Kenny Feldman Animal Advocate Award

Kenny Feldman

Established in 2015, the Kenny Feldman Animal Advocate Award is a program of Compassionate Action for Animals that recognizes a person, organization, or business whose outstanding work is helping farmed animals in significant ways. Anyone can submit a nomination for this award; it is open to all. 

The winner of the 2021 Kenny Feldman Animal Advocate Award will be announced at Twin Cities Veg Fest on September 19, 2021.

The award honors the memory of animal lover Kenny Feldman. Kenny thought animals were to be cared for and allowed to a live a life with freedom. Kenny was a close friend of Compassionate Action for Animals co-founder Unny Nambudiripad, and he inspired Unny to become an activist. Sadly, we lost Kenny to suicide in 1999. From that tragic loss, we were moved to establish this annual award to acknowledge the contributions of individuals who strive to create a more compassionate world.

Award Recipients

2015: The Herbivorous Butcher

Aubry and Kale Walch of The Herbivorous Butcher







2016: Senator Scott Dibble

Scott Dibble
Minnesota State Senator Scott Dibble







2017: Christine Coughlin

Christine Coughlin, Minnesota State Director of the Humane Society of the United States









2018: Matt Mackall, Unny Nambudiripad, and Dave Rolsky

Matt Mackall and Unny Nambudiripad, CAA founders

Dave Rolsky, CAA founder at Poplar Spring Farm Sanctuary

2019: Shannon Kimball

Shannon Kimball
Shannon Kimball, Humane Educator and Program Coordinator for Bridges of Respect

2020: Ashley Riddle

Ashley Riddle, Animal Rights Coalition

2021: Terrell Woods, aka Carnage The Executioner

Terrell Woods, aka Carnage The Executioner

The Feldman family wants to thank CAA, Unny Nambudiripad, and current Executive Director Laura Matanah for helping preserve Kenny’s memory and continuing his legacy of being an animal lover and activist in animal rights campaigns. To learn more about Kenny and his legacy, visit the Remembering Kenny Feldman Facebook page.

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