Vegan influencer James Aspey says he has invested his entire life savings into cryptocurrency in a desperate bid to stop bacon jokes.

The 34-hear-old raged the gags prove the animal rights movement is "a joke" as he insisted calling it the "animal holocaust".

The militant activist was recently "cancelled" by other vegans for comparing animal suffering to victims of the Holocaust but doubled down in our interview saying he "equates" their suffering to pigs.

He told the Daily Star: "Everything I can think of I do and one thing that I believe is missing from the animal rights movement is calling it an animal holocaust because it is a holocaust and because that terminology is very very powerful and we need something powerful because most people think that veganism and animal rights is a joke.

Vegan influencer James Aspey has hit back at critics after he was "cancelled" for comparing meat to the Holocaust

"I know how vegans get talked about and mocked, I know what happens when animal rights actions happen in the news and the way people laugh and make bacon jokes, and say they are going to have an extra steak that night to make up for the steak that vegans don't have and all that kind of sh*t, it's a joke, it's a laughing stock, people don't understand what's happening because animal rights activists haven't been describing it accurately.

"Am I equating the suffering? Yes because human beings are animals and every animal suffers in basically the same way. We all suffer the same, that is why this is such an important issue.

"We can rationalise things in different ways but that doesn't that we suffer more or less than them."

Vegan influencer James Aspey compares eating meat to the Holocaust and slavery

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Speaking from Panama, he told us that he has now invested his entire life savings into green-friendly cryptocurrency Energy Web Tokens.

James said: "The amount is personal but I’ll probably disclose one day.

"My friend who is teaching me about cryptocurrency lives here and his friends own Show Pony Resort, which is on one of the most beautiful beaches in Panama."

James is best known for his year of silence

Asked what he'll use the money for, he said: "Ending the animal holocaust, I have specific ideas but at this point I'm not too interested in sharing what they are because I don't even that it's possible at this point, I've spoken to a couple of people I still need confirmation.

"I'm all in. If I lose it, I lose all my money and my reputation because I've told people what I've done with this, if I make it I will be investing a huge amount of money into the animal rights movement, as well as helping struggling animal sanctuaries and my own projects.

"Over the years I have developed a very thick skin and a very strong moral compass and a lot of confidence in who I am as a person."