When we think of animal welfare, we often turn to our pets: mainly dogs or cats. But on National Farm Animal Day, it’s time to take a look at some of the other animals in our lives: the farm livestock, which includes 9 billion chickens, 244 million turkeys, 93 million cows, 65 million hogs and 6 million sheep, among others.
Yet billions are not being treated humanely. That’s why we are saluting some of our amazing projects working to help:
- Animal Agriculture Reform Collaborative – brings together sustainable farmers, environmental, public health, social and economic justice, and animal welfare organizations to work on systemic change required to establish a sustainable and just animal agriculture system.
- Change Food – helps individuals change the way they eat by raising public awareness and educating consumers about opportunities to shift the U.S. food supply to a sustainable food system where healthy, nutritious food is accessible by all.
- Kitchen Table Advisors – provides farmers with business and financial advising and help farmers access the tools, knowledge and resources they need on their path to becoming resilient and viable businesses.
- PiggyBank – provides an open forum, where the public will have access to information on all heritage breed pigs and access business plans written by other farmers.