Compassion in World Farming International was founded in 1967 in England by a British farmer who became horrified by the development of intensive factory farming. Over 50 years ago he decided to make a difference and take a stand against this farming system. 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.
Compassion in World Farming US was started in 2012 and since then campaigns peacefully to end all factory farming practices in the US envisioning a world where farmed animals are treated with compassion and respect. Compassion in World Farming US advocates on behalf of all areas that are detrimentally impacted by factory farming, including: animals, the environment, public health, and community and workers’ justice.