Friday, June 18, 2021


All beloved farm animals, from cows and pigs and goats, to horses and chickens. Plus, news on ending factory farming cruelty.

Got Milk? Calves Slaughtered For Dairy Production

AUSTRALIA — Dairy cows must first have a calf in order to produce milk. These male calves are often slaughtered after a short, horrific time spent starving in a slaughterhouse (and the atrocity called, veal.) Learn what cruel practices are currently in effect, and what further cruelties are about to be dumped on these calves. Take action here to protect these bobby calves from inhumane treatment. — Global Animal

1.4 Million Pigs Buried Alive in South Korea (Take Action)

SOUTH KOREA — South Korean pigs are suffering from a massive outbreak of foot-and-mouth disease. This epidemic, having cost Korean farmers over $1 billion in damage, is perhaps the most serious in the nation's history. While that economic figure may be disturbing, even more so is the horrific, inhumane handling of the infected pigs. Read on and find out how you can join the resistance against this tragedy of animal cruelty. — Global Animal

Pigs, Gestation Crates, Animal Cruelty, Factory Farms, Walmart

Shameful Smithfield Factory Pig Farm Reneges On Humane Promises

Dec. 15, 2010 -  Smithfield Foods, the largest factory farm for pigs, may know no shame, but it knows a lot about torture. Smithfield is reneging on its promise to end the use of  'gestation crates' by 2017. Let's call these crates what they really are: torture crates. They drive pigs, who are smarter than dogs, insane because they literally can't move an inch for their entire lives. We call on everybody with a heart to read this story and take action against this company. And if you are a pork eater, boycott this producer and use Maxwell Foods, a company that is 100% gestation crate free. – Global Animal

Court Bans Rolling Stones Tattoo For Pony

In a seemingly frivolous case, a court has blocked a man from tattooing a logo of the rock band the Rolling Stones on his pony. But the case points to larger ethical issues and animal protection laws that prevent inflicting pain on animals. We applaud the decision. If the guy is such a fan, he can tattoo the Stone's famous tongue on his own butt and see how it feels. – Global Animal

Barn Alterations Too Luxurious For Pigs?

UNITED KINGDOM - District planners fear the new alterations on a farmer' s barn are too luxurious for pigs, and that the domestic appearance will ruin the natural beauty of Cotswold. The farmer's reply: the barn was falling down, and the pigs needed some light. Is this a ridiculous complaint, or a sensible worry? Tell us what you think.

Adopt A Turkey – Ady Gil Will Show His Thanks

(THANKSGIVING/TURKEYS) Ady Gil is moving from sea to land, saving turkeys in time for Thanksgiving and giving the birds something to be thankful for. Gil, who is best known for donating $1 million to his namesake vessel with the Sea Shepherd Conservation Society, is matching donations up to $50,000 for Farm Sanctuary's Adopt-A-Turkey program until November 25. -- Global Animal

Factory Farm Reality Check: Half-Billion Eggs Recalled

(FARM) WASHINGTON — In the 'no big surprise' category - torturous conditions for the world's factory farmed chickens create disease. In one of the biggest US  food-safety recalls, more than a half-billion eggs were stripped from supermarket shelves in the last week over fears of salmonella poisoning.  Michael Pollan (The Omnivore's Dilemma), Jonathan Safran Foer (Eating Animals), and other factory farm experts give nine reasons to beware of eggs. — Global Animal

Hens Rejoice! California Set To Become A Cage-Free State: Governor Signs Bill 1437

(CALIFORNIA) — The Golden State is set to become a cage free state in 2015 now that Governor Schwarzenegger has signed A.B. 1437, a bill backed by The Humane Society of the United States. Hens across the state rejoice! — Global Animal