Compassion in World Farming

Leah Garcés is the president of Mercy For Animals and author of Grilled: Turning Adversaries into Allies to Change the Chicken Industry, published by Bloomsbury in September 2019. She has nearly 20 years of leadership experience in the animal protection movement and has partnered with some of the world’s largest food companies on her mission to end factory farming.


Leah oversaw international campaigns in 14 countries at the World Society for the Protection of Animals and launched Compassion in World Farming in the United States. Her work has been featured in many national and international media outlets, including the New York Times, the Washington Post, BuzzFeed, VICE magazine, and the Chicago Tribune. She is a contributing author for Food Safety News and serves on the advisory boards of Encompass and Seattle Food Tech.


In Grilled, which is part memoir, part activist tell-all, Leah illustrates how her fight to end factory farming and construct a compassionate food system led her to collaborate with unlikely allies in the food industry. The book is a must-read for new and veteran animal advocates, as well as those looking to learn more about the food industry—and how to change it.


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