Team

Claire Palmer

Claire has a deep interest in animals, and a long background in fighting for animal rights. Perhaps surprisingly, as a zoologist she first encountered animal abuse not in university, but years before, whilst at school. Her biology department housed animals rats and mice, and they were killed and dissected.

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Eithne Gallagher

Eithne has always loved animals. She says this was due to being brought up close to nature in rural Ireland and being around rescue animals all her life. Eithne has been vegetarian since age 12 and transitioned to veganism when she visited different farms and slaughter houses as part of an agricultural science school subject.

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Laura Gregory

Laura went veggie after spending time with cows and realising that she couldn’t justify eating meat anymore. She went fully vegan after watching the film ‘Earthlings’ and went to her first demonstration against laboratory animal breeding company, Harlan, in Loughborough. She became passionate about the case to end animal experimentation and continued her activism at Highgate Farm.

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Tasha Williscroft

Tasha has been vegan since 2016 after switching between vegetarian and vegan from the age of 12. She finally went vegan for good in 2016 due to feeling ill and guilty when consuming dairy products and meat. Ever since her childhood Tasha has always wanted to help animals.

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Daisy Hall

Daisy was vegetarian for 7 years before going vegan 15 years ago. She has a degree in Pharmaceutical Chemistry and is currently studying a Masters in Analytical Chemistry. Daisy is a trustee of a local animal rescue centre and has many rescued animals at home too, including rats and rabbits – species that are so often killed in laboratories.

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Aura Beckhofer-Fialho

Aura has a Bachelor’s Degree in Fine Arts and a Master’s Degree in Visual Communication Design. She was inspired to go vegan in 2002 when she read Peter Singer’s ‘Animal Liberation’ and hasn’t looked back since. She shares her life with a little rescue dog named Bug.

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Lex Rigby

From a small village in the Staffordshire Moorlands Lex has spent most of her adult life campaigning to defend, conserve and protect marine wildlife and end the destruction of habitat. But whether on land or at sea she lends a hand in the fight to end injustice for all non-human animals.

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Melanie Light

Melanie has a background in film making and since making the award winning vegan feminist short horror film ‘The Herd’ she has become more active in the area of animal rights.

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Rachel

She decided to get involved with Animal Justice Project because she wanted to work for animals in laboratories, and be a voice against speciesism in Wales.

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Hannah McDonald

Hannah became vegan in her last year of high school while growing up in Thailand. She was inspired by a school trip to an elephant sanctuary where she was introduced to veganism and helping animals. She then proceeded to volunteer at her local dog shelter for two years and set up multiple school fundraisers to help get vaccinations, food, neuterings, and medical treatments for stray dogs.

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