Use our guide to help make more thoughtful choices
Caring about the lives of farm animals is a choice we can all make. The conditions in which farm animals live and die can be improved by our purchase power.
Food produced through humane farming methods, including high welfare free range and organic production can also have health benefits for you, and is better for the environment.
- Raising animals humanely can use less feed, fuel and water than intensive farming, reducing costs and pollution.
- Humane farms can create jobs, boost profits and keep local food supplies healthy.
- By farming crops and livestock, humane farms can reduce environmental damage – recycling nutrients and improving the soil.
- Greenhouse gas emissions are often reduced when animals are healthy and have good welfare.
What you can do
Choose higher welfare products
Use your copy of our guide to help you understand labels on animal products and how that relates to animal welfare.
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Eating less meat can help take cruelty off the menu
By making gradual changes to your lifestyle and diet, like eating fewer animal products and choosing higher welfare, you can create better lives for farm animals.
Remember, the easiest way to find out where meat, diary and eggs come from is to ask – ask your supermarket, your favourite fast food restaurant, your local café. If they don’t serve higher welfare, they should, so keep asking.
Food writer Rachel de Thample's tips
The author of 'Five' and 'Less Meat, More Veg' answers popular questions about high welfare meat.