Understand how factory farming harms animals, consumers, farmers, workers, communities and the planet.
More than 9.5 billion chickens, turkeys, pigs and cows are slaughtered every year for food in the United States. The vast majority of these animals are raised on “factory farms,” where they are confined in huge numbers in barren, industrial settings. These facilities are not just inhumane, they are also environmentally unsound and dangerous for public health. But it doesn’t have to be this way. The ASPCA is calling for increased transparency in animal agriculture, an end to the cruelest factory farming practices, and adequate funding for a more humane food system. Learn more about our work and how you can be a part of this movement to protect billions of farmed animals.