Webinar: The Problem with Factory Farming

Watch our webinar all about the problem with factory farming.

As a dedicated farm animal sanctuary, we have seen first-hand the effects of factory farms on animal health and well-being. While those animals lucky enough to arrive at Goodheart can live out their days in freedom and comfort, they act as ambassadors for the many still trapped in cruel factory settings.

We are not alone in recognising the problem with these damaging and unsustainable systems and so on the 4th of March, we were joined by leading farm animal welfare organisation Compassion in World Farming, and actor and animal advocate Peter Egan to discuss the impact of factory farming on both animal and human populations – and what we can do to take action.

The Problem with Factory Farming

The Problem with Factory Farming



Kath Bourne, Goodheart Animal Sanctuaries

Natasha Smith, Senior Campaigns Manager for the UK, Compassion in World Farming

Peter Egan, Stage & Screen Actor and passionate Animal Advocate

The topic: 

Whilst being marketed as a cheap, efficient solution to feeding the population – the reality of factory farming is quite the opposite. By placing high production above all else, this outdated system has contributed to many of the world’s most pressing issues including disease, climate change, and biodiversity loss, as well as the suffering of billions of animals treated as mere commodities. While the problems with factory farming have been known for a long time, there is now an even greater urgency to address the issues it poses, in light of the COVID-19 pandemic.

What you can do to help

Join the fight to end factory farming and secure a brighter future for farm animals. 

Here’s what you can do to take action:

  • Animal sentience is no longer recognised in UK law. Sign the petition to demand legal recognition of animal sentience post-Brexit.
  • Help secure a ban on live animal exports – click here to learn more about ‘Ban Live Exports International Awareness Day’ and other ways you can help vulnerable animals.
  • Head to Compassion in World Farming’s website – www.ciwf.org.uk to learn all about their achievements, current campaigns, and plans for the future.
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