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 26, 2013
Neighbors of a newly built sow breeding facility have joined with The HSUS in seeking to overturn the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources’ decision to allow the factory farm to take more than eight million gallons of groundwater per year.
November 21, 2013
Coalition Notifies Iowa Factory Farm of Intent to File Clean Water Act Lawsuit over Repeated Manure Spills
A coalition of community, environmental and animal welfare organizations sent a notice of intent to sue Illinois-based The Maschhoffs, LLC over repeated discharges of hog manure to waterways from one of its Iowa factory farms.
November 1, 2013
The South Florida Wildlife Center celebrated the release of three migratory birds who were rescued and rehabilitated after suffering injuries from flying into windows.
October 23, 2013
In an era of mass extinctions, six resilient species show that humans can make a difference for the better
November 22, 2013
Get a snapshot of The HSUS's advancements for farm animals over the last decade.
July 25, 2013
Thanks to evidence provided by The Humane Society of the United States, Jarrod Barney Juarez was convicted of one count of animal cruelty following a trial this week for abusing a piglet at a factory farm that was, at the time of the investigation, supplying pigs to Tyson Foods.
July 2, 2013
Quiznos Bolsters Animal Welfare Program by Eliminating Controversial Pig Cages from Pork Supply Chain
Quiznos, the pioneer of the toasted sandwich, announced it will work closely with its suppliers to eliminate controversial pig “gestation crates” from its supply chain between 2017 and 2022.
June 1, 2013
Canadian pigs would no longer be confined perpetually in gestation crates during pregnancy under a proposal released for public comment by Canada’s National Farm Animal Care Council. The plan earned applause from The Humane Society of the United States.