Compassion In World Farming

Compassion in World Farming (CIWF) is the leading international organisation for farm animal welfare. Founded in 1967 by a British farmer who became horrified by the development of intensive factory farming, today CIWF campaigns to end all factory farming practices.

Among the results achieved so far, Compassion in World Farming's political lobbying and campaigning has resulted in the EU recognising animals as sentient beings, capable of feeling pain and suffering. Landmark agreements to outlaw the barren battery cage for egg-laying hens, narrow veal crates and sow stalls across Europe have also been secured. Furthermore CIWF believes in the importance of positively engaging with food companies to shift towards a more ethical and sustainable food supply; its Food Business team is working with some of the world's biggest food companies - retailers, food service and manufacturers.

Factory farming is not just bad for farm animals. It's a system which is dangerous, unfair and dirty, and its impacts range from climate change to biodiversity loss and food insecurity. With increasing strain on the world's natural resources, CIWF believes it's unsustainable to continue rearing so many farm animals in such intensive systems and feeding them crops which could be used for human needs.
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