Famous Animal Rights Activists - List of Famous Animal Rights Activists

An animal rights activist may refer to any person who is involved in the advocacy of animal welfare and the ethical and humane treatment of animals. One of the main objectives of an animal rights activist is to protect the rights of animals and ensure the physical and psychological health of animals. In order to protect animal rights, an animal rights activist many engage in activities that ensure animal welfare, including their longevity, reproductive health, disease protection and treatment, immunosuppression and animal testing of various products.an animal rights activist may address issues such as experiments on animals, animals used for entertainment purposes, animal conservation, anti-fur campaigns, commercial hunting, illegal sale of animal skin, abusive treatment of rats at laboratories, abandonment of pets, cruelty to zoo animals or other animals in confinement and many others. While cultural traditions all over the world have from ancient ages believed in animal rights, like Buddhism, Hinduism and Jainism for example, animal’s right activism first emerged in North America in 1641. Thus, by the 17th century animal rights gained prominence. To learn more interesting facts about famous animal rights activists, continue to read some of their biographies that include trivia, interesting facts, timeline and life history.

The Most Famous Animal Rights Activists

NameBirthdayNationalityBio
Doris DayApril 3, 1922AmericanDoris Day is an American actress, singer, and renowned animal rights activist
Jane GoodallApril 3, 1934BritishJane Goodall is an English Animal Rights activist, famously dubbed as “The Woman who redefined man”
Maggie McGuaneOctober 28, 1976CanadianMaggie McGuane is the daughter of Canadian-American actress and activist Margot Kidder
Pamelyn FerdinFebruary 4, 1959AmericanPamelyn Ferdin is an American former actress, public relations director, and animal rights activist
K. D. LangNovember 2, 1961CanadianK
Brigitte BardotSeptember 28, 1934FrenchBrigitte Bardot is a French former actress and fashion model who later became an animal rights activist
Pamela AndersonJuly 1, 1967CanadianPamela Anderson is a Canadian model, actress, producer and activist best known for role in the television series, ‘Baywatch’
Bea ArthurMay 13, 1922AmericanBea Arthur was an American actress, comedian, singer, and animal rights activist
Angelina JolieJune 4, 1975AmericanAngelina Jolie is one of the most celebrated film stars all around the world
KalelMarch 30, 1989AmericanCheck out all that you wanted to know about Kalel (Kristin Smith) , the famous YouTube personality; her birthday, personal life, trivia facts and lots more.
Angelina Jolie

Angelina Jolie

Angelina Jolie is one of the most celebrated film stars all around the world

AmericanJune 4, 1975155 views

Betty White

Betty White is an American, actress, author, animal rights activist and comedienne

AmericanJanuary 17, 1922132 views

Martina Navratilova

Martina Navratilova is a former top-seeded Czech and American tennis player

AmericanOctober 18, 1956127 views

Joanna Lumley

Joanna Lumley is a British actress and former model who is best known for her starring role in the television drama ‘Absolutely Fabulous’

BritishMay 1, 1946148 views

Rukmini Devi Arundale

Rukmini Devi Arundale was an Indian classical dancer and theosophist

IndianFebruary 29, 1904132 views

Ingrid Newkirk

Ingrid Newkirk is the co-founder and president of the People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA)

BritishJune 11, 194988 views

Maggie McGuane

Maggie McGuane is the daughter of Canadian-American actress and activist Margot Kidder

CanadianOctober 28, 1976325 views

Brigitte Bardot

Brigitte Bardot is a French former actress and fashion model who later became an animal rights activist

FrenchSeptember 28, 1934231 views

Alicia Silverstone

Alicia Silverstone is a popular American actress and activist

AmericanOctober 4, 1976118 views