For the actress of the same name, see Kelly Overton (actress).

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Kelly Overton is the founder and Executive Director of People Protecting Animals & Their Habitats (PATH).


Kelly Overton received a BA in Human Services Management from the University of Massachusetts Boston, an MPH in International Health and Development from Tulane University School of Public Health & Tropical Medicine in New Orleans, a graduate certificate in Conservation Biology from Columbia University's Center for Environmental Research and Conservation, and an MPA from Harvard University's John F Kennedy School of Government.


His writings on humanity's mistreatment of animals have appeared in the Washington Post, Boston Herald, Philadelphia Inquirer, Austin American-Statesman, Buffalo News, Baltimore Sun and CounterPunch.

Kelly Overton was a contributor with Tom Regan, Lee Hall and others to the 2008 Greenhaven Press Current Controversies text book The Rights of Animals (ISBN 9780737741476) and co-wrote (with Peter Singer) the Preface to the 2010 edition of Outlawed in Europe (Archimedean Press).

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