The Mercy For Animals 25th Anniversary

Digital Awards

2024 Winners

Nick Cutsumpas (Farmer Nick)
Environmental Care Award

Nick Cutsumpas, also known as Farmer Nick, is an author, an environmentalist, an urban farmer, a plant coach, a content creator, and so much more. He is passionate about growing healthy, sustainable food that nourishes our bodies and protects the planet.

Beyond Meat
Food Innovation Award

Beyond Meat has disrupted the meat industry with delicious and sustainable plant-based burgers, sausages, and more. The company is leading the charge in food innovation, launching Beyond IV this spring, the fourth generation of Beyond Burger®!

Tia Blanco
Plant-Powered Athlete Award

Tia Blanco is a professional surfer from San Clemente, California. She began surfing competitively at a young age and quickly rose to prominence in the sport. Blanco embraced vegan eating in her teens and promotes animal protection, environmental sustainability, and personal health.

Best Vegan Podcast Award

Olympic medalist Dotsie Bausch and actress and Baywatch star Alexandra Paul teamed up to co-host the Switch4Good podcast! Together, they discuss the benefits of plant-based eating on both health and athletic performance, as well as myriad other inspiring topics!

Remy Morimoto Park (Veggiekins)
Foodie Influencer Award

Remy Morimoto Park is a vegan chef, cookbook author, and advocate. Through her engaging content and delicious plant-based recipes, Park inspires and empowers others to embrace a compassionate lifestyle while nourishing their bodies with wholesome plant-based foods.

Gwenna Hunter
Community Care Award

Gwenna Hunter is an activist who champions the rights of human and nonhuman animals. She helps distribute meals and groceries throughout Los Angeles by working with local organizations, and in 2022 she founded Vegans of LA Food Bank, the first all-vegan food bank in the city.

Honorable Mentions

Upton’s Naturals
Big-Hearted Business Award

Since Mercy For Animals’ early days of house-party fundraisers, Upton’s Naturals has been at our side cheering us on. One of the few privately owned vegan companies, Upton’s remains a valued partner of Mercy For Animals and a true innovator and leader in plant-based meat.

Brazil’s Department of Animal Protection, Defense and Rights
Champions in Government Award

Brazil’s Department of Animal Protection, Defense and Rights was created in January 2023 to coordinate and develop policies and programs aimed at animal protection, defense, and rights. The department engages with various branches of government, international organizations, and civil society to build a better world for everyone.

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