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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. 

Learn more about Cruel Confinement of Farm Animals and the Environmental Impacts of factory farms.


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