Compassion in World Farming
Compassion in World Farming was founded 50 years ago in 1967 by a British farmer who became horrified by the development of modern, intensive factory farming.
Today we campaign peacefully to end all factory farming practices. We believe that the biggest cause of cruelty on the planet deserves a focused, specialised approach – so we are relentlessly focussed on ending factory farming.
New Campaign Campaigns
End long distance live animal transportEvery year, live animals from British farms are transported hundreds, or even over a thousand, miles to places where they will be slaughtered or fattened for slaughter. Animals are crammed into vehicles. Some are injured or trampled. They can be in transit for days, suffering extremes of temperature and can go without sufficient food, water or rest. Animals are sentient beings and feel pain and stress just like we do. Animals are often shipped alive only to be slaughtered at journey’s end, sometimes using inhumane methods. Michael Gove the Minister responsible for farming has just opened a government consultation on live animal transport. Currently this trade is governed by EU law, not the UK Government, but once we leave the EU we have the opportunity to ban this inhume trade. If thousands of us sign this petition and hand it in to his consultation, we could see the end of this cruel treatment for animals.186,215 of 200,000 SignaturesCreated by Compassion in World Farming
End live exports of Scottish animals for fattening and slaughterIn 2017, 5,500 un-weaned calves were exported from Scotland to Spain and Italy in journeys typically totalling 100 hours. Young calves can suffer from dehydration, starvation and exhaustion and are unable to regulate their body temperatures. This can result in weakened immune systems which may cause illness and even death. After Brexit, we have a real opportunity to end the live exports of UK animals destined for Europe for slaughter and fattening. A recent poll shows that the vast majority of Scottish voters in all parties want this to happen, yet progress on this is being held up by opposition from the Scottish Government. This cruel and unnecessary trade was exposed in the recent programme ‘Disclosure: The Dark Side of Dairy’ which highlighted how these young calves can suffer during these horrendously long journeys. Soon after the show aired, P&O Ferries made the bold and courageous move to cease co-operating with the Scottish Government to transport calves across the Irish Sea destined for the continent. P&O have been stalwart in their decision to end the suffering of innocent calves. Now it is time for the Scottish Government to show the same courage and drop their objections to a ban.4,435 of 5,000 SignaturesCreated by Compassion in World Farming