Paul Shapiro serves as the vice president of policy for The Humane Society of the United States, the world’s largest animal protection organization. He's also the author of a forthcoming book on the clean meat movement (Simon & Schuster's Gallery Press). In 1995, Shapiro founded Compassion Over Killing as a high school club, building it into a national organization over the next decade before leaving in 2005 to join The Humane Society of the United States. An inductee into the Animal Rights Hall of Fame, Shapiro has been interviewed by hundreds of news outlets as an authority on animal welfare and animal advocacy. He’s also published dozens of articles about animal welfare in publications ranging from daily newspapers to academic journals.