Ludvig Andreas Lindström (born September 22, 1975 in Huskvarna, Sweden) is a prominent and well known Swedish animal rights activist, and the founder and President of Charity International, the very first utilitarian organization in the world.[1]

Lindström has been a volunteer in the American animal rights organization People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA)[2] and the Swedish animal rights organization Animal Rights Sweden.[3]

Lindstrom is perhaps best known for his spectacular campaigns, and for his signum "naked animal activism".[4] Among other things, he has gone on hunger strike in a small cage at the Sergel Square in Stockholm in protest against the closure of the Animal Welfare Agency (which evaluated, enforced and developed legislation aimed at improving the welfare of nonhuman animals);[5][6] has gone “on loan” at the Malmö public library in an attempt to decrease prejudice against animal rights activists;[7][8] and has staged numerous “meat tray” demonstrations (naked humans in big meat trays to protest against the meat industry) throughout the Nordic region.[9][10][11][12]

Lindström advocates the development of in vitro meat to replace the exploitation of sentient intact animals. In 2008 he participated in the world’s first international in vitro meat symposium in Ås outside Oslo;[13] and in 2010 he put together an exhibition about in vitro meat at the Malmö Museum.[14]

In 2009 Lindström was elected as Europe's sexiest vegetarian, a competition organized by PETA.[15][16]

Lindstrom is also involved in Swedish refugee politics. In 2008, he launched the network Vellinge Citizens for Refugees to promote a warmer welcome for refugees in the Vellinge Municipality, the first such organization in the municipally of Vellinge.[17]


  1. "Världens första utilitaristiska organisation slår upp portarna". (In Swedish) MyNewsdesk. 18 January 2007.
  2. "Don't eat fish, PETA urges". Deseret News. 23 January 2005.
  3. Financial statement 2009 Animal Rights Sweden. (In Swedish). 20 March 2010.
  4. "Ludvig Europas sexigaste" (In Swedish)
  5. ”Hungerstrejk på Sergels Torg”. (In Swedish). ABC, Sveriges Television. 20 November 2006.
  6. “Sveriges sexigaste vegetarian i hungerstrejk”. (In Swedish). Expressen. 11 February 2007.
  7. “Nel laboratorio dei libri viventi”. (In Italian). La Repubblica. 12 October 2005.
  8. ”Jägare i samtal med djurrättsaktivist”. (In Swedish). Fria Tidningen. 26 August 2005.
  9. “"Människokött" till salu på Sergels torg”. (In Swedish). Sydsvenskan. 9 April 2007.
  10. ”"Människokött" till salu”. (In Swedish). Aktuellt, Sveriges Television. 9 April 2007.
  11. ”Solgte "menneskekjøtt"”. (In Norwegian). NRK. 9 April 2007.
  12. ”'Human meat' for sale in central Stockholm”. The Local. 9 April 2007.
  13. “Framtidens kött odlas i labbet”. (In Swedish). Skånska Dagbladet. 27 April 2008.
  14. ”Odlat kött är framtiden”. (In Swedish). Skånska Dagbladet. 23 February 2010.
  15. “El vegetariano más sexy de Europa”. (In Spanish). Publimetro Chile. 3 April 2009.
  16. ”Europas sexigaste vegetarian”. (In Swedish) Sydsvenskan. 27 March 2009.
  17. ”Nätverk för ja till flyktingar”. (In Swedish) Trelleborgs Allehanda. 25 July 2010.