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By reducing the suffering of animals raised for meat, eggs and dairy.

Contents What is the Humane Society of the United States doing to help farm animals? What are some of the biggest problems farm animals face? Aren't there laws that protect farm animals from abuse? What are ag-gag bills? Don't animals have to be treated well to be productive? What can I do to help...

Imagine a chicken . Picture her downy white feathers and small, intense eyes. Maybe she’s sitting on a nest, softly clucking. Perhaps she’s scratching in the dirt, a quaint red barn in silhouette behind her. Cows graze contentedly nearby; a pig snuffles in the mud. It’s an idyllic vision, familiar...

Cows are social, complex animals.

In 2019, Sara Shields, in southern India for workshops with Humane Society Internationa l colleagues, drove into the countryside near Bangalore to visit industrial chicken operations. At the first farm she stopped at, she saw hundreds of white-feathered birds in long open-sided barns with burlap...

The overwhelming majority of meat, eggs and dairy sold in the United States come from industrial factory farms where animals are housed in ruthlessly small spaces and subjected to other cruel treatment. Packaging for animal products frequently contains phrases or images meant to signify higher...

Writing our annual year-end review is no easy task. We sift through mountains of data, read through reports and try to choose just a few victories that capture the incredible breadth of work we do here at the Humane Society family of organizations. This year, we’re trying something different: We...

There’s a surprisingly simple way to make a big difference in the lives of animals: incorporating more plant-based foods. The more plants you eat, the more animals you’ll spare from lives of suffering . Fewer mother pigs will be kept in crates so small they can barely move. Fewer egg-laying hens...

To help suffering birds.

See the difference between cage-free egg production and battery-cage egg production.

Bulls are strong, muscular, mature male cows.

The atmosphere is often bustling at our care and rehabilitation center in Maryland, a haven for animals rescued from cruelty, neglect and disasters , where they take their first steps toward a second chance and a loving home. Bear, a 2-year-old Alaskan Malamute mix, was one of approximately 40 dogs...

Factory farm animals , locked in extreme confinement, suffer some of the worst cruelty imaginable. Egg-laying hens are confined in cages so small they can’t even flap their wings. Mother pigs in the pork industry are locked in metal “gestation crates,” which prohibit them from turning around for...

Because plant-based eating (such as vegan and vegetarian diets) benefits people, animals and the planet.

Officers Kitty Block , Chief Executive Officer and President William H. Hall , Chief Financial Officer Angela Ciccolo , General Counsel and Chief Legal Officer Alison Corcoran , Chief Development and Marketing Officer Erin Frackleton , Chief Operating Officer Nicole Paquette , Chief Program and...

A pending bill in the Maryland legislature would ban the use of cruel cages and require eggs sold in Maryland to come from cage-free hens. Now is the time to protect Maryland families and say no to animal cruelty!

Join us in the fight for all animals! Search available employment, paid internship and volunteer opportunities across our family of organizations.

There are more than 10,000 puppy mills in the U.S., most of which market themselves as “USDA approved” “small family breeders.” Despite what they may tell you, most (if not all) pet stores sell puppy mill puppies, and most (if not all) commercial breeders house parent dogs in conditions most people...