by Dominik Peters and other contributors.
First written: 11 Nov. 2016. Last updated: 4 Dec. 2017.
Many animal welfare scientists and philosophers think that farm animals have bad lives. This applies to most chickens, pigs, and fishes we eat. In modern industrial farms, animals:
Many people eat fewer animal products to prevent these problems. This page explains which diet changes have the biggest effects.
Some foods are worse for animal welfare than others. For example:
Vegetarian dishes (except eggs and milk) do not require animal factories at all.
You can change the assumptions behind all the numbers on this page.