Each semester, Marin Humane welcomes a group of students into our Student Service Clubs. These animal-loving students spend the semester learning about Marin Humane become animal advocates through their work. Middle and high school students in the Junior and Senior Roots & Shoots clubs develop a community service project to guide their semester. These clubs are part of the national Roots & Shoots program started by Dr. Jane Goodall.

For this semester’s project, students decided to invite a variety of speakers from different animal-involved organizations to teach us what they do. You can watch new installments of these virtual interviews every week and more from the Student Service Club blog.

This week we meet with Maddie Krasno, Farm Sanctuary’s Manager of Humane Education Programs. Farm Sanctuary was founded in 1986 to combat the abuses of factory farming, advocate for institutional reforms, and encourage a new awareness and understanding of farm animals and the benefits of cruelty-free, plant-based living. You can visit their sanctuaries in Los Angeles, CA and Watkins Glen, NY.

Maddie shares with us the social injustices faced by the workers of factory farms, many of them undocumented. To learn more about advocacy with Farm Sanctuary, visit their Action Center.