Daniel Kidby

Daniel Kidby

Volunteer with Animal Think Tank

Dan is a campaigner, social movement researcher, trainer and animal lover. He is a volunteer with Animal Think Tank, a collective which seeks to develop and share knowledge about how to build an inclusive and strategic mass movement for animal liberation. He was a deckhand during Operation Nemesis, Sea Shepherd’s most recent anti-whaling mission in Antarctica and he has been active in various social justice movements ranging from free education, climate justice, the rights of indigenous people and more. He also co-manages the FB page Animal Resistance which aims to centre animals in their liberation movement.

Saturday
5:00

Stories for Emotional Resilience and Empowered Resistance

Humans are storytelling animals. The stories we tell are incredibly powerful, shaping all of our actions and movements. The stories we tell can inspire empowerment or disempowerment, love or hate, hope or despair, collaboration or competition, unity or fragmentation. This presentation will look at the different stories we tell ourselves in the animal justice movement and ask which ones trap us, and which ones free us, and identify which ones should form the basis of a transformative culture that will best inspire and enable us to build a powerful movement for animal liberation.

Movement Building full timetable

Sunday
3:00

Animal Resistance

Animals resist their oppression every day. Sharing their stories is moving, inspiring and enriches our animal advocacy and campaigning. This talk will share some particularly poignant stories and then explore why centring animals and sharing their stories resistance is a moral obligation, an expression of true solidarity and strategically essential to achieving animal liberation.

Movement Building full timetable