◾️World food influencer
#100 - Angela Davis
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.
#99 - Hannah Howlett
American vegan vlogger Hannah Howlett is known for her dramatic weight loss and potato cleanse diet. Howlett, who goes by the online name of High Carb Hannah, lost 70 lbs in less than a year. She did this by following Dr. John McDougall’s famed starch solution, published under the same name in 2012, by eating meals packed with potatoes, rice, oatmeal and other whole starches. In 2016, Howlett published Lean & Clean, an ebook containing over 50 recipes and 14-day meal plans and exercise guides for weight loss. Howlett inspires her YouTube followers to live vegan, updating them on what she eats, her workout routines and how to follow a more eco-friendly lifestyle and runs the Raw Till Whenever website.
#98 - Garth Davis
Garth Davis is a medical and surgical weight loss doctor based in Houston, Texas, lecturing across the medical field on the importance of a plant-based diet. Working as a medical expert for over 30 years, Davis has reviewed thousands of science-backed studies to successfully dispel the myth surrounding the need for animal protein. Instead, he writes that animal protein is killing humans in his critically acclaimed book, Proteinaholic. Dr Davis has starred in a number of films recently, playing a key role in the Cowspiracy sequel, What The Health. He also regularly takes part in triathlons and marathons, and runs a Facebook page with a devoted following of over 70,000 fans.
#97 - Gary Francione
As the first academic to teach animal rights theory in America, Gary Francione has been doing just that for close to 3 decades. Professor Francione is well-known throughout the animal protection movement for his criticism of animal welfare laws and the property status of nonhuman animals, and for his abolitionist theory of animal rights. He has authored a series of seminal books, including Eat Like You Care: An Examination of the Morality of Eating Animals, and The Animal Rights Debate: Abolition or Regulation. Francione and his partner and colleague, Anna Charlton, represent individual animal advocates, grassroots animal groups and national and international animal organizations, and curate their website, The Abolitionist Approach, on AbolitionistApproach.com.
#96 - Bonny Rebecca
The 24-year-old Australian social media star has been active on YouTube since 2015 to promote the vegan lifestyle, gathering a following of over 250,000 subscribers over the years.Rebecca’s repertoire includes what-I-eat-in-a-day videos, healthy recipes, tips about veganism and lifestyle vlogs. She recently published Carbolicious, a recipe ebook filled with over 25 easily accessible high-carb and low-fat vegan recipes.
#95 - Tim Shieff
Vegan freerunner, parkour athlete and winner of the World Freerunning Championship, Tim Shieff is training, in his own words, with “a purpose greater than [his] own: to liberate animals."Schieff has appeared on the Ninja Warrior UK series in 2015 and 2016, and is now focusing on his vegan clothing line, Ethics and Antics. He is an active YouTuber with over 160,000 subscribers.