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Paul Solotaroff, Rolling Stone contributing editor

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Paul Solotaroff—Rolling Stone contributing editor who wrote a wide-ranging, high-profile exposé about the netherworld of puppy mills in the then-new issue of the magazine—discusses how he came to write the piece, sort of goaded into it by Humane Society of The United States CEO Wayne Pacelle, after Solotaroff completed another Rolling Stone investigative opus about factory farming. Read more…

Dr. James Keen, veterinarian and whistle blower

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Dr. James Keen—a veterinarian and scientist, and surely one of this era’s most significant whistle blowers in the animal welfare realm–describes the U.S. Meat Animal Research Center (USMARC), a 55 square-mile livestock research facility in Nebraska, where Keen had been directly employed from 1991-2007, before moving over to the University of Nebraska-Lincoln’s veterinary clinic. Read more…

Steve Jenkins, co-author of “Esther The Wonder Pig: Changing The World One Heart At A Time”

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Steve Jenkins—co-author, with Derek Walter and Caprice Crane, of “Esther The Wonder Pig: Changing The World One Heart At A Time”—discusses how Esther entered his and Walter’s world: He got duped into adopting her when she was a baby, having been told she was a micro-pig. This “micro-pig” grew to 650 pounds. Read more…

Anita Krajnc, activist & co-founder of Toronto Pig Save

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Anita Krajnc—the animal rights activist who co-founded Toronto Pig Save (spawning The Save Movement)—discusses her arrest for giving water to a truckload of thirsty pigs on a sweltering day last summer, as the truck was pulling into a Burlington slaughterhouse. Read more…

Ellen Jaffe Jones, vegan author and speaker

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In an unusual edition of “Talking Animals,” Ellen Jaffe Jones—the running coach, speaker and author of such books as the bestselling “Eat Vegan on $4 A Day” and “Kitchen Divided: Vegan Dishes For Semi-Vegan Households”—discusses her own kitchen divided and the ensuing unraveling of her marriage, chiefly tied to growing philosophical differences around her husband being a meat eater while Jones is a vegan, with those differences widening as she shifted from being vegan for health reasons to animal rights reasons. Read more…