August 3 - 6 ♦ Hilton Mark Center
just outside of Washington, DC

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Farm Animal Rights Movement (FARM) is a national non-profit organization working to end the use of animals for food through public education and grassroots activism. FARM believes in the inherent self-worth of animals, enhanced environmental protection, and public health. With administrative headquarters just outside Washington, DC and remote offices across the U.S., FARM organizes the Animal Rights National Conference, the 10 Billion Lives Tours, World Day for Farmed Animals, and other life-saving programs.
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A Well-Fed World is a vegan hunger relief and animal protection organization that partners with and financially strengthens vegan feeding/farming programs… farmed animal care/rescue… and vegan/animal advocacy. AWFW provides immediate assistance to people and animals in need, as well as works for long-term, structural change. Key programs include: Global Grants, Plants-4-Hunger (a gift-giving alternative to Heifer International), Ethiopian School Lunch Partnership, and Humane Facts/Loopholes.
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Animal Equality is an International animal advocacy organization dedicated to defending all animals through public education, campaigns and investigations. They are currently active in the United States, United Kingdom, Germany, Italy, Spain, Mexico, Venezuela and India. They believe that every animal should have a voice, deserving a life free of pain and suffering and seek to achieve a behavioural and lasting change in society in order to prevent cruelty and protect animals.

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Mercy For Animals (MFA) is an international nonprofit animal protection organization dedicated to preventing cruelty to farmed animals and promoting compassionate food choices and policies.

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People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) is the largest animal rights organization in the world, with more than 6.5 million members and supporters. PETA focuses its attention on the four areas in which the largest numbers of animals suffer the most intensely for the longest periods of time: in the food industry, in the clothing trade, in laboratories, and in the entertainment industry. We work through public education, cruelty investigations, research, animal rescue, legislation, special events, celebrity involvement, and protest campaigns.

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The Animal Recovery Mission (ARM) is a non-profit investigative organization dedicated to eliminating severe animal cruelty operations worldwide.  ARM implements direct-action tactics to investigate, document, and expose illegal activities of animal cruelty. The organization’s main goals are to improve the quality of life for animals and educate the public. The end result will raise awareness of the unforeseen ethical, social and environmental implications of animal abuse and produce effective changes in the treatment of defenseless animals.
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Compassion Over Killing (COK) is a non-profit animal advocacy organization headquartered in Washington, D.C. with an additional office in Los Angeles. Working to end animal abuse since 1995, COK focuses on cruelty to animals in agriculture and promotes vegetarian eating as a way to build a kinder world for all of us, both human and non-human.
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Friends of Animals, founded in 1957 and headquartered in Darien, Connecticut, works to cultivate a respectful view of nonhuman animals, free-living and domestic. Our goal is to free animals from cruelty and institutionalized exploitation around the world.
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International Primate Protection League (IPPL) is a grassroots non-profit organization dedicated to protecting the world's remaining primates, great and small. Among their many activities, they organize international protest campaigns, conduct investigations, operate a sanctuary for rescued gibbon apes in South Carolina, and offer financial support for other activities that help monkeys and apes.
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OneProtest will not turn a blind eye to the injustices in the world around us. They are the ones on the front-line fighting against circuses, trophy hunting, domestic animal abuse, and much more. Whether it is a circus tiger living in a cage for 23 hours a day, a black bear being hunted down as a trophy, or an abused puppy living on a chain, they are here to expose the truth and raise awareness through protesting, investigations, educational outreach, and community empowerment.
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Stop Animal Exploitation NOW! is a national non-profit animal advocacy organization dedicated to the rights of all animals. Their strength comes from their exclusive focus on eliminating animal experimentation. Their mission is to end the exploitation of animals imprisoned in laboratories by educating the public with the reality of what is happening inside the vivisection industry and engaging government agencies to enforce laws, issue citations, and levy fines against criminal labs. Through in-depth investigations of laboratories, international protests and events, and national media campaigns, SAEN exposes and ends the misery of animals.
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 The Humane League is a 501(c)3 animal advocacy organization that works to protect all animals through public education, campaigns and rescue. We have staffed offices serving the greater metro regions of Philadelphia, Boston, Maryland, New York City, Charlotte, Seattle, San Francisco and Dallas, and our work for animals extends nationwide. Funding comes from their over 6,000 members and supporters.
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The Animal Cruelty Exposure Fund’s mission is to raise funds to promote public awareness regarding animal cruelty issues through main stream media such as television, billboards, print ads, and social media. We work with other animal rights groups who have exposed cruelty through investigations, and get those images to the public. Animals need equal footing to Big Ag by using main stream media to educate people as to the truth, rather than Big Ag's fantasy ads, showing “happy" cows, pigs, and chickens. We know the truth. It’s time the rest of the world did, too.
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CompassionWorks International is a leading organization in the fight against institutionalized animal cruelty. From taking on the circus to zoos to trophy hunting, CWI focuses on community-centered education, legal advocacy, and investigation to make productive change for animals. We envision a more compassionate world—a world in which all animals are able to live their lives free from tanks, cages, slaughterhouses, and all forms of unnecessary harm and suffering.
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Help Animals India is dedicated to providing financial and consultation support to animal rescue groups and individuals in India and Nepal while connecting donors with the most promising and needful ones and ensuring donors' support is well spent. Help Animals India supports community dog and cat spay/neuter and rescue, cows saved from the dairy industry, farm sanctuaries, humane education, vegan advocacy, vegan meals, elephant sanctuaries and much more.
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The Humane Party is the U.S.A.’s first political party committed to 1) Rights for all animals—not just the human kind, 2)Full realization of an ecosystem-neutral, sustainably prosperous economy, and 3)Support and election of only those candidates who have committed to humane values both personally and politically. Formed in 2009, the Humane Party registered its first voters in 2011 and announced its first candidate for U.S. President, Clifton Roberts, in 2015. This candidacy means that American voters no longer have to settle for the “lesser of evils” when voting for President.
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In Defense of Animals (IDA) is an international animal protection organization with over 250,000 supporters and a 30-year history of fighting for animals, people and the environment through education, campaigns and hands-on rescue facilities in India, Africa, and rural Mississippi.

