veganJoshua Katcher

The Wild's Visionaries, Jan Müller's KO & Chimps Flunk Science

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Joshua Katcher Vegan Designer in his homePhoto by Michael BeaupletThe Visionaries Issue Cover

• The Discerning Brute's very own Joshua Katcher was featured in the new, 'Visionaries' issue of The Wild Magazine. You can read the article, "J.K. To The Rescue" by Mia Kim, here. You can also purchase a copy of the magazine here or at various retailers in New York City. You can also purchase the shoes featured in the article at

"Katcher is a modern day hero in the making. Sporting faux leather boots and two armfuls of tattoos (paying homage to extinct species of birds), he makes his way through New York City... campaigning for a more conscious world, particularly that within the fashion industry."

The Wild was founded on the premise that fashion, design, and style are not mutually exclusive from the social and cultural issues that impact our world.



Czech super-heavyweight Muay Thai fighter, Jan Müller has over 30 KO's under his belt. He is a champion with more accolades than most. He is huge, at 6'5" and 260 lbs. He hasn't eaten any meat since he was 14; in over 20 years, and contrary to what people told him as a kid - that he wouldn't grow up to be big and strong - he is now a physical force to be reckoned with. Müller is vegan for ethical reason, "It is important for me not to be part of any unnecessary suffering of animals".

On Dec 15th, The National Academy of Sciences' Institute of Medicine (IOM) released results of their long study, called for by the NIH, to investigate  the current and future need for chimpanzees in research. The IOM concluded that 'most current biomedical research use of chimpanzees is not necessary.' This is groundbreaking news - that perhaps there truly is hope for animals experimented upon in laboratories.

" ...the IOM report --- along with other scientific, public and legislator support— as instrumental to passage of the Great Ape Protection and Cost Savings Act (H.R. 1513/S.810), the bill now before Congress that will end the use of all great apes in invasive research and retire federally owned chimpanzees to sanctuary."

Read the full article here.