The Cranky Vegan aka Jake Conroy is a long-time activist, designer, writer based in San Francisco, CA, USA. His passion for positive change led him to volunteer with and organize various campaigns on regional and international levels with great success. Jake creates video content for The Cranky Vegan YouTube and Instagram channels in order to better convey messages to the general public in an exciting, appealing and educational way.
As co-founder and Vice President of Ocean Defense International (ODI), Jake led the first ever disruption of a whale hunt in US coastal waters. By piloting various vessels and directly putting themselves between the hunted and hunter, Jake and ODI reduced the anticipated kill of 20 Pacific Gray whales down to one.
Currently, Jake works at the Rainforest Action Network, an international organization using pressure campaigns to stop rainforest deforestation, fossil fuel extraction, and support human rights. He can also be found on You Tube, Instagram and Facebook @ The Cranky Vegan, speaking at universities and events around the world and working on the projects he co-founded, Bite Back Magazine and the blog Plant Based on a Budget.
Jake Conroy: Saturday 28th & Sunday 29th