Ronnie Lee | Viva! Vegan Podcast
The Viva! Vegan Podcast, August
Episode #70: Ronnie Lee – Founder of the Animal Liberation Front, hunt saboteur and vegan activist
Born in 1951, Ronnie stopped eating meat aged 19 when his sister’s vegetarian boyfriend convinced him that it is wrong to eat animals. Two years later, he became vegan and got active with the Hunt Saboteurs Association to disrupt hunting activities and save lives.
In his pursuit to carry out direct action against all forms of animal oppression, the Animal Liberation Front was born.
In this interview, Viva!’s head of investigations, Lex Rigby, gets to ask Ronnie what it was like being vegan in the 70s, what happened to the rescued guinea pigs he stuffed up his jumper and whether he really thought a gallon of petrol was going to burn down an animal research laboratory.
Following the interview, Lex is joined by Viva!’s head of comms, Faye Lewis, to discuss Ronnie’s uncompromising commitment to the animal rights cause.