Animals in farming

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

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Humane animal farming is good for animals, farmers, consumers and our environment

To reduce animal suffering, we work with governments and businesses to encourage humane slaughter

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Our global Business Benchmark on Farm Animal Welfare (BBFAW) 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

The global farming challenge

The treatment of farm animals is the world’s biggest animal welfare issue – and it’s getting bigger. 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 – since 2009, our humane slaughter training has made life better for eight billion animals. 

Animals in farming: 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.

We're dedicated to improving the lives of farm animals. By giving a gift today, you can help us to raise awareness and promote humane farming.

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