Ed Winters, “Earthling Ed”, is a vegan educator, public speaker and content creator based in London, England. Winters is the co-founder and co-director of Surge, an animal rights organisation determined to create a world where compassion towards all non-human animals is the norm.
In 2016 Surge founded The Official Animal Rights March which succeeded in a growth from 2,500 participants in London in 2016 to 28,000 participants across the world in 2018. In 2017 Winters produced the documentary Land of Hope and Glory and launched the on-going moving activism project The Big Vegan Activism Van. He has spoken at over 1/3 of UK universities and at 6 Ivy league colleges, including as a guest lecturer at Harvard University. He has given speeches across the world, including two TEDx talks in early 2019.
In October 2018 Winters opened Unity Diner, a non-profit vegan diner in London where all the profits go directly back into helping animals. He launched The Disclosure Podcast in 2019.
Books in order of publication:
30 non-vegan excuses & how to respond to them
This is Vegan Propaganda (& Other Lies the Meat Industry tells you) – 2022