Brittany Michelson

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Brittany Michelson
Activist. Writer

Brittany Michelson is an animal rights activist, writer and former teacher.

Brittany's passions include activism, animal rescue (especially turtles and tortoises), nature, hiking, and travel. In 2021, After a career in teaching, she joined the In Defense of Animals team as the Captive Animals Campaigner, where she is in charge of campaigns and advocacy work for animals who are exploited for entertainment in the zoo/circus/marine park industries, the pet trade, etc.

In 2021 she and her animal companions relocated from the Los Angeles area to Tucson, Arizona. She plans to have a sanctuary for turtles and tortoises on her property.

Her writings appear in multiple online journals/literary sites and her first book, Voices for Animal Liberation: Inspirational Accounts by Animal Rights Activists, was published in March 2020 by Skyhorse Publishing.
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Co-author: Ingrid Newkirk | Skyhorse Publishing | March 2020

Immerse yourself in the world of animal rights protests, campaigns, demonstrations, outreach, rescue, and so much more.

In today’s world, voices of the marginalized are in the spotlight and people across the globe are recognizing animal rights as a social justice movement. During a time of historic actions and victorious campaigns, Voices for Animal Liberation depicts the full spectrum of animal rights activism that is currently at work to create change.

This book offers the words of both new and highly influential voices in the movement today, with the intention of inspiring and educating those who are sparked by the vision of a more ethical world. Including a foreword by Ingrid Newkirk, founder and president of PETA and arguably one of the most prolific figures in the animal rights movement, other contributors include:  

  • Jasmine Afshar, army veteran
  • Chase Avior, actor and filmmaker
  • Gene Baur, founder of Farm Sanctuary
  • Dotsie Bausch, Olympic medalist and founder of Switch4Good
  • Alex Bez, founder and director of Amazing Vegan Outreach
  • Matthew Braun, former investigator of farms and slaughterhouses
  • Saengduean Lek Chailert, founder of Save Elephant Foundation
  • Amy Jean Davis, founder of Los Angeles Animal Save
  • Karen Davis, founder of United Poultry Concerns
  • Sean Hill, award-winning multidisciplinary artist and humanitarian
  • Wayne Hsiung, cofounder of Direct Action Everywhere (DxE)
  • Gwenna Hunter, event coordinator for Vegan Outreach and founder of Vegans of LA
  • Anita Krajnc, founder of the Save Movement
  • Cory Mac a’Ghobhainn, organizer with Progress for Science
  • Jo-Anne McArthur, photographer and founder of We Animals Media
  • Zafir Molina, truth seeker and movement artist
  • Shaun Monson, documentary filmmaker
  • Alexandra Paul, actress and cohost of Switch4Good
  • Brittany Peet, Director of Captive Animal Law Enforcement for PETA
  • Jill Robinson, founder and CEO of Animals Asia
  • Zoe Rosenberg, founder of Happy Hen Animal Sanctuary
  • Dani Rukin, citizen journalist for JaneUnchained News
  • Jasmin Singer, cofounder of Our Hen House and Senior Features Editor for VegNews
  • Kathy Stevens, founder of Catskill Animal Sanctuary
  • Natasha & Luca, “That Vegan Couple,” social media influencers
  • Will Tuttle, visionary author and speaker
  • Gillian Meghan Walters, creator of MummyMOO project

Connect with activists from different backgrounds as they reveal their perspectives on animal rights, their experiences taking action for animals, the challenges they've faced, and the meaning of activism in their lives.

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