animal rights advocates

by Hayduke555 | created - 12 Sep 2013 | updated - 12 Oct 2014 | Public

active animal advocates, animal rights activists, animal liberationists

1. Peter Singer

Writer | Henry: One Man's Way

Pete Singer is a pioneer animal rights philosopher.

Along with Tom Regan, Singer helped assemble and lead the first animal rights and animal liberation movements of the 1960s.

His novel Animal Liberation is considered a monumental, ground-breaking piece of philosophical literature. Animal Rights ...

2. Cleveland Amory

Writer | O.K. Crackerby!

Cleveland Amory was born on September 2, 1917 in Nahant, Massachusetts, USA. He is known for his work on O.K. Crackerby! (1965), Robert Montgomery Presents (1950) and The Philco-Goodyear Television Playhouse (1948). He was married to Martha Hodge and Cora Fields Craddock. He died on October 14, ...

3. Michael Aufhauser

Actor | Cockpit

Michael Aufhauser is an actor and director, known for Cockpit (1981), Unter Menschen (2013) and The Captain's Doll (1983).

4. Martin Balluch

Actor | AMS - Mutris Welt

Martin Balluch is an actor, known for AMS - Mutris Welt (2011), Der Prozess (2011) and Club 2 (1976).

6. Gene Baur

Producer | Vegucated

Gene Baur is known for his work on Vegucated (2011), From the Ground Up (2017) and Vegan: Everyday Stories (2016).

7. Marc Bekoff

Natural World

Marc Bekoff is known for his work on Natural World (1983), Empatía (2017) and Bounce: How the Ball Taught the World to Play (2015).

8. Jane Goodall

Self | Jane

Jane Goodall was born on April 3, 1934 in London, England as Valerie Jane Goodall. She was previously married to Derek Bryceson and Hugo Van Lawick.

9. Ingrid Newkirk

Writer | Valerie X

Ingrid Newkirk was born on June 11, 1949 in England.

11. Brigid Brophy

Writer | The Wednesday Play

Brigid Brophy was born on June 12, 1929 in London, England as Brigid Antonia Brophy. She is known for her work on The Wednesday Play (1964), 2nd House (1973) and Take It or Leave It (1964). She was married to Michael Levey. She died on August 7, 1995 in Lough, Lincolnshire, England.

12. J.M. Coetzee

Writer | Disgrace

J.M. Coetzee was born on February 9, 1940 in Cape Town, South Africa as John Maxwell Coetzee. He is a writer, known for Disgrace (2008), Waiting for the Barbarians and Dust (1985).

14. Chris DeRose

Actor | Drive

Chris DeRose was born on June 28, 1948 in Brooklyn, New York, USA. He is an actor, known for Drive (1997), Fist of the North Star (1995) and Murphy's Law (1986).

15. Roger Fouts

Project X

Roger Fouts was born on June 8, 1943 in Sacramento, California, USA. He is known for his work on Project X (1987), Greystoke: The Legend of Tarzan, Lord of the Apes (1984) and Ed (1996).

17. John Curtin

Director | Jill's Film

John Curtin is a director and writer, known for Jill's Film (2005), Behind the Mask (2006) and Undercurrents (1996).

18. Shannon Keith

Writer | Skin Trade

Shannon Keith was born on June 5, 1973 in Los Angeles, California, USA. She is a writer and producer, known for Skin Trade (2010), Lion Ark (2013) and Behind the Mask (2006).

20. Jerry Vlasak

Cinematographer | Breaking Free 2

Jerry Vlasak is a cinematographer, known for Breaking Free 2 (2001), Chattel (2003) and Your Mommy Kills Animals! (2007).

22. Paul Watson

Producer | Defend, Conserve, Protect

Paul Watson was born on December 2, 1950 in Toronto, Ontario, Canada as Paul Franklin Watson. He is married to Allison Lance. He was previously married to Lisa Ann DiStefano and Starlet Melody Lum.

23. Maneka Gandhi

Self | Mad Cow Sacred Cow

Maneka Gandhi was born on August 26, 1956 in New Delhi, India as Maneka Anand. She was previously married to Sanjay Gandhi.

25. Vandana Shiva

Self | The Corporation

Vandana Shiva was born on November 5, 1952 in India.

26. Gary Yourofsky

Cinematographer | Breaking Free 2

Born on August 19, 1970, Yourofsky holds a B.A. in journalism from Oakland University in Rochester, Michigan, and a radio/broadcasting degree from Specs Howard School of Broadcast Arts in Southfield, Michigan. As of September 14, 2012, Gary Yourofsky has given 2,388 lectures to more than 60,000 ...

