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

Special Thanks to AR2017's Sponsors!

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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 national nonprofit 501(c)(3) animal advocacy organization headquartered in Washington, DC. For over 21 years, COK has been worked to end the abuse of farmed animals through undercover investigations, litigation, corporate outreach, public education, vegan advocacy, and other programs.
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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, a nonprofit organization, works to reduce this suffering by organizing and advocating for meaningful change on both a systemic and individual level.  We combine our hard-hitting corporate campaigns with effective grassroots advocacy to raise public awareness, promote industry change and support individual change.

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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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The Anti-Fur Society, and its affiliate, Fur Free Society, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit are working to bring an end to the brutal treatment of fur bearing animals on fur farms, and in the wild, as close to one billion animals are killed each year for fur and meat.  We are exposing the “fur is green” propaganda, and children targeted to learn about the “greatness” of fur at schools & fur fashion shows to preserve the trade's future.  Our outreach is through our 1 million+ followers on social media, our anti-fur conference & events at home and abroad.
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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.'s first political party committed to legal rights and personhood for all animals—not just the human kind.  All HP candidates and officers execute a written oath indicating that they are vegan personally and abolitionist politically.  HP launched on Earth Day 2009; began registering voters in 2011; announced its first Presidential candidate on World Vegan Day 2015; and published the Abolition Amendment on Abolition Day 2016.

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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. 

* Bronze Sponsor * is a social media news network producing daily videos on animals rights and the vegan lifestyle. JaneUnChained’s #LunchbreakLIVE is a daily vegan cooking show, airing at 12:30pm Pacific/3:30p Eastern at JaneUnChained’s Facebook page has a quarter of a million followers and rising.

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NYCLASS (New Yorkers for Clean, Livable, and Safe Streets) - Founded in 2008 on the core mission of saving NYC carriage horses, enacting animal rights legislation into law, and electing pro-animal candidates to office. NYCLASS is committed to fighting for all animals by working on New York City and State legislation and embracing grassroots efforts to educate and activate the public. Learn more and support at

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Piedmont Farm Animal Refuge is a non-profit farm animal sanctuary and educational facility. The Refuge specializes in unique housing, naturalistic environments, and a robust enrichment program for our 100+ farm animal residents. Founded in 2012, the Refuge is located in the Triangle region of North Carolina.

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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.
* Commercial Sponsor * Joshua Levine is a Senior Vice President, Financial Advisor with RBC Wealth Management. He specializes in animal welfare investing through customized social screening and shareholder advocacy.  Joshua works with individual investors and nonprofits to provide highly customized financial and investment solutions.  Joshua’s team is structured to provide a consultative relationship with clients to preserve their wealth, develop detailed Investment and Social Policy statements, and construct properly diversified portfolios within the context of supporting animal welfare
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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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