52: Leah Garcés of Mercy for Animals - Ending Factory Farming
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Mercy For Animals’ vision is a world where animals are respected, protected, and free to pursue their own interests. Leah Garcés serves as MFA's president. Leah has nearly 20 years of leadership experience in the animal protection movement. Highlights:What Mercy For Animals do that is different from other animal welfare organisationsAsking "what are the unlikely partners that are out there?"Creating a compassionate food system and reducing the suffering of animalsEconomics of animal protein and plant-based indistinguishable productsCollaboration vs confrontationWhat is the next step looks like and needing an ecology of approachesOur circle of compassion is wideningKFC's plant-based chicken nuggetWe are seeing a protein revolutionTime stamp:[01:50] Why is Mercy For Animals different from PETA or WWF[03:00] Working with corporates and campaigning[05:30] Understanding the factory farmer's perspective[06:30] Story of Craig Watts, the chicken farmer[10:00] Being a vegan and living the values[14:00] Why colloboration works and role of confrontation[18:00] Job opportunities for farmers[20:00] Plant based food startup[23:00] Lessons from the book Grow[24:45] 10 year visionUseful links:Mercy for Animals (https://mercyforanimals.org)Leah's linkedin (https://www.linkedin.com/in/leahgarces)Leah's Twitter (https://twitter.com/leah_compassion)GRILLED: Turning Adversaries into Allies to Change the Chicken Industry (https://mercyforanimals.org/grilled)Go to ImpactHustlers.com (https://www.impacthustlers.com/)Visit FastForward 2030 (http://fastforward2030.com/) and Real Changers (https://www.realchangers.com/)Impact Hustlers is hosted by Maiko Schaffrath, connect on Linkedin (https://uk.linkedin.com/in/maikoschaffrath/en) and Twitter (https://twitter.com/maikoschaffrath)This podcast is produced by Woon Tan of Podcast Publishing (http://podcastpublishing.help/)

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