As the founder of Showing Animals Respect and Kindness (SHARK), Steve’s organization has been documenting and exposing pigeon shoots, rodeos, cockfighting, canned hunts, bullfights, government animal kills, any issue that involves violations of the innate rights of living creatures since 1993.
Rebecca Rose Stanton is an animal rights scholar and activist. She holds a Ph.D. in animal studies from Northumbria University, UK, where she is an associate fellow at the Oxford Center for Animal Ethics, and conveys the “Animals and Animation” group for the Society of Animation Studies. She is the author of The Disneyfication of Animals.
Josh Steinhouse is a historian specializing in American pop culture, particularly the 20th century. He has degrees in American Studies and Education, and has both a personal and professional interest in the history, culture, and impact of The Walt Disney Company. He is the producer of the weekly blog, Steinhouse Of Mouse, where he discusses all things related to Disney
F. Bailey Norwood has a PhD in economics and is an associate professor at Oklahoma State University, where he researches farm animal welfare and teaches courses in researching consumer preferences, supply chain management, and a general course about agriculture. He’s the author or co-author of several books, including Compassion by the Pound: The Economics of Farm Animal Welfare, celebrating its 10th anniversary of publication.
John Sanbonmatsu, Ph.D., is the editor of the book, Critical Theory and Animal Liberation and author of the book, The Postmodern Prince. He is Associate Professor of Philosophy at Worcester Polytechnic Institute, where he teaches classes in ethics, social and political theory, and the philosophy of technology. John is the founder and main designer of www.CleanMeat-Hoax.com.
Karen Davis is the President and Founder of United Poultry Concerns, a nonprofit organization that promotes the compassionate and respectful treatment of domestic fowl including a sanctuary for chickens in Virginia. She is the author of numerous books, essays, articles and campaigns. Her latest book is For the Birds: From Exploitation to Liberation: Essays on Chickens, Turkeys, and Other Domesticated Fowl.
Author of anthrozoology's "bible," "Some we Love, Some we Hate, Some we Eat," Hal Herzog has been investigating the complex psychology of our interactions with other species for more than two decades. He is particularly interested in how people negotiate real-world ethical dilemmas, and he has studied animal activists, cockfighters, animal researchers, and circus animal trainers. More info at halherzog.com.