Farm Animal Welfare
Science and research
Around the world, animals used for meat, eggs, and dairy often suffer on factory farms where they are treated as units of production rather than sentient creatures.
The Humane Society of the United States and Humane Society International present comprehensive reports on animal agribusiness and its toll on farm animal welfare, the environment, and public health. We invite you to browse through our research library.
Each report listed below is available online as a downloadable PDF.
Industry Impacts on Animals
General and Overview
The Broiler Chicken and Turkey Industries
The Egg Industry
The Foie Gras and Duck Industries
The Pig Industry
The Beef Industry
The Dairy Industry
The Veal Industry
The Aquatic Animal Industries
Industry Impacts on the Environment and Human Health
Human Health Implications
For research and information on the global animal agriculture industry, please visit hsi.org/farmanimalresearch.
Animal Industry Statistics
- U.S. Slaughter Totals
- U.S. Slaughter Totals by Species, Excluding Poultry
- U.S. Slaughter Totals by Species, Excluding Chickens
- U.S. Chicken Slaughter Totals
- U.S. Per Capita Dairy and Egg Consumption
- U.S. Top 5 Production States in 2012