There’s perhaps no issue more identified with HFA than the fight against factory farming. With an unyielding focus on combating farm-animal cruelty, HFA initiated the nation’s first major TV, radio, and print-media campaigns exposing farm-animal abuses. HFA also introduced the very first state and federal legislation targeting factory-farm confinement.
This unwavering opposition to factory farming set the framework for an entire movement — and underscores the real-world effect of maintaining integrity and core principles while advancing animal protection.
Our work, however, extends beyond the cramped cages of confinement facilities. HFA is committed to preventing animal cruelty whenever, and wherever, it occurs.
Each year, millions of cattle, sheep, horses, and other farm animals in the United States are provided little or no shelter from severe weather. As a result, tens of thousands of neglected animals suffer and die needlessly from exposure to the elements.
Instead of providing the shelter needed to protect vulnerable animals, livestock producers merely chalk up the number of those who perish and then are rewarded with a government check.
We are working to stop these government payments to livestock producers who fail to protect their animals from deadly weather conditions.
As we approach 2019, let’s recognize the gains we have made together — and recommit ourselves to the battles yet to be won.
When HFA first began the National Veal Boycott, veal production was the most rapidly expanding segment of the meat industry. After years of unwavering activism, veal consumption is now at an all-time low. As noted in The New York Times, HFA has led “the most successful animal rights boycott in the United States.”
From 60 Minutes to Oprah, from the Los Angeles Times to The Washington Post, HFA’s anti-cruelty investigations and media campaigns are exposing the reality of factory farming to literally millions of people.
Then there is HFA’s Suwanna Ranch, the nation’s largest farm-animal rescue facility. Right now, HFA staff and volunteers are providing emergency care and refuge to more than 1,200 animals rescued during the course of animal-cruelty investigations and prosecutions.
These are just some of the reasons the Humane Farming Association is known as the nation’s most effective and credible farm-animal protection organization. We really do need your help to keep up the fight!
On behalf of everyone at HFA, we extend our warmest holiday greetings and best wishes for the New Year!
The Humane Farming Association (HFA) is dedicated to the protection of farm animals. Founded in 1985, and over 250,000 members strong, HFA has garnered worldwide recognition and respect for its landmark anti-cruelty campaigns including, most notably, its successful National Veal Boycott. HFA is particularly well known for its unparalleled track record of credibility, accuracy, and integrity in addressing legislative issues pertaining to farm animals.
With an unyielding focus on combating the imprisonment of animals in cages and crates, HFA initiated the nation's first major TV, radio, and print media campaigns exposing farm animal abuses; and — among other initiatives — introduced the very first state and federal legislation in the United States targeting factory farm confinement. HFA’s hard-hitting, principled campaigns against factory farming highlight the real-world effect of maintaining integrity and core values while pursuing animal protection.
HFA's goals are to protect farm animals from cruelty and abuse, to protect the public from the misuse of antibiotics, hormones, and other chemicals used on factory farms, and to protect the environment from the impacts of industrialized animal factories. HFA’s comprehensive programs include anti-cruelty investigations and exposés, national media campaigns, and legislation. HFA also provides direct hands-on emergency care and refuge for abused farm animals at HFA’s Suwanna Ranch – the world's largest farm animal rescue and refuge facility.
All combined, HFA's programs and activities represent the greatest hopes of those seeking to create a better world for farm animals.