Sow in a farrowing crate

Help put a stop to farm animal cruelty

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Thanks to you, many farm animals could have a better life. A fair food and farming system is possible!

Together we've already achieved landmark victories for animals

  • We won a ban on cruel sow stalls for pregnant pigs in the UK and a partial ban in the European Union.
  • We inspired 170 NGOs to work with Compassion in World Farming, calling for support for the European Citizens’ Initiative. The result was almost 1.4 million signatures demanding an end to caged farming.
  • Because of you, and others like you backing our campaign, the European Commission recently announced it will propose legislation to phase out caged farming throughout 27 countries within the EU. This could give over 300 million animals cage free lives.
  • Thanks to you, we are pushing major food companies to ditch factory farming in their supply chains. So far, over 2.23 billion animals a year are set to benefit.
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You can help animals like Anna

During her short life Anna will likely have her tail cut back, her ears notched, and her teeth cut – all without pain relief. Anna will see her mother locked in a farrowing crate so small she can barely move, unable to turn to nuzzle her young. Anna’s mother will be forced to lie on a hard surface, leaving her with painful sores.

Finally, Anna will see her exhausted mother taken away to be culled after only three litters, instead of living her natural lifespan up to 20 years

Mother sow caged feeding piglets in intensive system

We have a lot in common with pigs

Imagine if you had to raise your young confined to a cage, unable to show them the care and attention they needed whilst you lay on a hard surface in pain.

Pigs, as with many other farm animals, have been recognised as sentient animals who experience feelings such as a hunger and pain, as well as emotions such as fear and joy.

Yet we still allow the use of farrowing crates which cause suffering to millions of pigs every year - globally.

Sows and piglets in cages and pens in intensive system

Cage farming is a nightmare that we can end

Across the world, billions of animals are farmed in cages. That includes pigs, hens, rabbits, ducks and quail – all subjected to cage cruelty - that confines, restricts, and prevents animals from expressing their natural behaviours.

Think British farm animals aren’t kept in cages?

  • Over 16 million UK hens are living behind bars, producing more than a third of Britain’s eggs.
  • Over a quarter of a million UK mother pigs are forced to give birth in cages and raise their piglets through bars.
crowded broiler chickens with injuries
Four piglets looking at the camera


2 billion farm animals

Thanks to Compassion’s supporters and our work with major food companies, over 2 billion farm animals are set to benefit every year.

A mother hen with her chicks


1.4 million signatures

More than 1.4 million signatures were collected to help End the Cage Age.


Where your money goes

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For every £1 donated, 71p goes directly to our work to end factory farming. The remainder is invested in fundraising to grow our campaigns and the global movement against the world’s biggest cause of animal cruelty.

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