Hannah Connor is a senior attorney in the Environmental Health Program at the Center for Biological Diversity, a wildlife conservation organization working to secure a future for all species, great and small, hovering on the brink of extinction. For 15 years, she has written, presented, and litigated extensively on the harms caused by industrial animal agriculture to people, animals, and the planet, including by bringing cases against some of the largest meatpackers in the world. She is committed to fighting against the secrecy, corruption, pollution, and exploitation that have become hallmarks of this industry, and advocating for a just, sustainable food system. In addition to her work on slaughterhouses and factory farming, she also litigates on issues related to extractive mining operations, toxic pesticides, and clean water defense.
Prior to joining the Center, Hannah spent five years as an attorney with the Animal Protection Litigation team at the Humane Society of the United States. Before that, she was an attorney with the Waterkeeper Alliance in New York. She has also spoken and taught at law schools across the country, and authored a chapter in Food, Agriculture, and Environmental Law, the first textbook to explore the political and societal issues facing agricultural policy and modern food systems through the lens of environmental protection laws.