We Are Winning

We are quickly moving toward a humane society

The Big Picture

In the last 10 years, the tide has turned towards compassion for farmed animals. Over the past decade:

  • Average American meat consumption has dropped by 10 percent.
  • Average Canadian meat consumption has dropped by 10 percent.
  • The number of Americans who are vegetarian or vegan has risen to 7 percent.
  • The number of Canadians who are vegetarian or reported eating less meat has risen to 33%.
  • The retail market for vegetarian foods has doubled to $1.6 billion.
  • The number of states with laws banning veal crates, gestation crates, or battery cages has risen from one to 10.
  • Milk consumption in Canada has declined 18% since 1995.
  • Dozens of the largest supermarkets, restaurant chains, and foodservice companies have pledged to remove crates or cages from their supply chains.

Our Success

We’re proud to be part of the reason that meat consumption has gone down and protections for farmed animals have gone up over the past decade. Here are a few of Mercy For Animals achievements:

By the Numbers


animals spared from cruel cages, mutilation, and excessively cruel slaughter annually thanks to MFA's corporate policy successes


impacted by MFA's corporate policy victories


animals freed from cruel cages annually thanks to new laws promoted by MFA and partner organizations


animals spared from misery annually thanks to MFA inspiring people to reduce or eliminate meat consumption

New Wins


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