Animal Welfare Summit
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A gathering of FMI members to discuss animal welfare issues and explore resources to address them.
1. Present FMI members with new resources being developed to establish science-based, global animal welfare standards.
2. Have informed discussion regarding animal activist tactics and anticipated issues.
This event took place in-person at FMI headquarters in Arlington, VA, and virtually.
Dr. Jennifer Walker
Co-Founder and Chief Animal Welfare Officer
Dr. Jen graduated in 2000 from UC Davis and spent 4 years in private practice on California dairies before earning her PhD at Ohio State (2010). Realizing that the greatest opportunity to drive meaningful improvement in animal welfare was through the supply chain, Dr. Jen made the leap from the barn yard to the board room and joined Dean Foods leading the development of their animal welfare program as Director of Dairy Stewardship. Dr. Jen joined Danone North America as Director of Milk quality in 2018 and was responsible for managing milk quality from farm to factory gate as well as the development and management of Danone North America’s industry leading animal welfare program, Quality and Care. Dr. Jen also completed her Masters in Animal Welfare Ethics, Policy and Law through the University of Edinburgh in 2018. In 2019 Dr. Jen’s efforts, passion, and results in shaping national best practices in dairy animal welfare were recognized by her alma matter, UC Davis, as one of the College of Agriculture and Environmental Sciences Award of Distinction recipients. In 2022 Dr. Jen became the co-founder and Chief Animal Welfare Officer of Kinder Ground, a non-profit dedicated to supporting the farming community to elevate the welfare of animals in food production.