Whether it is pigs, cows, chickens, or fish, industrial farming methods cause suffering to countless animals, all of whom are sentient beings and have complex social lives. A plant-based diet minimises the number of animals who live in these conditions, and is easier than ever thanks to the increasing variety of meat and dairy substitutes available.

Pigs: Factory farming in the pork industry

Although pigs are among the most intelligent animals and pork is the most consumed meat in the world, the lives and deaths of pigs in factory farms remainĀ invisible to consumers. ProVeg takes a look at the social lives of pigs and the practices of pig farmsĀ and draws attention to delicious alternatives to pork.

Chickens: laying hens in egg factories

Chickens are among the most intensively farmed animals, while the consumption of eggs also has a significant impact on their welfare. Chickens have to undergo countless painful procedures in order to be adapted to the unnatural conditions in which they are kept. ProVeg shines a light on the egg industry and suggests some healthy alternatives.

Fish: Fishing and fish farming in aquacultures

Fish have the same capacity to feel pain as mammals. Yet millions of tonnes of fish are caught each year and an increasing number of species are at risk of extinction. ProVeg explains why sustainable fishing and fish farming is impossible in practice.

Treatment of cows in the dairy industry

Dairy products are among the most frequently consumed animal products worldwide. Due to the enormous volume of milk production, dairy cows, who are intelligent, empathetic, and affectionate animals, must endure uncomfortable and stressful conditions which do not meet even their most basic needs. ProVeg takes a look at dairy farms and draws attention to delicious alternatives to milk.