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Standing Up For Farm Animals — During the Pandemic — and Beyond

All of us at the Humane Farming Association (HFA) sincerely hope that you and your loved ones have been able to remain safe and healthy during these challenging times.

We are deeply touched by the emails and phone calls we have received from many of you, checking in to see how our staff and rescued animals are faring during this crisis — a crisis which, not incidentally, is the direct result of a reckless disregard for the lives of animals and their environment.

Thanks to HFA’s long-standing emergency preparedness, our entire team and all the rescued animals at HFA are safe and well.

Even in the midst of this crisis, HFA has been able to step in to provide sanctuary to 250 more animals seized during animal cruelty investigations. This brings the number of rescued animals being cared for at our SUWANNA RANCH to nearly 1,300.

And, most importantly, HFA has not missed a beat in its national campaign against factory farming.

In fact, we have just filed a lawsuit in the Superior Court of California, Monterey County for refusing to enforce its anti-cockfighting ordinance. Monterey County is a known hotbed for illegal rooster keeping and cockfighting, allowing over a thousand illegal rooster-keeping facilities across the county to operate, perpetuating animal cruelty. Find out more about the lawsuit >

All of us here firmly believe that protecting farm animals, and combating cruelty, is an absolutely essential activity.

For well over three decades, HFA has led the charge against farm-animal abuse and the very real dangers factory farming pose to our health and to our environment.

From groundbreaking legislation, anti-cruelty investigations and prosecutions, legal action, and direct care for abused animals, your support enables us to ensure that farm animals receive the care and legal protection they so desperately need and deserve.

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!

About HFA

The Humane Farming Association (HFA) is dedicated to the protection of farm animals. Founded in 1985, and over 270,000 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.

Please join us!