Factory farming causes tremendous animal suffering. Those of us who have concerns about the treatment of animals on farms must speak up. If we don’t, who will?

Enacting laws that protect animals has the potential to significantly reduce animal suffering on a large scale, and the animal protection movement in MN is building its political power. However, agribusiness is intent upon doing things as it always has, and is doing what it can to keep its practices hidden from the general public. Learn about political challenges, victories, and most of all, how you can speak up to positively affect the lives of animals in Minnesota.

Christine Coughlin is founder and president of Minnesota Voters for Animal Protection, a nonprofit dedicated to protecting all animals by promoting humane legislation and legislators in MN. She has been active in the field since 2002, conducting grassroots campaigns on animal issues and working to elect humane legislators to office. She has served on two policy task forces working on animal issues for the City of Minneapolis, is a founding member of the Speak Up for MN Dogs and Cats Coalition, a volunteer Humane Educator with Bridges of Respect, a member of the MN Alliance for Family and Animal Safety, has volunteered with the Minneapolis municipal animal shelter and the (former) St. Paul Humane Society for Companion Animals, and regularly speaks on animal issues in Minnesota.

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