Will Tuttle, PhD

A vegan since 1980, Dr. Will Tuttle co-founded the Circle of Compassion and the Worldwide Prayer Circle For Animals. He is the author of The World Peace Diet and a former Zen monk who studied in Korea. A prolific pianist and composer, Dr. Tuttle is also a dynamic speaker who captivated a full tent of listeners during Animal Place's first Farmed Animal Conference in 2015. In this interview, Will offers insights into the impact formative conditioning around food and other animal uses has on our choices and actions. 

See clips of Will speaking at Animal Place's Conference in 2015.

The Interview

The Industrialized Agriculture Machine

Beneficiaries Of Animal Agriculture

Human Health & Dairy Products

Fish, Egg and Dairy Industries 

Dairy and Women's Health

Economics of Animal Agriculture

The Impact of Animal Agriculture

Transitioning to Plant-Based Food

Abolition and Animal Rights

Experiences of Animals

Animals and the Bible

The Calling for Humans

Ancient Roots of Veganism 

Animals and Mass Extinction

A Different World Where

Interconnectedness & Eating Animals 

Monocrops and Hunting

Hunting as a Conservation

The Power of Community

Growing Up With Animals as Food

How Food Choices Relate to Peace