On factory farms, egg-laying hens are packed into battery cages where they can't even spread their wings. Baby calves are taken from their mothers and confined in pens so small they can barely move and pigs are locked in gestation crates the width and length of their bodies, unable to even turn around. We are working to end this suffering.
Thanks to pressure from animal advocates like you, McDonald's, Walmart, Nestlé, Perdue, Burger King, Campbell’s, Aramark and scores of other restaurants, supermarkets and food distributors have announced new welfare standards for animals across their supply chains.
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 gasses associated with climate disruption. Waste from factory farms also makes its way into the air and water supply, poisoning rural communities.
Are raised and killed on U.S. factory farms every year, including 8.8 billion chickens.
Of suffering is all a broiler chicken knows before being sent to slaughter—the normal lifespan of a chicken is five to eight years.
Could be spared a painful life on a factory farm by those who choose to eat meat-free and adopt a plant-based lifestyle.
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.