Summer 2024

Summer 2024 Quarterly cover - photo by Olha Rohulya
About the Cover

These cows are being raised on pasture. Most farmed animals in the United States, however, exist within cramped, barren industrial settings, with few legal protections. In the near-complete absence of federal laws governing the on-farm treatment of animals raised for food, a scattering of states have enacted laws intended to provide various forms of protection. According to an AWI examination of records, however, actual enforcement of these laws remains spotty. Learn more about our analysis of such laws and their enforcement, as well as our recommendations for establishing stronger protections for farmed animals.

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