It’s a new year, and MRC is excited to welcome three new faces to our Board of Directors! Please join us in welcoming Mahika Gupta, Kaden Maguire, and Gavin Wolf!
Mahika Gupta (they/them) is a gender-fluid Indian American chef, artist and community organizer. For the past seven years, they have been a part of various human and non-human justice movements. Mahika currently lives in Philadelphia with their companion chicken Corrie, who was liberated from a slaughterhouse in June 2018. Together they attend protests, marches and community gatherings to advocate for both human and non-human liberation. Currently, they are working to bridge the food inequality gap in their neighborhood through a new planted based food business!
Kaden Maguire (they/them) is an animal rescuer and humane educator who has been working with farmed animal sanctuaries since 2014. They have participated in numerous local rescue efforts and have fostered 100+ rats in recent years. Kaden views sanctuaries as powerful environments to allow other animals to more deeply develop their personalities and exert their agency. They live with their rat and cat companions in the Hudson Valley.
Gavin Wolf (he/him or they/them) is an activist and longtime animal caretaker based in rural New Hampshire. In early 2017, after becoming aware of the increasing issue of rooster homelessness, Gavin founded Sun and Moon Microsanctuary to focus on the rescue, care, and advocacy for farmed birds. They currently share their home with an assortment of survivors from various industries, from small local farms to cockfighting. A strong believer in the value of caretaking and microsanctuaries as activism, Gavin is excited to contribute to the board and see the movement grow.