Author Archives: Ashley Capps

Ashley Capps
Ashley Capps received an M.F.A. in creative writing from the University of Iowa Writers’ Workshop. Her first book of poems is Mistaking the Sea for Green Fields. The recipient of a 2011 National Endowment for the Arts Fellowship, she works as a writer, editor and researcher specializing in farmed animal welfare and vegan advocacy. Ashley has written for numerous animal justice organizations, and in addition to her ongoing work for A Well-Fed World, she is a writer and editor at Free from Harm.

Ashley Capps, Author at A Well-Fed World's Posts

Climate Change Causing Kenyan Pastoralists to Abandon Herding, Grow Crops Instead

Climate Change Causing Kenyan Pastoralists to Abandon Herding, Grow Crops Instead

Climate change, deforestation, habitat loss, and resource scarcity, of which animal agriculture is a leading cause, mean we need reductions, and not expansion, of animal farming. For this and many other reasons, efforts to combat to hunger and food insecurity should focus on sustainable plant-based approaches wherever possible. »

Meet Farmed Animals Rescued from Florence Floods

Meet Farmed Animals Rescued from Florence Floods

With more than 3.5 million farmed animals drowned in post-Florence floods, meet some of the lucky few who survived and were rescued to sanctuaries. »

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Harvard Study Finds Shift to Grass-Fed Beef Would Require 30% More Cattle and Increase Beef’s Methane Emissions 43%

A new Harvard study finds that shifting to all grass-fed beef production in the U.S. would require 30% more cattle just to keep pace with present production. It would also increase beef's methane emissions by 43% and would require more pastureland than we have. The researchers conclude the only way to guarantee lower environmental impacts is by reducing beef consumption overall. »

Why We Need Plant-Based Approaches to Global Hunger

Why We Need Plant-Based Approaches to Global Hunger

The holiday season is officially upon us, and groups like Heifer International and OxFam are ramping up their "animal gifting" donation campaigns with a deluge of catalogs and emails encouraging people to "gift" farmed animals to food insecure families in developing countries. But animal agriculture is a leading contributor to climate change and food insecurity. Here's why efforts to reduce global... »

7 Ways Plant Foods Are Fighting Global Hunger

7 Ways Plant Foods Are Fighting Global Hunger

Animal agriculture is a major driver of climate change and food insecurity. Efforts to reduce hunger should focus on sustainable plant-based approaches wherever possible. Here's why and how. »