Our global work on farming

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

Humane animal farming is better for everyone. Animals live longer, healthier and more active lives. High welfare farming can be less damaging to the environment. And farmers can earn more too.

So we work with governments, farmers and consumers all over the world – campaigning for farm animals and partnering with businesses to show that farming can be sustainable and profitable.

We work with farmers to improve animal welfare and keep animals in an environment where they can behave naturally.


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 can 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).

Chickens in a factory farm

Tell the world:


How you can help stop factory farming

  • Choose high welfare food. When you shop ask to speak to the manager and ask about its animal welfare standards for eggs, chicken and pork products. How do they guarantee their suppliers meet these same standards? What are they doing to improve welfare?