Press Release

Animal Wellness Action and the Center for a Humane Economy Announce New Hire in Vermont

Addition of state director upgrades animal welfare advocacy and capacity in Vermont

Washington, D.C. – Animal Wellness Action and the Center for a Humane Economy announce the hiring of Robert “Bob” Galvin as Vermont State Director.

“I am thrilled to say that we now have a director in Vermont, a state where wild places and wild animals are in abundance, and a state that was most recently voted as the best state for dog ownersWayne Pacelle, president of Animal Wellness Action and the Center for a Humane Economy. “The people of Vermont love and cherish their animals at home and in nature, and with Bob, we can assist to protect all animals on behalf of the kind people of Vermont.”

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ROBERT GALVIN, Vermont State Director

Robert “Bob” Galvin recently earned his M.S. degree in Biology at the College of William & Mary, a premier public research university widely recognized for its outstanding reputation situated in Virginia, where he worked with 26 different landowners around Virginia to conduct bird and turtle research on their properties.

“Within the past several years, I have become convinced that making the world a better place is the most important thing for me to do with my time, and I was not able to achieve the goals I wanted to achieve by continuing in academic biology,” Galvin says.

After graduating from William & Mary, he worked as an Assistant Action Team Coordinator at the nonprofit People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals, and he found nonprofit work to be substantially fulfilling. He coordinated a huge volunteer database containing tens of thousands of activists that included the U.S., Canada, and Mexico, and provided support to local grassroots activists throughout that area. He also worked in PETA’s Laboratory Investigations Department as a Campaign Coordinator.

Galvin is adeptly skilled at organizing volunteer events with local activists in the community. Additionally, he is a proud vegan and is dedicated to making the world a better place for animals.

Animal Wellness Action focuses on passing federal legislation to better protect animals and is now working on state-level legislation.

The Center for a Humane Economy urges corporations to include animal welfare in their supply chains, R&D programs, and other operations, thereby creating a more humane economic order.

Animal Wellness Action is a Washington, D.C.-based 501(c)(4) whose mission is to help animals by promoting laws and regulations at federal, state and local levels that forbid cruelty to all animals. The group also works to enforce existing anti-cruelty and wildlife protection laws. Animal Wellness Action believes helping animals helps us all. Twitter: @AWAction_News

Center for a Humane Economy is a Washington, D.C.-based 501(c)(3) whose mission is to help animals by helping forge a more humane economic order. The first organization of its kind in the animal protection movement, the Center encourages businesses to honor their social responsibilities in a culture where consumers, investors, and other key stakeholders abhor cruelty and the degradation of the environment and embrace innovation as a means of eliminating both. The Center believes helping animals helps us all. Twitter: @TheHumaneCenter