FARM ANIMAL REFORM MOVEMENT INC

Rating: 5 stars   12 reviews

Issues: Animals

Location: 10101 Ashburton Ln Bethesda MD 20817 USA

Mission: FARM (Farm Animal Rights Movement) is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit, public-interest organization promoting vegan, plant-based diets to save animals, protect the environment, and improve health. We operate from the nation's capital and work through our Compassionate Activist Network (CAN) with volunteers in all 50 states and two dozen other countries. Campaigns include Meatout, Vegan Earth Day/Bite Global Warming, the Animal Rights National Conferences, Humane Facts, World Farm Animals Day, and Gentle Thanksgiving.

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Rating: 5 stars  

FARM is a major and universally respected participant and leader of the Animal Protection Movement. FARM sponsors the annual Animal Rights Conference -- which is, by far, the most attended and most popular conference of this social justice movement. FARM has been innovative in promoting a diet that excludes animal products by introducing, the now widely accepted and promoted, concept of "Meat-free Monday." FARM has been innovative in outreach to the general public at fairs and tabling event by paying attendees to watch a video promoting our mission.
I'm proud to say that I have been a speaker at several FARM-sponsored events and found the organization of the events superb and the promotion and outreach totally effective.

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Rating: 5 stars  

FARM is not only the acknowledged leader of the farmed-animal advocacy movement, it's leadership and staff are extraordinarily generous in lending advice and assistance to other veg-advocacy organizations, such as the one where I work.

I shudder to think where the movement would be without FARM.

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How does this organization compare with others in the same sector?

Very Well

How much of an impact do you think this organization has?

Life-changing

Will you recommend this organization to others?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2014

Review from Guidestar
Rating: 5 stars  

I am very proud to be a member of FARM's Board. With a relatively small staff, the group is doing a tremendous amount in educating people about the abuses of animals on factory farms and the many benefits of veganism. Through vidoes that they pay individuals a dollar to watch, letters to editors that are published in newspapers throughout the US, and a wide variety of other programs, they are having a major impact in getting people to move toward plant-based diets. Especially important to me is thair work pointing out that shifts away from animal-based agriculture and diets are essential in efforts to avert a climate catastrophe and other environmental disasters.

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Rating: 5 stars  

FARM's10 Billions Lives tour is a highly effective way to engage young people to eat fewer animal products and become vegan. They are doing important work measuring the impact of this key campaign. FARM also runs the National Animal Rights Conference, a training ground for thousands of animal advocates to learn how to create more impact.

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1 people found this review helpful

I have been both a donor and volunteer for FARM for over 3 years. They do more with the funds they get and their small staff than any other nonprofit I know, and I've been involved and researched nonprofit organizations for over 16 years. It is imperative and fortunate that such an organization exists to advocate for the over 10 billion farmed animals raised in a life of misery and slaughtered for food in this country each year. 97-98 % of people say they are against cruelty to animals, yet most of them eat and use animal products. FARM is educating people about the connection.

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I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

With just their national Animal Rights Conference alone, which is a huge undertaking, over 1,000 animal advocates and people concerned about animals attend to learn, network, and empower themselves.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

The organization can do so very much more if they had additional funds and staff. Their budget is 1% or less of the other animal activist organizations like HSUS, ASPCA, PETA, etc., ....... less than 1%!

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FARM (Farm Animal Rights Movement) is a remarkably effective and well respected animal rights organization. Alex Hershaft, the founder of FARM, and every other staff member are truly dedicated and passionate about saving farm animals, protecting the environment and improving health through vegan advocacy. Since FARM's formation in 1976, they have established multiple successful campaigns including the Great American Meatout, World Farm Animals Day, CHOICE School Lunch, Vegan Earth Day, Gentle Thanksgiving, FARM Underground, among others, as well as their annual Animal Rights National Conference. FARM's campaigns have increased public awareness of farm animal cruelty and motivated people to adopt a plant-based diet. 95% of all FARM's contributions go directly to fund their programs (with only a 5% total overhead) ranking them as having one of the most effective use of budget compared to all national animal rights organizations. FARM has my confident, loyal support.

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I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

the public increase of adopting a vegan diet on a consistent basis as a result of their campaigns and outreach.

What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

being able to take part in saving animals.

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

dedicated, passionate and honest.

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

save many more animals, be more effective at protect the environment and improve public health.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every month

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010-1-01

Rating: 5 stars  

1 people found this review helpful

I am a proud supporter of FARM USA because of their exemplary outreach efforts and dedication to animal rights. Their annual Meatout day is an occasion which generates mainstream interest in veganism and I know many people who have changed their eating habits as a result. I appreciate the work that they do.

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I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

my family, circle of friends, clients, and network of peers who have become informed about animal welfare issues and made changes to their diets.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About once a year

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010-3-01

Rating: 5 stars  

1 people found this review helpful

I've been vegan since 1997. I've read a lot of books on animal rights/veganism; participated in and organized numerous protests (back in the day); and have become familiar with many of the animal rights organizations. Since 1996, it has been my opinion that FARM is the Number One, BEST animal rights organization there is. Why? 1-They know that more animals die for food than any other cause, so they work to save the most animals in the way that makes the most sense: Try to get people to stop eating animals and animal products; 2-They use their budget wisely; 3-They use positive messages & images to help animals; 4-They now are also working to specifically address some younger folks; 5-They know what they're doing and they do a fantastic job working to save animals.

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What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

They get it! How do you save the most animals? You get people to stop eating them! That is how the most animals die and they know the ways to help end this.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About once a year

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010-2-01

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1 people found this review helpful

Every time I have a tabling with FARM literature, it is an extremely rewarding experience. Sometimes, I am able to offer vegan food samples or show graphic video of standard farming practices of animals being routinely tortured on factory farms and in slaughterhouses. The youth is the most receptive to these issues but anyone is capable of being transformed during this outreach. Very often, people are moved to tears and seeking alternatives to their Standard American Diet (SAD). FARM is generous in providing lots of resources of recipes, medical information, and environmental statistics free of charge. They send out a weekly email recipe to anyone who signs up. I love vegetarian outreach because it addresses so many issues, including global hunger.

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I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

so many ways. They make transitioning to a vegan lifestyle simple and rewarding.

What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

their continous dissemination of the latest information with regard to our food choices.

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

extremely knowledgeable and courteous. No pressure to donate or to volunteer, they are simply generous with the materials that anyone would need to make a difference in our world.

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

do the following: 1. Solve our healthcare crisis. 2. Stop Climate Change. 3. Make global hunger and thing of the past. 4. Give ALL animals the right to be free. 5. Bring about world peace.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every week

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010-4-01

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Rating: 5 stars  

2 people found this review helpful

For many years, I've worked with Alex Hershaft, FARM's founder, as well as with various staff people, both in presenting at the annual Animal Rights Conference FARM puts on every years, and also participating in some of their annual campaigns, such as the annual Great American Meat-Out. I feel that for a relatively small organization with a relatively small budget, FARM is able to effectively promote the vegan message of compassion for all life better than virtually any other organization, even those that are much larger.

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I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

sponsoring successful events that really educate the general public in powerful, positive ways.

What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

the simplicity, integrity, and straight-forwardness of their approach.

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

helpful, sincere, and motivated.

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

make a fantastic and lasting contribution to the resolution of our culture's most serious problems and dilemmas.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every six months

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010-3-01

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