics and Human Values from King’s College London and a PhD in Philosophy […]

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Jackie Norman

“Even when I was deeply entrenched in the dairy and beef industries for almost two decades before becoming a vegan activist, it was impossible to deny or discount the personalities, emotions and the ability to feel and most of all suffer. We are all animals, we are all equal and none of us should be […]

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Aph Ko

Aph is a writer, vegan activist, and digital media producer. She is the author of Racism as Zoological Witchcraft; co-author (with Syl Ko) of Aphro-ism: Essays on Pop Culture, Feminism, and Black Veganism from Two Sisters and creator of the website Black Vegans Rock. Aph is vegan. She was raised Catholic but “isn’t Catholic any […]

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Robert Garner

Robert is a political scientist, political theorist, and intellectual historian. He is a Professor Emeritus in the politics department at the University of Leicester, where he has worked for much of his career. Much of his work concerns animals in politics and ethics including his books Animals, Politics and Morality; Political Animals; Animal Ethics; The […]

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Jonathan Balcombe

Jonathan is an ethologist and author. He was Director of Animal Sentience with the Humane Society Institute for Science and Policy and Department Chair for Animal Studies with Humane Society University. He lectures internationally on animal behavior and the human-animal relationship. Jonathan also served as Associate Editor of the journal Animal Sentience from 2015 to […]

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Steven Best

Steven is a philosopher, writer, speaker and activist with 30 years work in diverse social movements such as animal rights, species extinction, human overpopulation, ecological crisis, biotechnology, liberation politics, terrorism, mass media and culture, globalization, and capitalist domination. He is Associate Professor of Humanities and Philosophy at the University of Texas, El Paso. Steven has published […]

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Dale Jamieson

Dale is Professor of Environmental Studies and Philosophy at New York University, a scholar of environmental ethics and animal rights, and an analyst of climate change discourse. He also serves as a faculty affiliate for the NYU School of Law and as director of NYU’s Animal Studies Initiative. In addition to his affiliation with the […]

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Jo-Anne McArthur

Jo-Anne is a photojournalist, humane educator, animal rights activist and author. She is known for her We Animals project, a photography project documenting human relationships with animals. Through the We Animals Humane Education program, Jo-Anne offers presentations about human relationships with animals in educational and other environments, and through the We Animals Archive, she provides photographs […]

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Miyoko Schinner

Miyoko is a chef, cookbook author, animal sanctuary founder and owner of dairy-free cheese brand Miyoko’s Creamery. She is a leading advocate for the right of vegan food products to use “traditional” meat and dairy terms on their labels. Miyoko is the author of “The Now and Zen Epicure” and “The Homemade Vegan Pantry”. Miyoko […]

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Ingrid Newkirk

Ingrid is an animal activist and the president of People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA), the world’s largest animal rights organization. She is the author of several books, including The PETA Practical Guide to Animal Rights: Simple Acts of Kindness to Help Animals in Trouble and Animalkind: Remarkable Discoveries About Animals and Revolutionary […]

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Kathryn Gillespie

Kathryn Gillespie PhD is a writer, multispecies ethnographer, & feminist geographer. She is a Postdoctoral Scholar at the University of Kentucky in the Department of Geography & the Applied Environmental & Sustainability Studies Program. Her research & teaching interests focus on: ethnography & qualitative methods; feminist & multi-species theory & methods; food & agriculture; political […]

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David DeGrazia

David is a moral philosopher specializing in bioethics and animal ethics. He is Professor of Philosophy at George Washington University, where he has taught since 1989, and the author or editor of several books on ethics, including Taking Animals Seriously: Mental Life and Moral Status, Human Identity and Bioethics, and Creation Ethics: Reproduction, Genetics, and […]

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Joel Feinberg

Joel was a political and legal philosopher. He is known for his work in the fields of ethics, action theory, philosophy of law, and political philosophy as well as individual rights and the authority of the state. Feinberg is seen as one of the most influential figures in American jurisprudence. He proposed an interest-based approach […]

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George Monbiot

George is a writer known for his environmental and political activism. He writes a weekly column for The Guardian and is the author of a number of books including Captive State: The Corporate Takeover of Britain, Feral: Searching for Enchantment on the Frontiers of Rewilding and Out of the Wreckage: A New Politics in the […]

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Lucas Spiegel

Lucas studied and practiced architecture in the U.S., Canada, and India before leaving it all behind in an effort to rethink what it is to live a meaningful life. Since then he’s traveled the world, started a philanthropic enterprise, Haven Hearts, and written a beautiful, compassionate book. Along the way he enjoys playing frisbee, making […]

