Canadians for Ethical Treatment of Food Animals (CETFA) is Canada’s only investigation-based farm animal advocacy organization and is a registered non-profit society. CETFA’s purpose is to promote the humane treatment of animals raised for food. We exist to work towards the compassionate treatment of food animals.
Tina Harrison founded our group in 1990 when she met with four others to discuss the massive abuse of animals under intensive factory farming conditions. These original directors visited barns and slaughterhouses and witnessed animal transport situations. They were deeply disturbed by what they saw.
Educating the public became very important. Few people seem aware of the cruelty inflicted on conscious animals, with their capacity to feel and fear, before they arrive as food on our dinner plates.
Today, as then, we strive to inform people about the appalling suffering which is hidden from view in the production of cheap food.
On this blog, you will find CETFA updates, reports from the field by CETFA inspectors, links to agriculture news articles and commentaries, interviews with animal protection advocates and scientists, discussion of animal agriculture myths and more.