Unsung Vegan Heroes 2014

Creestaaal Sanchez


By Tatiana Siegenthaler Creestaaal Sanchez is an inspirational second generation Latina resident of Moreno Valley, California. She decided to go vegan almost 7 years ago and she has never looked back. It was difficult for her to transition to veganism because of her family’s disapproval of her decision, until today they [...]

Jennifer Mennuti


There couldn’t be a much better description of Jen Mennuti than “unsung vegan hero.” For many years Jen has been a non-stop volunteer for Mercy For Animals as well as numerous other national vegan advocacy organizations including Compassion Over Killing, Vegan Outreach, Compassion Works Intl., PETA, and Farm Sanctuary, as well [...]

James Scott


By Nora Kramer, Youth Empowered Action Camp It's hard to imagine one person having a bigger impact in "veganizing" a major city than Jamey Scott has had on Dallas, Texas. Dallas does not immediately spring to mind as vegan-friendly, but thanks to Jamey, Dallas has become home to many popular veg restaurants, [...]

Vic Sjodin


By Thomas Ponce, Lobby for Animals Vic Sjodin is an amazing person who has committed his life to spreading the message that all life should be respected and valued. He sees the beauty within and the beauty that exists in all life. Vic has traveled throughout North America, changing the hearts [...]

Lisa Shapiro


By Ingrid Newkirk, People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals Lisa has volunteered with PETA for the past 15 years and we've had the chance to witness her extraordinary activism for animals firsthand. Lisa uses everything including her kitchen sink (quite literally!) to promote a vegan lifestyle, including her famous [...]

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