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 work

  • We move governments and global bodies to improve regulations to protect animals.
  • We influence debates that will shape the future of world farming.
  • We partner with food businesses to change the way they work and protect animals.
  • We work with farmers to demonstrate practical and affordable ways to protect animals.
  • We encourage people to choose food produced in line with high welfare standards.

By supporting our campaigns, you can help improve the lives of billions of farm animals around the world – and the well-being of humans and our planet too.

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Humane animal farming is better for animals, farmers, consumers and our environment. Learn more

With more and more consumers demanding humane treatment of animals, partner with us to make sure farm animal welfare is part of your business

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Business Benchmark on Farm Animal Welfare (BBFAW):

Our BBFAW report is the first global measure of company performance on animal welfare. Since its inception in 2012, it has established itself as a catalyst for influencing change in corporate practices on animal welfare management and reporting.

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