Matt Ball is an American animal rights advocate. He is executive director of Vegan Outreach, which he co-founded in 1993 with Jack Norris, and is the co-author, with Bruce Friedrich, of The Animal Activist's Handbook (2009). He was inducted into the Animal Rights Hall of Fame in 2005.[1]

Before founding Vegan Outreach, Ball obtained a degree in engineering from the Department of Forest Ecology at the University of Illinois, then a graduate degree from the Department of Engineering and Public Policy at Carnegie Mellon University. He held a research fellowship in the Department of Biology at the University of Pittsburgh.[1]

Ball lives in Pittsburgh with his wife, Anne Green, and their daughter.[2]


  1. 1.0 1.1 "Matt Ball", Lantern Books, accessed 24 May 2012.
    • Also see Matt Ball and Bruce Friedrich, "Biographies," The Animal Activist's Handbook, Lantern, 2009.
  2. Peter Singer (ed), "Notes on contributors," In Defense Of Animals: The Second Wave, Blackwell Publishing Ltd, 2006.

Further readingEdit

  • Vegan Outreach, accessed 24 May 2012.
  • Ball, Matt. "Living and working in defense of animals," in Peter Singer (ed), In Defense Of Animals: The Second Wave, Blackwell Publishing Ltd, 2006.

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