Motivated to raise greater awareness for the planet’s forgotten victims, in 2014 this passionate, Australian animal rights activist took a 365-day vow of silence.
After an entire year without uttering a single word, he ended it on Australian national television in an iconic interview that reached millions and inspired countless people to make more conscious and compassionate lifestyle choices.Ranked #3 among the “Top 25 Most Influential Vegans” by Plant Based News, James has gone on to cycle 5000kms across Australia to prove that vegans can be fit & healthy. He got tattooed for 25 hours straight to raise $20,000 for charity.
He’s been featured in a multitude of prominent mainstream media outlets; given free speeches at countless schools, universities, and conferences; and attended local activism events, slaughterhouse vigils, and street outreach events all across the world.He transparently shares his life and campaigns online to a massive tribe of global followers.
His speeches have been viewed tens of millions of times and his most popular speech, "This Speech Is Your Wake Up Call", has been viewed over 13 million times. Enthusiastic, relatable and highly skilled behind a podium, James is inspiring a new generation to change how we eat and live in communion with the animals that share this Earth with us.
In this episode James Aspey and Yoga Is Vegan's Holly Skodis discuss the following:
James Aspey's journey towards veganism and vipasana meditation
Slaughterhouse: The Shocking Story of Greed, Neglect, and Inhumane Treatment Inside the U.S. Meat Industry by Gail Eisnitz
The treatment of animals in slaughterhouses
Connect with James:
YouTube: James Aspey