Combating animal cruelty, environmental devastation, and global hunger through the promotion of healthy, plant-based solutions. Your support creates a kinder, more compassionate world for all.
Dr. Alex Hershaft founded the Vegetarian Information Service in 1976, which became FARM in 1981. A Holocaust survivor who lost most of his family, he resolved to dedicate his life to pursuing justice and compassion, particularly for the most oppressed beings.
Farmed animals make up 98% of abused animals, and FARM is dedicated to stopping the exploitation and slaughter. This mission has involved personal sacrifice, particularly on Alex's part, but is worthwhile because just one new vegetarian or vegan saves thousands of animals' lives in a lifetime.
FARM's global impact is far out of proportion to its size due to the grassroots grants program. The Sabina Fund honors the memory of Alex's late mother. Sabina Fund provides seed money to groups (mostly in the developing world) promoting plant-based diets and respect for animals.
FARM's most well-known campaign is the Great American Meatout. In March, volunteers urge caring people everywhere to "kick the meat habit" for at least one day and explore a healthy diet of fruits, vegetables, and whole grains. Meatout observances occur in more than 1000 communities in the US and more than 30 other countries.
FARM's diet education campaigns continue to make a positive impact on food security, climate change, air and water quality, and human health. Join us in protecting our planet for all beings!
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