86 | theTYPEAhippie Podcast | ChiCast: From Activist to Domestic Terrorist (Jake Conroy)

Jake Conroy is an insightful soul. He's very concerned about how his actions impact the environment and humanity. He also is willing to hold companies - large or small - to a higher standard which they do not like as evidenced by his story.

Jake Conroy is a long-time activist, designer, and writer based in San Francisco, California. As a co-founder of Ocean Defense International, he helped lead the first ever disruption of a whale hunt in US coastal waters, putting himself between the hunter and the hunted. He also helped build the foundation of Stop Huntingdon Animal Cruelty USA (SHAC USA), one of the most successful grassroots animal rights campaigns in history. Due to his involvement with SHAC USA, he was a co-defendant in the SHAC7 case and was sentenced to 48 months in federal prison. Jake is currently working at an international environmental non-profit campaigning against corporate polluters. He can also be found speaking around the US, and working on the projects he helped co-found— Bite Back Magazine, theAnimal Defense League San Francisco, and the blog Plant Based on a Budget.

To connect with Jake:

* Website: www.jakeconroy.com

* Twitter: Jake Conroy

Additional resources:

Rainforest Action Network (look up "rising tide")

Seattle Burrito Coalition

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