For decades, little attention has been paid to how we raise animals and produce food. The rise of automated production and the need to feed the growing global population have led to lower food standards, and, today, we are witnessing a rapid rise of meat and dairy consumption, along with an increase in industrially farmed animals in the Global South. Despite this downward trajectory, pressure on governments to move away from exploitative systems and ensure a Just Transition is absent.
Though there are numerous organisations, institutions, and foundations working to reduce the production and consumption of animal products, they tend to collaborate mostly with groups within their own sectors and, oftentimes, within their own regions. By limiting their partnerships to organisations similar to themselves, opportunities for cooperation and synergy are diminished and strategies cannot benefit from diversity and novel ideas.