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Dawn Moncrief at Animal Rights Conference 2014

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Dawn Moncrief, Founder and Executive Director of A Well Fed World is introduced by Michael Webermann, Executive Director of Farm Animal Rights Movement. Dawn Moncrief is the Founder and Executive Director of A Well-Fed World, a Washington DC-based hunger relief and animal protection organization that partners with and financially strengthens vegan feeding programs for people in need... farm animal care and rescue efforts... and pro-veg outreach campaigns. She holds two master's degrees from The George Washington University: one in international relations, the other in women studies—both with a focus on economic development. Her work highlights the ways in which high levels of meat consumption in the U.S. and internationally exacerbate global hunger and global warming. She also draws attention to the ethical and environmental misconceptions in "gifting" animals for food in poor countries and "humane" meat marketing, more generally. A "well-fed" world is one in which... ◾all people have enough food, and the right kinds of food. The right kinds of food maximize well-being and minimize harm... to people, animals, and the planet. ◾people are not under-fed and undernourished, dying by the millions of "diseases of poverty," such as: hunger, nutrient deficiency, and dehydration. ◾people are not over-fed and malnourished, dying by the millions of "diseases of affluence," such as: heart disease, cancer, stroke, and diabetes. ◾food is produced and distributed in ways that prioritize the common good. The food system is one that nourishes people, protects animals, and replenishes the planet. A Well-Fed World began as an educational "plants for hunger" campaign in 2001 in response to the International Food Policy Research Institute's (IFPRI) Livestock to 2020 report. This research warned of the rapidly increasing livestock numbers, but did not seek to reverse the trend because they deem it "demand-driven." In 2009, A Well-Fed World expanded to a program-based, tax-exempt 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization to directly alleviate hunger with animal-free food and farming at the community level, while promoting global food security by reframing animal-centric food choices and policies at the decision making level(s). Please visit http://www.ARConference.org and http://www.AWFW.org Produced by Jeff Fleiss, Founder of AnimalNews.info and Doggy TV.