During the holiday gift-giving season, a popular choice for gift-donations are programs that send live farm animals as “gifts” to help alleviate hunger and poverty in low-income countries. Our purpose here is to make the criticisms of these campaigns public and to encourage alternatives that are more effective and more compassionate.Continue reading
About Dawn MoncriefDawn Moncrief is the Founder and Director of A Well-Fed World, a hunger relief and animal protection organization chipping away at two of the world’s most immense, unnecessary and unconscionable forms of suffering… the suffering of people hungry from lack of food, and the suffering of animals used and abused for food.
Dawn has been a social justice advocate for more than 20 years. She holds two master’s degrees from The George Washington University: one in International Relations, the other in Women’s Studies, both focusing on economic development. Her work highlights the ways in which high levels of meat consumption in the U.S. and globally exacerbate global hunger, especially for women and children. She also draws attention to the negative consequences of animal agriculture on climate change, and the deceptiveness of “humane” marketing.
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