A network of large animal advocacy organizations and various segments of the animal-using industry that collaborate on product development and promotion, public relations events, and legislative initiatives. From the animal-using industry, the participating animal advocacy organizations receive conference sponsorships, media opportunities and mainstream credibility. They also receive "victories," publicly announced animal husbandry "concessions" on the part of the animal-using industry that are used by the large animal organizations to solicit donations and recruit new members. From the animal organizations, the industry receives endorsements and other positive publicity, as well as advice on how to make their products more "humane" and therefore more acceptable and even more desirable to the public. Typically, these "humane" products are both more expensive and more profitable.
This is an example of a much-discussed phenomenon plaguing all modern social justice movements in which an exploitative industry will co-opt any incremental
change in which it is allowed to play a part, and the possibility of a fundamental
transformation is blocked. This is sometimes referred to as "industry
For further background, see Invasion of the Movement Snatchers: A Social Justice Movement Falls Prey to the Doctrine of "Necessary Evil."