The Albert Schweitzer Foundation works to eliminate cruel farming practices in Europe.
More than 60 billion farm animals are slaughtered every year. Inadequate welfare requirements and legal protections mean that the overwhelming majority of these animals suffer greatly, living their entire lives in crowded, uncomfortable, unhealthy conditions. While recent progress on these issues in Europe is promising, welfare standards in some sectors are still very low. The Albert Schweitzer Foundation works to raise standards in Germany and Poland and contributes to campaigns that seek to affect policies across the European Union.