Angela Davis
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April 2017

Plant-Based News Reveals Top 100 Most Influential Vegans Of 2017
#100 is Angela Davis

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Once on the FBI’s 10 Most Wanted list, inspiring the likes of John Lennon, Yoko Ono and The Rolling Stones, she is considered the godmother of modern activism and announced she was vegan in 2009: we proudly kick off our top 100 list with Angela Davis!

A force to be reckoned with, Angela has been advocating human rights and progressive justice since the 1960s. As a socialist scholar, she has lectured all over the world and held positions at a number of universities.

More recently, she discussed the connection between human rights and animal rights in a major speech at the University of Cape Town, South Africa:

“Sentient beings endure pain and torture as they are transformed into food for profit, food that generates disease in humans whose poverty compels them to rely on McDonald’s and KFC for nourishment.”

Angela discusses human and animal rights with equal fervour, bridging the gap between animal liberation and progressive politics by illuminating the need to stop devaluing lives based on prejudice and profit. She was the co-chair of the 2017 women’s march on Washington, which took place across America the day after Donald J. Trump's inauguration as president of the United States.

Davis is someone to look to―and look out for―when you want to find effective ways of talking about injustice, and familiarise yourself with how progressive movements can grow.

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