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Mercy For Animals


Factory farming: Suffering cows, pigs, chickens, and fish in overcrowded, unsanitary, and cruel conditions that also carry serious human-health and environmental consequences. Your support helps us build a more just and sustainable food system for all.

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Success Story

Because of you and other Mercy For Animals supporters and allies, the Supreme Court has affirmed the dismissal of claims against California’s Proposition 12—one of the world’s strongest farmed animal protection laws! 

With a significant hurdle to the enforcement of Prop 12 removed, we expect that animals in many states will soon have some relief and be spared a horrible life in extreme confinement.

Intensive confinement is one of the cruelest practices in the meat and egg industries. For mother pigs, it means being kept in cages throughout pregnancy that are barely larger than their bodies. For calves raised for veal, it means spending their short lives in tiny hutches. For laying hens, it means being crammed so tightly into wire cages that they can’t even spread their wings.

This accomplishment proves that with you by our side, hard work, and resilience, we can make progress. 

The next crucial step in strengthening protections for animals is to help pass the Industrial Agriculture Accountability Act, which places the responsibility of beginning to solve various problems in the U.S. food system where it belongs—on corporations and agribusinesses. We are also working hard to oppose the Ending Agricultural Trade Suppression Act. If passed, it would promote suffering for many animals raised for food in the United States and reverse decades of progress for hens, pigs, and calves.

Thanks to help from you and all our supporters, we will never stop fighting for a brighter future for animals. We move closer to a kinder food system every day. 

Everyone at Mercy For Animals, from staff to volunteers, investigators to board members, is incredibly grateful for you.