Twyla Francois

Animal Cruelty Investigator & Artist

Twyla Francois has been a farmed animal cruelty investigator for over a decade. Her work has been the focus of numerous documentaries, including No Country for Animals (Global National), Bêtes à bord (CBC Radio-Canada), No Country for Horses (CBC National), These Little Piggies (CTV W5), Cruel Business (CTV W5), Behind the Barn Door (CTV W5), and Food for Thought (CTV W5).

Investigations conducted or overseen by Twyla have led to the closure of facilities, animal cruelty charges and convictions, corporate animal welfare policy reforms, government-commissioned research, rescues of abused and neglected farmed animals, and opening the hearts and minds of millions to the power of their food choices to create a kinder world.

Recognizing that not everyone will be reached by graphic footage and photos, Twyla's art seeks to raise awareness on the plight of today's farmed animals in a more gentle, but hopefully equally compelling, way.