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Matt Ball

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Residence  Tucson, Arizona
Role  Footballer
Nationality  American
Height  1.78 m
Spouse(s)  Anne-Marie Green
Current team  Wealdstone F.C.
Name  Matt Ball

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Born  January 2, 1968 (age 47) (1968-01-02) Toledo, Ohio
Alma mater  University of Illinois (MS); Carnegie Mellon University (MS)
Known for  Co-founder and past Executive Director of Vegan Outreach
Notable work  The Animal Activist's Handbook (with Bruce Friedrich) (2009)

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Matthew Michael Ball (born January 2, 1968) is an American animal activist. He is co-founder and President of One Step for Animals, and former Director of Engagement and Outreach at Farm Sanctuary, having previously been Senior Advisor for VegFund. In 1993, Ball co-founded Vegan Outreach. Ball served as the group’s Executive Director for 21 years. Ball is credited with helping shift the animal rights' movement to more utilitarian focus, including a focus on chickens. He is the co-author, with Bruce Friedrich, of The Animal Activist's Handbook (2009). He was inducted into the Animal Rights Hall of Fame in 2005.

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Biography

Ball was born in Toledo, Ohio. His parents are Cornelius Francis Ball and Judith Anderson Ball, both of Toledo. Cornelius Ball is a graduate of the University of Notre Dame. Before founding Vegan Outreach, Matt Ball obtained an M.S. in Forest Ecology at the University of Illinois, and an M.S. in Engineering and Public Policy at Carnegie Mellon University, during which time he was a Department of Energy Global Change Fellow. He also held a research fellowship in the Department of Biology at the University of Pittsburgh.

Matt Ball married Anne Green on February 20, 1993 in Urbana, Illinois; their daughter Ellen Katya Green was born on July 16, 1994, in Pennsylvania and was raised as a vegan. Matt and Anne live in Tucson, Arizona. Anne is also vegan and used to work for Vegan Outreach.

Ball says: "[W]e must focus on getting people to consider their first step toward compassion, rather than arguing for our current philosophy or diet. Most non-vegetarians tune out when told to go vegan but may consider starting to make changes like adopting Meatless Mondays or eating fewer chickens."

Interviews

  • "Be Joyous and Humble: An Interview with Matt Ball". Vegan Outreach. 2002. Archived from the original on 2014-03-06. Retrieved 2014-01-10. Don’t argue. Offer information, and be honest and humble. Read How to Win Friends and Influence People 
  • "麥特保爾 Matt Ball 的訪談(更長版本)" [Be Joyous and Humble: An Interview with Matt Ball]. Vegan Outreach (in Chinese). 2002. Archived from the original on 2014-03-06. Retrieved 2014-02-19. 別和他爭論。提供資訊﹐並且要誠實和謙卑。讀讀<怎樣交朋友和影響別人>這 本書 . Written in traditional Chinese characters.
  • "麦特保尔 Matt Ball 的访谈(更长版本)" [Be Joyous and Humble: An Interview with Matt Ball]. Vegan Outreach (in Chinese). 2002. Archived from the original on 2014-03-06. Retrieved 2014-02-19. 别和他争论。提供资讯,并且要诚实和谦卑。读读<怎样交朋友和影响别 人>这本书 . Written in simplified Chinese characters.
  • EarthSave Portland (2003). "Interview with Matt Ball by EarthSave Portland". Vegan Outreach. Archived from the original on 2014-03-06. Retrieved 2014-01-10. In general, people ... don’t want to be miserable. They want to be happy. Only those who seek solace (and/or identity) in rage will react well to arrogance and loathing; we can’t limit [our outreach] only to the conceited. 
  • Fuente Vegana (January 2010). "Interview with Matt Ball by Fuente Vegana". Vegan Outreach. Archived from the original on 2014-03-06. Retrieved 2014-01-10. 'Rights,' 'veganism,' and other human constructs are irrelevant -- all that matters is reducing as much suffering as possible. 
  • "Ayudar a los animales: Entrevista con Matt Ball" [Helping animals: Interview with Matt Ball]. Fuente Vegana (in Spanish). January 2010. Archived from the original on 2014-03-06. Retrieved 2014-01-10. 'Los derechos', 'el veganismo' y otras construcciones humanas son irrelevantes, todo lo que importa es reducir la mayor cantidad de sufrimiento posible. 
  • "Meet The Man Behind Vegan Outreach". MadeJustRight-EarthBalanceNatural. 2010-12-08. Archived from the original on 2014-03-10. Retrieved 2014-03-06. I'll take medicines that have been tested on animals, I'll drink tap water filtered with bone char, I'll eat a veggie burger cooked in a non-vegan restaurant, etc. -- all things that some vegans consider to be 'non-vegan.' 
  • "ARZone interview with Matt Ball". Animal Rights Zone Transcripts. 2011-02-12. Archived from the original on 2014-03-06. Retrieved 2014-01-09. So the point isn't to show how into veganism I am, how much I know, how easy it is for me, or even, necessarily, what it will be like for them in X months. Rather, our goal should be to engage the person from where they are at the moment. 
  • "ACE Interviews: Matt Ball - Part 1". Animal Charity Evaluators. San Diego. 2014-04-08. Archived from the original on 2014-04-30. Retrieved 2015-01-21. Suffering is the bottom line, and reducing suffering as much as possible must be the singular goal. To choose the best tactic for reducing suffering as much as possible, all other considerations need to be set aside. 
  • "ACE Interviews: Matt Ball - Part 2". Animal Charity Evaluators. San Diego. 2014-04-08. Archived from the original on 2015-01-22. Retrieved 2015-01-21. Even though many vegans are quick to embrace and promote any and all claims that sound vaguely anti-meat, concerns for health have led to billions and billions of chickens suffering immensely 
  • Ball, Matt (2014-06-21). "Interview with Matt Ball" (PDF). Our Hen House (Interview). Interview with Jasmin Singer and Mariann Sullivan. New York City. Retrieved 2015-01-21. 
  • Publications

