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111: Paul Shapiro on how to practice compassion and respect for animals

111: Paul Shapiro on how to practice compassion and respect for animals

Paul Shapiro is the vice president of farm animal protection for the Humane Society of the United States, which is the world’s largest animal protection organization. Paul directs an effort to convince retailers, food service providers, and universities to end their use of eggs from battery-caged birds, pork from gestation-stalled pigs, and to expand their plant-based options. Paul has played an integral role in numerous successful legislative and corporate campaigns to improve the plight of farm animals. In his role overseeing efforts to pass state laws and corporate policies, he works with lawmakers and major food retailers alike to implement animal welfare reforms in the agricultural industry. Paul founded Compassion Over Killing in 1995 as a club while he was still a high school student and served as its campaigns director until January 2005. While there, he worked as a farm animal cruelty investigator and led initiatives to end misleading advertising on factory farm products. In 2

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