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Chickens in a factory farm

THE MEAT INDUSTRY

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

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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


50%
Medically Important Antibiotics Given to Farmed Animals
300+
Land Animals Saved With Plant-based Diet
1.1 million
Animals Killed for Food Every Hour
100
Bits of Different Cows in One Burger
99%
Meat Comes From Factory Farms
65%
Pigs Tested with Pneumonia in the U.S.

BEYOND THE CRUELTY


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

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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.

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