American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty Association (ASPCA) conducted polling, from which 94% of Americans agree that animals raised for food, deserve to live free from abuse and cruelty. There are more than 58 billion farm animals killed each year in the U.S. alone, and 99 percent of these animals live out their lives in the cruel confinement of factory farms.
Ethical treatment of animals has long been forgotten about by an industry which profits from using the bodies of these beautiful living creatures. A majority of nearly 10 billion farm animals raised each year in the U.S. suffer in conditions that consumers would not accept if they could see them and, so our blog is directed towards five easy steps that animal welfare lovers can take in 2018 and improve the current situation for Farming Animals.
1. Pledge to Shop With Your Heart
If you do this, you might have to cut out on your proteins? You bet. Every time you buy food, you’re casting a vote for how billions of chickens, pigs, and cows are treated. So, shop with taking a pledge in your heart this New Year (2018).
2. Try More Plant-Based
There are many humane or vegetarian alternatives that can be used, instead of having animal meat – which many consumers have already started to incorporate into their lifestyles. By doing this, the demand for factory-farmed products will reduce, but by giving up on eating meat one day a week for an entire year, approximately 28 animals would be spared from cruel conditions.
3. Help Us Open the Barns
Different investigations have to lead to consumers becoming more aware of farming animals or even those at the factory; leading to a fall in the agriculture and production industry. However, there are some anti-transparency, or ag-gag laws passed seek to cover up this cruelty and punish whistleblowers. To combat this phenomenon and to show agri-industrialists, there is social media movement encouraging many animal lovers to #OpenTheBarns to ensure that animal suffering isn’t hidden behind closed doors.
4. Join the Advocacy Brigade
You can join the ASPCA Advocacy Brigade to stay up to date on farm animal welfare issues and get alerts when we need your help.
5. Spread the Word
The easiest way to amplify your impact on farm animals is to share resources and news with your social networks and encourage them to do the same.