Founded in 1985 and now over 250,000 strong, HFA has gained national recognition and respect through its hard work and its highly visible, highly successful campaigns. HFA’s goals are to protect farm animals from cruelty, to protect the public from the dangerous misuse of antibiotics, hormones, and other chemicals used on factory farms, and to protect the environment from the impacts of industrialized animal factories.
As HFA makes headlines for its landmark victories and hard-hitting anti-cruelty campaigns, there is another equally meaningful aspect to our work – and that is HFA’s Farm Animal Refuge Suwanna Ranch. Suwanna Ranch is the largest farm animal rescue facility in the world. Over seven square miles, HFA’s Refuge offers hands-on emergency care, rehabilitation, and refuge for abused farm animals. HFA is the only national farm animal protection organization with a shelter that has never turned away farm animals seized as a result of a cruelty cas