Many people are passionate about the humane treatment of animals, both within the agriculture industry and among the general public. Allegations of the mistreatment of farm animals understandably provoke strong reactions, yet decades of improvement in agricultural animal handling practices are making these instances the exception.
For more than 70 years, Cargill has focused on raising healthy animals with the highest levels of dignity and care. Cargill believes the humane treatment and respectful handling of animals within our care is not only the right thing to do, it is critical to our business success.
We do not tolerate abusive behavior directed at animals by employees, suppliers or others in our supply chains. Our programs comply with and often far exceed legal requirements. We ensure that animals under our care are raised in an environment that satisfies their physical, nutritional and health needs and that they are treated in a manner that minimizes their distress. We are proud to be recognized as an industry leader in animal welfare innovation and to partner with others to continually improve animal welfare practices.