Our story

From humble origins...

Compassion in World Farming was founded in 1967 by a British farmer, Peter Roberts and his wife Anna who became concerned at the growing disconnect between modern agriculture and the well-being of animals and the environment.

Early Compassion Stand

Appalled by the cages and crates that had started to become common-place, Peter took his concerns to the established animal charities of the day.  When he saw how reluctant others were to act, Peter called a small meeting around his kitchen table. At that meeting, with a few visionary friends, he took the bold step of founding Compassion in World Farming.

...to a global movement

Today we lead a growing worldwide movement of people concerned about how factory farming mistreats animals, wastes precious resources and utterly fails to meet the needs of the planet’s inhabitants.

We’re now a fast-growing and influential agency present at many key decision making forums from the United Nations to the World Trade Organisation. Our views are sought and valued by policy makers. We have supporters and partners throughout the world who help us deliver initiatives from China to the USA.

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By working in partnership with inspirational supporters, progressive policy makers and visionary companies, we are mobilising a movement for far reaching change in our farming that can feed the world and will improve the quality of life for billions of farm animals worldwide.

Join us

The world needs compassion in every nation, in every food company boardroom, in every farm, on every kitchen table. Join Compassion as we take the next big step and kick start a food and farming revolution. Join us and change billions of lives. Including yours.


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