We work with the food industry to improve animal welfare and keep animals in an environment where they can benefit from a live worth living.
Farm animals raised humanely are healthier – so we improve farm animal welfare and campaign to change the most intensive forms of farming.
We protect farm animals
Higher welfare farming is better for everyone. Animals live longer, healthier and more active lives. Higher welfare farming can also be less damaging to the environment. And farmers can earn more too. So we work with the food industry, policy makers and consumers to campaign for farm animals and show that farming can be humane, sustainable and profitable.
Farm animal welfare: the benefits
Higher welfare farms are better for animals, people and the environment:
Raising animals humanely can use less feed, fuel and water than intensive farming, reducing costs and pollution
Higher welfare farms can create jobs, boost profits and keep local food supplies healthy
By farming crops and livestock, higher welfare farms can reduce environmental damage – recycling nutrients and improving the soil
Greenhouse gas emissions are often reduced when animals are healthy and have good welfare.
Farm animal welfare: our work
At World Animal Protection, we help companies and farmers to adopt farming methods without close confinement of animals, as these cause pain and distress. And we help to create conditions where animals are more able to express their natural behaviours, and move freely, which reduces the need for painful practices like tail docking (which is used to stop crowded pigs attacking each other in intensive farms).