|Born||June 13, 2002|
|Education||U.C. Berkeley (Freshman)|
|Organization||Happy Hen Animal Sanctuary|
Zoe Rosenberg (born June 13, 2002) is an American animal rights activist and the founder of Happy Hen Animal Sanctuary, a California-based sanctuary for abused and mistreated farmed animals. Rosenberg founded Happy Hen when she was 11 years old, and since then it has grown into a large animal sanctuary that has given homes to nearly 1000 animals from across California. Rosenberg also speaks on animal rights related issues, starting at 12 years old when she gave a keynote address at National Animal Rights Day (NARD) in San Francisco. At age 14, Rosenberg received national press attention following an action against the Los Angeles Dodgers on July 4, 2016 in protest of the treatment of animals related to the "Dodger Dogs" sold in the stadium. As recounted in a TED talk she gave, Zoe and a few other activists ran onto the field during a baseball game with banners and were arrested on live television.
In 2011, Rosenberg founded Happy Hen Animal Sanctuary, its mission to rescue and rehabilitate abused and abandoned chickens and turkeys. Over the years since, Happy Hen has expanded its mission to support the rescue, rehabilitation, and long-term care of abused and abandoned farm-animals of all kinds, including cows, pigs, goats, sheep, chickens, turkeys, ducks, geese, and quail.
In 2016, at 14 years old, Rosenberg was arrested on national television while protesting the abusive practices of a meat supplier to Dodger Stadium. She reached the pitcher's mound with a sign before being removed.
In 2018, Rosenberg was detained by police while protesting the slaughter of a pig at an on-campus slaughterhouse at California Polytechnic State University (Cal Poly), drawing attention to the fact that animals were being routinely slaughtered at this public university.
In 2018, Rosenberg was arrested for chaining herself to a gate at a slaughterhouse, bringing awareness to what she believes are the ugly aspects of food production. Her protest and arrest was live-streamed on Facebook, the video watched by over 50,000 people while it was happening and many more after the fact.
In 2019, while working with DxE (Direct Action Everywhere) and actor James Cromwell, Rosenberg helped lead the rescue of 100 turkeys from the Norbest slaughterhouse in Utah, many of which were taken to Happy Hen Animal Sanctuary in California.
In 2019, Rosenberg received national attention for conducting a high profile protest on live television during the NCAA Football National Championship Game in Levi Stadium. The protest was aimed at animal products sold in the stadium and the inhumane conditions at supplier facilities.
in 2019 Zoe Rosenberg was awarded the Paul McCartney Veg Advocate Award for her work as a young activist fighting for animal rights and founding an animal sanctuary, with special focus on her work to push Rose's Law, an Animal Bill of Rights.
In 2019 Rosenberg was arrested at Amazon office headquarters in San Francisco for super-gluing her hand to the front desk, in protest of the conditions at animal facilities that supply Whole Foods. The protest was live-streamed for two hours as police worked to remove her hand, drawing attention to the conditions at the facility and promoting Rose's Law.
In 2020 Zoe Rosenberg launched the "Meat-is-Immoral.com" campaign which raises money for and deploys billboards on major highways. In simple text, the billboards express that the production and consumption of meat is immoral in modern society for animals, for the climate, and for industry workers. This effort first gained national attention when cattle ranchers demanded that a billboard be taken down on highway 101 in California.
In 2020 Zoe Rosenberg launched a Youth Activism Campaign against the animal agriculture practices of 4-H and FFA on behalf of animals, arguing that by teaching kids to raise animals for slaughter, these organizations are desensitizing youth to the pain and suffering of non-human sentient creatures.
Rosenberg contributed a chapter to the book Resisters: 52 Young Women Making Herstory Right Now published by Wren & Rook, 2019.
Rosenberg contributed a chapter to the book Voices For Animal Liberation: Inspirational Accounts by Animal Rights Activists published by Skyhorse Publishing, 2020.
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