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.)

Industry impacts on animals

General overview

Poultry

Chickens and turkeys

Eggs

Ducks

Pigs

Cows

Beef

Dairy

Veal

Aquatic animals

Industry impacts on the environment and human health

Environmental implications

Human health implications

Research and information on the global animal agriculture industry.

Animal industry statistics