FARM (Farm Animal Rights Movement) is a national nonprofit organization advocating for animal rights and veganism since 1981. For many years, we were the only national animal rights organization fighting for farmed animals.

Operating from our nation’s capital through a network of local activists, we conduct massive public awareness campaigns. Our Animal Rights National Conference has trained hundreds of animal rights activists and inspired movement newcomers.

The Team

Dr. Alex Hershaft

Dr. Alex Hershaft is the President of Farm Animal Rights Movement (FARM) and a co-founder of both FARM and the U.S. movement for animal rights as a whole. Born in Warsaw, Poland shortly before World War II began, Alex survived Nazi persecution and sought refuge in the US, where he held a 30-year career in materials science and environmental consulting and a prominent role in the movement for religious freedom prior to dedicating himself to animals. Alex organized the first Animal Rights National Conferences, World Day for Farmed Animals, Meatout, and a dozen other initiatives - and was inducted to the Animal Rights and Vegetarian Halls of Fame.

Lisa DeCrescente


Ally Hinton

Ally Hinton is the Marketing Director for FARM. She has been working in digital marketing and video production for over ten years. Prior to working at FARM she worked as the Head of Digital Marketing for Rethink Homelessness promoting compassion and human rights for the community. One of her projects, Cardboard Stories: Homeless In Orlando went viral in 2015 gaining national & international attention. Ally is passionate about marketing for non-profits and for animal rights. She has worked to promote animal welfare and human rights for many years.

Shemirah Brachah

Shemirah joined the FARM team in January 2016 as a Program Coordinator. Over the years, she’s worked on many FARM campaigns, including the Great American Meatout, Meatout Mondays e-newsletter, World Day for Farmed Animals, the Sabina Fund, billboards and bus cards, Letters from FARM, and of course, working with vegan food manufacturers to showcase products during the snack events at FARM’s annual Animal Rights National Conference. Shemirah also helped as Office Manager before moving to Colorado where she resides with her extended family. She has returned to FARM, managing Letters from FARM and assisting where needed and continuing to coordination food events for the Animal Rights National Conference!