Changemaker Nomination: Nathan Runkle, Mercy for Animals

It’s the next 2013 Changemaker Nomination suggested by a chocolate lover like you! 

Congratulations to Nathan Runkle, Mercy for Animalswww.mercyforanimals.org

Here’s what Gail has to say about this fearless individual:

“Nathan Runkle founded Mercy for Animals when he was still in high school.  Ten years later, it has become one of the most powerfully effective organizations raising awareness about the cruelty of factory farming.  MFA seeks to help create a world where all inhabitants of our planet are treated with compassion.  I vote for that!”

A little more info:

32_MercyForAnimals“Our Vision

MFA works to create a society where all animals are treated with the compassion and respect they so rightfully deserve.

We serve as a voice for animals through proactive consumer education initiatives, cruelty investigations, corporate outreach, and legal advocacy.

Nathan Runkle, Executive Director

Nathan Runkle is the founder and executive director of Mercy For Animals. Raised on a farm in rural Ohio, Nathan has long had a deep connection with farmed animals. After a local farmed animal abuse case involving a piglet slammed headfirst into a concrete floor during an agricultural project at a nearby high school, Nathan founded MFA to give “food” animals a much-needed advocate in his local community.

Since founding MFA over a decade ago, Nathan has overseen the organization’s growth into a leading national force in the prevention of cruelty to farmed animals and promotion of compassionate food choices and policies.

A nationally recognized speaker on animal advocacy, factory farming, and veganism, Nathan has presented at colleges, conferences, and many other forums from coast to coast.

Through his work with MFA, Nathan has been an outspoken advocate for animal rights, featured in hundreds of television, radio, and newspaper interviews, including on ABC’s World News Tonight, Nightline, and 20/20, CNN, and National Public Radio, and in USA Today, the New York Times, the Los Angeles Times, and the Chicago Tribune.”

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