Jodi Chemes & Nikki Benoit–members of Florida Voices For Animals

by | Jul 9, 2008

Jodi Chemes (pictured with a bovine buddy) & Nikki Benoit–members of Florida Voices For Animals, a Tampa-based organization devoted to educating the public about a host of animal issues and fostering compassionate choices–discuss the history and evolution of FVA, how and why increasing awareness about factory farming became FVA’s chief objective (cruelty to animals, environmental impact, personal health, etc.), the related multiple virtues of a vegan diet, take calls from carnivores wondering where locally to buy chicken and meat processed more humanely than factory farming products, provide educational resources and websites (including & while noting all the types of information, links and contact details on their own website. []

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