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Animal Rights Hall of Famer, Bruce Friedrich
PETA Vegetarian Campaigns Director Bruce Friedrich was elected to the U.S. Animal Rights Hall of Fame by speakers at the Animal Rights 2004 National Conference.
Bruce is a familiar name among vegan advocates, for he has debated the opposition throughout the world. He led a successful campaign to reform some of the cruelest practices of factory farms and slaughterhouses that are suppliers to fast food giants such as McDonalds, Burger King, and Wendy's. He also spearheaded this drive toward supermarkets such as Safeway and Albertson's.
Before joining PETA in 1996, Bruce spent six years working in a shelter for homeless families. After reading books such as Diet for a Small Planet in the late 1980s, Bruce saw the contradiction between caring for the poor, the homeless, and the environment while continuing to eat meat--and so began his own odyssey toward veganism.
Bruce's skills as an advocate for animals earned him fifth place in Details Magazine's October 2003 list of "The 50 Most Influential People Under 38," have generated record numbers of visits to PETA's websites, and make him a popular guest on television and radio news programs.
"Bruce Friedrich marries mind and spirit in his amazing talks related to why veganism is critical to eliminating global suffering�human and animal� Bruce is an articulate, incredibly intelligent, and tireless warrior for animals and humans."
--John D. Borders, Jr., Chair, Board of Directors, EarthSave International