52: Leah Garcés of Mercy for Animals – Ending Factory Farming

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 organisations
Asking “what are the unlikely partners that are out there?”
Creating a compassionate food system and reducing the suffering of animals
Economics of animal protein and plant-based indistinguishable products
Collaboration vs confrontation
What is the next step looks like and needing an ecology of approaches
Our circle of compassion is widening
KFC’s plant-based chicken nugget
We are seeing a protein revolution
Time 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 vision
Useful 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/)
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