All posts tagged factory farming

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…

Indra Lahiri, founder of Indraloka Animal Sanctuary

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Indra Lahiri — founder of Indraloka Animal Sanctuary in Mehoopany, Pennsylvania, one of the few sanctuaries that houses both farm animals and other species—recalls having a close connection with animals as a child, including being that prototypical neighborhood kid who tends to sick or injured animals. Read more…

Nathan Runkle, founder of Mercy For Animals…Plus, Joan Jett!

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Nathan Runkle—founder and president of Mercy For Animals—recounts the horrific incident (a fellow high school student that Runkle said slammed a baby piglet on a concrete floor during class) that prompted him to create the organization in 1999. Read more…

Marisa Miller Wolfson, writer-director of the documentary “Vegucated”

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Marisa Miller Wolfson–the writer-director of “Vegucated,” the award-winning documentary tracking three dyed-in-the-wool meat and cheese eating New Yorkers who accept a challenge to go vegan for six weeks (WMNF presented the film’s Tampa Bay area premiere)—discusses her pre-“Vegucated” life, including her formative years devoted to animals and later years as an animal activist and vegan advocate. Read more…