Meet the


From athletes to animal rights advocates, nutritionists to models, meet the compassionate humans who are getting involved in Be Kind to Animals Week.
Pam Ahern
Edgar’s Mission Founder & Director.
“As a wee tot, I can still remember my mum whispering “be kind” as my hand stretched out to pet our family cat, Tiny. Sage words that still guide my hand and heart today, reminding that every being who treads, swims or flies upon this earth wants, needs and responds to kindness. Because although they may look different on the outside, inside we are all the same.”
Lyn White
Director of Strategy, Animals Australia.
“Kindness to animals is a natural state of being and human expression. When we consciously peel back the layers of inherited thinking, we inevitably find the deepest, heartfelt desire to protect animals from harm. They are our ‘fellow travellers’, here to experience life on earth with us. It is no coincidence that their lives and our lives are enriched through the power and beauty of human kindness.”
DJ Tigerlily
Aka Dara Hayes DJ, Producer and Wellness Enthusiast.
“I have learnt that animals are just like us and just as deserving of kindness. Switching to a plant-based and cruelty-free lifestyle was the best decision I have ever made. It gives me a sense of purpose and direction. It is empowering to be a voice for the voiceless and to live a life that is causing no cruelty or harm to other beings. It costs nothing to be kind.”
Richie Kul
Actor, Model and Animal Activist.
“I’ve always felt that the truly strong protect and defend the most innocent among us. Every day presents us with a pivotal choice - to harm or to heal. Why not be compassionate caretakers rather than ruthless exploiters of our fellow living beings?”
Chris & Britt Mayne
Chris Mayne & Britt Rose Nicholas Mayne, AFL Player for Collingwood & Model.
“We love animals and the unconditional love they give you. No matter the circumstances, they find a way to cheer you up, and hopefully with kindness we can do the same for them.”
Tammy Fry
Fry's Family Foods Director & Plant Based Nutritionist.
“I love all animals… not only the ones that have been given names. We are born with compassion and yet our food choices don’t always align with our deepest and truest values. I live my life trying to support people on their journey to a more conscious life, one that does not contribute to animal suffering and one that brings a deep sense of happiness, wellness and innate alignment.”
Nella Trainor
Kindness Ambassador.
“Hi, I’m Nella. I am 9 years old and a proud vegan. Being kind to animals has had a big impact on me and I believe every animal has a right to live a life filled with kindness and compassion. Spreading the word and raising awareness on being kind to animals is very important and I am determined to speak for them as they do not have a voice.”
Martin Dingle Wall
“If we were lucky we were raised with a dog, cat, or other animal companion. These are the best friends of our childhoods. When I lost my first dog it was a sadness unsurpassed. He was my family and yet a different species. This is our first relationship to the animal kingdom. We know the love they awaken in us, and we know their capacity to feel our emotions.”
Peter Siddle
Australian Cricketer.
“The injustices that animals all over the world face on a daily basis is what has driven me to make a difference and encourage others to do the same. The greatest tool for providing a kind and compassionate world for all animals is an informed public, and I hope to inspire everyone to extend their circle of compassion to include all animals, not just household pets.”
Anna Weatherlake
Animal Rights Advocate & Eco Warrior.
“The need for kindness and compassion has never been greater. Raising awareness on the plight of all animals, not just those we call our pets, is something I have always felt passionately about. Animals bring so much joy, happiness and love to our everyday existence. Please respect them, appreciate them, but most of all, be kind to them.”
Marieke Hardy
Writer, Radio and TV Presenter.
“Our beautiful animal friends teach us so many important things - how to love fully, how to be present, how to take pleasure in the simple, perfect moments in life. Kindness towards them should be innate within us all.”
Simi Collins
Vegan Bodybuilder.
“Philanthropist Phillip Wollen said ‘when we suffer, we suffer as equals and in their capacity to suffer, a dog, is a pig, is a bear, is a boy.’ This is why I am kind to animals. I believe that the right to live peacefully and freely in this world are equal to my own.”
Stefan Drury
Pilot & Vlogger.
"I love this planet, and believe every living thing has a right to exist freely on it. Through travel and sharing stories we can open our eyes and educate ourselves to move towards a more peaceful existence for animals and humans alike. Long term goal –retire to a house in the country with an airstrip surrounded by rescue cows (and cats, and goats, chickens…)"
Helena Legend
DJ, Producer & Fashion Designer.
"I am a huge animal lover and I came to realise, most of us were brought up to value farm animals less than other animals, which is wrong. Animals are not our food, clothing, bags and cosmetics. Being vegan over 7 years, I know a kinder life is the best way to live for the animals, the environment and your own health, it’s all connected."
Jess and Stef Dadon
Fashion personalities behind How Two Live: The Podcast
"Gandhi said “Be the change you wish to see in the world”. By treating animals kindly and with respect, by advocating for their rights through what we put on our plates and the products we buy, we feel empowered and hopeful that we’re moving towards a world in which everyone is kind to animals."