I became a psychologist to understand why humans are the cruelest and most destructive of all animal species. Years before I got my doctorate I worked for the Simon Wiesenthal Center for Holocaust Studies, which gave me a view into mankind’s ultimate evil. My work to end cruelty in animal-based industries was a natural segue from that since both are cases of socially sanctioned and legalized torture of innocent beings. As a psychologist I want to see people heal the wounds that cause them to hurt others – whether their victims are people or animals. That kind of transformation can have a trickle-up effect, making the world a better place for everyone.”