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Animals Used for Food


Best girlfriends Kayli and Maybelle at Woodstock Farm Animal Sanctuary.

Farmed animals are the most exploited and least protected group of animals in the world. Over 22 million land animals are killed in the United States alone each day, nearly 16,000 per minute – equating to a tragic total of at least 8 billion animals per year. And this is without counting fish and other aquatic animals killed in the U.S. – counting them would bring the yearly count up to well over 55 billion land and aquatic animals killed annually.

Over the past 50 years, animal agriculture has evolved from small, family farms to large corporate factory farming systems. Modern agribusiness corporations are built upon the cutthroat attitude of increasing profit margins at all costs – which has had devastating consequences for the animals in their care.

Farmed animals lead a life of misery from the moment they are born to when they are slaughtered. Every day, everywhere across the globe, millions of these animals are mishandled, kept in confinement, mutilated as part of routine husbandry practices, and deprived of basic necessities.

There are so many issues and problems in today’s modern world, but there’s one problem that you have the power to easily address — with each meal you eat. The small bite of food at the end of your fork has big impacts on the environment, your health, and the lives of billions of animals. This section of our website explores every category of harm related to the consumption of animal products, and provides lots of information on making compassionate food choices– from plant-based nutrition and recipes, to veganic farming and gardening. We encourage you to explore it all.

Learn about:

Chickens for Eggs

Chickens for Meat

Cows for Dairy

Cows for Meat

Veal Production



Goats for Food

Sheep for Wool and Meat


Rabbits for Meat and Fur


Ethics of Eating Animals


Colin and Woody at Woodstock Farm Sanctuary