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Susan Hargreaves

Susan Hargreaves is a Skipping Stones Honor award-winning author, a kindness educator, long time vegan, speaker and activist. She has rehabilitated wildlife and investigated animal cruelty in circuses, rodeos, aquariums and in the animal-based agriculture industry. Susan became active in the animal rights movement in 1980.

She hosted the first animal rights radio series in both Canada and in the United States. Her relentless and lengthy journey to aid animals is the subject of an original short documentary by the renowned Earthlings director, Shaun Monson, entitled The Heart Whisperer. Susan created the first interactive dramatizations in schools to create an understanding of the plight of other animals.

She founded the youth-empowering charity BE an Animal Hero formerly known as Animal Hero Kids to prevent the animal cruelty she witnessed from an early age, by fostering empathy leading to informed, compassionate choices. Susan continues to collaborate with national and international organizations and is a regular speaker at universities, schools and conferences around the world.

Susan is a grassroots and global organizer at the frontlines of animal rights advocacy and protection. Her books are Animal Hero Kids - Voices for the Voiceless, Volume 1 and 2, and Veganza Animal Hero - a children’s picture book, Veganza Animal Heroes - Liberation a graphic novel for teens, Veganza Animal Heroes guide to Save Animals and the Earth and There’s A Cow in My Dreams, a picture book for children.

Susan is available for school assembly presentations and to speak at universities with The Heart Whisperer film. Susan’s work defending all species of animals has been featured in Yahoo News, MSN, National Public Radio, ABC, NBC, Hollywood Times, Dublin Live News, The Sun Sentinel, Deco Drive, MTV Music, The Globe and Mail, The Toronto Star and more.

She is available for media appearances on the rise and evolution of veganism and its effect on climate change, empowerment to compassionate action, how to create change and all other animal protection and animal rights issues.

Susan Hargreaves
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