Factory farms, often confining thousands of animals, are major culprits in climate change. These mega-farms create huge amounts of manure that pollute the soil, water, and air. Animal factories also waste grain, water, fuel, and other resources.
Help farm animals and the planet by eating green.
The animals in factory farms suffer and die, and pollution from these operations harms the health and quality of life of people living nearby. Confined farm animals in the United States produce three times more waste than people.
Meat, egg, and milk production also waste natural resources. Half the world's grain crops are fed to the world's 65 billion farm animals—when more than a billion people suffer from hunger.
Protect the planet, farm animals, and people by:
- Reducing the amount of meat, eggs, and dairy products we eat
- Skipping the cruelest factory farm products, like eggs from caged hens
- Replacing animal products with vegetarian food
Looking into pollution from animal agriculture, a filmmaker heard reputable scientists compare factory farms to "mini Chernobyls."Learn More
News & Events
November 5, 2014
The Food and Drug Administration approval of several ractopamine-based animal drugs is being challenged by animal advocates and farm workers.
August 18, 2014
The Minnesota Court of Appeals today sided with The Humane Society of the United States and neighbors of a massive new gestation crate pig factory, who challenged the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources decision to allow the facility to take up to eight million gallons of groundwater per year.
August 5, 2014
As Tropical Storm Julio and Hurricane Iselle’s paths are expected to pass over the Hawaiian Islands later this week, The Humane Society of the United States reminds residents to include pets in their disaster preparedness plans.
August 4, 2014
As Tropical Storm Bertha takes form off the coast of Barbados, The Humane Society of the United States reminds residents and municipalities of their obligation to protect their pets.