What Is The Need For Encompass In The Modern Day Animal Rights Movement?

The professional farmed animal protection movement wants to be a global powerhouse capable of taking on and eliminating practices and industries that have existed for decades. It wants mainstream support—to no longer be seen as a radical, niche passion. In order to get to this place, we must examine the state of our organizations and the movement at large. Is it equitable? Is it conscious and inclusive? Can people all over the identity spectrum see themselves represented?

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Why Was Encompass Founded?

Our strategic thinking and capability to quickly innovate have both been vital to our success. But something is missing. People of color make up 38% of the U.S. population, but less than 11 percent of staff and a mere 8 percent of leaders at the top 20 U.S. farmed animal protection organizations. We have an opportunity before us and Encompass plans to harness it.

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