Improve Animal Welfare

A shift in institutional purchasing can drive wide-reaching improvements in the treatment of farm animals, guarding against animal suffering, ensuring better quality of life, and helping to reinstill their basic freedoms lost in factory farming. Investment in more humane meat, dairy, and egg farming practices is integral to animal welfare, environmental justice, fair labor, and health equity.


  • Increase purchases of high animal welfare products

    Third-party verified welfare programs help identify farms raising animals with more humane standards than industrial factory farms.

  • Substitute animal products with plant-based proteins

    Substituting conventional animal products with plant-based alternatives lessens the risk of animal suffering.

  • Select products that help animals, environment, and people

    Reducing animal products or buying certain welfare-certified products is not just better for animals — it's also a way to improve environmental sustainability and the healthfulness of food.


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