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Shelly Kagan

Shelly is Clark Professor of Philosophy at Yale University, where he has taught since 1995. He is best known for his writings about moral philosophy and normative ethics. He was elected to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences in 2016. Shelly has a naturalistic worldview (see his debate with William Lane Craig on “Is […]

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Jane McGonigal

Jane is a designer of alternate reality games — or, games that are designed to improve real lives and solve real problems. She is also the author of two books about games and one about futurism. Jane has taught game design and game studies at the San Francisco Art Institute and the University of California, […]

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Macken Murphy

Macken is a writer and science educator. He hosts a weekly podcast about animals, Species. Sentientism is “evidence, reason & compassion for all sentient beings”.

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Constantine Sandis

Constantine is Professor of Philosophy at the University of Hertfordshire, Director of Lex Academic and a Fellow of the RSA. He describes his philosophical interests as “unfashionably broad, but I work primarily in the philosophy of action, moral psychology, and interpersonal understanding. I also have an interest in the psychology of philosophy, as advanced by […]

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Adam Cardilini

Adam is a Lecturer in Environmental Science at Deakin University. He is an environmental scientist working on questions related to ecology, conservation and society. He is most interested in: i) how concern for Animals informs environmental values and practice, ii) the environmental potential of transitioning to plant-based agriculture and iii) more critical approaches to how […]

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Karthik Pulugurtha

Karthik is Managing Director of the Fish Welfare Initiative in India. He has a background in animal welfare & ethical livelihoods. He is a PhD scholar at the National Academy of Legal Studies & Research in India & previously managed the university’s Animal Law Centre. While there, he researched the unethical practices associated with industrialised […]

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Magnus Vinding

Magnus Vinding is the author of Why We Should Go Vegan, Speciesism: Why It Is Wrong and the Implications of Rejecting It, Reflections on Intelligence, You Are Them, Effective Altruism: How Can We Best Help Others?, Suffering-Focused Ethics: Defense and Implications, and Reasoned Politics. In 2020, Magnus co-founded the Center for Reducing Suffering, whose mission is to reduce severe suffering, taking all […]

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Nicolas Treich

Nicolas is a research associate at INRAE (L’institut national de recherche pour l’agriculture, l’alimentation et l’environnement) and the Toulouse School of Economics. His work focuses on risk and decision theory, environmental economics, benefit-cost analysis and, more recently, on animal welfare. He has published scientific papers on subjects including the precautionary principle, the value of statistical […]

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Angela Barnes

Angela is a stand-up comedian and comedy show panellist, mostly known for her appearances on the UK TV shows Mock the Week & Live at The Apollo and her solo shows. Angela is also co-host of the ‘less than serious’ history podcast We Are History alongside comedy writer and author John O’Farrell. Angela is vegan, implying […]

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Carter Dillard

Carter is Policy Director and Board Member of the Fair Start Movement, an organisation dedicated to giving every child a fair start in life. He is the author of Justice as a Fair Start in Life. Carter began his career as an Honors Program appointee to the U.S. Department of Justice. He later served as […]

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Richard Firth-Godbehere

Dr. Richard Firth-Godbehere PhD is one of the world’s leading experts on disgust and emotions. He is an independent researcher and consultant in the history, language, science & philosophy of emotions & an honorary research fellow at the centre for the history of the emotions, Queen Mary University of London. Richard’s first book, “A Human […]

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Steve Sapontzis

Steve is a philosopher and professor emeritus of philosophy at California State University, East Bay who specializes in animal ethics, environmental ethics and meta-ethics. He was co-founder in 1985 of the journal Between the Species: A Journal of Ethics and served as its initial co-editor. Steve was a member of the board of the American […]

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Vegan Atheist Coral

Coral is an aspiring writer, an animal rescue volunteer/donor & runs a bunny boarding & grooming business. She is an ex-Mormon atheist with a naturalistic worldview & a “meat & potatoes girl” turned vegan. Find our Sentientist Conversation here on the Sentientism YouTube and here on the Sentientism Podcast. @atheist_vegan wattpad.com/user/VCoralSandsV inkitt.com/veganatheist Coral on YouTube […]

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Jordi Casamitjana

Jordi is an ethical vegan, a zoologist and a veganism content writer and consultant. He has been involved in different aspects of animal protection for many years. He became well-known for securing ethical veganism as a protected characteristic under the UK Equality Act 2010 in a landmark Employment Tribunal case. He has worked doing campaigning, […]

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