Around 63 billion animals are slaughtered for food each year. 70% of these farm animals are cramped, confined and caged in intensive, factory farms: Compassion in World Farming campaigns peacefully to end all cruel factory farming practices by calling for better legislation and positively engaging with the food industry. They are also informing and educating on the other costs of factory farming too. Factory farming is bad for animals, bad for the planet and bad for human health.
Compassion in World Farming was founded over 40 years ago in 1967 by a British farmer who became horrified by the development of modern, intensive factory farming. Their award winning undercover investigations have exposed the reality of modern intensive farming systems and brought the plight of farm animals to the attention of the world’s media. Through their political lobbying and campaigning, they have secured landmark agreements to outlaw the barren battery cage for egg-laying hens, veal crates and sow stalls across Europe
With a growing population and already one billion people going hungry we need to move beyond factory farming. It is imperative that we find new, humane sustainable food systems to feed the world.