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Get your learn on! One of the tactics animal agriculture uses is hiding the truth. Animals are hidden behind closed doors, down dirt roads, and out of sight. We encourage you to research these issues yourself and learn more about how farming harms other animals.

If you want to directly help farmed animals, the easiest choice you can make is trying a vegan lifestyle. By going vegan, you empower yourself as a consumer not to support, or benefit from, the cruel practices of animal farming. Consider this: For every one person that switches to a vegan lifestyle more than 1,500 animals are saved – the average number of animals consumed by just one person in their lifetime! And, by adopting a vegan diet you not only help the animals, you also help yourself. Numerous nutritional studies have proven that vegan diets are typically more healthful than those that include meat and dairy. Going vegan is also a powerful way to help the environment. Animal agriculture pollutes our land and air, is one of the leading causes of deforestation worldwide, and is an incredibly inefficient use of our planet’s precious resources.

 

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Dairy Farming- Cows

Many people don’t realize that in order for a cow to lactate, she must first give birth to a calf. The dairy industry profits off of repeated pregnancies and separation of cows from their calves. Click here for in-depth information why and how the dairy industry thrives on cruelty. For a simple educational graphic on dairy industry cruelty, click here.

Ranching- Cows

Cows are deeply social and gentle animals by nature. But the “beef” industry is built on tearing family units apart. Open ranges can appear to be ideal living for these animals. But appearance can be deceiving! Painful mutilations, lack of veterinary care, and “finishing” on crowded feedlots make up their lives. Click here for an in-depth article about what life is like for cows on ranches and feedlots across the U.S.

Pig Farming

Pigs are some of the most intelligent domesticated animals on Earth. Despite their need for exercise and enrichment, the vast majority of pigs live lives of intensive confinement. Painful mutilations and cramped conditions cause misery for these deeply emotional beings. Click here for in-depth information on pig farming. For a simple educational graphic, click here.

Sheep Farming

Sheep are gentle and kind animals by nature. What does it say about us when we take advantage of them? Many people mistake sheep’s flock instincts for a lack of intelligence. The truth is that these deeply social animals form strong family bonds. Sheep suffer for their meat, milk and wool. To learn about sheep farming, click here.

Turkey Farming

Domestic turkeys’ wild counterparts lead eventful lives of foraging, socializing, and roaming long distances across North American forests. But on modern farms, turkeys are condemned to lives of stress and crowding. Worse yet, birds are excluded from the minimal protections provided by the Humane Slaughter Act. Click here to read about the lives of turkeys on factory farms. For a simple educational graphic, click here.

Chicken Farming

Chickens are far more complex than some might imagine. These curious birds can recognize around 100 human faces, and have a range of vocalizations similar to those of dogs and cats. But modern “meat breed” chickens are selectively bred to grow extremely large at an unsafely fast pace. Conditions on farms cause chickens to lead lives of suffering. Click here to read about what life is like for a chicken on a modern farm. For a simple educational graphic, click here.

Egg Farming

Did you know that 75% of eggs in the United States come from battery cage systems? On these farms, birds will never feel the sun, touch solid ground, or even be able to spread their wings. And free range, cage free or even pasture-based egg farms aren’t all they are cracked up to be, either. Click here to learn what life is like for a hen on an egg farm.

Duck Farming

You’ve likely heard the saying “like a duck to water”. But did you know that the majority of farmed ducks will never swim in their lives? This takes an immense toll, both physically and emotionally. Crowding, deprivation of basic instincts, and even forced-feeding plague the duck farming industry. Click here to learn about what life is like for a duck on a modern farm.