Emily Anthes is an award-winning science journalist and author. She is a reporter at The New York Times, where she covers human and animal health, as well as other topics related to animal science. She is also the author of three books: The Great Indoors (2020), Frankenstein’s Cat (2013), and Instant Egghead Guide: The Mind (2009).
Kathy Stevens co-founded Catskill Animal Sanctuary, which has saved more than 5,000 non-human individuals through direct rescue and exponentially more through programming that encourages humans to adopt veganism.
She is the author of Where the Blind Horse Sings and Animal Camp, two critically and popularly acclaimed books about the work of Catskill Animal Sanctuary.
Since founding PETA, president Ingrid Newkirk has grown the group into the world’s largest animal rights organization. Her passion and dedication to making this world a better place for all living beings has inspired countless others to do what they can to help animals. As PETA’s president, Ingrid has spoken internationally on animal rights issues—from the steps of the Canadian Parliament to the streets of New Delhi, India, and from the drowning tanks of Taiwan to the halls of the U.S. Congress.
Allan J. Lichtman is a distinguished professor at American University in Washington, DC with a specialty in modern American history and quantitative methods. He has published eleven books and several hundred popular and scholarly articles. He has lectured in the US and internationally and provided commentary for major US and foreign networks and leading newspapers and magazines across the world.
Ingrid L. Taylor is a staff writer with Sentient Media, poet, and veterinarian whose work explores strategies for fostering multispecies solidarity and deconstructing speciesism. She has worked in clinical veterinary medicine and public health.
Greg Bryant is a cognitive scientist and Professor and Vice Chair of Department of Communication at UCLA. He is broadly interested in the evolution of vocal communication and social behavior and his research incorporates acoustic analyses of vocalizations, perception experiments, and cross-cultural field studies.