Reduce, refine, and replace. Three simple actions can reduce the suffering of billions of farm animals on factory farms.
The vast majority of meat, eggs, and dairy products sold in American grocery chains and restaurants comes from animals raised in intensive-confinement systems (so-called factory farms) that impose significant stress on the animals in pursuit of efficiency. The result is that living creatures are often being treated as biological "machines."
The HSUS promotes eating with conscience and embracing the Three Rs—reducing the consumption of meat and other animal-based foods; refining the diet by avoiding products from the worst production systems (e.g., switching to cage-free eggs); and replacing meat and other animal-based foods in the diet with plant-based foods.
Explore our Guide to Meat-Free Meals and get recipes, cooking tips, and news of interest to people who are voting with their forks to support humane treatment of farm animals.
News & Events
April 22, 2015
House of Cards star Kate Mara talks about her recent PSA on factory farming and the benefits of reducing meat consumption.
April 6, 2015
Hilton Worldwide announced today that it will begin to eliminate the use of cages for egg-laying chickens and gestation crates for breeding pigs in its global food supply chain.
February 17, 2015
The Lusty Vegan confronts relationships between vegans, vegetarians, and omnivores with sass and a lot of good recipes to smooth the way.
December 17, 2014
The Tale of an Unprejudiced Heart: An Interview with James Cromwell on the Twentieth Anniversary of the Movie "Babe"
It was 20 years ago when a heartwarming Australian movie about a sociable pig named Babe captivated audiences in theaters across America. In this interview, award-winning actor James Cromwell talks about animal issues and the ways Babe changed his life.