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Jan 13, 2021

Today’s episode is all about chicken. Mercy for Animals President and longtime animal advocate Leah Garces educates us on the current state of the chicken industry and how American consumption has changed throughout history. Her advocacy is unorthodox. She’s met with Perdue and countless other chicken farmers and companies to work with the ‘enemy’ and find a compromise to better the lives of animals. She details her work in Grilled: Turning Adversaries Into Allies to Change the Chicken Industry, and we discuss her first-hand experiences on chicken farms in this episode. We also chat about the potential of farm transformations and the advancement of plant-based options. This conversation is riveting, shocking, but ultimately full of hope. Enjoy. 


What we discuss in this episode:


- History and current state of the chicken industry


- Conditions on chicken and egg farms


- Negotiating with Perdue and other chicken producers


- The advocacy toolbox


- Leah’s book, Grilled


- Follow Leah on Instagram @leahgarces


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