Animal Welfare Organizations

These organizations are working hard to bring awareness to, and put an end to, the suffering millions animals on factory farms endure. If you want to learn about how you can help stop farm animal suffering, if you want to donate your time or money for this cause, or if you’d just like to learn more about the conditions in factory farms all over the world, these groups are here for you and the animals.

ASPCA The ASPCA’s mission, as stated by founder Henry Bergh in 1866, is “to provide effective means for the prevention of cruelty to animals throughout the United States.”

Animal Equality Animal Equality is an international organization working with society, governments, and companies to end cruelty to farmed animals.

Animal Legal Defense Fund The Animal Legal Defense Fund files high-impact lawsuits to protect animals from harm, provides free legal assistance and training to prosecutors in their fight against animal cruelty, supports animal protection legislation, and provides resources and opportunities to law students and professionals to advance the field of animal law.

Animal Welfare Institute Since 1951, the Animal Welfare Institute has been dedicated to reducing animals suffering caused by people. We seek better treatment of animals everywhere - in the laboratory, on the farm, in commerce, at home, and in the wild.

Civil Eats Civil Eats is a daily news source for critical thought about the American food system. We publish stories that shift the conversation around sustainable agriculture in an effort to build economically and socially just communities.

Compassion In World Farming 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.

Farm Animal Rights Movement Farm Animal Rights Movement (FARM) is a charitable organization working for the vision of a world where animals are no longer raised or killed for food. We operate from the nation's capital through a network of remote activists.

Farm Sanctuary Vision is to protect farm animals from cruelty, to inspire change in the way society views and treats farm animals, and to promote compassionate vegan living.

Humane Decisions

Humane Farming Association Goals are to protect farm animals from cruelty and abuse, to protect the public from the misuse of antibiotics, hormones, and other chemicals used on factory farms, and to protect the environment from the impacts of industrialized animal factories.

The Humane League We exist to end the abuse of animals raised for food. We work to reform the way farm animals are treated while also inspiring people to make more compassionate food choices. 

The Humane Society We fight the big fights, working to end all forms of animal cruelty and achieve the vision behind our name: A humane society.

Mercy For Animals We exist to end the greatest cause of suffering on the planet: the exploitation of animals for food. Mercy For Animals is dedicated to eradicating this cruel food system and replacing it with one that is not just kind to animals but essential for the future of our planet and all who share it.

United Poultry Concerns A nonprofit organization dedicated to the compassionate and respectful treatment of chickens, turkeys, ducks and other domestic fowl. 

World Animal Protection We end the needless suffering of animals. We influence decision makers to put animals on the global agenda. We help the world see how important animals are to all of us. We inspire people to change animals’ lives for the better. We move the world to protect animals