- Public Health: Disease and Contamination
- Farm Animal Sentience
- Waste Management, Mismanaged Resources and Climate Change
- Inside the Industry: The Treatment of Animals
- Economics of Factory Farming
- Rise of Factory Farming Globally
- Legal Advocacy and the Farm Bill
- Creating Change in the Marketplace
- Convergent Movements
- Consumer Awareness
- Plant-Based Living
- Models for the Future
From October 27-29, 2011 nearly 350 environmental, animal protection, and public health advocates and professionals gathered in Arlington, VA, for the first National Conference to End Factory Farming. Participants arrived motivated to increase their awareness about the negative impacts of modern animal agriculture, and to set in motion new ideas and collaborative actions to put an end to factory farming. Here, you will find exclusive photo and video from the 2011 Conference!
For a look at some of the individuals and groups that came together at the 2011 National Conference to End Factory Farming, view the photo gallery.
Conference Video Collection
Over 40 speakers took the floor to share their expertise on factory farming issues, and every moment of this groundbreaking, educational content was captured on video. We invite you to take advantage of this valuable resource and to pass the videos on!
Friday, October 28, 2011
The Issues: Plenary and Panel Presentations
Breakout Panels, Session One
Climate Change: The Role of Animal Agriculture
Inside the Industry: The Treatment of Animals
Factory Farming: A Global Trend
Breakout Panels, Session Two
Environmental Degradation: Land, Water, and Air Pollution
The Hidden Costs of Factory Farming
Breakout Panels, Session Three - Animal Sentience: Intelligence, Social Nature, and Emotionality
Natural Resource Depletion: Inefficiency and Overuse
Breakout Session Four: Full Conference Panel - The Farm Bill: Converging for Change on Capitol Hill
Saturday, October 29, 2011
Building Solutions: Plenary and Panel Presentations
Breakout Panels, Session Five
Consumer Awareness and Activism
Plant-Based Foods: Diet as a Tool for Change
Steps Toward a Better Future
Breakout Session 6: Full Conference Panel
Convergent Movements: Building Coalitions for Change
Thank you for supporting the End Factory Farming petition!
Following the 2011 Conference, Farm Sanctuary issued a petition urging the Obama administration to increase federal focus on factory farming issues. We blew away our original goal of 25,000 signatures, sending a resounding message to the Obama Administration that citizens are fed up with factory farming! Thank you to everyone who signed and supported this petition.