Paul Shapiro

Alleged sexual harasser; Author, Clean Meat; Former Vice President and “Factory Farming” Campaign Manager, Humane Society of the United States; Co-founder and former campaigns manager, Compassion Over Killing; former intern, Center for Science in the Public Interest.

Paul H. Shapiro is an animal liberation activist and former vice president of the Humane Society of the United States. Shapiro resigned from HSUS in January 2018 to spend time hawking his book Clean Meat, which advocates laboratory-grown meat as a replacement for meat from animals. The same month, Politico reported that a number of women at HSUS had accused him of sexual harassment and other inappropriate conduct.

“According to interviews, emails and an internal document reviewed by POLITICO, Shapiro suggested a female employee should “take one for the team” by having sex with a donor, sent pornography and lewd emails to male employees and discussed with colleagues his sexual philosophies, such as having as many sexual partners as possible. His alleged behavior, staffers say, led to the resignations of no fewer than five employees from 2015 to late 2017,” the publication reported.