It's World Farm Animals Day. Don’t Just Sit There, Do Something! - Mercy For Animals

It’s World Farm Animals Day. Don’t Just Sit There, Do Something!

Animal advocates around the globe will honor Mohandas Gandhi’s birthday on October 2 by celebrating World Farm Animals Day. It’s a day of bringing to light the horrific conditions suffered by farmed animals, promoting a compassionate vegan diet, and taking action against cruel factory farming.

Every 24 hours, more than 23 million animals are brutally killed for food. An estimated 99 percent of all meat, dairy, and eggs come from factory farms. In these farms, animals are abused in ways that would warrant felony-level animal cruelty charges if the victims were dogs or cats.

Egg-laying hens are crammed by the thousands into tiny wire cages and each given floor space smaller than the surface of an iPad to spend nearly their entire lives. Mother pigs are kept in gestation crates, cages barely larger than their own bodies, and calves raised for veal are ripped away from their mothers within hours of being born and chained in barren crates where they are virtually immobilized.

These animals never see the sun, feel the grass, or breathe fresh air. Instead they are imprisoned in windowless, filthy sheds until the day they are loaded onto transport trucks destined for the slaughterhouse where they will meet a violent, bloody death.


Upset? Fortunately, there’s something you can do about it!

1. Go vegan.

The best way to fight the factory farming industry is to boycott its products. Simply by leaving animals off your plate you are taking a strong stance against animal cruelty. Order your FREE Vegetarian Starter Guide to learn more.

2. Share undercover videos on social media.

Most people have no idea how terribly factory farms abuse animals to bring us meat, dairy, and eggs. By sharing undercover videos on social media you can show friends and family the truth.

3. Visit our Action Center.

From tips on leafleting to literature available for order, our Action Center is loaded with resources to help get your fight against factory farming started.

4. Donate.

Making a donation to Mercy For Animals is certainly a great way to help animals suffering in factory farms and slaughterhouses.

5. Become a Hen Hero.

Join our Hen Heroes team of online activists! Most of our Hen Hero actions take less than 60 seconds but can spare hundreds of thousands of chickens a lifetime of suffering. Sign up here.


Don’t feel overwhelmed—take action. You have the power to create a kinder world for farmed animals.

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