About Us

The Humane Hoax is a collaborative effort of vegan activists, writers, and organizations who are working together to reveal the truth about “humane” animal agriculture. We hosted the first annual Humane Hoax Online Summit in 2020, and are currently planning future online events as well.

Key Organizers

Hope Bohanec

Hope Bohanec has been active in animal protection and environmental activism for 30 years and has published the book The Ultimate Betrayal: Is There Happy Meat? She is the Projects Manager for the national non-profit United Poultry Concerns, the host of the Hope for the Animals Podcast, and the Executive Director of Compassionate Living, a California based vegan advocacy organization. Hope organizes UPC’s annual Conscious Eating Conference at UC Berkeley and the Sonoma County VegFest.

Justin Van Kleeck

Justin Van Kleeck, PhD is a freelance writer, educator, and community organizer. Justin spends most of their time working at the Triangle Chicken Advocates sanctuary, which they and their partner founded in 2014, and which inspired them to start The Microsanctuary Movement (now Microsanctuary Resource Center) together later that year. Justin also founded and contributes to the radical vegan blog Striving with Systems.

Sponsoring Organizations

United Poultry Concerns

Compassionate Living

Triangle Chicken Advocates

Microsanctuary Resource Center

Free from Harm