Animals in farming: supporting 70 billion animals

The majority of animals farmed for food live in conditions that cause suffering and stress. It’s time to rethink farming

Humane slaughter. Better for animals – and better for business

It’s time to improve animals’ lives, for good

The global farming challenge

The treatment of farm animals is the world’s biggest animal welfare issue – and it’s getting bigger. By 2050, livestock production will be twice what it was in 2000. Right now, more than 70 billion animals are farmed for food each year – two-thirds in conditions that mean they can’t move freely or live naturally. We campaign for progress at every stage – from farming to transportation to slaughter. And we know change is possible – since 2009, our humane slaughter training has made life better for eight billion animals. 

Animals in farming: our work

  • We move governments and global bodies to improve regulations to protect animals.
  • We influence debates that will shape the future of world farming.
  • We partner with food businesses to change the way they work and protect animals.
  • We work with farmers to demonstrate practical and affordable ways to protect animals.
  • We encourage people to choose food produced in line with high welfare standards.

Tell the world: