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Zoe Weil

Zoe Weil is the co-founder and president of the Institute for Humane Education (IHE), and is considered a pioneer in the comprehensive humane education movement. She is the author of six books, including the Nautilus Silver Medal–winner Most Good, Least Harm: A Simple Principle for a Better World and Meaningful Life (2009) and two books for young readers, including Moonbeam Gold Medal-winner Claude and Medea (2007). She has written numerous articles on humane education and humane living, and given interviews to such outlets as Forbes.com and numerous radio and television stations. In 2012, artist Robert Shetterly painted Zoe’s portrait for his acclaimed Americans Who Tell the Truth series. Also in 2012, Zoe was honored with the Women in Environmental Leadership award at Unity College. In 2010, she was inducted into the Animal Rights Hall of Fame. Zoe lives with her husband and several rescued animals in a home adjoining the Institute for Humane Education in Surry, Maine. Her website is humaneeducation.org.

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