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.
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!
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.
Are raised and killed on U.S. factory farms every year, including 8.8 billion chickens.
Of suffering is all a chicken knows before being sent to slaughter—their normal lifespan is five to eight years.
Could be spared a painful life on a factory farm by those who choose to go meat-free and eat plant-based meals instead.
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.