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Marianne Thieme, founder of the Party for the Animals

Marianne Thieme—the founder and chairwoman of the Party for the Animals, a political party in the Netherlands—discusses a bit of her history, and how that led to her co-founding, in 2002, of the Party, which is chiefly concerned with animal welfare, and affecting change in that realm from within…as members of Parliament. Read more…

Anthony Damiano, president of Alliance for Earth, Life, Liberty & Advocacy (AELLA)

Anthony Damiano—president and co-founder of the Alliance for Earth, Life, Liberty & Advocacy (AELLA), an environmental, animal and human rights organization—discusses his childhood and formative years as an activist, launched when he began writing about environmental issues. Read more…

Mark Devries, director of “Speciesism: The Movie”

Mark Devries—director of the new documentary, “Speciesism: The Movie”—discusses how the film came about, and how he first became interested in factory farming. Read more…

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

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.), Read more…