New York Celebration for the Turkeys Speakers
Gene Baur, is president and co-founder of Farm Sanctuary, America’s leading farm animal protection organization. Gene Baur has been hailed as “the conscience of the food movement” by TIME magazine. For 25 years, he has traveled extensively, campaigning to raise awareness about the abuses inflicted by industrialized factory farming and our cheap food system. Gene’s latest book, Living the Farm Sanctuary Life: The Ultimate Guide to Eating Mindfully, Living Longer, and Feeling Better Every Day (Rodale), delivers five tenets for maintaining and sharing a compassionate, vegan life. His previous best-seller, Farm Sanctuary: Changing Hearts and Minds About Animals and Food (Touchstone), was published March 2008.
Susie Coston-Farm Sanctuary’s national shelter director, joined us in March 2000, following six years of working for a veterinarian and at a sanctuary in West Virginia. Before that, she earned a master’s degree in special education and worked with children with disabilities. As a farm animal caregiver for more than a decade, Susie has been a mentor to many of her peers — some of whom have started their own sanctuaries throughout the United States — and is known for bringing the animals’ stories of love, loss, and life to the public. She ensures that the hundreds of farm animals sheltered at Farm Sanctuary each year receive the best possible care at every stage of their lives.
A thought leader on the topics of food ethics, animal protection, and compassion, Colleen Patrick-Goudreau is a bestselling author of six books, including the award-winning The Joy of Vegan Baking, considered the bible of vegan baking, The Vegan Table, Color Me Vegan, Vegan’s Daily Companion, On Being Vegan, and the The 30-Day Vegan Challenge. She is the host and producer of the life-changing podcast Food for Thought and video series Vegan POV; and she delivers inspiring lectures around the country. Colleen has been featured on the Food Network and PBS, is a regular contributor to NPR, and was a long-time columnist for VegNews Magazine.