Animals in farming

The majority of animals farmed for food live in conditions that cause suffering and stress. It’s time to rethink farming.

By 2050, livestock production will be twice what it was in 2000. Right now, more than 70 billion animals are farmed for food each year – two-thirds in conditions that mean they can’t move freely or live naturally. We campaign for progress at every stage – from farming to transportation to slaughter. And we know change is possible.

Our goal is to ensure farmed animals live good lives by transforming the global food system

At World Animal Protection we envision a world where respect for animals and nature sits at the heart of our food system, which is equitable, sustainable, resilient, and capable of feeding the world. 

Here’s what World Animal Protection is doing to achieve this ambitious goal:

  • Working to ban the prophylactic use of antibiotics in farming and encouraging governments and leading food companies to adopt better farm animal welfare policies.
  • Pushing the Canadian government to implement policies that phase-out inhumane farming systems by reducing antibiotic use in farming, supporting more plant-based agriculture, and promoting increased plant-based food consumption.  
  • Moving people to consider eating less meat and more plant-based foods to help reduce the world’s dependence on factory farming.
  • Exposing how factory farming contributes to climate change and biodiversity loss.
  • Working to change global financial investment systems that are fueling factory farming expansion.

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