Want to help real animals on factory farms? There are many simple things you can do that will make a dramatic difference for animals:
Pork sold at Walmart comes from factory farms where pregnant pigs spend nearly their entire lives locked in narrow, metal gestation crates—cages barely larger than their own bodies.
The use of gestation crates to confine pregnant pigs is one of the cruelest factory farming practices in the world. Pigs are intelligent, social animals, and if you think they should at least be given the freedom to move around, sign this petition today.
Submit a message of support of the first federal protection of egg-laying hens.
In a landmark agreement, the Humane Society of the United States and the United Egg Producers have agreed to pursue federal legislation that would:
- Eliminate new construction of battery cages.
- Require environmental enrichments for hens.
- Mandate labeling on egg cartons that states how the eggs were produced.
- Prohibit starvation-induced molting.
- Mandate euthanasia standards.
- Prohibit excessive ammonia levels in henhouses.
- Prohibit the sale of eggs in the US that don't meet these standards.
Please lend your voice to this important effort to help all of the 280 million caged hens in the United States! Find out more about the agreement.
You can have a tremendous impact on the lives of countless animals simply by removing eggs from your shopping list. There are many cruelty-free ingredients that can be used to replace eggs in virtually any recipe.
Egg production is one of the cruelest animal agriculture industries. Hens have their beaks mutilated, are intensively confined for their entire lives, and the male chicks of egg-laying breeds are ground up alive or suffocated at birth. Please pledge now to help hens!
Animal abuse has been exposed at Smithfield. You can help by asking them to stop confining pigs in crates!
One of the easiest ways you can help farm animals is simply to avoid eating eggs from hens crammed into cages. Sign The Humane Society of the United States' pledge to help caged hens.
Join the Meatless Monday movement. You don't have to be a vegan to discover great vegetarian food one day a week!
Meatlessmonday.com has tons of recipes and resources to help you join the global movement to cut meat consumption by 15%, and to help you get the program going in your school, restaurant, or cafeteria. This is a movement that's catching on everywhere food is served!
More than 400 North American colleges and universities are using cage-free eggs. Help add your college to this list by contacting your dining services department. If you've already graduated from college, write as an alumnus.
Across the country, a growing number of college students are learning about the cruelties endured by egg-laying hens confined in battery cages—and they're taking that knowledge to their campus dining services and making a difference. You can be a part of the movement to get your college to go cage-free.
Twenty-five compelling reasons to try vegetarian!
Going vegetarian can have a positive impact on your health, the environment, and animals. Check out this guide for all the reasons to try vegetarian, tips for making the switch, and easy meal ideas!