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Joan Z


Tampa, FL

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April 29, 2012

What animal issues most interest you? (e.g., factory farms, spay and neuter programs, endangered wildlife, feral cats, etc)?

I love promoting vegan eating because the food is so delicious and beautiful! In recent years, I've also become very interested in how to WIN lasting change for animals. After years of protests, petitions, civil disobedience and all kinds of other actions, I'm now working with others to build a voting bloc among animal advocates and animal lovers -- so lawmakers and officials will truly take animal issues seriously.

Do you currently follow a vegan or vegetarian diet? Interested in learning more about such diets generally?

My husband Tom and I are both vegans -- and we enjoy every meal!

Are you interested in volunteering to help animals?

I've signed up to volunteer at Hillsborough County Animal Services, which is on its way to becoming a no-kill shelter.

Do you want to know about our dinners, speaker events, demonstrations, etc? Tell us how you would like to get involved.

I love events involving food, ideas and politics. Hope to jump in wherever I can help, such as VegFest. FVA is an important advocate for animals in our community.


Hi everyone. This is a photo of Mel, my oldest and sweetest cat, licking roses and reminding us to take time to smell (or taste) the flowers! I've supported the animal rights movement since 1993, when I first became aware of animal suffering.

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