Activist James Aspey Promoted By Ellen Degeneres On Instagram

The talk show host has said that animals 'need our love and compassion to help save them'
James Aspey and Ellen Degeneres
Degeneres is the founder of animal-aid organization The Ellen Degeneres Wildlife Fund (Photos: Facebook)

Vegan, animal lover, and talk show host Ellen Degeneres shared an Instagram post originally made by animal activist James Aspey this week.

The post

The post, which Degeneres reposted after it was featured by Instagram account AnimalOnEarth includes footage of a young girl playing a small accordion - commonly known as a concertina - in a pasture.

The girl is greeted by a seemingly happy 'stampede' of cows, who appear to have come for the music.

Aspey's caption reads: "Just some cows enjoying the finer things in life."

James Aspey and Carly Taylor
James Aspey now shares his life of vegan activism with his animal advocate partner Carly Taylor (Photo: Facebook)

'Let's chill'

James responded graciously to the post share - with what appears to be an implicit request for a talk-show invite.

He took to Instagram to write: "Wussup @theellenshow!

"This is the closest I've been to getting on your show.

"Let's chill and talk about veganism and animal rights sometime!

"Thank you so much for all the good you do for this world!"

Protecting animals

Degeneres is a self-proclaimed vegan, and founder animal welfare organization The Ellen Degeneres Animal Wildlife Fund.

A statement from Degeneres on the website reads: "I love animals, and I want to protect them, especially when they're endangered.

"We need these incredible creatures and they need our love and compassion to help save them."

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Emily Court is a passionate ethical vegan from Eastern Canada. She is a Challenge 22 Mentor, Digital Writer, and experienced animal advocate driven by issues of animal liberation and social justice. She studied at Dalhousie University, where her thesis highlighted intercultural and gender relations. She is an established public speaker, writer, and world traveller with a drive to provide a voice to those who might not otherwise have one. You can follow her on Instagram @emily.j.court or on Twitter @_EmilyJCourt_.

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