As a consumer, you have the right to expect that animals raised for food are raised humanely. Although it is uncommon on farms, when animal abuse, neglect, harm or mishandling takes place, anyone who witnesses the act has an obligation to speak up. See it? Stop it! encourages and empowers its employees to do just that.

Farmers participating in the See it? Stop it! initiative provide their employees with education and promote the importance of proper and responsible animal care. In addition, they encourage and enable employees to immediately report any sign of animal abuse, neglect, harm or mishandling. Farm owners and managers provide thorough, ongoing and consistent employee training, and provide them with accessible and reliable contacts with the authority to address reports of animal care concerns.

If you suspect animal abuse, neglect, harm or mishandling on a farm, you should immediately contact your state’s veterinarian’s office or the local law enforcement authorities.