Compassion in World Farming
Compassion in World Farming was founded in 1967 in England by a British farmer who became horrified by the development of intensive factory farming. Over 40 years ago he decided to make a difference and take a stand against this farming system. In his lifetime, Peter Roberts saw the demise of veal crates and gestation crates in the UK, and in Europe achieved recognition that animals are sentient beings and secured a ban on the barren battery cage and gestation crates for sows (except for the period up to four weeks into pregnancy). Today at Compassion in World Farming, we campaign peacefully on a global level, to end all cruel factory farming practices. We believe that the biggest cause of cruelty on the planet deserves a focused, specialized approach – so we only work on farm animal welfare.
Our US office is based in Atlanta, Georgia.
Compassion USA is dedicated to reforming a broken food and farming system and introducing a more humane sustainable one. Compassion believes ending factory farming must be a priority not just because of the impact on farm animals, but because of the negative impact on farmers and workers, our health, food security and the environment.
Ninety-five percent of all factory farmed animals in the USA are chickens raised for meat (broilers), negatively affecting nearly 9 billion animals per year. That is why Compassion USA has set out to tackle this key area first. Believing in collaboration, Compassion USA recently launched the multi-stakeholder Georgians for Pastured Poultry; focusing on broiler factory farming in Georgia, which is the largest producer of broilers in the country. We will continue to work throughout the United States to reform what we see as one of the most pressing issues of our time.