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End of
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Factory
Farming

We need a food transformation and your voice counts

Right now, the global food system is harming animals , damaging human health, driving the climate crisis and threatening the very future of our planet. There is a solution, but we must act. Fast.

Tell World Leaders to deliver a United Nations Global Agreement to transform the future of our food.

Sign the petition now.

When animals suffer, we all suffer

People’s excessive appetite for animal proteins − such as meat, fish, dairy and eggs − is inflicting terrible suffering on billions of farmed animals. But it is also destroying our environment, driving the climate crisis, and harming human health. We all are paying the price for factory farming.

Cancers and heart diseases 

By producing cheap meat, people in the global north are eating too much, leading to a rise in chronic illnesses.

Malnutrition and hunger   

At the same time, more land is unfairly taken to grow crops for animals, not people, which increases the risk of malnutrition for millions of people in the global south.

Antibiotic resistance   

Without antibiotics, the horrific conditions in factory farms means animals often get sick. Around 70% of the world’s antibiotics are given to farmed animals, often as a preventative measure, even when they are not sick. This is contributing to antibiotic resistance – predicted to kill 10 million people a year by 2050.

Deadly pandemics

Cramming animals together creates the perfect environment for diseases to be transmitted and even evolve into new, deadly strains that infect humans, such as influenza and coronaviruses.

Factory farming impact

The end of the line for factory farming

From pollution to the climate crisis and wildlife extinctions. From animal cruelty to human hunger and malnutrition. Take a closer look at almost any global challenge, and you’ll find food at its core.

In intensive farms, billions of animals are cruelly confined or bred for unnaturally fast growth or high yields. 40% of global arable land is used to feed animals instead of people – driving deforestation and massive loss of wildlife habitats. The livestock sector is a major source of global greenhouse gas emissions and a significant cause of air, soil and water pollution. Yet, the over reliance on animal protein continues to grow globally, helping to fuel the climate crisis.

If World Leaders continue to ignore the impacts of animal agriculture, the climate targets in the Paris Agreement will be out of reach. Without urgent action, intensive animal agriculture threatens our very survival. It's the end of the line for factory farming, or for us.

Soil

A food transformation

A brighter future is possible. One where nature-positive, higher welfare agriculture supports the regeneration of the environment, fair livelihoods for farmers and nutritious food for all. And we can each play our part in making this vision a reality.

We’re building a global movement of citizens, organisations and forward-thinking businesses, calling on World Leaders to urgently transform our food system and end factory farming.

Cows in the field

Petition to World Leaders

There is an urgent need to transform the food system. If the global community is to meet the Sustainable Development Goals, the Paris Climate Agreement targets and the goals of the Convention on Biological Diversity, action must be taken to end intensive animal farming.

We, the undersigned, call on World Leaders to develop a Global Agreement on food and farming for adoption by the United Nations General Assembly, with the objective being to move away from industrial animal agriculture and:

  • Shift to nature-positive farming systems that help restore biodiversity and soils and keep the global increase in average temperatures below 1.5˚C.
  • Reverse over-reliance on animal protein in high consuming populations and support equitable, secure access to nutritious food.
  • Ensure a just transition to a global food system that provides fair livelihoods for farmers and protects the rights of indigenous peoples, women, and vulnerable communities.
  • Achieve a financial and regulatory environment which helps to secure the above transition.
  • Deliver high standards of farmed animal welfare.

Organisations supporting the call for a Global Agreement

  • World Animal Protection logo
  • Compassion in World Farming logo
  • Djurens Ratt logo
  • We Animals Media logo
  • Eurogroup for Animals logo
  • Sinergia Animal logo
  • The Humane League logo
  • Animals Aotearoa logo
  • Humane Education logo
  • Federation of Indian Animal Protection Organisations logo
  • Fórum Animal logo

Alone we can do so little; together we can do so much

Helen Keller
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