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September 12th, 2023

265: The Power of Humane Education: Zoe Weil's Journey to a Better World

  1. 265: The Power of Humane Education: Zoe Weil's Journey to a Better World Kathleen Gage 31:35

In this episode of the Vegan Visibility Podcast, I am talking with Zoe Weil, co-founder and president of the Institute for Humane Education (IHE).  In this enlightening conversation, we delve deep into the transformative power of humane education and solutionary thinking.


One central theme we explored was the incredible evolution of humane education since the late ’80s. Zoe’s journey began with a simple summer job teaching middle school students about animal issues, which turned out to be a pivotal moment in her life. It was during this experience that she witnessed the profound impact of education on young minds.


One standout student, in particular, learned about the harsh realities of animal testing and, driven by sheer determination, handwrote leaflets to raise awareness. Instead of distributing them to classmates, he took them to the streets of Philadelphia, becoming an overnight activist. This moment marked the beginning of Zoe’s realization of the profound capacity of education to inspire action and create change.


This epiphany led Zoe to become a humane educator, dedicated to teaching about the interconnected issues of human rights, animal protection, and environmental sustainability. Through her journey, she founded the Institute for Humane Education, where they empower others to become humane educators and integrate humane education into school curricula.


Today, Zoe’s programs and initiatives reach students worldwide, empowering them to be solutionaries who can address the most pressing global challenges. It’s a journey brimming with hope and determination, recognizing the potential of young people to drive meaningful change in the world.


In our podcast episode, we discuss the progress and challenges in animal welfare since the ’80s, the pivotal role of education in shaping a brighter future, and how individuals can contribute to creating more compassionate and sustainable systems.


I wholeheartedly invite you to embark on this enlightening journey of discovery and action. Listen to the full episode here:


Together, let’s be the change the world desperately needs. #HumaneEducation #SolutionaryThinking #BeTheChange #VeganVisibilityPodcast

Kathleen Gage Visibility and Marketing Strategist

Kathleen Gage is a highly seasoned business consultant, keynote speaker, author, marketing strategist and visibility mentor. She is the founder of Vegan Visibility, a marketing and visibility consulting company dedicated to working with clients who promote healthy living, compassion for the animals and kindness to the planet.

For nearly three decades, Kathleen has worked in a wide array of industries, including high-tech, digital marketing, art, music, publishing, government, healthcare, pet services, environmental, health and fitness, spiritual, and manufacturing, to name a few.

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