Leah Garcés on Constructive Activism and Mercy For Animals


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Leah is the President of Mercy for Animals (www.mercyforanimals.org) and founder of Compassion in World Farming USA (www.ciwf.com). She is the author of the forthcoming book 'GRILLED: Turning adversaries to allies in the fight to change the chicken industry', to be published by Bloomsbury in the September 2019.) She is an animal advocate who has partnered with some of the largest food companies in the world with a mission to end factory farming. Her work has been featured in many national and international media outlets including the New York Times, the Washington Post, Buzzfeed, Vice Magazine, and the Chicago Tribune amongst others. She’s a contributing author to Huffington Post and Food Safety News. Leah serves on the advisory board of Encompass and Seattle Food Tech. She is also the mom of three incredible kids.

In this episode, Leah shares her vibrant journey in animal wellfair non-profits and what she has learned along the way. We talk about animal farming being a social justice issue, about the importance of stepping out of the “bubble” and bringing together many movements, thus finding their “intersectionality” and making them stronger. We talk about constructive activism, hope, and finding alternative solutions.

MFA website: http://mercyforanimals.org/

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