12:00 - 12:30
Working as a Vegan Wildlife Photographer / Filmmaker
Roxy is a first-class zoologist and presenter (that has been working for ZSL for the past year) that has just returned to Uni to do a Masters in Wildlife Filmmaking in conjunction with the BBC Natural History Unit.
She will discuss her work as a wildlife photographer/conservationist, and the conflict that can arise in this industry where veganism is surprisingly uncommon. She will discuss how the importance of, as a photographer, always telling the animal’s story accurately. This feeds into Roxy’s wider gentle activism work, and how she stands up for animals by showing people how amazing they are, and inspiring them to help.
Roxy will be talking about her own work and wildlife activism, and offer advice for others looking to follow a similar route.Wildlife Summit full timetable
Science of Sustainability
“My Mum brought us up vegetarian, but throughout my studies I realised this was not enough. I will be using my scientific background to explain what we can all do in our everyday lives to help animals and the planet. I believe that being vegan encompasses so much more than just diet, you can extend it to all aspects of your life from obvious things such as what you wear or what beauty products you use, to more indirect things such as showing compassion to all other beings (including other humans and yourself) and living a sustainable lifestyle.
This is a movement that is growing in traction, but information is often presented with a lack of science behind it. Helping people understand the science, often helps them to connect and broaden their perspective on what they can do everyday to help animals. I aim to simply inspire people to fall in love with animals and the natural world as I truly believe that if someone loves something then they cannot hurt it.”Lifestyle full timetable