About the Lecturer
Human Being Animals for the Future
Kip Andersen is the filmaker behind Cowspiracy- the enviromental documentry that features the teribble consequences of animal agricalture on the environment and our world.
Kip is an entrepreneur, a certified yoga teacher and the founder of AUM Films and Media, which creates films and media that promotes thrivability, compassion, and harmony for all life.
In his lecture, Kip will review the events that led us to this crucial moment in human history, when final decisions must be made. Kip will explain why he believes that the change has already begun and that it is only a matter of time until we reach the next evolutionary stage where we learn to fix the environment and ourselves through our compassion to animals.
Animal Rights: The Social Justice Movement of Our Time
Nathan Runkle is the founder and president of Mercy For Animals (MFA). Since founding MFA over a decade ago, the organization became a leading international force in the prevention of cruelty to farmed animals and promotion of compassionate food choices and policies.
MFA has four areas of focus: education, legal advocacy, corporate outreach, and undercover investigations. which made it possible to pass landmark farmed animal protection legislation, raise public awareness about vegetarianism and implement animal welfare policy changes.
Animal rights is the moral imperative of our time. In this lecture, Nathan will talk about the emotional lives of farmed animals, the brutal truth behind their mass exploitation, the worldwide expansion of veganism, and the rising social movement to protect animals from cruelty and abuse. Be inspired by the progress that has been made, and motived to do more by the work is still ahead.
Shepherding the Sea: Veganism, Direct Action and Protecting Ocean Creatures
In his thirteen years with Sea Shepherd, Peter sailed at all seven seas- from the foreboding Labrador Coast to the treacherous Antarctic Continent. Using direct intervention he fights illegal whaling, seal hunters and fish poachers who destruct and destroy the ocean.
Peter believes that in their capacity to suffer, animals are our equals and that when governments fail in their responsibility to uphold the law, then it is the responsibility of compassionate people to fill the law enforcement vacuum.
In his lecture, Captain Peter Hammarstedt will tell us the stories behind his direct actions in Sea Shepherd- from shutting down the operations of whalers in Antarctica, to fighting seal hunters in Canada and stopping fish poachers off Africa; Peter weaves tales of confrontation on the high seas with a call for the vegan movement to give greater attention and advocacy to fish and other marine creatures.
Miki Haimovich won the "Golden Screen" five years in a row under the category of "Best Host for Current Affairs". Haimovich left the media world in 2011 and began promoting Meatless Monday while changing her personal lifestyle and after 22 years being vegetarian she went vegan. Today Haimovich is considered a leading vegan activist and one of the most influential figures in the field of animal rights.
Opening notes for the second day of the congress.
Comedian, the knight of light, a justice fighter, one of the leading figures in fighting for marijuana legalization in Israel and a declared vegan for 6 years.
Opening notes for the first day of the congress.
Hosts the first day of the congress.
Dror is a journalist, musician, and television host. He hosts the TV show ''People'' on Channel 2. Dror is the creator and the main editor of the ''Nexter'' website and he writes about people, technology, economy and culture.
The Year that was in the Vegan World
Sagiv is a lawyer in the legal department of 'Let the Animals Live' foundation. He is a devoted animal right activist, and as part of his legal work, Sagiv fights against animal cruelty, neglect and abuse, while working closely with state authorities.
Sagiv will present a review of all the news and developments that took place over the last year within the animal rights and vegan movements in Israel and abroad.
Freedom Farm Sanctuary - From Dream to Reality
Adit Romano is one of the entrepreneurs behind the Freedom Farm Sanctuary. For 20 years Adit interacted with businesses and managed various companies. However, with her transition to a vegan lifestyle, she replaced business entrepreneurship with social entrepreneurship.
The Freedom Farm Sanctuary is a haven for animals who were rescued from animal farm industries. The Sanctuary also teaches compassion and how to lead a healthy lifestyle. Adit will tell about the exciting journey she has been going through which has touched so many people. This is a story about a magical project which brought together countless amount of people who want to be part of it.
When Their Lives Depend on Our Words
Before becoming vegan, Gal was involved in the business world. He discovered the vegan lifestyle just one month after opening a small cheese business. Right after the opening , he closed the business and started volunteering in various activities in order to promote the vegan lifestyle. Today he is part of the Vegan Friendly staff.
Our ability to talk to a person's heart is not only the key for change and revolution, it is also a measurable science. From the vegan movement's stand point, we will discuss the power of our words, the obstacles in our way to reach people and the ways to overcome them
Meital Ben Ari