Farm animals

FOUR PAWS has been working for decades to improve conditions in relation to the breeding, transport and slaughter of so-called farm animals such as cattle, ducks, poultry, pigs and sheep. Each year, billions of farm animals die after a short life in a terrible environment.
Our international campaigns have successfully initiated a transition towards animal-friendlier down production in the textile and bedding industry. One of FOUR PAWS' long-term goals is to achieve a ban on keeping laying hens in cages.

A few years ago, FOUR PAWS initiated an animal welfare labelling scheme to provide consumers of animal products with details on breeding, transport and slaughter. Our aim is to help consumers make informed decisions and to support alternative, animal-friendlier production. 

Hens in a cage

Take Action for Farm Animals

For Massachusetts residents: Urge Your State Representative to Protect the Welfare of Egg-Laying Hens


Climate and animal welfare

Impacts on animals and the planet


Animals in fashion

Hidden cruelty behind wool, down, and other animal materials


10 Facts About Pigs

Learn about how incredible these animals are


10 Facts about Turkeys

Learn more about these amazing birds


10 Facts About Chickens

There's a lot more to chickens than you might think 


Broiler chickens

Chickens raised for their meat


Foie Gras

How animals are tortured to produce this delicacy


Age of Farm Animals

How old would a cow, a pig or a hen live to be if they were not slaughtered?


Cage eggs industry overview

In the U.S., egg production is big business.