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Who We Are

Cailen LaBarge

Founder & Executive Director

Cailen is an attorney, animal activist, and founder of Strategies for Ethical and Environmental Development (SEED). In addition to her work with SEED, Cailen serves on Sentient’s Board of Directors.

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Pete Paxton

Investigations Director

Pete Paxton is SEED's Director of Investigations. He has done animal cruelty investigations since
2001, uncovering abuse at puppy mills, factory farms, slaughterhouses, commercial fishing
boats, and pet stores around the world.
His work has been covered in the HBO and Nat Geo documentaries, is the author of Rescue Dogs, and
has been awarded a Coin of Excellence from the US Attorney’s Office for his role in
an undercover investigation.

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