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Chay Neal is the Executive Director of Animal Liberation Queensland in Queensland Australia.
Animal Liberation Queensland exists to protect all animals from abuse, exploitation and suffering; to foster respectful and compassionate community attitudes towards animals; and to promote veganism as the most ethical and ecologically sustainable lifestyle.
During this interview, Chay reveals when he made the decision to go Vegan (he started at a younger age than you might expect) and how love for his first pet ignited something in him that turned into a lifelong passion of advocacy for all living creatures.
As we do in all our podcasts, we explore Chay’s journey into the nonprofit sector which began with volunteering and protests. He also shares his move from volunteer to board member and then what it was like transitioning from a long-time board member position to being the organization’s first paid staff.
Chay explains the organization’s strategic use of storytelling to help open the minds and soften the hearts of lawmakers inspiring significant change in the animal rights movement.
By the time you’ve finished listening to this interview, you’ll know more about what you can do to make the world a more respectful and compassionate place for all living creatures.
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About Chay Neal
Chay has been passionate about animal rights advocacy for nearly two decades. He became involved with Animal Liberation Queensland in 2011. After 8 years on the board, he moved to the newly created Executive Director role in 2019.
Chay is a big believer in collaboration and evidence-based advocacy to work toward change for animals as effectively as possible.
Chay lives with his wife, 5-year-old daughter, and two dogs on the beautiful Sunshine Coast in Queensland, Australia.
🔗 Connect with Animal Liberation Queensland:
- Website: https://alq.org.au/
- Donate: https://www.alq.org.au/donate
- Facebook: Animal Liberation Queensland
- Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/animallibqld
- Twitter: https://twitter.com/animallibqld
🙌 Connect with Chay Neal:
- Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
📢 Also Mentioned in This Episode:
- Vegan4Life: https://www.vegan4life.org.au/
- Boe’s story: https://alq.org.au/boe
- “Live Baiting” TV Story (2015): https://www.abc.net.au/4corners/making-a-killing/6127124
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