WSPA is working hard to convince governments, farmers, corporations and consumers that high welfare farming is better for animals, people and the environment.
As well as campaigning, WSPA’s Model Farm Project, carried out in partnership with Food Animal Initiative (FAI) is a living, practical demonstration that high welfare farming is profitable and sustainable.
There are many benefits to ensuring animal welfare. For example:
High welfare farms are already keeping animals in conditions close to their natural environment by:
Humanely-raised animals live longer, healthier and more active lives. The great benefits of higher welfare farming are being recognized in legislation. Starting in 2012, the use of barren “battery” cages for egg-laying hens will be banned in the European Union (EU) and a ban on the prolonged use of sow stalls follows in 2013.
But there is much more to be done – the majority of animals still live and die on factory farms.
Many farmers are already raising animals more humanely and producing higher welfare meat, milk and eggs.
By supporting them you can send a message to the farming industry: factory farming is no longer accepted. High welfare farming methods can be profitable.
By changing our habits as consumers, we can make the suffering caused by factory farming a thing of the past.