Bruce Friedrich (born August 7, 1969) is Senior Director for Strategic Initiatives at Farm Sanctuary.[1]

Friedrich serves on the governing board of the Catholic Vegetarian Society, the advisory board of the Christian Vegetarian Association, and is a founding member of the Society of Ethical and Religious Vegetarians. He has appeared on NBC's Today Show, CNN, Fox News Channel, MSNBC, and Court TV.

Personal lifeEdit

He served as president of the Cleveland County Young Democrats during his last two years of high school and campaigned for the late Sen. Paul Simon (D-Ill.) during his first year of college.

He graduated Phi Beta Kappa from Iowa's Grinnell College with majors in English and economics and a minor in religious studies. Before joining People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) in 1996, he spent six years working in a shelter for homeless families and a soup kitchen in Washington, D.C.[2]

He is vegan and lives in Washington, D.C., with his wife, Dr. Alka Chandna.[3] For two years, Friedrich was a teacher at the Baltimore Freedom Academy.[4]

Friedrich had a dispute with the Baltimore City Police Department when he was ordered to leave the Inner Harbor after handing out leaflets promoting vegetarianism.[4]

Work with PETAEdit

Friedrich wrote and made an audio recording of "Veganism in a Nutshell," a popular synopsis of the reasons some choose to go vegan. He appeared as a candidate on the 2004 Showtime reality series American Candidate.

As Director of Vegan Campaigns, Friedrich was responsible for producing Meet Your Meat, a video about factory farming narrated by Alec Baldwin.

Friedrich is a frequent lecturer and debater on college campuses, including Harvard University,[5] Yale University,[6] Princeton University,[7] Cornell University,[8] The University of Chicago,[9] and dozens of other colleges and universities across the country.

Friedrich considers his work for animal right's to be God's work.[2]




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  5. Alex Mclease, "PETA Debate: On Tolstoy and Bonsai Trees," The Harvard Crimson 15 September 2009
  6. Everett Rosenfeld, "PETA VP On Hand for Meaty Debate," Yale Daily News 4 April 2010
  7. Rachel Jackson, "Singer Wins Vegetarian Debate, 75-35," The Daily Princetonian 1 October 2010.
  8. Tajwar Mazhar, "Cornell Forensics Society Debates Meat With PETA," The Cornell Daily Sun 1 November 2010.
  9. The Chicago Debate Society, News, University of Chicago 2011.
  10. American Candidate TV Show

See alsoEdit

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