  • Ball, Matt (2014-06-30). Green, Anne, ed. Accidental Activist: Stories, Speeches, Articles, and Interviews by Vegan Outreach's Cofounder. Lantern Books. ASIN 1590564545. ISBN 978-1-59056-454-7. Lay summary – Vegan Street (December 2014). CS1 maint: ASIN uses ISBN (link), Foreword by Peter Singer, Introduction by Paul Shapiro.
  • Ball, Matt (December 2013) [2005]. "A Meaningful Life: Making a Real Difference in Today's World". Vegan Outreach. Archived from the original on 2014-02-13. Retrieved 2015-01-21. 
  • Ball, Matt (December 2013). "A Meaningful Life: Making a Real Difference in Today's World" (PDF). Vegan Outreach (16-page pamphlet). Archived from the original (PDF) on 2014-02-13. Retrieved 2015-01-21. 
  • Ball, Matt (2012). "Donner un sens à sa vie: comment agir dans le monde aujourd'hui" [Giving a meaning to one's life: how to act in the world today] (PDF). Vegan Outreach (in French). Archived from the original (PDF) on 2012-05-31. Retrieved 2015-01-21. 
  • Ball, Matt (2013-03-25). "Chapter 1". In Davidow, Ben. Uncaged: Top Activists Share Their Wisdom on Effective Farm Animal Advocacy (Kindle ed.). San Francisco: Ben Davidow. ASIN B00C0NF36G. Lay summary – Humane Research Council (2013-10-22). 
  • Ball, Matt; Friedrich, Bruce (2009-04-06). The Animal Activist's Handbook: Maximizing Our Positive Impact in Today's World. Lantern Books. ASIN 1590561201. ISBN 978-1590561201. Lay summary – The Huffington Post (2009-04-13). CS1 maint: ASIN uses ISBN (link) Foreword by Ingrid Newkirk. Book website: www.animaladvocacybook.com .
  • Ball, Matt (2005-08-26). "Chapter 14: Living and Working in Defense of Animals". In Singer, Peter. In Defense of Animals: The Second Wave. Wiley-Blackwell. ASIN 1405119411. ISBN 978-1405119412. Lay summary (2010-02-24). CS1 maint: ASIN uses ISBN (link)
  • Eisman, George; Ball, Matt; Green, Anne (1994) [1984]. The Most Noble Diet: Food Selection and Ethics (4th ed.). Burdett, New York: Diet-Ethics. ISBN 978-0961443511.  Foreword by Michael Klaper, M.D.
  • References

    Matt Ball Wikipedia


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