July 30th - August 2nd ♦ Hilton Mark Center
 just outside 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 offices in Washington, DC and Portland, OR, FARM organizes the Animal Rights National Conference, the 10 Billion Lives ToursWorld Day for Farmed Animals, and other life-saving programs.
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Friends of Animals is a non-profit, international animal advocacy organization, incorporated in the state of New York since 1957. Friends of Animals works to cultivate a respectful view of nonhuman animals, free-living and domestic. Their goal is to free animals from cruelty and institutionalized exploitation around the world.

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Mercy For Animals (MFA) is a non-profit animal advocacy organization that believes non-human animals are irreplaceable individuals who have morally significant interests and hence rights, including the right to live free of unnecessary suffering. MFA is dedicated to promoting non-violence towards all sentient beings through public education campaigns and demonstrations, undercover investigations, and open rescues.

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People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) is the largest animal rights organization in the world, with more than 3 million members. 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: on factory farms, in the clothing trade, in laboratories, and in the entertainment industry. They work through public education, cruelty investigations, research, animal rescue, legislation, special events, celebrity involvement, and protest campaigns.

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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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Showing Animals Respect & Kindness (SHARK) is a non-profit organization with supporters around the US and beyond. With a small core of volunteers, and a staff of five (two are part-time), SHARK battles tirelessly against rodeos, bullfighting, pigeon shoots, turkey shoots, canned hunts (and all hunting), circuses, zoos, and marine parks... any issue that involves violation of the innate rights of living creatures. SHARK also conducts animal rescues and education projects. 

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A Well-Fed World (AWFW) is based in Washington, DC and works across the partisan, issue, and religious divides to empower individuals, grassroots groups, and national leaders. AWFW is a health, hunger and environmental organization that explicitly promotes the benefits of wholesome, plant-rich eating and other green food choices. AWFW goes beyond quick-fixes, and instead works for long-term, structural change at all levels.
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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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Indraloka Animal Sanctuary provides “heaven on earth” for farm animals that have nowhere else to turn.  They inform, inspire, and empower the community, especially children, on ways in which we can better care for ourselves and the environment while helping animals in need. They advocate for a kind and compassionate diet and lifestyle that protects animals, the earth, and our own health.

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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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Vegan Outreach has been working effectively since 1993 to inspire new vegans and reduce animal suffering. VO believes the end of this suffering will come from striking at the root of the problem. Each year, on-staff Outreach Coordinators and volunteer leafleters hand out millions of persuasive booklets at schools and other venues, including remote areas where individuals may not otherwise receive information about veganism. An informative Guide to Cruelty-Free Eating is available at no cost, as is nutrition information from a registered dietitian and a mentor program to help people go and stay vegan. Vegan Outreach leaflets throughout the U.S., Canada, Mexico, and Australia.

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VegFund provides grants to vegan activists to support their outreach efforts. They fund programs all over the world that inspire people to go and stay vegan.

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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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CompassionWorks International (CWI) believes in kindness, respect, unity, dialogue, community, commitment, strategic action, one world for all beings, neighbors talking to neighbors, and friends sharing with friends. They envision a day when all animals are able to live their lives free from unnecessary harm and suffering. CWI provides the assistance needed to bring hope to animals. They believe that by implementing professional, strategic actions within our communities, every one of us can be a beacon of light that spreads awareness about the pain and suffering that occurs inside the tanks, under the big tops, within the racetracks, and behind the shuttered doors of factory farms and medical testing facilities.

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E-The Environmental Magazine's mission has remained the same since its inception: to provide information about environmental issues and to share ideas and resources so that readers can live more sustainable lives and connect with ongoing efforts for change.

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Farm Sanctuary, founded in 1986, is committed to ending cruelty to farm animals and promoting compassionate vegan living through rescue, education, and advocacy efforts. With sanctuaries in Watkins Glen, New York; Northern California (Orland); and the Los Angeles area, they educate millions of people about their plight and the effects of factory farming on our health and environment. They advocate for laws and policies to prevent suffering and promote compassion, and  reach out to legislators and businesses to bring about institutional reforms.  

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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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Investigative Mechanics, also known as JusticeUndercover.com, provides specialty covert gear to human and animal rights organizations, investigative journalists, and other crusaders. They are in the process of forming a non-profit organization dedicated to helping and supporting human, animal and earth rights throughout the world.
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Turtle Island Foods, known for Tofurky® and tempeh products, creates delicious vegan products to promote the health and vitality of both the people and the ecosystems of our "island" home. For almost 30 years they have worked to create delicious, nutritious, convenient and affordable vegetarian food that make a difference in people’s lives and have a minimal impact on our environment.