Tayana Simons - Campaigner
What I do
As a member of Viva’s campaigns team I plan, manage and implement national online and offline campaigns which raise awareness about the abuse and suffering of farmed animals, as well as promoting veganism as a healthier, more ethical and environmental lifestyle.
Working at Viva!
I feel very privileged to be able to work in a role where I spend every day fighting for a cause that I so strongly believe in. Not only that, but I get to work with many other committed and talented people that are all working towards the same goal. There’s nothing else I’d rather get out of bed for!
I went vegan because…
I was confronted with the inexcusable reality of the dairy industry by accidentally watching a YouTube video. I saw the suffering of day old calves pulled away from their mothers, and day old male chicks thrown into an incinerator. Right there and then I decided that I couldn’t be a part it anymore. From there, I educated myself on all of the other horrific practices of farmed animals, and wondered why I didn’t do it sooner.
My favourite veg
Broccoli! Particularly when it’s roasted. Nom!