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Check out some of his articles published on Huffington Post:
- USDA: Time to Stop the Chicken Industry From Boiling Birds Alive
- Bill Gates and Sergey Brin Take on the Impending Climate Change Apocalypse
- Farm Bill Could Overturn Dozens of State Laws. Why Does Tea Party Darling Steve King Want to Centralize Power in Washington?
- Meatonomics: The Bizarre Economics of the Meat & Dairy Industries
- McDonald's Cruelty: Creating Mentally Broken & Physically Destroyed Animals
- An Advent Book Recommendation: For Love of Animals: Christian Ethics, Consistent Action
About Bruce Friedrich
Bruce Friedrich leads Farm Sanctuary’s policy and litigation efforts and has introduced the world to who farm animals are as individuals through the Someone, Not Something project. His articles on farm animal issues appear regularly in The Huffington Post, and Bruce has penned opinion pieces for USA Today, the Los Angeles Times, New York Daily News, and many other publications. Jonathan Safran Foer’s Eating Animals features a contribution from Bruce on whether there is such a thing as “humanely raised meat” (spoiler: the answer is no). Bruce co-authored The Animal Activist’s Handbook with Matt Ball, executive director of Vegan Outreach, about which Princeton bioethicist Peter Singer raves: “Rarely have so few pages contained so much intelligence and good advice. Get it, read it, and act on it. Now.”
In addition to writing on the subject, Bruce has discussed farm animal issues on a number of television programs, such as the Today show and CBS Evening News, as well as a variety of programs on MSNBC, Fox News, and CNN. He has also participated in debates on the topic of eating meat at most of the top colleges and universities in the country, including Harvard, Yale, Princeton, Cornell, and MIT. In 2008, his animal protection efforts earned him the title of the meat and poultry industry’s second “biggest enemy” in the country (the CEO of The Humane Society of the United States took the top spot) by the editor of Meat & Poultry magazine.
Before joining Farm Sanctuary, Bruce worked at PETA for 15 years, including as vice president for international grassroots campaigns. Bruce also spent two years working as a public school teacher in inner-city Baltimore where he was named “teacher of the year” for his school and six years at a Catholic Worker homeless shelter and soup kitchen in Washington, D.C. He earned degrees from Grinnell College, the London School of Economics and Political Science, and Johns Hopkins University.
Bruce shares his life with his wife, Alka Chandna, Ph.D., and three perfect cats named Rena, Tigger, and Angie.