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Jane Velez-Mitchell is nationally known TV journalist and best-selling author. Winner of four Genesis awards from the Humane Society of the United States, Jane Velez-Mitchell covers crimes against people, animals, and the environment. She is known for speaking up for the voiceless!  For a full bio for Jane Velez-Mitchell please click here.
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NYCLASS's advocacy efforts focus on ending the inhumane, unsafe NYC carriage horse industry. They advocate for retiring the carriage horses to sanctuaries, while modernizing the current industry with a clean and safe alternative to this outdated tradition - the 21st Century Horseless Carriage. This would provide jobs for the current drivers, and much needed relief for the horses -- a win-win for everyone.
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Piedmont Farm Animal Refuge (The Refuge) is a non-profit organization that provides lifelong sanctuary to farm animals in need, educates the public about the cruelties of factory farms, and promotes veganism by offering knowledge, support, and community to people interested in living cruelty-free lifestyles. Founded in 2012, The Refuge is located in North Carolina just 15 minutes away from the downtowns of Carrboro, Saxapahaw, and Pittsboro and 20 minutes away from downtown Chapel Hill.

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The Pollination Project seeks to unleash GOODNESS and expand COMPASSION all over the world. They make daily seed grants to inspiring social change-makers who are committed to a world that works for all. As part of their funding platform, they welcome like-minded and values-aligned institutional and individual donors to join us either as
daily givers themselves, or as sponsors for unique seed grant programs of mutual interest (such as youth environmental grants, education grants or targeted regional grants). The Pollination Project is a learning laboratory for emergent Indy Philanthropy trends and practices. They proudly identify as a vegan organization and as a justice funder.

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United Poultry Concernsis a nonprofit organization dedicated to the compassionate and respectful treatment of chickens, turkeys and other domestic fowl. We hold that the treatment of these birds has a significant effect upon human, animal, and environmental welfare. We make people aware of how poultry are used and promote a vegan diet and lifestyle. We provide information through our magazine Poultry Press, our website at, and our sanctuary in Virginia.
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Tofurky - Good food is kind to people, animals, the environment, and especially tastebuds. That’s exactly the kind of food we’ve been making at Tofurky for more than 35 years. We are the Friendliest Food on The Plate.

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