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Faye Yuan

Tom and Liz have a conversation with Faye Yuan as she talks about her story and documentary Miles To Go Before She Sleeps and tells her story of how the issue of animal mistreatment in her hometown of Shanghai, China opened her eyes with a goal of helping raise and spread awareness to help save and protect animals from being physically mistreated and abused. Her documentary presents an idealistic school teacher laying her life on the line to expose a nationwide dog theft ring that sends thousands of stolen pets to slaughterhouses.

Faye Yuan is a New York-based bilingual curator, producer, and editor. She made her first feature-length documentary about a maverick Chinese animal activist. In 2021, Yuan edited an award-winning film documenting the 100-year history of jazz in China and was a curator for the Queens Memory Project- a participatory program supported by Queens College and Queens Public Library while raising awareness and a sense of ownership in the production of shared historic records.

Originally aired on October 22, 2023.

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Tom Linney works with the Animal Legal Defense Fund (ALDF) Animal Law Program and is on the board of Pets Alive-El Paso. Among other duties, Tom is responsible for developing and marketing ALDF’s Animal Law Pro Bono Program to interested firms and attorneys and for helping students transition from law student to legal professional. He also provides support to professionals interested in teaching animal law and collaborates with ALDF’s Litigation and Criminal Justice Program to assign appropriate pro bono counsel to ALDF projects and cases.
Liz Walsh is a Professor of Biological Sciences at the University of Texas at El Paso. She is also a member of the national Sierra Club Wildlife & Endangered Species Activist Team. Dr. Walsh also serves on the Executive Committee of the El Paso Regional Sierra Club Group, and as a board member of the Vegetarian Society of El Paso. Liz is also interim president of the Vegetarian Society of El Paso.
John Martinez was an intern assistant producer on ACT Radio, Science Studio, and The Book Club with Louie Saenz. He enjoys pop culture, sporting events, and listening to various types of music.