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Humane Farming Association Organization Name provided in the GuideStar Exchange* as of 03/20/2013: Humane Farming Association

Organization Name as listed in the IRS Business Master File as of 10/17/2014: HUMANE FARMING ASSOCIATION

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AKA  HFA
San Rafael, CA
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Humane Farming Association Organization Name provided in the GuideStar Exchange* as of 03/20/2013: Humane Farming Association

Organization Name as listed in the IRS Business Master File as of 10/17/2014: HUMANE FARMING ASSOCIATION

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Also Known As: HFA
Physical Address: San Rafael, CA 94912 
EIN: 68-0087989
Web URL: www.hfa.org 
NTEE Category: D Animal related
D11 Single Organization Support
D Animal related
D99 Animal Related Activities N.E.C.
D Animal related
D30 Wildlife Preservation/Protection
Ruling Year: 1986 


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Mission Statement

The Humane Farming Association (HFA) - now over 200,000 members strong - is the nation's largest and most effective organization dedicated to the protection of farm animals. Founded in 1985, HFA has gained national recognition and respect through its hard work and its highly-visible, highly-successful campaigns. HFA's goals are: 1) to protect farm animals from cruelty; 2) to protect the public from the dangerous misuse of antibiotics, hormones, and other chemicals used on factory farms; 3) to protect the environment from the impacts of industrialized animal factories. HFA's comprehensive programs include: anti-cruelty investigations and exposs, national media and ad campaigns, direct hands-on emergency care and refuge for abused farm animals, consumer boycotts, legislation, and youth humane education. HFA's National Veal Boycott continues to be the single most successful campaign ever conducted against factory farming. Achieving an unprecedented drop of nearly 70% in the sale of drugged, anemic, and tortured baby calves, HFA's groundbreaking investigations have just resulted in the first-ever felony convictions of veal industry leaders. HFA's efforts against Bovine Growth Hormones have been pivotal in mobilizing the public against this cruel and dangerous dairy hormone. And HFA's campaigns to stop the abuse of millions of pigs, chickens, and other victims of factory farming continue to turn the tide against the abusive factory farm industry. The outstanding work of the Humane Farming Association is regularly featured on network television and nationally-broadcast radio programs such as ABC's PrimeTIME Live, Good Morning America, World News This Morning and CBS' 60 Minutes. HFA's hard-hitting expos?s have appeared in Time, Newsweek, People, U.S. News and World Report, the New York Times, the Los Angeles Times, and dozens of other major publications across the country. As HFA makes headlines for its landmark victories and hard-hitting anti-cruelty campaigns, there is another equally meaningful aspect to our work - and that is HFA's Farm Animal Refuge. HFA's Farm Animal Refuge is the largest farm animal rescue facility in the world. Over seven square miles, HFA's Refuge offers hands-on emergency care, rehabilitation, and refuge for abused farm animals. HFA is the only national farm animal protection organization with a shelter that has never turned away farm animals seized as a result of a cruelty case. In 1991, HFA established its political and legislative arm - the Humane Farming Action Fund (HFAF). HFAF is the nation's only political lobbying organization founded exclusively to protect animals raised on farms. HFAF enacts strong and enforceable legislation to outlaw animal abuse and works to ensure that existing anti-cruelty laws are not undermined or weakened by inhumane and unethical meat industry-backed legislation. All combined, HFA's programs and activities represent the greatest hopes of those seeking to create a better world for all of earth's creatures.

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Annual Revenue & Expenses (IRS Form 990, January 2012)

Fiscal Year Starting: January 01, 2012
Fiscal Year Ending: December 31, 2012

Total Revenue $3,355,494
Total Expenses $2,624,713

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Bradley Miller

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Since Dec 1985

Profile:

Bradley Miller is co-founder and National Director of the Humane Farming Association (HFA), the nation's largest farm animal protection organization. Since 1985, HFA has spearheaded the National Veal Boycott and other high-profile campaigns against factory farming. An activist for more than twenty years, Miller has testified before Congress and has appeared on CBS's 48 Hours, National Public Radio, the News Hour with Jim Lehrer, and dozens of other national and regional news broadcasts. Miller established the nation's first lobbying organization dedicated to protecting farm animals (The Humane Farming Action Fund), as well as the first statewide PAC dedicated to supporting political candidates sympathetic to protecting farm animals. Miller has also established HFA's Suwanna Ranch, the largest farm animal rescue facility in the world. Miller has an extensive track record not only of effectively supporting legislation and initiatives helpful to animals -- but also of vigorously opposing legislation that would be harmful to animals. Miller's outspokenness and willingness to hold the line against livestock industry-backed proposals has served as a model and inspiration to activists across the country.

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Programs

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Budget:
$2,166,957
Category:
Animal-Related
Population Served:
General Public/Unspecified

Program Description:

The Humane Farming Association's programs includes our campaign to end factory farming and slaughterhouse abuses. We operate the nation's largest farm animal refuge, and will turn no farm animal away that is rescued in a cruelty case. The fact that HFA stands ready to provide both temporary and permanent care encourages law enforcement agencies to use their legal authority to confiscate abused farm animals and remove them from cruelty.

Program Long-Term Success:

Passed the nation's most comprehensive legislation to protect sick and injured farm animals, AB 2098 in California.

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