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When animals suffer, we all suffer.

We need a food transformation and your voice counts

Factory farming is the biggest cause of animal cruelty on the planet and it’s contributing to human hunger and malnutrition in the global south. At the same time, it’s fuelling obesity, heart disease and cancers in the global north. It’s the main cause of antibiotic resistance and can lead to further pandemics.

We have a ‘rescue plan’ for animals, people and the planet.

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

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A ‘rescue plan’ to END.IT

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.

Obesity, cancers and heart diseases   

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

Download our booklet to discover more about how the factory farming of animals is impacting our health.


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. Together, we are calling on world leaders to urgently transform our global food system.

They must ensure nutritious food is accessible, affordable, and animal and planet friendly.

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.

Organizations 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
  • World Animal Justice logo

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

Helen Keller
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