Kathy Stevens of Catskill Animal Sanctuary opens, followed by Amy Rebecca Wilde who founded Vegans of IG and LA clothing boutique, Vegan Scene.
Kathy Stevens is the founder and director of Catskill Animal Sanctuary, one of the world’s leading sanctuaries for farmed animal sanctuaries and a center for the promotion of vegan living. She is the author of two books about the work of the sanctuary, a co-author of the sanctuary’s just-released cookbook, Compassionate Cuisine, and creator/host of a brand new podcast, All Beings Considered.
Meet Amy Rebecca Wilde– an activist turned entrepreneur. A vegan for nearly 17 years, Wilde adopted a moral code at a young age, spending her childhood volunteering at pet adoptions and demonstrating outside the Los Angeles Zoo. She now owns and runs the popular Venice Beach boutique Vegan Scene, and in 2017 launched her own vegan and ethical fashion line Legends and Vibes.
Blast from the past! ~ We’ve interviewed several sanctuary founders. If they inspire you as much as they do me, check these out:
Gene Baur, Farm Sanctuary https://www.unityonlineradio.org/main-street-vegan/gene-baur-farm-sanctuary
Jenny Brown, Woodstock Farm Sanctuary https://www.unityonlineradio.org/main-street-vegan/lifelong-vegan-anne-dinshah-and-jenny-brown-woodstock-farm-animal-sanctuary
Katie Vandergrift, Wild Animal Sanctuary, and Ron Allison, PIGS, a Sanctuary https://www.unityonlineradio.org/main-street-vegan/katie-vandergrift-wild-animal-sanctuary-and-ron-allison-md-pigs-sanctuary
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