Misdirection: The HSUS is against farming.
Truth: The HSUS supports those farmers and ranchers who give proper care to their animals and act with compassion toward the sentient creatures under their control.
We promote the Three Rs: reducing the consumption of meat and other animal-based foods; refining the diet by eating products only from animals who have been raised, transported and slaughtered in a system of humane, sustainable agriculture that does not abuse the animals; and replacing meat and other animal-based foods in the diet with plant-based foods.
We are proud to have many family farmers as our allies in fighting against abusive factory farming practices, such as the intensive confinement of animals in gestation crates and barren battery cages. Read more about our agricultural councils and the farmers and ranchers who work with us and our policy on eating with a conscience.
Who’s spreading the attacks: Big agribusiness front groups (HumaneWatch, The Center for Consumer Freedom, Protect the Harvest, The Cavalry Group, United Horsemen). These advocates for corporate factory farming are pushing family farmers out of business and off their land.