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Imagine a future where all farmed animals are treated with compassion and respect. By leaving a gift in your Will to Compassion in World Farming, you can make a lasting difference for farm animals, people, and the planet.

You can make sure the values close to your heart will continue long into the future, and you can help create a better, healthier, and kinder world for generations to come.

To request your free legacy pack, simply fill in the online form below, or you can download a copy of our legacy brochure.

Joanna Lumley on leaving a legacy

I’ve seen what Compassion has done to alleviate the harm done to factory farmed animals. By remembering Compassion in our Wills, we can leave behind us a legacy that can look after the way that creatures are farmed in the future.

Joanna Lumley
Actress and Patron of Compassion in World Farming

Legacy gifts are vital to protect farm animals

Our fight to end cruel factory farming depends upon donations from supporters, including gifts in Wills. In fact, without legacy giving, around a quarter of Compassion’s campaigning, lobbying, investigations and work with food companies would not be possible.

Without the generosity of those who remember Compassion in World Farming in their Wills, we simply could not do what needs to be done to advance the welfare and well-being of farm animals around the world, now and in the future.

Here are just some of the positive changes we have made for farmed animals - click on the boxes to find out more:

Live exports: an end to EU subsidies

Live exports: an end to EU subsidies

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In 2005, the export subsidies for farmers transporting live cattle to countries outside the EU were eliminated. In 2023, the UK government committed to introducing a bill to end live exports. Compassion in World Farming continues to fight for an end to all live exports from the EU.

Corporate partnerships: 2 billion animals set to benefit annually

Corporate partnerships: 2 billion animals set to benefit annually

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Since 2007, Compassion in World Farming’s Food Business team has been working with some of the world’s biggest food companies - retailers, producers, manufacturers and food service companies - to place farmed animal welfare at the forefront of their corporate social responsibility agendas. The companies we work with are a key part of the drive towards a more ethical and sustainable food supply.

Barren battery cages: banned in Europe

Barren battery cages: banned in Europe

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In 1999, against all the odds, the EU agreed to ban barren battery cages for laying hens from 2012. Hailed by many as the single biggest victory for animal welfare in recent history, Compassion is now working tirelessly to ensure the ban is enforced across all EU countries. At least 250 million hens benefit each year as a result of the ban.

Sow stalls: banned in UK, restricted in EU

Sow stalls: banned in UK, restricted in EU

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Following intense campaigning by Compassion, keeping pregnant sows in narrow stalls has been banned in the UK since 1999. Continued pressure has meant that, from January 2013, these stalls are now also prohibited across the EU after the first four weeks of pregnancy. Over 6 million sows are benefiting each year as a result of this legislation.

Veal crates: banned in UK & EU

Veal crates: banned in UK & EU

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In 1987, the UK government voted to phase out cruel veal crates for calves following a court case and campaign from Compassion in World Farming. The ban came into place in the UK in 1990. Six years later, continued pressure from Compassion in World Farming also resulted in legislation to ban veal crates across Europe starting in 2007. Because of this campaign, veal crates are now outlawed in all countries in the EU, and at least 5 million calves are benefiting each year.

Animals can feel pain and suffer: EU law agrees

Animals can feel pain and suffer: EU law agrees

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In 1997, animals were legally recognised as sentient beings (capable of feeling pain and discomfort) by the EU, following a ten-year campaign by Compassion in World Farming. This fundamental agreement now underpins and paves the way for all future improvements to farm animal welfare in Europe. In 2022 UK law was amended to include the Animal Welfare (Sentience) Act.If you would like to read more about our impact for farmed animals, please read our 2022-2023 and see what we can achieve together.

Our impact for farm animal supporters leaving a legacy gift

Leaving a gift in your Will is a wonderful commitment to animal welfare and a statement of trust in our work. Making the most of your legacy gift to benefit the lives of farm animals is a responsibility we take seriously.

Here are just a few of the kind supporters who have included Compassion in World Farming in their Will. Click on the boxes to read their compassionate stories.

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How to leave a gift in your Will

We are extremely grateful to all our supporters who decide to remember Compassion in World Farming in their Will. If it is something you are considering, we have further information on what to include in your Will, details about our free Will Writing service, and making Compassion in World Farming your Executor.

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