Kaylan Segev, Director of Development & Communications, Sweet Farm Sanctuary. Half Moon Bay, CA.
I am inspired by awareness created by Sweet Farm around the humane treatment of animals in our food system. Almost everyone identifies as being an animal lover, and when we provide positive experiences with these intelligent and kind creatures, people are driven to act with more compassion in their daily lives. One of my favorite moments working at the farm continues to be seeing people realize how lovable and cuddly 300-pound pigs can be. The distinction between how you treat a pet dog and a playful hog begin to blur and it often sparks a meaningful moment of enlightenment.