Nathan Runkle is not only my hero but he is a HUGE hero for the animals! I wish this world had 7 billion people just like him.

Nathan Runkle of Mercy for Animals

Mercy for Animals: the organization behind many high-profile undercover investigations of cruelty within the nation's leading egg, meat, and dairy producers.

Bruce Friedrich is Senior Director for Strategic Initiatives at Farm Sanctuary, the nation's leading farm animal protection organization. He was also Vice President of International Grassroots Campaigns for PETA for 15 years, making him one of the leading voices in the animal rights movement for over two decades.

Proverbs 12:10 "A righteous man regardeth the life of his beast: but the tender mercies of the wicked are cruel." Cruelty to animals is judged by God. Any Friend of God is a friend to all creatures great and small.

Mommy he followed me home!: Animal Friendship, Cat, Animals, Sweet, Odd Couple, Baby Gorilla, Monkey, Chimp

Dawn Moncrief is the founder and executive director of A Well-Fed World (AWFW), a food justice and animal protection organization that distributes vegan food to those in need and conducts educational vegan outreach.

Alex Pacheco is co-founder and former chairman of PETA and a member of the advisory board of Sea Shepherd. In 2009, he founded 600 Million Stray Dogs Need You, dedicated to ending animal overpopulation through sterilization. During his 20 years as Chairman with PETA, he planned and executed the landmark Silver Spring Monkeys undercover investigation inside a federally funded research facility, producing a civil and criminal case that launched the U.S. animal rights movement.

Hilary Swank loves animals so much that she even works at animal adoption centers. And her adopted pals definitely get to enjoy the perks of having a famous mommy, as they travel with her everywhere and sometimes get cameos in her films.

gene baur, founder of farm sanctuary

Famous vegetarians and vegans: Biz Stone, co-founder of Twitter, became a vegan after a visit to Farm Sanctuary, which houses animals rescued from factory farms.

Boycott the Circus! Know the facts... Elephants aren't born to perform tricks. They perform tricks because they are afraid of what happens if they don't.

A circus is a horrible place for an animal. They deserve more than that. Google treatment of circus animals. Boycot Circus

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Smart idea! Helping homeless animals

Film about the complex and often bizarre relationship between man and animal by first time director Jan van IJken. Why do we look away from millions of animals in industrial farms while pampering and humanizing others?

#ZBohom - I love when animals help animals. Gives me hope that humans will help and not abuse.

Puppies With Puppies

Jenny Brown is cofounder of Woodstock Farm Animal Sanctuary in Watkins Glen, NY. She left a promising career in television news after a week-long undercover stint in Texas stockyards. Woodstock has become one of the most famous vegan organizations raising awareness of animal issues in addition to rescuing countless animals.

Animals with their babies

Gene Baur: President and co-founder of Farm Sanctuary and animal rights lobbyist