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Humane Treatment of Farm Animals



Every year, more than 650 million animals are slaughtered for food in Canada. Canadians assume the government ensures the humane treatment of farm animals and are shocked to discover there are no regulations stipulating the treatment of farm animals other than animal cruelty laws, used only to prosecute egregious abuse. To counter this, CFHS negotiates directly with farmers to improve standards of care while advocating to government for tough laws through meetings, petitions and letter campaigns

What is the issue, problem, or challenge?

Most Canadians are not aware of how their food arrived at their tables. Eggs, milk, beef, lamb, pork products...these all come from animals that, in many cases, are not treated humanely. What happens to the laying hen after her egg production decreases? How are the beef cattle handled over the course of their relatively short lives? Who benefits from our efforts? Everyone, most especially the animals - they shouldn't have to suffer to feed our families.

How will this project solve this problem?

Support from the public allows us to continue our active involvement on the National Farm Animal Care Committee. As a founding partner of this Committee it is our mission to ensure that the welfare of farm animals is foremost (versus the interests of industry).

Potential Long Term Impact

Canada needs strong laws, proper enforcement and third party on farm assessment in order to improve the loves of the more than 650 million farm animals slaughtered each year. As this is an issue that touches most of the population, our continued push for stronger farm animal welfare will also benefit all 30+ million Canadians.

Funding Information

Total Funding Received to Date: $3,940
Remaining Goal to be Funded: $6,060
Total Funding Goal: $10,000


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Project Leader

Barbara Cartwright

Ottawa, ON Canada

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