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Who we are

Compassion in World Farming International is the world’s leading farm animal welfare organisation. We believe that factory farming is by far the biggest cause of animal cruelty on Earth. And we are dedicated to ending it.

Changing the food system by ending factory farming and the overconsumption of industrially-produced meat can go a long way to slowing climate change and reversing the collapse of nature. It would also bring great benefits for animal welfare and the health of people.

Our work

Since its beginnings in the UK in the 1960s, Compassion has been making a difference to the lives of billions of farmed animals around the world. We work across Europe, in the USA and in China.

But we’re looking to expand our work further into Asia and you or your organisation could be at the forefront of farm animal welfare alongside us.

We are working towards two key strategic goals which need further work throughout Asia to achieve them. Our campaigns to create a global agreement to end factory farming and a world without caged farming will need stakeholders and organisations within Japan, Indonesia, and South Korea. We’re looking for all types of organisations to come on board to be the future of farm animal welfare in Asia.

The current global farming and food system is leading to deforestation, land use change, soil degradation, biodiversity loss, water overuse and pollution, and greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions. Many NGOs and individuals already focus on these climate change and biodiversity loss problems. We are ready to support all groups and individuals interested in expanding their remit to also include addressing the negative role that intensive animal agriculture plays in all of these problems.

Are you based in Indonesia, Japan or South Korea?

Cow and calf in a marshy field in Indonesia. The calf is suckling. Blue sky, palm trees and sand dunes in the background.

Do you work within areas such as farm animal advocacy, animal advocacy, climate change, environmental protection, or are you or your organisation looking to take your first steps into improving the lives of farmed animals?

If so, then we would like to connect with you to offer our support.

We can end factory farming by:

  • Changing farm practices that cause animals pain and suffering;
  • Changing diets toward eating more plants, less and better meat;
  • Changing the food system to one more in balance with nature

A global agreement to end factory farming and a world without caged farming will need:

  • Growth in the farm animal welfare movement in Asia. We want to build networks and new relationships in Asia. We’re asking you to help us in achieving our goals for farm animals throughout the world.
  • Our initial focus is on supporting organisations that work or wish to work to improve the lives of all species of farm animals: egg-laying hens, broilers, pigs, cows, and fish, to name just a few.

Funding the Future

Close up of upper half - head, neck, chest and tail - of a bantam chicken with grass in the background

This programme has now closed, thank you for your interest. 


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