Tobias Leenaert is the author of How to Create a Vegan World: a Pragmatic Approach and blogs at veganstrategist.org. He is a longtime speaker and strategist, and together with Melanie Joy, gives vegan advocacy trainings all over the world for the Center for Effective Vegan Advocacy (CEVA). He is also co-founder of ProVeg. Tobias was also director for ten years of the Belgian organization EVA, the only vegan organization in the world to receive structural government subsidies.
Tobias lives in Ghent, Belgium.
The road to a plant-based world is still long. In order to get there, it is good to dream, but we also need to be realistic. Both society and individuals today are incredibly dependent on the use of animals. Breaking through this is probably the most difficult social issue a group of humans has ever taken on.In this talk, Tobias suggests that at this point in time, our movement needs a high dose of pragmatism, and offers some - sometimes counterintuitive - strategies to bring our ideals ever closer.