What We Do
We change the world for animals.
Mercy For Animals exists to end the greatest cause of suffering on the planet: the exploitation of animals for food, in particular, industrial animal agriculture, aquaculture, and fishing.
These forms of food production cause egregious animal suffering and have detrimental effects on the planet and people.
MFA is dedicated to eradicating this cruel food system and replacing it with one that is not just kind to animals but essential for the future of our planet and all who share it.
We are on the front lines fighting to protect farmed animals. From factory farms to corporate boardrooms, courts of justice to courts of public opinion, MFA is there to speak up against cruelty and to shift the food industry toward plant- and cell-based products. Read our three-year strategic plan to learn more.
Shrouded in secrecy and hidden away from public scrutiny, industrial farms raise and kill 9 billion animals a year in the United States. But what are they trying to hide? MFA undercover investigations of factory farms and slaughterhouses expose the brutal realities of this violent and cruel industry.
Shrouded in secrecy and hidden away from public scrutiny, industrial farms raise and kill nearly 700 million animals a year in Canada. But what are they trying to hide? MFA undercover investigations of factory farms and slaughterhouses expose the brutal realities of this violent and cruel industry.
When MFA breaks an undercover investigation, we don't just cut and run. We make sure animal abusers are brought to justice. Our legal department works diligently with local law enforcement to make sure those who violate animal cruelty statutes are prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law. MFA’s legal team also works with lawmakers and advocates for stronger animal protection laws nationwide.
Large corporations have the power to change the lives of billions of animals with a single policy reform. Our corporate outreach department works with businesses large and small to help them adopt meaningful animal welfare reforms while inspiring them to see animals as much more than mere commodities.
To create a better world for animals, we need a well-informed, empowered, and sustainable movement. We work to build the capacity, scale, and breadth of the animal protection movement by bringing in more advocates, coaching emerging volunteer leaders, collaborating with other movements, and researching how to make MFA—and all animal advocates—more effective.