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
October 23, 2015
Hazon, the leading Jewish sustainability organization in North America, has teamed up with The Humane Society of the United States to further farm animal welfare education and advocacy within the Jewish community in time for Food Day 2015 this Saturday, October 24th, an event that inspires Americans to reflect upon their diets and food choices.
October 21, 2015
The Daily Life with Tracey Stewart: Author, Mother and Advocate Shares What She's Learned About How Animals Enrich Our Lives
Tracey Stewart, wife of Jon Stewart, tells us about her new book, Do Unto Animals, and why she and her family are dedicated to helping all animals.
August 19, 2015
See how an NFL player, a former hockey star, an extreme rock climber, an ultramarathoner, a martial arts champion and other athletes flex their muscles to fight for animals.
August 17, 2015
Scandal actress Bellamy Young tells us about her rescued pets, why she supports the Shelter Pet Project and life on the set of her hit series.