Animal exploitation

Animals used for food

The type of animal exploitation that directly harms the most animals is their use for food. Read more

Animals used for clothing

Many animals are exploited and killed for clothing. Animals are harmed to produce leather, fur, wool, feathers, and silk. Read more

Animals used for entertainment

Crowd watches men fight a bull at a rodeo

Nonhuman animals are exploited and killed for entertainment. The most significant way is in the form of hunting and sport fishing. Read more

Animals kept as companions or for leisure

Many animals are bred and bought because people like to spend part of their free time with them. These are sold as “companion animals.” Read more

Animals as workers and tools

Animals around the world are used as workers and mere tools. They live difficult lives, and are often killed when no longer useful. Read more