Josh Balk, Farm Animal Protection
Josh Balk is vice president of Farm Animal Protection for the Humane Society of the United States. He’s led the country’s transformational legislative campaigns that criminalize factory farming practices, including spearheading the historic California Proposition 12 ballot measure, the world’s strongest law for farm animals. Since then he’s waged successful campaigns passing similar laws in Oregon, Washington, Michigan and Colorado. Josh also leads negotiations with the world’s largest corporations to enact animal farm welfare policies, including with McDonald’s, Walmart, Kroger and Denny’s. Prior to coming to HSUS, he worked as an undercover investigator exposing cruelties within factory farms and slaughterhouses. He’s also a co-founder of Eat Just, a company the makes the Just Egg product.