Gary Kaskel is a writer and filmmaker who has also served as an executive at United Action for Animals and The Humane Society
of the United States. His award-winning 2006 documentary, Animal People, chronicles the history of the humane movement in America. He grew up in Manhattan and now resides in Los Angeles.

Short videos where I answer these questions:


Who was Henry Bergh? -

Why is the book titled MONSTERS AND MIRACLES? -

What's the most common misconception about animal cruelty? -

How did Henry Bergh get involved in children's protection? -

Why isn't the ASPCA supporting a book about its founder? -



Links to more information about me:


Press Release:

Internet Movie Database -

Gary Kaskel online portfolio -

Gary Kaskel, animal shelter reform advocate -

NYC exterminates Canada Geese on Rikers Island -



National animal organizations:


Aging in Place -

American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (ASPCA) -

Animal Legal Defense Fund (ALDF) -

Best Friends Animal Society -

Farm Sanctuary -

Friends of Animals (FoA) -

The Humane Society of the United States (HSUS) -

International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) -

In Defense of Animals (IDA) -

Mercy for Animals -

People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) -

Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine (PCRM) -

Sea Shepherd Conservation Society (SSCS) -

United Action for Animals (UAA) -

World Society for the Protection of Animals (WSPA) -




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