Factory farming is an attitude that regards animals and the natural world merely as commodities to be exploited for profit. In animal agriculture, this attitude has led to institutionalized animal cruelty, massive environmental destruction and resource depletion, and animal and human health risks.
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Compassionate Action for Animals works to reduce the suffering of farmed animals through outreach and education such as distributing leaflets, cable access shows, vegan food giveaways, and speakers. To build a community of people concerned about animal rights, we host vegetarian potlucks, dine-outs, and social events in Minneapolis and St. Paul. (I volunteer here!)
COK is a nonprofit animal advocacy organization based in Washington, D.C. Working to end animal abuse since 1995, COK focuses on cruelty to animals in agriculture and promotes vegetarian eating as a way to build a kinder world for all of us, both human and nonhuman.
Farm Sanctuary works to end cruelty to farm animals and promotes compassionate living through rescue, education and advocacy. Here you can find pictures and stories of rescued farmed animals as well as videos. You can visit the sanctuary and meet the animal ambassadors living there – it’s a great organization!
The Humane Society of the United States is the nation’s largest and most effective animal protection organization. It seeks a humane and sustainable world for all animals—a world that will also benefit people. “We are America’s mainstream force against cruelty, exploitation and neglect, as well as the most trusted voice extolling the human-animal bond.” To read more about farmed animals, go here. I love that section of the site because you can learn about animals’ natural behaviors and see how deprived they are of being able to exercise those behaviors.
Here you can find a thorough answer to the question, What is Factory Farming? This group’s mission is to end animal exploitation, cruelty, and abuse by protecting and advocating for the rights, welfare, and habitats of animals, as well as to raise their status beyond mere property, commodities, or things.
This is a collection of disturbing videos about animal agriculture courtesy of Vegan Soapbox. Watch if you dare…
I will be adding more resources as time goes on, so check back often!