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National Press Officers


Jerry Vlasak

Jerry Vlasak, MD

is a board-certified surgeon specializing in trauma and critical care. He is a former vivisector who has seen the agony of animals in laboratories. He debates the scientific invalidity of animal experimentation around the world, speaks out about the benefits of a vegan diet and offers lectures on the right of all sentient beings to live free of pain and suffering.

His essays and interviews have been published in numerous journals and magazines and he has been interviewed on radio, TV and in print by journalists worldwide regarding animal rights. He resides in Los Angeles.


Gary Yourofsky

Gary’s powerful and enlightening vegan lectures have been heard by more than 60,000 students in 30 states at 177 schools across the nation. His lecture has been translated into nearly 30 languages for more than 3 million YouTube hits.



Gregston Van Pukeston

Press Office Liaison – Environmental Action/ Activist Groups

Gregston Van Pukeston is a journalist affiliated with R9 Media. He is a notable Activist and musician. In addition to being a Press Officer with the North American Animal Liberation Press Office, Gregston is a member of the I.W.W. (Industrial Workers of the World) Upstate NY GMB, an Activist with Hudson Valley Earth First! and a member of the Green Party of New York. He is a long-time Activist in the struggle for Eco-Defense and Animal Liberation.

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Press Officer Advisors

Elgin James

Elgin James is a musician, writer, director, and producer in film and television. He is also a long time vegan, animal rights , anti- fascist/ anti- racist activist, in addition to being a Press Office Advisor.



yesim1_smallYesim Nurova

Press Officer Advisor/ Liaison – Europe

Yesim Nurova is a journalist affiliated with R9 Media. She is a notable animal rights activist known throughout Turkey and Europe. She has organized and led some of the largest animal liberation and animal rights demonstrations and protests, many with a Direct Action component, in Asia. Also, she is the Founder of the Spanish language A.L.F Frente de Liberación Animal Community. The largest animal liberation and animal rights online resource for Spanish speaking activists around the world.

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Ian Purdy

Press Officer Advisor/ Liaison – Public Relations

Ian is a nurse and long-time animal liberationist. He believes that direct action is the most important plank in the movement to free our animal brothers and sisters. By day he works with health data; by night he reads books on anarchism and caters to his numerous rescued companion creatures.


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