27. Shaun Monson

Director | Earthlings

Shaun Monson is known for his work on Earthlings (2005), Unity (2015) and High Voltage (1997).

28. Alex Pacheco

Director | Unnecessary Fuss

Alex Pacheco is a director and writer, known for Unnecessary Fuss (1984), Silver Spring Monkeys (1981) and I Am an Animal: The Story of Ingrid Newkirk and PETA (2007).

29. Craig Scott Rosebraugh

Producer | Yatri

Craig Scott Rosebraugh is a producer and director, known for Yatri, A Burning Rage (2006) and Gina's Journey: The Search for William Grimes (2016).

30. Tom Regan

Director | We Are All Noah

Tom Regan is a moral philosopher and pioneer animal-rights activist whose novel The Case For Animal Rights helped pave the way for the creation of animal protection laws.

Armed with a doctorate in philosophy and passion for protecting animals, Regan helped form the animal rights and animal liberation...

39. Peter Young

Actor | Bold Native

Peter Young is an actor, known for Bold Native (2010), Skin Trade (2010) and Speciesism: The Movie (2013).

42. Kim McCoy

Actress | Equal Strength

Kim McCoy is known for her work on Equal Strength (2011) and Whale Wars (2008).

44. Michal Kolesár

Cinematographer | Vzpomínky na zvírecí koncentráky v CR 2002

Michal Kolesár is a cinematographer and director, known for Vzpomínky na zvírecí koncentráky v CR 2002 (2003), Matka (2007) and Chcete me? (2005).

45. Vicki Moore

Actress | Police Rescue

Vicki Moore is an actress, known for Police Rescue (1989), G.P. (1989) and World's Most Amazing Videos (1999).

46. Richard O'Barry

Actor | Absence of Malice

Richard O'Barry was born on October 14, 1939 in the USA. He is known for his work on Absence of Malice (1981), Lenny (1974) and Untitled Richard O'Barry Project.

47. Jérôme Lescure

Director | A.L.F.

Jérôme Lescure graduated from various drama classes (Beaulieu 1991, Richelandière 1994, Thomas Briad 2001, Cours Florent 2002).

He has also been trained in film editing and web authoring.

In 1990, he begins his career as a Martial Arts performer, during five years. At the same times, he is hired to ...

48. Mark M. Rissi

Director | Ghame Afghan

Mark M. Rissi was born in 1946 in Sargans, canton of St. Gallen, Switzerland. He is a director and writer, known for Ghame Afghan (1986), Brot und Steine (1979) and Die schwarze Spinne (1983).

49. Tim Phillips

Writer | Lion Ark

Tim Phillips is a writer and director, known for Lion Ark (2013), The Ugliest Show on Earth (1998) and Access Denied (1996).

50. Tonya Kay

Actress | The Fosters

Tonya Kay's brutally elegant work is coveted for the moxie, physicality and depth of the characters she creates.

You can see her as a series regular in the upcoming Puppet Master: Axis Termination series (El Rey Network) and lead film roles in A Better Place (Cannes), Dark Space and Earthtastrophe (...

51. Rory Freedman

Self | Skin Trade

Rory Freedman is a director, known for Skin Trade (2010), Sustainable America (2011) and Holy Crap! I Wanna Go Vegan (2010).

53. Scott Cardinal

Director | The Legend of Ivan Tors

Scott Cardinal is a director and actor, known for The Legend of Ivan Tors (2011) and Saints & Angels (2007).

54. Brigitte Bardot

Actress | Et Dieu... créa la femme

Brigitte Bardot was born on September 28, 1934 in Paris, France. Her father had an engineering degree and worked with his father in the family business. Brigitte's mother encouraged her daughter to take up music and dance, and she proved to be very adept at it. By the time she was 15, Brigitte was ...

56. Robert Hunter

Cinematographer | Ocean Warrior

Robert Hunter was born on October 13, 1941 in St. Boniface, Manitoba, Canada as Robert Lorne Hunter. He was married to Bobbi Innes and Zoe Rahim. He died on May 2, 2005 in Toronto, Ontario, Canada.

57. Marianne Thieme

Self | De lama's

Marianne Thieme was born on March 6, 1972 in Ede, Gelderland, Netherlands as Marianne Louise Thieme.

58. Cayce Mell

Writer | Monongahela

Cayce Mell is an actress and writer, known for Monongahela, Tracing Outlines (2015) and Street Corner Kids (1994).