Ending factory farming. Ending animal cruelty.
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About us

Compassion in World Farming was founded in England in 1967 by a British farmer who became horrified by the development of intensive factory farming. In his lifetime, Peter Roberts saw the demise of veal crates and gestation crates in the UK, and in Europe achieved recognition that animals are sentient beings and secured a ban on cruel battery cages for egg-laying hens and gestation crates for sows (except for the period up to four weeks into pregnancy).

For over 50 years, Compassion in World Farming has remained dedicated to reforming the world's broken food and farming system and introducing a more humane, fair, and sustainable one.

Our US office is based in New York City and is headed up by our US Executive Director, Ben Williamson.

We need you

A monthly gift is the most strategic way to support Compassion, and, with it, you can make a difference every day of the year.

Our promise to you is to use your gift in the most effective manner possible to end factory farming:

  • Save Animals. Factory farming is the bigget cause of animal cruelty on the planet.
  • Save Our Planet. Factory farming intensifies climate change.
  • Save Wildlife. Factory farming threatens the survival of many animals and plants.
  • Save Our Future. Factory farming wastes resources, giving little food energy in return.
  • Save Our Health. Factory farming breeds disease and causes antibiotic resistance.

The vision, involvement, and investment of Compassion's monthly supporters will help the world move past cruelty and destruction, sparking a new era in agriculture and farmed animal welfare.

Together, we can pioneer abundant, sustainable food that is free from animal suffering, now and for generations to come.

Get the inside scoop

The road to ending factory farming is a long one. So every month, we will pause to celebrate our progress, relish in the good this special community makes possible, and connect with one another—because we are in this together.

Start your monthly gift today and keep an eye on your inbox: We're sending good news your way!

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Our farm animals often live lives of horror and suffering which is intolerable and unethical; CIWF has a greater impact on this plight than I can have on my own.

Jen, TN
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I LOVE all animals—they are family to me. Because I can't have a farm of my own in this lifetime, I choose to donate to Compassion USA. I so appreciate their involvement.

Babette, CO


Compassion in World Farming is a nonprofit organization that is tax-exempt under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code. Donations are tax-deductible to the extent allowed by law. Upon completing your contribution, you will receive a receipt for your donation via email. Please consult with your tax advisor if you have questions.

Unless you indicate otherwise, your gift will be used where it is needed most. For every $1 donated, 71 cents goes directly to our work to end factory farming. The remainder is invested in fundraising to grow our campaigns and the global movement against the world’s biggest cause of animal cruelty.

Every single gift is appreciated, but you can make an even bigger impact when you commit to giving monthly.

When you choose to make a recurring donation, you provide Compassion in World Farming with steady and predictable income to fuel campaigns, advocacy efforts, and investigations to end factory farming.

To ask questions, make changes, or cancel your monthly gift, please contact Meghan Endicott, Fundraising and Stewardship Coordinator, at [email protected] or 646-724-4922.


Compassion In World Farming

Compassion campaigns peacefully on a global level to end all cruel factory farming practices. We believe that the biggest cause of cruelty on the planet deserves a focused, specialized approach—so we only work on farmed animal welfare.

Our vision is a world where farmed animals are treated with compassion and respect.

Where your money goes

For every $1 donated, 73 cents goes directly to our work to end factory farming. The remainder is invested in fundraising to grow our campaigns and the global movement against the world’s biggest cause of animal cruelty.

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Our Donor Charter

  • We are approachable
  • We act with integrity
  • We respect your privacy
  • We are accountable
  • We spend income wisely

Other ways to donate

Speak to our Philanthropy Team:
As special partners in our work to end factory farming, members of the Circle of Compassion donate $1,000 or more annually and receive dedicated updates and special invitations to webinars and events. Contact us to learn more. Give us a call at (678) 902-2493 or email [email protected].

By mail:
Send a check payable to "CIWF" to:
Compassion in World Farming, Inc.
211 East 43rd Street
7th Floor
New York City, NY 10017

By phone:
678-902-CIWF (2493)
9am to 5pm from Monday to Friday.

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