Paul Shapiro

When Paul Shapiro took his first bite of clean meat in 2014, more humans had gone into space than had eaten real meat grown outside an animal. In addition to being among the world’s first clean meat consumers, Shapiro is a TEDx speaker, the founder of Compassion Over Killing, an inductee into the Animal Rights Hall of Fame, and served for 13 years as a spokesperson and vice president for the Humane Society of the United States. Shapiro has published dozens of articles about animal welfare and food sustainability in publications ranging from daily newspapers to academic journals. He lives in California with his wonderful partner, Toni OkamotoClean Meat is his first book and is a Washington Post bestseller. You can read more about his work, including other writings, and contact him at