President and Chairperson of Fish Feel. Mary is a long-time animal rights activist with a B.S. in Animal Science. With a primary focus on farmed animals, she has worked for various animal protection organizations, including as Researcher and then Program Director for The Humane Society of the United States from 1992 to 1999. Mary was the Producer of Farmed Animal Watch, a weekly on-line news digest sponsored by numerous animal protection organizations: http://www.farmedanimal.org. She has assisted with research for several books, and co-wrote a chapter of In Defense of Animals: The Second Wave: http://sfcmadrid.files.wordpress.com/2010/12/capitulo-7.pdf. Mary has long been a top contributor to AR-News, Animal_Net, and other animal rights and vegetarian news listservs. http://thepollinationproject.org/2013/02/08/mary-finelli-fish-feel.
Presented for Vegstock 2015:
Fish - Their Wonder and Plight, and Why You Should Care
Fish abilities: perception/intelligence, sociability, personableness (appreciating fish). Evidence of sentience. The numbers of fish killed. The methods used to catch them. Bycatch (animals incidentally killed). Human slavery in the fishing industry. Fish Farming. Noncommercial (sport) fishing. Human health hazards of fish consumption. Fish oil problems. Vegan alternatives!
Mary spoke at the Riverfront Rennaisance Center for the Arts (RRCA, 22 North High Street, Millville NJ 08332) for Vegstock 2015.