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Fellows & Associates

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Amy P. Wilson

Animal Law


Amy is an attorney and holds a master’s degree in Animal Law. She is co-founder and director of South Africa’s first animal law non-profit organisation, Animal Law Reform South Africa, and is currently working as a fellow at the Aquatic Animal Initiative and with the Animal Law Clinic at the Center for Animal Law Studies (Portland, Oregon). She has extensive legal experience throughout Africa and the USA and is particularly passionate about education and research.

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Angelique Lazarus

Wild Animals


Angelique has spent the greater part of the last 10 years working towards different environmental causes, for a range of different organisations, based in urban and rural areas. She holds a Masters degree in Terrestrial Biology, focused on Restoration Ecology. After several years of various research roles and a short stint as a consultant, Angelique realised that her interests had shifted from research and environmental management to understanding the mechanisms of conservation
management in Southern Africa. Angelique is currently contributing to wildlife conservation by monitoring some of Africa’s most majestic yet threatened species in Zululand.

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Axel Lieber

Markets and Society


Axel studied Political Science and Japanese Studies at the University of Bonn, where he also helped publish one of Germany’s first libertarian student magazine in the post-war period. In 1999, Axel relocated to Tokyo to pursue a career in executive search and has been working as an independent search consultant since 2001. In 2011, he got involved in animal rescue in the 20km exclusion zone around the troubled Fukushima reactors, an experience that resulted in him adopting a vegan lifestyle.

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Claire Yip

Cellular Agriculture


Claire is a Senior Associate at Strategy& (PwC), a global strategy consulting firm. She is a Research Fellow with the Good Food Institute, where she is assessing the feasibility of growth factor manufacturing for cultivated meat, and she is volunteering with 50by40, where she is mapping meat reduction corporate engagement. Claire also co-founded Cellular Agriculture UK to help strengthen the cell agriculture ecosystem in the UK.

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Daniel Issing



Daniel studied mathematical physics in Heidelberg, Ottawa and Munich. During his studies, he got involved with multiple classically liberal organisations and spent many years — first as a volunteer, later as a program manager — to help spread the message of individual freedom, rule of law and limited government. Originally from Germany, he now works as a data scientist at an Insurtech start-up in Paris. When he's not crunching data, chances are that he's writing, running or playing the guitar.

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Ludwig Raal

Co-Founder & Research Associate

Ludwig is the co-founder of Credence Institute and holds Master's degrees in Logistics Management and Applied Ethics from the University of Stellenbosch. His primary interests lie in animal welfare, having had writings on this topic published in local and international media. He is also the co-creator of Digital Discourse ZA, an online platform that facilitates public conversations on South African public affairs.

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Kirtanya Lutchminarayan

Marine Life


Kirtanya holds a Master’s degree in Biological Science, with a focus on Marine Biology. She is a Conservation Project Officer at WWF South Africa working in science communication, consumer awareness and behaviour change. Kirtanya was on the Animal Ethics Research Committee at the University of Cape Town and is a Board Director of the Southern African Faith Communities' Environment Institute.

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Luke Muller



Luke is an economist and lecturer, with a focus on macroeconomics, behavioural economics and nature conservation. He has completed a Master’s degree in economics, a two-year internship at the Human Sciences Research Council, and has worked on a variety of economic development projects within Southern Africa. When not trying to create open and transparent markets, Luke can be found hiking, running, or swimming in South Africa's outdoor playground.

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Tobias Leenaert



Tobias is the author of How to Create a Vegan World: a Pragmatic Approach and blogs at The Vegan Strategist. 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, an international pro-vegan organization with the mission to reduce the global consumption of animals by 50% by the year 2040. A vegan for over twenty years, Tobias lives in Belgium, with his partner, two dogs, five cats and many rescued chickens and rabbits.

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