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Nathan Runkle

Mercy for Animals
Executive Director
Nathan Runkle is the founder and executive director of Mercy For Animals.
Through his work with MFA, Nathan has been featured on ABC’s World News Tonight, Nightline, and 20/20, CNN, and National Public Radio, and in USA Today, and the New York Times.
Nathan has worked alongside elected officials, corporate executives, farmers, celebrities, and film producers to pass landmark farmed animal protection legislation, raise public awareness about vegetarianism, and implement animal welfare policy changes.
VegNews magazine named Nathan one of the "25 Most Fascinating Vegetarians" and one of the country's "Top 20 Activists Under 30 Years Old.” In 2009, at the age of twenty-five, Nathan became the youngest person ever inducted into the US Animal Rights Hall of Fame.

My Speakers Sessions

Friday, July 27
 

2:00pm