Recap: HSUS Animal Care Expo 2020

This past July, Food for Thought was an exhibitor at the Humane Society of the United States Animal Care Expo Online 2020.

Many organizations have adapted to the Covid-19 pandemic by hosting their conferences online. Food for Thought attended the Humane Society of the United States Animal Care Expo in-person last year so we were excited to be invited back to their virtual conference this year!


Similar to the in-person event, each exhibitor was given their own virtual booth. Attendees could browse through our resources and videos, ask us questions on the public group chat or private message, and swipe their virtual badge (the virtual equivalent of leaving their business card). We also raffled off a signed copy of Jackson Galaxy’s book “Catify to Satisfy” for those who completed our survey.

Everyone who interacted with our virtual booth was supportive of our work! Several attendees expressed how thankful they were to have us at the conference. A couple of organizations even adopted an animal-friendly menu policy from our conversation with them!

Of course, we missed seeing everyone face-to-face, and since the Humane Society of the United States has a vegan menu policy, we missed eating their delicious plant-based food! However, the virtual conference was a wonderful opportunity to safely build relationships with members of the animal-welfare community during this uncertain time. We look forward to attending the conference next year!

Our Virtual Booth

Our Virtual Booth