By reducing the suffering of animals raised for meat, eggs and dairy.

On factory farms, egg-laying hens are packed into cages where they can't even spread their wings. Baby calves are taken from their mothers and confined in crates so small they can barely move. Mother pigs are locked in crates nearly the width and length of their bodies, unable to even turn around. We are waging⁠—and winning⁠—campaigns to abolish these practices.

Chickens in chicken house in San Diego, California

The Humane Society of the United States is fighting to end the worst animal abuses on factory farms. Learn about our monumental victories that have created transformational change for farm animals by reading about our corporate wins and legislative advancements.

David Paul Morris / For the HSUS
A crisis for animals, the environment and public health

Factory farming causes billions of animals to suffer every year, but they are not the only ones paying a heavy price. Animal agriculture accounts for a large percentage of the greenhouse gases associated with climate change. Waste from factory farms also makes its way into the air and water supply, poisoning rural communities.

Factory farming by the numbers
baby chicks in farm hatchery

Are raised on U.S. factory farms and killed in slaughterhouses every year, including 9.3 billion chickens.

broiler chickens at Perdue factory farm

Of life is all a chicken knows before being sent to slaughter—their average lifespan is five to eight years.

pigs on farm

Could be spared a painful life on a factory farm per each person who chooses to go meat-free.

Cows packed tightly into a stall

Animals on factory farms never breathe fresh air or feel grass beneath their feet. By contributing a generous gift to our efforts to stop this industry and other abuses, you’ll help shut down the vicious cycle of factory farming and continue our lifesaving work for all animals.

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