Interview with Eddie Garza of Mercy for Animals

Today we have an interview with Eddie Garza, senior campaign coordinator at Mercy for Animals, a sponsor of this year’s Twin Cities Veg Fest.  For more information on MFA and their work to prevent cruelty towards farm animals, visit their website.

CAA:  What is your mission?

Mercy For Animals is a national nonprofit animal protection organization dedicated to preventing cruelty to farmed animals and promoting compassionate food choices and policies.

CAA:  Why are you sponsoring the Veg Fest?

It’s an important event! Mercy For Animals proudly supports the Twin Cities Veg Fest and its mission to promote healthy, sustainable, and compassionate food choices.

CAA:  What are you most excited about at the Veg Fest?

We’re excited about the whole thing! It’s great to have a free event that offers lectures, food samples, information, resources, and a ton of fun. This Veg Fest will help open the hearts and minds of countless people to the health and ethical benefits of a plant-based diet.

CAA:  What do you see in the future for animal advocacy?

As more people wake up to the cruel and inhumane plight animals face on factory farms and in slaughterhouses, the number of vegans will continue to dramatically increase. To meet this demand, the market for products free of meat, dairy, and eggs will continue to expand and improve. We will see more states pass new laws outlawing some of the most abusive practices on factory farms, and more corporations will implement and improve their farmed animal welfare policies.