Publishing and Media

Philip Lymbery

Philip Lymbery is global chief executive of Compassion in World Farming International, the leading farm animal welfare environmental organization responsible for achieving major bans on some of the cruelest farming practices. 

He is president of Eurogroup for Animals and a founding board member of the WFA. And in 2021, Philip was a “Champion”—an ambassador—for the UN Food Systems Summit and appointed co-lead of the Summit’s Sustainable Livestock Solutions Cluster. 

His critically acclaimed books, Farmageddon: The True Cost of Cheap Meat and Dead Zone: Where the Wild Things Were, show factory farming as central to what needs to change in the food system. Such change is vital to stave off the climate, nature, and pandemic emergencies now facing humanity. Focusing on solutions, his third book, Sixty Harvests Left: How to Reach a Nature-Friendly Future, was published by Bloomsbury in August 2022. 

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Michel Vandenbosch 

Michel Vandenbosch is Belgium’s best-known animal activist and founded GAIA in 1992. Under his leadership as policy and campaigns director, GAIA has become Belgium’s most influential animal welfare and rights organization with more than eighty thousand members. It has largely contributed to obtaining unprecedented legislative measures and court rulings that have made a difference for large numbers of  animals in various domains of animal exploitation. GAIA is a long-time member of Eurogroup for Animals, the Brussels-based umbrella body of eighty leading animal welfare societies in Europe. 

Michel’s campaigning has included animal suffering in slaughterhouses, horse races, cattle markets, force-feeding for foie gras production, factory farming, animal testing, and the fur trade. He is a founding board member of the World Federation for Animals (WFA), a global membership organization representing the animal protection movement at intergovernmental level. Michel is also a member of the Animal Welfare Advisory Council to the Animal Welfare Minister in Flanders, Wallonia, and Brussels. 

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Carey M. Theil 

Carey M. Theil, along with Christine A. Dorchak, is a cofounder of GREY2K USA Worldwide. Carey has decades of legislative experience and has been quoted in hundreds of news articles about greyhound racing published across the globe. In his free time, Carey volunteers for various nonprofit organizations and is a National Master in chess.

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Christine A. Dorchak 

Christine A. Dorchak, along with Carey M. Theil, is a cofounder of GREY2K USA Worldwide. As an attorney, Christine specializes in pari-mutuel law and has drafted laws to successfully prohibit dog racing in several states and countries. She has been featured in national publications including the Huffington Post, Forbes, and American Dog. A long-distance runner, she has competed in seven Boston Marathons. 

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Shawna Weaver

Shawna Weaver is a career-long educator and mental health advocate. She spent her early career as a mental health therapist and school counselor. The climate crisis compelled her to return to graduate school to earn a PhD in Sustainability Education and explore the intersection of nature and human wellness. She has presented on environmental justice topics to audiences all over North America, Australia, and Europe. She is currently focused on education program development, household sustainability, and wellness advocacy. When she isn’t working or traveling, she is home in northern Minnesota, exploring trails with her three-legged canine companion.

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Anouk Frolic

Anouk Frolic is a long-time vegan animal rights activist who has used her artistic talents to be a voice for the animals. She lives in Toronto, Canada with her daughter, husband, and senior rescue cat. A graduate of OCADU (Ontario College of Art), she has been an illustrator for hire and owner of her own company, Anouk’s Ark (www.anouksark.com), where she created eco-educational games and puzzles about endangered species to ensure our beautiful planet is healthy for future generations to thrive in. This is the first children’s book Anouk has written and illustrated.

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Emily N. B.

Emily N. B. is a Latina illustrator and graphic designer based in California. She has worked with organizations such as Vegan F.T.A and Animal Rebellion. She works on spreading kindness and compassion for animals with her illustrations on Instagram, (@soy._.emily). She is new to her profession, but she has been a passionate artist and animal rights advocate since she was a child.

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Devin Staurbringer

Devin Staurbringer is a writer and activist. He is passionate about helping animals, people, and the planet. He has been vegan for over 10 years, loves writing, photography, and nature. As well as writing, Devin is also currently posting educational and humorous vegan related videos on his Instagram. He hopes to travel the world while writing and working in activism, bringing compassion wherever he goes.

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Coyote Jacobs

Coyote Jacobs was born as a large insect under a rock but through a series of increasingly unfortunate events now has to live life as a human man. He forgets when he became an artist but it’s the main thing he does. His work draws primarily from his experiences with non-human animals, specifically those rescued from slaughterhouses and other places of exploitation. Within his work, he hopes to create uneasiness with the assumed entitlement over animal lives. He fosters bunny rabbits and is friends with many chickens.

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Hope Bohanec

Hope Bohanec has been active in animal protection and environmental activism for thirty years and has published the book The Ultimate Betrayal: Is There Happy Meat? She is the Executive Director of Compassionate Living and the host of the Hope for the Animals Podcast. Hope co-founded the Humane Hoax Project, the Ahimsa Living Project, and has organized numerous online and in-person events including the Humane Hoax Online Conference, the Humane Hoax Chicken Webinar, and the Sonoma County VegFest. Over the last three decades, Hope has worked for the national non-profits United Poultry Concerns and In Defense of Animals and has contributed chapters to two anthologies.

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