Around the world, animals used for meat, eggs and dairy often suffer on factory farms where they are treated as units of production rather than sentient creatures.

The Humane Society of the United States and Humane Society International present comprehensive reports on animal agribusiness and its toll on farm animal welfare, the environment and public health. We invite you to browse through our research library.

(Each report is available as a downloadable PDF.)

General overview

Industry impacts on aquatic animals

Industry impacts on the environment and human health

Environmental implications

Human health implications

Animal industry statistics