Farm animals

FOUR PAWS has been working for decades to improve conditions in relation to the breeding, transport and slaughter of farm animals such as cattle, ducks, poultry, pigs and sheep. Each year, billions of farm animals die after a short life in a terrible environment.

making a difference

 Our international campaigns have successfully initiated a transition towards animal-friendlier down production in the textile and bedding industry. One of FOUR PAWS' long-term goals is to achieve a ban on keeping laying hens in cages.

10 Facts about Dairy Cattle

Interesting and surprising facts about cows


mutilation of farm animals

Why are so many procedures carried out without anaesthesia?


Animal Transport

Our work and how you can support us


Foie Gras

How animals are tortured to produce this delicacy



Painful mutilations – the bloody business of sheep wool production


Age of Farm Animals

How old would a cow, a pig or a hen get to be if the animals were not slaughtered?