Gene Baur_CREDIT Derek Goodwin for Farm Sanctuary

photo by Derek Goodwin for Farm Sanctuary

Gene Baur is the co-founder and president of Farm Sanctuary. Gene holds a master’s degree in agricultural economics from Cornell University. He has conducted hundreds of visits to farms, stockyards and slaughterhouses to document conditions, and his pictures and videos, exposing factory farming cruelty, have been aired nationally and internationally, educating millions. He has testified in court and before local, state and federal legislative bodies, and has initiated groundbreaking legal enforcement and legislative action to raise awareness and prevent factory farming abuses. He played a significant role in passing the first U.S. laws to prohibit cruel farming systems – including the Florida ban on gestation crates, the Arizona ban on veal and gestation crates, and the California and Chicago bans on foie gras. His book, entitled Farm Sanctuary: Changing Hearts and Minds About Animals and Food , was published by Simon and Schuster in 2008 and has become a national best seller.

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