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

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 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

Compassionate supporters like you have helped pass laws in 12 states cracking down on the cruel confinement of farm animals. Read our 2019 Impact Report to learn more about how you’re continuing to make historic progress for farm animals!

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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 and killed on U.S. factory farms every year, including 8.8 billion chickens.

broiler chickens at Perdue factory farm

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

pigs on farm

Could be spared a painful life on a factory farm by those who choose to go meat-free and eat plant-based meals instead.

Woman preparing a plant based meal

One day a week can make a world of difference for your health, animals and the environment! Start by trying a new vegetable-packed dish or swap your usual entrée with a plant-based meat alternative.

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