WATCH THIS NEW VEGAN TEDX TALK WITH ACTIVIST ‘EARTHLING ED’
Livekindly revealed that Ed Winters – aka animal rights activist and vegan social media star Earthling Ed – has conducted his first TEDx talk at Lund University in Sweden.
Although the talk isn’t currently available to watch, Winters revealed on his Instagram that the inspirational talk is all about following the vegan lifestyle.
He wrote on social media, “I’m incredibly honoured that today I was given the opportunity to deliver a TEDx talk on veganism at Lund University in Sweden.”
“I’ve learnt so much from watching other TEDx talks in the past and I really hope that my talk will be able to inspire others in the same way that other people’s talks have inspired me,” he continued.
All over the world, TEDx hosts inspiration individuals who give powerful talks about their ideas and views on the world.
Winters – who runs the vegan campaigning organization Surge – isn’t the first vegan activist the nonprofit has invited to speak. Last June, musician and activist Moby gave his first ever TEDx talk at Venice Beach, and in May 2017, 10-year-old vegan Genesis Butler gave an inspiring speech at California State University. Like Moby and Winters, Butler encouraged people to make the connection between caring for animals, environmentalism, and the food that we eat.
Although the speech is his first with TEDx, Winters – who produced the vegan documentary Land of Hope and Glory, an “exposé” of UK farming, through Surge – has conducted several talks in his career as an activist.
In 2018, he spoke to thousands of students at universities across the UK, encouraging them to take a 22-day vegan challenge for the ethical and environmental benefits. He spoke of his own journey to a vegan diet, discussing how he used to love bacon before he associated it with the death of pigs.
“There isn’t a single living being alive on this planet today that is not affected by our consumption of animal products,” he told students.
He went on to ask, “Are our taste buds not only worth more than the life of an animal but worth more than our own existence, worth more than the life of this planet? In essence, [are they worth more] than the life of every living being on this planet?”