I am Paul Shapiro with The Humane Society of the US. I’ve been advocating for farm animals for 20 years, doing undercover investigations at factory farms, and now helping to enact anti-cruelty laws and corporate policies, as well as combating “ag-...
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I’m the Vice President of farm animal protection at The Humane Society of the United States, the nation’s largest animal protection organization, and I’ve been fortunate over the last 20 years, along with my coworkers, to do undercover investigation work into factory farms, work to enact statewide laws that ban some of the worst factory farming practices (e.g. gestation crates for mother pigs and battery cages for egg-laying hens), and work with some of the largest food corporations to ban various farming practices from their supply chains.
We’re also focused on defeating “ag-gag” bills, which seek to make it impossible to blow the whistle on factory farms and other animal facilities like puppy mills. I’ve also authored dozens of articles, both academic and popular, about animal protection.
Here are some links you may be interested in:
A recent debate I did on CNN about the “ag-gag” bills mentioned above.
A recent op-ed of mine about the connection between Earth Day and the need to eat fewer animals. I’m happy to answer your questions about animal advocacy and welfare, plant-based eating, sports, comparisons to other historical social justice movements– whatever’s on your mind!