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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.