Milo Runkle, Founder of Mercy for Animals, takes us on a journey through the many pivotal moments that have shaped his present thinking. From finding his voice in animal activism and the passing of his mother to transformation through plant medicine and stepping down from the board of Mercy for Animals, Milo offers deep insights around spiritual healing, identity, and connection that naturally energizes and excites the heart.


In this episode, Milo talks about: 

  • The origins of his connections to the natural world and his empathy for other non-human beings [1:40]
  • His exposure to animal rights activism as a kid and taking a stand to say ‘We can do better for animals’ [4:00]
  • The spiritual wound of his mother’s passing in his late teens [9:27]
  • The difference between activism triggered by anger or triggered by love [15:07]
  • Addressing trauma through plant medicine ceremony [21:50]
  • The birthing of Mercy for Animals & The Good Food Institute [28:20]
  • Stepping down from leading organizations & diving into his entrepreneurial spirit [31:00]
  • What’s at the heart of his activism [35:18]

Resource Links

  • Mercy for Animals dedicated to eradicating this cruel food system and replacing it with one that is not just kind to animals but essential for the future of our planet and all who share it
  • The Good Food Institute a nonprofit working internationally to accelerate alternative protein innovation
  • NEXUS uniting next gen philanthropists, impact investors, and social entrepreneurs to bring about the most promising global solutions of our generation

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