Nathan Runkle, Mercy For Animals Founder and LBGTQ Activist Discusses Intersectionality, in Honour of Pride Week

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Nathan Runkle discusses the interconnectedness between systems of oppression, and Laura Simonson on her fresh plant based dog food

NathanRunkleHenHappy Pride weekend! Nathan Runkle, founder of Mercy For Animals and LBGTQ rights activist, shares his experiences of oppression and discrimination growing up as a gay man in Ohio, and draws parallels between the oppression faced by the LBGTQ community and the farm animals he aims to liberate.

Nathan tells us about the traumatic event that took place in his youth which inspired him to protect farm animals through his organization’s undercover investigations, public education, and animal welfare lobbying to government bodies.






Rendering Plants, Commercial Pet Food Ingredients, and the Whole-Food, Plant-Based Alternatives For Your Animal Companions

vegetarian_dogHave you ever wondered about the source of cat and dog food sold in most pet stores? Today we discuss the rendering facilities that make use of waste from slaughterhouses and the disturbing ingredients that people may be feeding their animal companions.  Vancouver entrepreneur, Laura Simonson, tells us all about her latest business venture, “DOGG Canine Nutrition Company”.  This is an exciting, innovative brand, serving a fast-growing market and veterinary professionals seeking diet solutions that are whole food, plant-based and supported by scientific evidence. We also speak with Daniela Traveler about her research into the dietary needs of cats, and the meals she offers her three beloved feline companions. **UPDATE: DOGG has been changed to a new name, Virchew**


1 comment for “Nathan Runkle, Mercy For Animals Founder and LBGTQ Activist Discusses Intersectionality, in Honour of Pride Week

  1. September 2, 2016 at 10:08 pm

    To Dear Nathan Runkle mercy for animals founder.

    In recent past american based cardilogist Dr Uma valeti (of Indian origin) have invented lab meat which is more safer and more nutritive than meat obtained by slaughtering animals.This lab meat can prevent the slaughter of animals for food purpose.Kindly make this lab meat popular and sell it in every shop to prevent the slaugher of animals.This i have floated online exclusively for mercy for animals nothing else.Fore more details contact association of heart doctors of united states of america to obtain contact address of Dr Uma valeti USA..

    Mr Jayesh N.gandhi Ahmedabad India

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