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Ryan Bethencourt, CEO of Wild Earth Vegan Dog Food

Awesome Vegans with Elysabeth Alfano

Release Date: 02/04/2020

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Awesome Vegans with Elysabeth Alfano

Ryan Bethencourt, Founder of Wild Earth Pet Foods and Co-Author of The Clean Pet Food Revolution: How Better Pet Food Will Change the World, joins me to discuss how our pet food industry props up factory farming and how much of the pet food consists of dead, diseased, disabled and dying animals contributing to the spread of disease. We also talk about the changing landscape of investing in plant-based start-ups. Emergency Room Dr. Jeff Schaider talks about Coronavirus, testing and managing supplies.

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