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Leah is the President of Mercy for Animals ( and established Compassion in World Farming USA ( She is the author of the book 'GRILLED: Turning adversaries into allies to change the chicken industry'. She is an animal advocate who has partnered with some of the largest food companies in the world with a mission to end factory farming. Her work has been featured in many national and international media outlets including the New York Times, the Washington Post, Buzzfeed, Vice Magazine, and the Chicago Tribune amongst others.  Leah serves on the advisory board of Encompass and Seattle Food Tech.