Alex Pacheco is widely considered the founder of the modern animal rights movement. The co-founder and former chairman of People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA), Alex first crewed with Captain Paul Watson in 1979 on the ship Sea Shepherd across the Atlantic Ocean. In 1981, working undercover in a federally funded laboratory, Alex gained worldwide attention for his role with Ingrid Newkirk in the Silver Spring monkeys case and the campaign to release them from unthinkable experiments at the Institute of Behavioral Research in Silver Spring, Maryland. This campaign is largely credited with starting the modern animal rights movement.
In the past 30 years, Alex has started and worked for various animal rights organizations to advance the cause of compassion and justice for animals.
Tune in Tuesday, October 16 at 6:30 pm EST to hear Alex talk about his newest project to save 600 million stray dogs.
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Andrew Kirschner, Ed.D., is a grassroots vegan animal rights activist and radio talk show host. He also writes a zero-profit blog, Kirschner’s Korner, to help raise awareness about issues affecting the global community to make the world a more humane place. To receive new articles via email, enter your email in the “Follow Blog Via Email” link at the top right of the blog.