Most people only encounter farmed animals after they have been converted into food, but these animals, like humans and our beloved companion animals, are much more complex than they are often given credit for. They have wants and needs and can enjoy life immensely as well as suffer terribly. Clicking on the images below will lead you to more detailed information on each species.
Each animal page starts out with links to the wonderful attributes of each species when allowed to live out their lives on their own terms. Following this are links that provide information on how they suffer when farmed. You may think that labels such as "humanely raised" mean that the animals you eat did not suffer. Unfortunately, this is not true.