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Meet Local Farm: Mint Creek Farm

Meet Local Farm: Mint Creek Farm

At Crate Free, we take a pragmatic approach to people’s eating preferences and strive to be all-inclusive. We understand that a majority of people are not going to go vegan, at least not tomorrow. And while we do promote a reduction of meat in your diet, we also want...

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Become a Pig Protector!

Become a Pig Protector!

If you’ve been following us for a while now, you know we care about the millions of animals being raised for food today, 99% of which are on industrialized farming operations. At Crate Free, we take a realistic and pragmatic approach. We understand the world is not...

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Crate Free Volunteers: Meet Suzanne Alton de Eraso

Crate Free Volunteers: Meet Suzanne Alton de Eraso

Here at Crate Free USA we are extremely grateful to our strong team of volunteers. We all come from diverse backgrounds with unique skills and passions with one definite thread -- our desire to improve the lives of farmed animals. Suzanne Alton de Eraso is an attorney...

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Will Costco Still Allow Gestation Crates After 2022?

Will Costco Still Allow Gestation Crates After 2022?

It is undeniable in today’s world that there is widespread mistreatment of animals that are bred for food. Often hidden behind misleading packaging labels, the victims of this industry are overlooked and forgotten. Our mission at Crate Free USA is to reduce the...

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Meet Local Farmer: Dave Bishop of PrairiErth Farm

Meet Local Farmer: Dave Bishop of PrairiErth Farm

Part of our pragmatic approach is to be all-inclusive, understanding that the majority of people are not going to go vegan, at least not tomorrow. We want to improve the lives of animals being raised for food right now. Therefore, we support our local farmers who...

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Why We Support The Farm System Reform Act

Why We Support The Farm System Reform Act

Today’s farming industry is just that…a huge industry. Nearly every aspect of America’s food supply chain has become highly concentrated and is controlled by just a few mega-producers. This growing corporate control has unfortunately been a detriment to farmers,...

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Crate Free USA Volunteer Q&A: Meet Tyler Lobdell

Crate Free USA Volunteer Q&A: Meet Tyler Lobdell

Tyler Lobdell grew up around the farms in rural Illinois. He joined our team about a year ago and has since become a board member and most recently was a panelist at our Factory Farm Town Hall in March. Tyler is Food and Water Watch's factory farming staff attorney....

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EXCITING NEWS:
We are now Crate Free USA!

 

We have some news to share that we are pretty excited about…

We have changed our name to Crate Free USA!

But our mission remains the same: to reduce the suffering

of animals on factory farms.

 

We are still based in Illinois and will continue our grassroots efforts to support local farmers who pasture raise and treat their animals and the environment with respect. And, we’ll be as vocal as ever about the growth of factory farms in Illinois and beyond and all of the negative impacts on animals, the environment, and rural communities.

 

That said, we have also been working on national campaigns for a few years now — starting with our success in 2018 in getting Trader Joe’s to commit to a largely crate-free pork supply chain.  And now we are deeply engaged in two other campaigns, both national in scope, to get Aldi and Costco to take a strong stand for pig welfare and commit to a public timeline to go 100% crate-free.  

 

Our new name more clearly reflects the scope of our work and we are excited to continue our work on behalf of farmed animals across America. We hope you will continue to support us in this important work. Onwards!

Thank you!