This is the second part of the presentation given by Dr Michael Klaper at Melbourne's Astor Theatre in April 2016, an event hosted by Animal Liberation Victoria. Only the first part of the presentation was broadcast on the radio and is entitled Dr Michael Klaper - Advocate for a plant-based diet. It is in the Shows tab of this website. (Due to the length of the digital recording, it was necessary to split it into two files.)
Dr Klaper is an acclaimed doctor, dedicated environmentalist, and passionate educator. He has been a champion of the vegan diet since the early 1980s, recognising the devastating impacts that animal agriculture has on human and planetary health and, of course, on animals.
He has been an advisor to NASA on vegan diets for astronauts, is the recipient of the Peace Abbey Courage of Conscience Award in 1995, and is author of two books,Vegan Nutrition: Pure and Simple, and Pregnancy, Children, and the Vegan Diet. He has also served as scientific director of the environmental organisation Earthsave, founded by John Robbins.Dr Klaper had a brief but memorable appearance in the documentary Cowspiracy where he uttered the now oft-quoted line “The purpose of cow’s milk is to turn a 65-pound calf into a 700-pound cow as rapidly as possible. Cow’s milk is baby calf growth fluid.”