Philip Wollen OAM (born 1950) is an Australian philanthropist. He is a former vice-president of Citibank and was also a general manager at Citicorp. Wollen became a vegan following his departure from Citibank and is a prominent member of the animal rights movement. He conducts intervention programs to rescue abused animals and funds outreach programs that promote animal welfare and abstinence. At age 34, Australian Business Magazine named him in the top 40 headhunted executives in Australia. In 2005 he received the Medal of the Order of Australia and in 2007 he won the Australian of the Year (Victoria) award.
In 2012, he gave a speech during a debate “Animals should be off the Menu”, that went viral all over the world.
This speech is very important to watch, as it sums up all the main reasons why industrial farming is terrible for animals, our health and for the planet.
All the great vegetarians, such as Pythagoras, Plato, Leo Tolstoy, Mahatma Gandhi, Albert Einstein, George Bernard Shaw, Nikola Tesla, Shopenhauer, Thoreau, Leonardo Da Vinci, Voltaire, Benjamin Franklin etc. knew there could be no spiritual advancement while attaining ones nourishment from cruelty and the exploiration of others.