American Vegan Society Speakers Bureau Damien Mander


Position: Wildlife & Philosophy

Bio: Damien Mander, aka the “Vegan Sniper,” is the founder and CEO of Akashinga (formerly International Anti-Poaching Foundation), an organization targeting Africa’s wildlife crime with an all-vegan all-women team of protection. Akashinga empowers disadvantaged women to restore and manage a network of wilderness areas as an alternative to trophy hunting. Damien is a former Australian Naval Clearance Diver, Special Operations Sniper, and Iraq War veteran who liquidated 100% of his personal assets to create the organization. His TEDx talk on speciesism has been seen more than seven million times across various platforms.

Sample Talks: Saving the Keystone Species: Elephants and Rhinos; Why Africa’s Wildlife Matter to Americans; Can Guns and Ahimsa Be Used Symbiotically?

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