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Karen Davis, Shirley McGreal, and Paul Watson were elected to U.S. Animal Rights Hall of Fame. Past recipients are Cleveland Amory, Lorri &Gene Bauston, Alex Hershaft, Jim Mason, Ingrid Newkirk, Alex Pacheco, Peter Singer, Henry Spira.


Past inductees are Cleveland Amory, Gene & Lorri Bauston, Karen Davis, Alex Hershaft, Howard Lyman, Jim Mason, Shirley McGreal, Ingrid Newkirk, Alex Pacheco, Peter Singer, Henry Spira, and Paul Watson.

Jim Mason has pioneered public concern for farmed animals in the U.S. and inspired the founding of FARM. He serves as Director of the Two Mauds Foundation, which funds efforts to control populations of companion animals. He has been elected to the U.S. Animal Rights Hall of Fame.

Lorri Bauston is Co-founder of Farm Sanctuary, the nation's largest farm animal rescue and protection organization. Among her efforts for farm animals, Bauston established the first shelter in the country for victims of "food animal" production after finding a live sheep abandoned on a stockyard "deadpile" in 1986.

As Farm Sanctuary Executive Director, Bauston directed the organization's fundraising and development programs, and the organization grew from a membership of three - to an organization of over 100,000 members and an annual budget of $3.5 million. Bauston directed the opening and building of the organization's New York and California shelters, and she has been directly responsible for saving over 5,000 farmed animals from the cruelties of "food animal" production, coordinating hundreds of rescue efforts, and bringing national attention to farmed animal rescue and protection efforts.

She has appeared on Primetime Live, CBS Sunday Morning, CBS This Morning, CNN and been interviewed for feature stories in The New York Times, The Los Angeles Times, USA Today, Wall Street Journal and National Public Radio.

Bauston is currently living in Los Angeles, California, where she is also assisting newly
forming animal rights organizations and rescue groups with their organizational and development programs.