Press Center

We’re always happy to respond to media enquiries and can arrange comment and interviews with our campaign and policy experts listed below. To reach us, contact:

Carla Pisarro, Communications Manager 
World Animal Protection, 450 7th Avenue, 31st Floor, New York, NY 10123 
Contact details: 1-646-783-2210,

World Animal Protection Campaign and Policy Experts

Kara A. Mergl, Manager for Corporate Engagement  

With a mission of increasing the availability of higher welfare food, Kara focuses on collaborating with both consumers and businesses. Her work with businesses emphasizes working in partnership and through innovative problem solving to address challenges in sourcing and selling humane and sustainable products. Kara holds a MS in Social Policy and a Master of Social Work from the University of Pennsylvania, as well as a BA from Moravian College.  

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Elizabeth Hogan, Campaigns Manager for Oceans and Wildlife 

Elizabeth is a passionate campaigner focused on marine wildlife entanglement, whaling policy, marine wildlife in captivity and illegal wildlife trade.  She previously worked with the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) on protective policies for the North Atlantic Right Whale. Elizabeth is a contributing author to two books on corporate social responsibility. She has a degree in Foreign Service from Georgetown University and a dual Master of Science in Marine & Coastal Natural Resources and a Master of Science in Sustainable Development from the University for Peace in Costa Rica and American University in Washington, DC. Elizabeth speaks Spanish and Portuguese.

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Amanda Mayhew, Senior Advisor, Trade Policy

Amanda Mayhew is World Animal Protection’s Senior Advisor, Trade Policy, based in Washington, DC.  In this capacity, Amanda contributes to the coordination and formulation of World Animal Protection’s international trade policy activities with the United States Government, the World Trade Organization (WTO), and other international organizations and governments. She also participates in negotiations involving environmental and animal protection under bilateral and multilateral free trade agreements. Amanda represents World Animal Protection as a Member of the Trade and Environment Policy Advisory Committee (TEPAC), which advises the United States Trade Representative on issues involving international trade and the environment.

Amanda was previously Manager of Ecotourism and International Trade Policy for the Humane Society International (HSI). She holds a Bachelor of Arts in Spanish from the College of the Holy Cross and a Masters of Ecotourism from James Cook University in Queensland, Australia.