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Rice milk and soy milk are great dairy-free milk alternatives.

Got (Dairy-Free) Milk?

(BE GREEN/VEGANISM) Got (Soy) Milk? Got (Almond) Milk? Did you know these dairy alternatives boast more calcium than whole milk? Unlike the alternatives, dairy products contain such high amounts of fat and cholesterol that they can be considered unhealthy. And because cow milk is intended for calves, it’s no surprise that over 75 percent of […]

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rescued dairy cow cuddles with a dog and boy

Dairy Cow Cuddles Sweeter Than Ice Cream

(FARM ANIMALS/COWS/CUTE ANIMAL VIDEO) This cow named Salvador was rescued from a Chilean dairy farm where he was fated to be killed and sold as veal. Fortunately the nonprofit organization, Animal Libre, stepped in and saved him from slaughter. — Global Animal

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It takes 1,000 gallons of water to produce 1 gallon of milk. Photo Credit: Associated Press

Kentucky Takes The Bull By The Horns With Ban On Veal

(FARM ANIMALS/ANIMAL WELFARE) KENTUCKY — The Kentucky Livestock Care Standards Commission has finally decided to ban veal crates, becoming the eighth state to prohibit the cruel practice. Although this ruling is a positive one, Kentucky has yet to ban other inherently cruel factory farming practices, including keeping breeding pigs in gestation crates and tail docking […]

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dairy cows in field

Dairy Cows Get Second Chance At Life

(FARM ANIMALS/COWS) GERMANY — When cows are no longer able to produce milk or calves, they are often surrendered to slaughterhouses—which is hardly appropriate compensation for the farm animals’ years of hard work. However, Anke Heublein, founder of the fundraising club, Save the Cows in Rhein-Berg, believes these hardworking animals deserve a second chance at […]

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Colorado dairy farm is being investigated for it's cruelty towards calves.

Footage Reveals Dairy Farm’s Shameful Secrets

(FARM ANIMALS) A Compassion Over Killing (COK) investigation has Colorado dairy farm Quanah Cattle Co. (QCC) in hot water. Undercover footage shows the dairy farm engaging in blatant animal abuse and negligence towards newborn calves. Investigators witnessed farm workers dragging calves by their legs, and violently throwing them onto trucks. Thanks to the video evidence […]

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<p>McDonald's said it will phase out pig farmers who use sow gestation stalls, which the Humane Society of the U.S. likens to "iron maidens." The pork industry doesn't see it that way. Photo credit: Humane Society of the United States</p>

Review Of “Speciesism: The Movie”, A Film That Speaks For The Silenced

(MOVIE REVIEW)Director Mark Devries’ Speciesism: The Movie is an eye-opening, yet fresh take on the array of atrocities brought on by the factory farming industry. Most film reviews will note the horrific images throughout the farming industry, but it’s the director’s experiences that makes the film truly relatable. The documentary follows Devries on a personal journey, as he uncovers the […]

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<p>A downer dairy cow too sick or injured to walk lies on the ground at the Hallmark Meat Packing Company in Chino, Calif. Photo Credit: AP Photo, Humane Society of the United States</p>

Is Animal Advocacy Now A Crime?

(POLITICS) Animal advocates have exposed some of the biggest farm animal abuse cases to date. Now, state legislators are introducing laws that will make it more difficult for animal defenders to investigate cruelty and food safety cases. Bills of this nature are pending all across the U.S. with some going as far as making it […]

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<p>Cattle Farmer Bob Bansen treats his dairy cows like family and knows all by name. Photo Credit: Susan Seubert from the New York Times </p>

Cruelty Free Farmer Names His Dairy Cows

(FARM ANIMALS) OREGON — All hope is not lost for inhumanely treated farm animals. Bob Bansen, an Oregon dairymen, raises his cows to be happy cows. Naming each of his 230 “girls,” Bansen knows each of his cattle from head to udder. In addition to the farmer’s personal acquaintance with his cows, his secret to healthy […]

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