VIDEO: Randy Hayes on Rainforest Action Network’s campaign against Burger King

RAN co-founder Randy Hayes talks to us about organizing RAN’s campaign against fast food giant Burger King. In 1987, after years of protest, Burger King agreed to tear up $35 million in contracts that were destroying the rainforest for cattle grazing.

Scott reflects on how the first protests he went to in college were RAN’s campaigns targeting fast food giants over beef contracts in the rainforest.

Described by the Wall Street Journal as “an environmental pit bull,” Randy Hayes is the co-founder of Rainforest Action Network, and is an author, filmmaker and environmentalist. Hayes is a veteran of many high-visibility corporate accountability campaigns and has advocated for the rights of Indigenous peoples throughout the world. He is currently the executive director of Foundation Earth and a consultant to the World Future Council, based in Washington, DC

Author: Sparki

Scott Parkin is a Senior Campaigner with Rainforest Action Network and organizes with Rising Tide North America. He has worked on a variety of campaigns around climate change, the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, mountaintop removal, labor issues and anti-corporate globalization. Originally from Texas, he now lives in San Francisco.

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