Erica Meier is the executive director of Compassion Over Killing (COK), a national non-profit animal protection organization based in Washington, DC. Working to expose cruelty to farmed animals and promote vegetarian eating as a way to build a kinder world, COK’s strategic efforts include undercover investigations, legal advocacy, corporate outreach, and public education.
Before working at COK, Erica was an animal control officer in DC, rescuing sick, injured, and homeless animals as well as enforcing animal protection laws.
Returning to Twin Cities Veg Fest in 2014 after appearing at our inaugural event in 2012, Erica will be speaking about Veg Eating 101: Building a Kinder, Cleaner, and Healthier World One Meal at a Time. Whether we’re concerned about our health, animals, or the planet, one of the most effective ways we can make a difference is to choose vegetarian foods. Learn why a growing number of people – including former President Bill Clinton, Robin Quivers, and Ellen DeGeneres – are touting the benefits of meat-free eating and how you can get active in your community to put more veg options on the menu in restaurants and cafeterias.
See Erica speak about changing the world at the 2014 Animal Rights Conference: