Cynthia von Schlichten is currently the general counsel for Farm Sanctuary, Inc., a U.S.-based animal rights nonprofit whose mission is to pursue bold solutions to ending animal agriculture and foster just and compassionate vegan living. In addition to her Juris Doctor, she has an LL.M. in animal law from Lewis & Clark Law School. For over 20 years, Cynthia has been a vegan and dedicated participant in this movement and remains impassioned about taking on the challenges ahead to make the world a better place for animals, particularly those who are exploited in our food systems.
An oxymoron in our midst: Relying on "animal protection" laws that do not really protect animals