RAW: The True Cost of Factory Farming
RAW is a major new campaign dedicated to kickstarting a food and farming revolution.
Significant progress made
Compassion in World Farming has a vision of a world where cruel factory farming has ended and all farm animals are treated with compassion and respect. Over the last forty years, we have achieved significant positive change for farm animals. We are proud that our hard work has improved the lives of hundreds of millions of farm animals.
But we are so very far from satisfied
Despite the progress we are making, we have to face the stark truth that our planet faces a food and farming crisis. As a system of food production, factory farming is failing. It is not just inhumane – it’s dangerous, unfair and dirty, with impacts ranging from climate change to biodiversity loss and disease to food insecurity. We must tackle the very notion of factory farming in order to bring about an end to this unacceptable practice.
Our new way of thinking
While Compassion will continue to prevent suffering and make huge improvements to farming standards, we believe that the animal welfare movement is less likely to win the arguments against factory farming on its own. Experience tells us that short term economic interests, the perils of a warming planet and the need to feed a growing global population can often drown out concerns about animal welfare.
Kickstarting a food and farming revolution
Through RAW, we will expose the true cost of factory farming – for animals, for people, for the planet – and build a movement for positive practical food and farming solutions.
We will encourage a wider range of people and other powerful organisations to take up the cry – to recognise the impacts of factory farming on us and the planet, as well as animals.
Together, let’s kickstart a food and farming revolution.