Mark Hawthorne interviewed Josh Balk, outreach director of the Humane Society of the United States’ factory farming campaign. They discussed many things, but the first question was about veganism:
What was your “a-ha” moment when you decided to go vegan?
“I went vegan about eight years ago after watching the documentaries The Auction Block and Hope for the Hopeless. The first video is about the cruelty endured by dairy cows and other animals at livestock auctions and the second is about the battery cage-egg industry. Ironically, prior to coming to HSUS, I went on to work for Compassion Over Killing for three years, where I conducted undercover investigations, worked with Washington, DC, restaurants to add vegan items to their menu and did tons of vegan outreach to consumers.”