|Occupation||Animal rights activist|
|Known for||Animals rights advocacy|
Joseph Armstrong, known professionally as Joey Carbstrong, is an Australian animal rights activist. A former criminal, he has since become an advocate for animal liberation and veganism through social media and public speaking engagements, as well as debates and various televised interviews.
Carbstrong was born Joseph Armstrong in Adelaide, Australia. He has publicly stated that before his fame he was involved in substance abuse and crime. He became a vegan after his release from incarceration. He has a "Vegan" tattoo behind his right ear.
At the age of 14, he had left school and developed a heavy drug addiction. He had various blue-collar jobs before receiving welfare at age 22. By this point he had gained a lengthy criminal record which included three assaults. He spent 18 months under house arrest. An arrest in September 2011 was the result of police discovering a concealed, loaded shotgun which Armstrong was bringing to a drug deal. Multiple weapons and additional ammunition in his hotel room were also discovered and he spent six months in jail. In May 2021, he released a video to celebrate his completion of eight years being sober.
Carbstrong has been involved in animal rights street activism in Australia, Hong Kong, and the United Kingdom, promoting groups such as Anonymous for the Voiceless and the Save Movement, an organization that holds vigils outside slaughterhouses and promotes veganism by sharing images and footage from farms and slaughterhouses on social media.
In January 2018, he began a 'Vegan Prophecy UK tour', which involve protesting against multiple slaughterhouses.
In 2018, Carbstrong appeared on the British TV programme This Morning to debate two farmers. During the heated discussion, Carbstrong described artificial insemination of cows as a form of sexual abuse and said the dairy industry "sexually violates" cows. On the Jeremy Vine Show, Carbstrong criticized the host Vine's ham and cheese sandwich. In 2020 he appeared in Veganville on BBC 3.