Why farm animals matter

The world is facing major challenges and livestock production and consumption are key to addressing our global sustainability issues.

A billion of the world’s poorest people rely on animals for food, income, transport, social status and financial security. The livestock production sector alone employs 1.3 billion people worldwide.

Working towards a fair deal for animals

A food and agriculture system is only sustainable if it provides sufficient, accessible and healthy food, while treating animals, people and the environment with respect.

WSPA believes that farming solutions to these pressing challenges can be both sustainable and humane.

Learn more about the role of farm animal welfare in our resource pages