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Paul Shapiro

Vice President, Farm Animal Protection

The Humane Society of the United States

  • Paul Shapiro is The HSUS's Vice President of Farm Animal Protection. Matt Reese

Paul Shapiro has played an integral role in numerous successful legislative and corporate campaigns to improve the plight of farm animals.

Shapiro's work has helped enact farm animal protection laws in California, Arizona, Michigan, Maine, Colorado, Oregon, and Ohio. He's also worked with dozens of companies, including some of the world's top retailers, to improve animal welfare in their supply chains. 
 
He founded Compassion Over Killing in 1995 and served as its campaigns director until January 2005. While there, he worked as a farm animal cruelty investigator and led initiatives such as the successful effort to end the use of the misleading "Animal Care Certified" logo on battery cage egg cartons nationwide.

Shapiro has been interviewed in hundreds of print, broadcast, and online news sources as an authority on farm animal welfare and animal advocacy. He has also published dozens of articles about animal welfare in publications ranging from daily newspapers to academic journals.

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