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Humane Farming Association

The so-called “Humane Farming Association” often sends out fundraising appeals attacking animal protection groups like Farm Sanctuary and The Humane Society of the United States. Run by Bradley Miller, HFA is an organization that often aligns itself with animal abuse industries to oppose farm animal protection legislation.

Fast Facts:

    • HFA has never passed any legislation anywhere relating to the confinement of farm animals.
    • HFA has never supported any anti-factory farming campaign that’s been placed on a ballot.
    • HFA joined the Animal Agriculture Alliance in opposing California’s law prohibiting foie gras production. HFA not only campaigned against the measure to outlaw this hideous factory farming practice, it even took out advertisements against the bill urging its defeat.
    • HFA refused to support California’s Prop 2 (the groundbreaking campaign to ban battery cages, gestation crates, and veal crates), instead choosing to remain neutral and allow the rest of the animal movement to fight the agribusiness industry.
    • In similar anti-factory farming ballot measure campaigns in Arizona, Ohio, and Florida, and legislative efforts in other states, HFA was a bystander while other groups such as HSUS, Farm Sanctuary, and Mercy For Animals fought the factory farming interests.
    • HFA joined with the National Pork Producers Council and National Cattleman’s Beef Association in opposing federal legislation that would have banned barren battery cages for egg-laying hens. 
    • A column in a June 2015 cockfighting magazine lauded HFA, noting that HFA’s campaigns against other animal advocacy groups “helps the cockfighters!” The editorial concludes: “Just like infighting tears the gamefowl community apart, we should be doing all we can to encourage groups like the Humane Farming Association so they can do the same in their community.”