Lisa Winebarger (Raising and Slaughtering)

Lisa Winebarger grew up between Tokyo, Japan and Gaithersburg, Maryland. She developed an affinity for animals early on and became vegetarian at age 5. After receiving her B.A. from the University of British Columbia in Vancouver, Canada, Lisa went on to attend law school to embark upon an Animal Law career. She received her J.D. with honors from the American University Washington College of Law, and is a member of the California bar.

Lisa got her official start in Animal Law as a Litigation Intern for Compassion Over Killing (COK) and formally joined COK’s Legal Department as Counsel in 2013. COK is a national nonprofit animal advocacy organization headquartered in Washington, D.C. which has grown into a powerful national voice for farmed animals since its inception in 1995. Among other means of advocacy, COK conducts undercover investigations which document the rampant abuses inflicted upon animals behind the closed doors of factory farms and slaughter plants.

As a part of COK’s legal team, Lisa works to challenge the widespread abuse of farmed animals and egregious agricultural practices through litigation and other legal avenues. Lisa also enjoys the company of her Rhodesian Ridgeback mix, Puna, at COK’s Los Angeles office.