Vegan Street Artists

Throughout history activists have used art to get their message to the masses and incite change in the world around them. That’s still true today and the vegan movement has its own community of artistic activism that is hitting the streets to get the message out.

My art in the streets is to communicate to viewers that enough is enough! That every sentient being is an individual whose life is of intrinsic value & that we do not have the right to exploit or harm those of other species for our gain.

Misteruncertain

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“I am an anonymous animal liberation activist & artist who’ve long abandoned the naiveté that passive resistance will reverse the moral deficiency among the world’s most violent, destructive & powerful industries & governments. My art in the streets is to communicate to viewers that enough is enough! That every sentient being is an individual whose life is of intrinsic value & that we do not have the right to exploit or harm those of other species for our gain. It’s hope for a spark. That maybe they will assess their actions & choose veganism. However, as an activist fighting the most radical form of oppression ever, it’s important to understand that the tactics used must correlate with the level of urgency needed to stop the oppression. That “maybe” isn’t enough. Art can change a society, but not fast enough for THESE victims. Therefore, sabotage is also a key ingredient of my activism. There are those that take the animals’ side & yet disagree with direct action, but I have no need to be respected or accepted. This battle is for every animal that is suffering and dying inside the slaughterhouse, vivisection laboratory, circus, etc…their yowls are my stimulus.  The internecine arguing does nothing to help the animals. I can only ask them to imagine people in those cages & people hanging in slaughterhouses, what actions would then be sufficient and who would be perpetuating the crime? Our focus must always be on their freedom and by any means that works.”

-Misteruncertain (website and Instagram #misteruncertain)

L3f0u

“I’ve loved animals from a young age, but like most people, I never considered the lives of farm animals of any consequence and I was an oblivious omnivore. My mind started to open when I got a dog, and I would start to wonder why we consider the lives of dogs more important than other animals, such as pigs, who are said to be smarter than dogs. It wasn’t hard for me to make the decision to go vegan after seeing a couple of videos of factory farm conditions, made by Mercy For Animals undercover volunteers. Researching more into the subject taught me about the great environmental damage that animal agriculture causes & health benefits of a vegan diet, which are well documented in these must see movies: Cowspiracy, Forks over Knives & Earthlings.

The welfare of all animals weighs heavily on my mind daily. I am also a music composer, but I find visual art to be a more immediate way to express my feelings about the injustices inflicted upon animals. It’s the only way I can stay sane. That’s why I am L3F0u {le fou} – the crazy.”

-L3f0u (website and Instagram #L3f0u)

Vegan Mattress Squad

These folks use a less permanent medium to deliver their message, on old discarded mattresses. The Mattresses may not be around for long, and they aren’t damaging anyone’s property, but their one-liners definitely pack a punch.

“Anonymous, anti-speciesist, creative activists. Because all oppression is connected. We don’t litter, all mattresses are found.

The members of veganmattresssquad are all long time vegans – ranging from 3 years to 15! We are all vegan in the truest sense of the word – not just throughout our diets but trying to live as cruelty free as possible. All oppression is connected, and when you’re anti-speciesist like us, it’s difficult to see how people can approve of the genocide we inflict everyday.

Veganmattresssquad started one night when we were sitting around watching Psycho on Netflix and one of us said, “have you noticed how many mattresses are just laying around? We should do some weird art project” – and the rest is history. We went out that night and started spraying facts in Los Angeles and it created a huge buzz very quickly. Before we knew it we were being posted by amazing AR activist and organizations all over the place.”

VeganMattressSquad (Instagram #veganmattresssquad)

About Lydia Grossov


Lydia has been a passionate cook since she was 13 years old, a vegetarian/now vegan for a over 21 years, a graphic designer for over 18…. read her full bio or send her a message here.

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