THE MEAT INDUSTRY

Animals killed for their meat begin suffering the day they are born. Animal Equality works to end this cruelty.

ANIMALS KILLED FOR MEAT


Cows, pigs, chickens, fish and other animals raised for food have little legal protection from cruelty. Although they are individuals who are capable of thinking and feeling, and who want to enjoy their lives, they linger in misery on factory farms all around the world.

BY THE NUMBERS


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50%

of medically important antibiotics are given to farmed animals, fostering antibiotic resistance

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300+

land animals are saved every year by adopting a plant-based diet

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1.1 MILLION

animals are killed for food every hour

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99%

of meat comes from cruel factory farms

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65%

of pigs tested from factory farms had pneumonia

BEYOND THE CRUELTY


The meat industry also has devastating effects on our planet and takes a toll on our health.

RELEVANT CAMPAIGNS


Factory farms are secretive places. They work hard to conceal from the public the reality that farmed animals face. That is why Animal Equality works so hard to expose the cruelty inside and put an end to it.

ACHIEVEMENTS


Through investigations and the support of people like you, Animal Equality has won numerous successes for farmed animals around the world.

WHAT CAN I DO TO HELP?