Chia-Pei and Yu-Sheng were selected together as one winner this year.
What Chia-Pei and Yu-Sheng do for the animal movement is awe-inspiring. They are the definition of activism!
They volunteer, serve as key organizers, emcees, speakers and spokespersons. They keep their fingers on the pulse of anything new related to veganism; -- a new vegan friendly business, a new animal advocacy campaign -- and you can count on them to get involved in some way. Chia-Pei’s and Yu-Sheng’s “can-do attitude,” high energy, and drive, together with a growing network of activists that they have inspired, -- make them a strong force and true heroes for other animals
In May 2017, they helped the International Vegan Volunteer Union (IVVU) put on a groundbreaking event called Vegan Fever, which was the beginning of a serious wave of animal advocacy activities in Taiwan. That event attracted more than 400 people. From there they helped organize the first annual Cross-Strait Veg Industrial Conference with IVVU which gathered activists from several Asian countries.
Additionally, Yu-Sheng and Chia-Pei helped to coordinate the first annual animal advocacy summer camp at the National Taiwan Normal University (NTNU). They also do street activism regularly and give lectures on veganism and animal rights. Yu-Sheng purposely studied public speaking for activism - and within the last two years, has completed more than 80 talks to a collective audience of about 6000 people in total.