More than 95% of the animals kept by Canadians are farm animals. In B.C. alone, more than 100 million animals are raised on farms each year.
Many different kinds of animals can be considered to be farm animals. Farm animals are generally raised for one of the following purposes:
1. Food (e.g. meat, eggs, and dairy products)
2. Fiber (e.g. wool, fleece)
3. Work (e.g. draft animals for traditional farming or forestry)
Specific Animal Facts
Select an animal below to learn more about how they are raised in Canada, and find helpful factsheets and information on their standards of care.
Facts About Food Labels
Picking the good egg! (PDF) Behind the Label of “Ethical” Animal Products
Learn how you can keep your farm animals safe in a emergency.