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Dr. Laura Shields

Laura Shields, Ph.D., is a corporate responsibility officer for People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA). She helps national and multinational companies move away from selling or promoting cruel products, and her victories include swaying more than 350 companies—including Gap Inc., H&M, and Inditex, the three largest clothing retailers in the world—to stop selling mohair and Diane von Furstenberg to ban exotic animal skins, fur, and angora. Shields' work to promote animal rights was recently featured in The New York Times.