Together, we can reduce the suffering of animals raised for meat, eggs and milk.

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.

Chickens in chicken house in San Diego, California
A better future, one company at a time

Thanks to pressure from animal advocates like you, 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.

David Paul Morris / For the HSUS
A problem 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 gasses associated with climate disruption. 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 eat meat-free and adopt a plant-based lifestyle.

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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