Compassion in World Farming was founded over 40 years ago in 1967 by a British farmer who became horrified by the development of modern, intensive factory farming. Today we campaign peacefully to ensure higher welfare conditions for farm animals worldwide.
Compassion in World Farming campaigns tirelessly to abolish systems of farming that promote suffering for farm animals. For a relatively small organisation we have had many successes including a ban on the battery cage, due to come into force 2012. We also work to promote global understanding of the welfare and needs of farm animals and the impact of technological and ‘factory’ farming on animal welfare the environment and human well being.
Compassion in World Farming was established in 1967 by British dairy farmer Peter Roberts. Peter and wife Anna had become increasingly concerned with the animal welfare issues connected to the new systems of intensive farming that began to take hold in the 1960s.